Private debt specialist Old Hill Partners has brought former GE Capital executive Shila Ray aboard as financial officer. Ray will be responsible for overall finance and fund accounting functions at the company and has been named to the firm’s investment committee.

Ray has over 20 years of experience in finance leadership roles. He served as CFO and in various global leadership positions for businesses within GE Capital. He has extensive experience in scaling up enterprises and has been instrumental in leading the finance function for various global and domestic operations. After GE Capital, Shila served as CFO of an alternative finance provider and was a senior consultant with companies in the middle market leasing and alternative financing space.

Ray started his professional career at KPMG in their Assurance and Forensic Accounting practice group.

“We’re excited to welcome Shila to Old Hill Partners,” said John Howe, founder and CEO of Old Hill Partners. “His broad experience across multiple elements of GE Capital, as well as his extensive knowledge of middle-market alternative finance, makes him an ideal addition to our team as Old Hill embarks on our next phase of growth.”

Darien, CT-based Old Hill Partners was founded by John C. Howe in 1996 and is an SEC-registered investment adviser with significant experience in asset-backed lending and alternative investment management. The firm offers customized lending products and services to middle market clients seeking creative funding structures for growth initiatives.