Five Crowns Credit Partners was established in 2016 to formally expand the capabilities of Five Crowns Capital into lower middle-market direct lending. We work with borrowers to creatively solve their funding needs with our highly flexible and customized approach.
Prior to founding Five Crowns Capital in 2003, Mr. Schaffer was the Managing Director of Private Equity for The United Company, a privately-held Virginia-based corporation founded in 1970. The diverse, multi-billion dollar portfolio included companies in energy, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceuticals, real estate, financial services and golf. As an executive officer, Jeff served on the company’s Operating and Investment Committees and was President of Scratch Golf Company. Prior to joining The United Company in early 1999, Jeff was a principal at ...Enter Profile
Over 20 years of experience in originating, evaluating, advising, structuring and investing in middle market transactions. Over the course of his career, he has participated in private equity, corporate divestitures and carve-outs, special situations lending, M&A advisory, leveraged buyout lending and corporate finance transactions. Mr. McReynolds was previously with private equity firms Twin Haven Capital Partners and Versa Capital Management, each with nearly $1 billion in capital under management. Prior to this, he was a Principal and head of the ...Enter Profile
Mr. Taylor teamed with the partners of Five Crowns Capital in 2016 to build out and lead a new direct lending sister company under the name Five Crowns Credit Partners. He has significant experience across corporate lending, financial and operational restructuring, leveraged buyouts, M&A advisory, and corporate finance with over 13 years of experience in originating, structuring, executing, and managing loans and other debt investments in middle market businesses. Prior to joining Five Crowns, he was a Director at Tennenbaum ...Enter Profile
Lisa Matlaf, Ph.D. works on both debt and equity transactions across both Five Crowns Credit Partners and Five Crowns Capital, she also manages operations of certain portfolio companies of Five Crowns Capital. Dr. Matlaf assists in the firm’s deal origination, analysis, marketing, communications, and portfolio company oversight. Prior to joining Five Crowns Capital, Dr. Matlaf spent 10 years in the fields of oncology, molecular biology, infectious disease, and neuroscience. Her investigations have led to over a dozen publications in peer reviewed ...Enter Profile