Lafayette Square Appoints Abhay Patel as Managing Director of Credit Origination in the Gulf Region

John Klim

Managing Director

John is a Managing Director of Credit at Lafayette Square. He joins Lafayette Square after spending 20+ years in various investment banking roles.  Most recently, John served as Vice President of Capital Markets & Corporate Development for West Creek Financial, a technology enabled specialty finance business.  Prior to his time at West Creek, John spent 12 years as a mergers and acquisitions banker, primarily with Harris Williams & Co., where he represented business owners in approximately 30 sell-side transactions representing $5 billion of enterprise value.  John has also worked as a sell-side equity analyst at Credit Suisse and in SunTrust's (now Truist) middle market banking group.  John graduated with an economics degree from the University of Virginia.