Monty Cook is Head of Financial Services, North America Lending and a Senior Managing Director on the Financial Services & Diversified Private Credit team. He oversees private credit solutions to financial services, technology, software, and other businesses. Based in New York, he joined the firm in 2020.
Prior to joining Värde, Monty served as Head of Financial Services at First Eagle Alternative Credit. Monty was with THL Credit for seven years before it was acquired by First Eagle and most recently served as co-head of Direct Lending. Prior to THL Credit, Monty was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Credit Solutions Group where he sourced and structured credit investments across numerous specialty finance and other asset classes. His previous experience also includes roles at Greenbridge Partners, J.P. Morgan & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co.
Monty received a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.