Joe Messineo, Director of Business Development for Context Business Lending, leads the firm’s sourcing and origination activities on the East Coast. Joe leverages his 25+ years of entrepreneurial and structured credit experience to create customized capital solutions for lower middle-market businesses. Prior to joining Context, Joe was Principal of Business Development at CircleUp Capital Partners where he provided asset-based credit facilities to emerging consumer brands. Prior to his time at CircleUp, Joe held various investment banking roles at Cohen & Company, Hexagon Securities, and UBS. Additionally, he founded & operated three businesses and lead one to a successful exit. Joe is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia where he holds a B.S. in both Finance and Marketing.