Senior Management

Zia Uddin

President & Co-Portfolio Manager, Institutional Portfolios

Phone: 312-523-2374


Office Location: Chicago

Joined the team: 2007


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Finance
  • The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. in Finance and Econometrics
  • Chartered Financial Analyst®
  • Non-practicing Certified Public Accountant


  • Franklin Street Equity Partners LP, Principal
  • Pharos Equity, Principal
  • Arthur Andersen LLP, Manager


  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • CFA Society of Chicago

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Food: Cheesecake

Favorite Movie: Quick Change

Full Bio

 Mr. Uddin currently serves as President of Monroe Capital. He is also responsible for the Institutional Direct Lending activities, as Co-Portfolio Manager, Institutional Portfolios of Monroe Capital. As President, he focuses on Monroe’s day-to-day and strategic long-term growth initiatives.  Mr. Uddin also assists in both Monroe Capital’s software, technology-enabled and business services lending, as well as the Firms Independent Sponsor activities. His experience includes past and present roles as a Board member of various public and private companies. He joined the firm in 2007 and is a member of Monroe’s Investment Committee. Mr. Uddin has 32 years of management consulting, corporate finance, private equity, turnaround and investing experience.  Prior to Monroe, Mr. Uddin was a Partner and Principal with two middle market private equity funds.  Prior to that, he worked in management consulting services at Arthur Andersen LLP where he provided services to a wide range of clients. Mr. Uddin has also acted in numerous operating roles at middle market companies.  Mr. Uddin earned his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and his B.S. from University of Illinois.  He is a CFA charter holder and is a non-practicing CPA.