Pathlight Capital hired David Helmes as managing director. Helmes, who will be based in New York, NY, will focus on sourcing first and second lien financing solutions for companies operating in a variety of industries.

With over 25 years of experience in the finance industry, Helmes has spent the past decade advising clients, sourcing and structuring specialty finance solutions under Helmes Capital and most recently FGI Capital. Previously, he was a leading deal originator at Credit Suisse, GE Capital and Bank of America.

Pathlight Capital CEO, Dan Platt, commented “We are excited about this dynamic addition to our team. David brings an incredible background of sourcing, structuring, placing, and closing debt financings. His strong relationships and multi-industry expertise will contribute meaningfully towards growing Pathlight’s lending platform“.

Pathlight Capital is a commercial finance company dedicated to providing creative financing solutions to fund growth, acquisitions, debt refinancing or restructurings.