Managing Director and Head of Sponsor and Specialty Finance GroupAndre Paquette is a Managing Director and Head of Webster’s Sponsor and Specialty Finance Group. Andre joined Webster in 2012 as a senior originator and helped build out the rapid expansion of Webster’s middle market business that focuses on PE backed companies and/or companies in our specialty lending verticals. Andre has spent much of his 25 year career in the world of leverage finance and debt capital markets. Prior to joining Webster, Andre spent 10 years helping build the middle market leverage finance business at Newstar Financial. Earlier on his career, Andre served in various positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor banks including relationship management in TMT lending and debt capital markets.