Stuart Aronson Executive Managing Director & CEO of WhiteHorse, U.S.

StrategyDirect Lending


EducationTufts University
M.B.A., Columbia Graduate School of Business

Prior ExperienceGE Sponsor Finance
GE Structured Finance Group
GE Capital Markets Group
Chemical Bank

Stuart Aronson is Executive Managing Director and CEO of WhiteHorse, U.S., which provides a wide range of customized financing solutions to non-sponsor and sponsor borrowers in the middle market.

Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Stuart served as the President and CEO of GE Sponsor Finance (GSF) and was an Officer of the General Electric Company. GSF was the leading provider of debt financing to the U.S. sponsor middle market.

Prior to GSF, Stuart ran the commercial and industrial platform for GE Structured Finance Group. Previously, Stuart worked in the GE Capital Markets Group Inc., where he led domestic product execution, including syndications, private placements, securitization, and trade finance. Stuart began his career in the syndications group of Chemical Bank.

Stuart earned a B.A., Cum Laude, from Tufts University and received an M.B.A., with honors, from Columbia Graduate School of Business.