NepFin Expands Its Operations into Chicago, Providing Capital Solutions for Lower Middle Market Companies and Small Businesses

Taps industry vet Matthew Kirst to lead midwest expansion

Financial Inc.
(NepFin), a technology-enabled lower middle market
commercial lender, announced today that it has expanded its presence in
the Midwest by opening a Chicago office. The Chicago office will be led
by Matthew Kirst, Senior Managing Director. In this role, Kirst brings
deep industry knowledge and expertise to the firm and will drive
initiatives throughout the Midwest.

“There are many phenomenal middle market companies throughout the
Midwest and we are excited to expand our practice into the Chicago
market so we can work even more closely with those companies on their
capital needs,” said Albert Periu, NepFin Co-Founder & CEO.

Kirst has nearly 30 years of experience in the banking industry, serving
in a variety of market-facing and risk management roles. Kirst has held
positions with Heller Financial, GE Capital and CapitalSource in the
Greater Chicago area.

Periu continued, “Matthew has an accomplished career spanning almost
three decades providing financing solutions to middle-market companies.
Our Chicago office will be well positioned to better serve our clients
with the capital solutions that they demand.”

“NepFin is the first of its kind in middle market lending,” Kirst said.
“I’m excited to lead the Chicago office and expand NepFin’s presence
across the Midwest.”

Joining Kirst in Chicago is Nick Stevens as Vice President. Stevens was
most recently a Vice President at SVB Financial Group.

About Neptune Financial Inc.

Neptune Financial Inc. (NepFin), is a technology-enabled commercial
lending platform that provides capital solutions and financial
intelligence tools to fuel the growth of mid-sized businesses across the
United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, NepFin’s platform
serves one of the most underserved sectors of the broader U.S. economy –
businesses with between $10 million and $100 million in revenue.


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