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Darren Brathol – Senior Associate
Darren Brathol has joined the firm as a Senior Associate on the mezzanine team. Prior to joining Spell Capital, he was an investment banking analyst at Lazard Middle Market in Minneapolis, where he was on the financial sponsor team covering the private equity market. Previously, Mr. Brathol was a financial analyst at US Bank where he began his career in the Leadership Development Program covering a wide range of banking products and services while also receiving specialized training from senior leadership. Mr. Brathol holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and is an MBA candidate at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business.
Stephen Hann – Senior Associate
Stephen Hann has joined the firm as a Senior Associate on the mezzanine team. Prior to joining Spell Capital, he worked with Black River Asset Management LLC (a subsidiary of Cargill, Inc.) and its spinout, private equity manager Proterra Investment Partners LP, supporting business development and investor relations. Previously, Mr. Hann spent over three years with U.S. Bank Capital Markets engaged in structuring and originating syndicated debt. He began his career as an analyst with Wells Fargo Global Banking focused on middle-market debt portfolio management and international trade finance transactions. Mr. Hann has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hillsdale College. He is also a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Minnesota.
Mark McDonald, Senior Managing Director of Spell Capital Mezzanine said, “Darren and Stephen bring varied experience that will strengthen our team. We continue to build out the resources and capabilities of our group and are fortunate to have attracted Darren and Stephen to the firm.”