Stephen joined the NorthCoast team in May 2016. He is responsible for portfolio management, underwriting, deal execution and serves on the investment committee. Prior to joining NorthCoast (formerly Spell Capital Mezzanine), he worked with Black River Asset Management LLC 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. Bancorp 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.