Howard Sharp joined Alcentra as Head of Origination from Park Square Capital where he was a Partner and Head of Mid-Market Direct Lending for 4 years. In this role he was responsible for co-ordinating the sponsor coverage and origination activities of the firm.
Prior to this, Howard spent five years at GE Corporate Finance Bank as Head of Origination & Sponsor Coverage and Head of Leveraged Capital Markets. This included running all commercial aspects of GE Capital’s European acquisition finance business including Pan-European leveraged loan origination and sponsor coverage.
With a career spanning over 30 years in finance, he has also held the position of Deputy Head of Leveraged Capital Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Howard received his BA Combined Honours French & German (first class) from the University of Exeter and is French-English bilingual and fluent in German.