TCF Capital Funding has hired Kevin Nowak as senior vice president.

Nowak is a seasoned leveraged lender, with more than 16 years of experience in the sponsor finance market, with most of that time focused on the lower middle market. Most recently, Nowak served as director in the Sponsor Leveraged Finance group at Fifth Third Bank where he developed substantive relationships with private equity sponsors and expanded the group’s presence in the Northeast U.S.

Prior to Fifth Third, Nowak worked in a number of business development and relationship management roles at MFC Capital Funding and BMO Harris.

“We are very excited to have Kevin join our team,” said Joe Gaffigan, TCF Capital Funding’s president. Kevin’s extensive lending experience and lower middle market relationship focus make him an important addition to our team as we continue to serve our growing national portfolio of clients.”