Lafayette Square Appoints Caleb Hsieh as Managing Director of Credit Origination in the Empire Region
May 27, 2021
New York, May 27, 2021 – Lafayette Square, an impact investment platform, announced today that Caleb Hsieh has been appointed Managing Director. Mr. Hsieh will focus on sourcing and origination primarily for Lafayette Square’s credit strategy in the Empire region of the United States, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Additionally, Mr. Hsieh will assist with sourcing efforts in his native Ohio region. Based in New York City, with two decades of origination and credit investing experience in the region, Mr. Hsieh’s efforts will help Lafayette Square invest in businesses to support economic growth and job creation.
“Caleb’s extensive experience originating, analyzing, and structuring corporate and specialty finance credit opportunities will be extremely valuable as we look to invest in promising businesses within the Empire region,” said Damien Dwin, Founder & CEO of Lafayette Square. "Deploying capital to communities in need is vital to boosting the economic recovery on a regional level, and we’re excited to work with Caleb to continue expanding our reach and impact.”
Before joining Lafayette Square, Mr. Hsieh served as Managing Director for Centerboard Securities, a strategic capital advisory firm. Before that, he worked at Macquarie Group for nearly a decade, most recently as a Managing Director in the firm’s credit investing Credit Markets Division unit, as well as a Managing Director in the firm’s Leveraged Finance Group and Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Hsieh began his career at JP Morgan and has also held leveraged finance roles at both UBS and Banc of America Securities.
"There’s a clear need across the Empire region for capital to support businesses and entrepreneurship, particularly in communities that have historically been neglected,” said Mr. Hsieh. “I’m proud to join the Lafayette Square team as we look to meet with local business owners with the goal of best serving their growth needs.”
Mr. Hsieh earned bachelor’s degrees in management, accountancy, and chemistry as well as an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He is a Board Member and active volunteer with JobsFirstNYC, a nonprofit intermediary organization and a champion for the workforce needs of out-of-school, out-of-work young adults in New York City.
About Lafayette Square
Lafayette Square is an impact investment platform working locally to create an inclusive American economy. Through capital and services, we confront critical societal challenges in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit lafayettesquare.com.
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