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Delivering for lower middle market private equity firms nationwide.

We provide senior secured cash flow-based financing solutions to private equity sponsors across the United States. We seek to hold positions for our own balance sheet and partner with other lenders, including third-party mezzanine investors, when appropriate.

Our products support the acquisition, recapitalization and growth investment efforts of private equity firms operating in the lower middle market.

If your company generates EBITDA between $2 million and $10 million, we can do great things together.

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Valued small business investment company (SBIC) partnerships.

You want to be sure that your senior lender has strong relationships with small business investment companies (SBIC), to include private equity firms and subordinated debt partners across the industry.

That’s why we partner with and invest in funds throughout the United States.

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Why Byline Sponsor Finance?

Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, we provide private equity sponsors with customized financial solutions for each deal, backed by extensive industry knowledge.

  • Senior cash flow lender
  • Responsive, flat organization with direct access to leadership
  • Over 50 years of combined experience
  • Nationwide focus across the U.S.
  • Suite of treasury management services through Byline Bank

Our team of finance experts.


Jim Kuncl

(312) 660-5751Managing DirectorHead of Byline Sponsor Finance

Daniel Bresnahan

(312) 660-5785Vice PresidentSponsor Finance

Wes Oakford

(203) 858-2403Vice PresidentSponsor Finance

Sunay Salievski

(312) 460-3723DirectorSponsor Finance

Eric Bostic

(704) 689-1459Vice PresidentSponsor Finance

Luke Kohler

(980) 353-2992Vice PresidentSponsor Finance

Jonathan Adams

(312) 585-9459Assistant Vice PresidentSponsor Finance

Amanda Scott

Assistant Vice PresidentSponsor Finance

Sean Dougherty​

Senior AssociateSponsor Finance

Ben Flom

AssociateSponsor Finance

Adam Zybko

AssociateSponsor Finance

In Memoriam

Joseph Horwath


Byline Sponsor Finance Managing Director Joe Horwath passed away on December 5, 2019, following a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. He was both a valued colleague and a dear friend.

Joe was pivotal in the creation and expansion of the Byline Bank Sponsor Finance group. A highly principled professional who believed in transparency, good-faith practice and objective reasoning, Joe left us with a framework that continues to guide how Byline Sponsor Finance operates today.

Joe always held himself and others to high standards, but he did so with care, mentorship and an outsized sense of humor, which earned him the respect of colleagues at all levels. He made everyone around him better, and his immutable influence serves as a beacon for us individually and as a firm.

Joe is survived by his wife and two daughters, for whom he cared deeply and made no compromises.

About Byline Bank

Byline Bank is a full-service commercial bank with approximately $7.4 billion in assets, serving small businesses, mid-market companies, and consumers.

Operating over 40 branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas, Byline’s been a community partner in its neighborhoods for over 100 years.

In addition to being a Top 5 SBA lender in the nation*, Byline offers a competitive range of commercial lending products backed by experts with decades of experience in the industry.

*National ranking: Ranked by the U.S. Small Business Administration by volume FY2022

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