As Co-Chief Credit Officer alongside Josh Beauvais, Stephen co-leads Context’s risk management, potential new loan review process and ongoing borrower relationship management. When evaluating new leads, Stephen works closely with owners, investors, senior management, and their advisors to understand the challenges facing businesses and to provide creative and flexible, customized financing solutions. Stephen helps set Context’s credit strategy and helps to ensure an optimal decision-making framework for credit decisions. Stephen has more than 15 years’ experience in the asset-based lending space, including having held positions at GE Capital, Merrill Lynch Capital, Far West Capital and Provident Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa.