Senior Management

Aaron Peck

Managing Director & Co-Head and Co-Portfolio Manager, Opportunistic Credit

Phone: 312-523-2363


Office Location: Chicago

Joined the team: 2012


  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S. in Commerce
  • University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. with Honors in Finance


  • Deerfield Capital Management, Chief Investment Officer
  • AEG Investors, LLC, Senior Director
  • Black Diamond Capital, Research Associate – Leveraged Finance
  • Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup), Vice President – High Yield

Hometown: Falls Church, VA

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movie: Fargo

Full Bio

Mr. Peck is a Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Monroe Capital’s Opportunistic Private Credit investment vehicles. He is responsible for deal origination, structuring, and portfolio management, as well as overseeing the opportunistic business and its team. As part of the opportunistic business, Mr. Peck co-leads the firms’ investments in real estate, specialty finance and corporate special situations. He joined the firm in 2012 and is a member of Monroe’s Investment Committee. Mr. Peck has over 30 years of experience in credit, lending, opportunistic finance, high yield and distressed credit. Prior to Monroe, Mr. Peck was Co-Chief Investment Officer at Deerfield Capital Management and was responsible for the investment teams at Deerfield which managed over $10 billion in AUM in bank loans, middle market credit, mezzanine debt, credit default swaps, commercial real estate loans, asset-backed securities, and residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Peck was also chief portfolio manager for Deerfield’s publicly-traded specialty finance mortgage REIT and in that capacity, was the key point of contact for all institutional and retail investors, investment banking research analysts, lenders and investment bankers. Prior to Deerfield, he worked in leveraged credit and opportunistic finance at several investment firms including AEG Investors, Black Diamond Capital, Salomon Smith Barney (Citibank), and ESL Investments. Mr. Peck earned his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting with Honors from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and his B.S. in Commerce from The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.