Greg Barger

General Partner

NewSpring Mezzanine / Investment Team

Greg Barger is a General Partner of NewSpring and is a General Partner of the Firm’s dedicated mezzanine funds. Greg joined NewSpring in 2009 and has more than 30 years of experience in the financing of middle-market and growth-stage business.

From 2006-2009, Greg was a Managing Director with Calvert Street Capital Partners, Inc. (“CSCP”), a private equity and mezzanine capital fund, where he helped to complete the investment of their $130 million mezzanine fund.

Prior to joining CSCP, from 1996 to 2006 he was a Senior Vice-President at Mercantile Bank and launched its in-house private equity group. In this capacity, Greg grew the bank’s portfolio of fund and direct investments to nearly $70 million. Before Mercantile, he was Director of Equity Research at Wilen Management Co. Inc., an investment advisory company. He also worked at MNC Financial Corporation, a predecessor of Bank of America, from 1987 to 1995 where he held positions in credit, structured finance, workout, and private banking.

Greg received a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Loyola College. He also earned a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential (non-active).

Associations & Awards

  • Association of Corporate Growth – Maryland Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Bringing Hope Home – Maryland Chapter, Committee Member