Senior Management

Tom Aronson

Vice Chairman & Head of Originations

Phone: 312-523-2364


Office Location: Chicago

Joined the team: 2004


  • Indiana University, B.S. in Finance and Marketing
  • DePaul University, M.B.A. in Management Accounting


  • Hilco Capital LP, Head of Originations
  • Cole Taylor Bank, Senior Vice President & Group Head, Business Banking Group
  • Barton Chemical Corp, Chief Financial Officer
  • American National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), VP – Commercial Lending


  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Favorite Food: Cereal

Favorite Movie: Stripes

Full Bio

Mr. Aronson is a Vice Chairman and Head of Originations of Monroe Capital. He is responsible for leading all transaction sourcing efforts and structuring investments.  He is a Co-Founder of the firm and a member of Monroe’s Investment Committee.  Mr. Aronson has over 35 years of commercial lending and private debt experience. Prior to Monroe, he served at Hilco Capital sourcing, structuring and underwriting debt transactions since 2002.  Prior to Hilco Capital, Mr. Aronson was a Senior Vice President and Group Head in the Business Banking Group of Cole Taylor Bank, where he was responsible for asset-based lending, correspondent banking, public funds and a commercial lending division.  He also served for seven years as a commercial lender with American National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase Bank) and as Chief Financial Officer of Barton Chemical Corporation, a privately held consumer products company.  Mr. Aronson earned his M.B.A. in Management Accounting from DePaul University and a B.S.  in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University. He is a member of the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.