Steve NockaChief Lending Officer
Steve joins us from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where, as Managing Director from 2011 to 2018, he was responsible for risk, operations, and revenue management for the global trade and supply chain business, working with a global team across nine offices. In his more than 25 years at Bank of America and its predecessor firms, Steve served in diverse leadership roles. From 1992 to 2007, he focused on nonprofit lending and played a central role in building out a national practice around the education and religious sectors. He then moved to London to act as co-head of a mid-cap corporate lending team, and subsequently Head of Corporate Credit for Bank of America’s corporate and investment bank in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa from 2008 to 2011.
As Root Capital’s Chief Lending Officer, Steve oversees our lending strategy and supports our regional teams in providing stellar credit services to our client agricultural businesses. He’s excited to bring his background in credit and risk management to an organization with a unique focus on clients with minimal or no access to the broader capital market. Outside of work, Steve enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with his family and dog.