Great Rock Capital promoted Jim Clifton to chief commercial officer. Clifton will be based in Chicago and is responsible for expanding the firm’s origination efforts and strategic relationships across North America.

“Jim has played an important role in driving the success and growth of Great Rock since he joined our team in 2018,” Stuart Armstrong, CEO of Great Rock Capital, said. “Jim’s expanded responsibilities along with his strong industry relationships, leadership abilities and structuring experience will enable us to better serve our customers and partners as we accelerate the growth of the Great Rock platform.”

Clifton most recently served as managing director of originations for the Midwest and regional team leader. Prior to his tenure at Great Rock, Clifton was a senior vice president at PNC Bank, where he focused on originating asset-based and cash flow credit facilities within the PNC Business Credit division. He previously held positions with NXT Capital and GE Capital, where he focused on originating both asset-based and cash flow lending transactions with middle market companies

“I am excited for this new responsibility,” Clifton said.  “Great Rock is well positioned to drive the growth of our middle market customers across North America, and I look forward to helping our team deliver bespoke financing solutions that best fit their needs.”