Joe Lazewski

Joe Lazewski

Co-Head of NXT Capital


Joe Lazewski serves as Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of NXT Capital and Senior Vice President of NXT Capital Investment Advisers, LLC. NXT Capital is an established middle-market direct lender and a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation USA. Mr. Lazewski is a member of ORIX USA’s Management Committee. He joined NXT Capital in 2010 and is based in Chicago.

Mr. Lazewski is jointly responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing all aspects of NXT Capital’s middle market private debt strategy. He supervises and manages all risk-related activities in the Direct Lending Group. His responsibilities include overseeing evaluation, structuring, diligence and closing new transactions, portfolio management, account monitoring and reporting, maintenance and compliance with NXT Capital’s Policies and Procedures, and restructuring activity. Mr. Lazewski also is a member of NXT Capital’s Credit and Investment Committees.

Mr. Lazewski has over 20 years of middle market leveraged lending experience, having held positions that include client relationship development and new business origination, transaction structuring and underwriting, negotiating and closing transactions, ongoing portfolio management and distressed debt evaluation and acquisition. Mr. Lazewski’s middle market lending experience also includes working at Merrill Lynch Capital and Heller Financial, as well as Golub Capital and LaSalle Bank.

Mr. Lazewski earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valparaiso University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA® charterholder.