Luke Stifflear, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Placements
Luke Stifflear is a senior managing director and head of the private placements on the fixed income team at PPM America, Inc. (PPM). In this role, Luke oversees the team responsible for underwriting and managing private placement investments in close coordination with the fixed income research team. Prior to joining PPM in 2007, Luke was a principal in the debt capital markets group at William Blair & Company, where he was responsible for originating and structuring traditional private placement bonds and lease structured bonds for institutional investors. Previously, he was a credit analyst in the structured leasing group at Northern Trust. Luke earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York. He is a CFA® charterholder.