Brightwood Capital Advisors, a middle-market private credit firm, has named Eric Pratt as chief credit officer.

In this role, Pratt will oversee Brightwood’s existing portfolio, as well as play a role in the firm’s analysis of new investments. He brings more than 20 years of experience in credit and risk management. Most recently, he served as managing director, global head of corporate and investment banking credit portfolio management at Wells Fargo & Co., where he established a new credit portfolio function to enhance loan portfolio management and risk control capabilities. Pratt has previously held various senior leadership positions at Mizuho Financial Group over his five-year tenure, most recently serving as managing director, deputy chief risk officer and chief credit officer Americas.