Jenny Harris

Managing Director

Jenny joined Sterling in 2020, bringing 15 years of experience evaluating and underwriting debt capital and equity co-investments. She has underwritten over $11 billion of senior, second lien, mezzanine and equity co-investments. Jenny joins Sterling from BNP Paribas where she was a Managing Director responsible for the Southwest US Merchant Banking office and led a team focused on providing leveraged credit solutions for private equity sponsors. Jenny and Credit Fund Partner Sean Davenport were partnered in their efforts at BNP Paribas for over eight years, providing unique team continuity, as well as complementary skill sets, relationships and experience. During Jenny’s tenure at BNP Paribas, Jenny was the lead lender to the majority of Sterling’s portfolio company financings since 2010. In addition, her expertise in originating, structuring and executing senior and subordinated debt and equity co-investments resulted in close, long term relationships with a wide variety of sponsors who share Sterling’s partnership lending philosophy. Jenny received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.

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