Stellus Capital Management, a provider of direct lending services, has hired Bill Haverland as principal and Casey Carroll as vice president, investor relations. 

Mr. Haverland will focus on building private equity relationships in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Most recently, Mr. Haverland served as an executive director in Fifth Third Bank’s technology, media, and telecom group, where he focused on private equity coverage from 2017 to 2022.

Most recently, Mr. Carroll was the vice president of investor relations at Comvest Partners, where he was involved in all aspects of IR with a focus on institutional fundraising for the firm’s private credit and private equity strategies.

“With their many years of credit, private equity and investment banking experience, we are very pleased to have Bill and Casey join the firm,” said Robert T. Ladd, managing partner at Stellus. “Bill and Casey will provide our private equity clients and investors the high caliber support that is the hallmark of Stellus Capital.”