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Meet Our Team

Steve Vaccaro
CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Vaccaro has 44 years of experience in corporate lending and asset management. He previously served as legacy CIFC’s Co-Chief Investment Officer and was named Chief Investment Officer of CIFC upon its merger with Deerfield Capital Corp. in 2011. Mr. Vaccaro spent 25 years at JPM where he began his banking career and where he received his credit training. At JPM, Mr. Vaccaro’s roles included Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm’s Media group. Mr. Vaccaro’s experience at JPM also included merchant banking, including mezzanine and equity co-investing, and roles as a credit supervising officer in the bank’s Corporate Banking department, member of the bank’s Credit Audit group and team leader in the firm’s Land Transportation and Global Automotive corporate lending groups. Mr. Vaccaro holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.