Stuart joined Trez Capital in March 2019 in the role of Vice President, Head of Credit Risk & Underwriting, United States, where he led the team responsible for the underwriting of all U.S. transactions and provided risk oversight to the U.S. portfolio. Early in 2021, he took on the role of Global Head, Credit Risk and Underwriting, and later in the year relocated to launch our Seattle Office. As Senior Managing Director, Head of Origination, Pacific Northwest, he led a team of originators focused on the Western U.S. market. Today, as Senior Managing Director, Head of Origination, Southeastern U.S., Stuart leads the team of originators in Miami, with a primary focus on the Southeastern U.S.
Stuart joined Trez Capital from BMO Financial Group, where he spent more than 16 years in various commercial banking roles, including leading a team to consistent top decile growth and managing a portfolio of over $1.5B as a market Vice President in Vancouver, Canada. During this period, Stuart helped his team navigate through several significant change projects, including the implementation of a new Loan Management System. In 2017, he took on the role of Director Credit Structuring for Business Banking, a role in which he provided structuring guidance for the most complex transactions across the region. He was also responsible for broader portfolio risk oversight and actively contributed to the evolution of bank-wide credit policy and guidelines.
Earlier in his career, Stuart worked in international banking roles with Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC in India, Dubai and Panama. Stuart has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from Panjab University, India, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from XLRI School of Management, India.