STEPHANIE VAUGHAN, SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Stephanie Vaughan obtained a B.S. in Quantitative Economics from the United States Naval Academy. Once she graduated in 2007, she served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and was then stationed in Okinawa, Japan. As the Communications Officer, she became the very first Second Lieutenant to successfully serve as principal officer for the Communications Shop in the Aviation Command Element. She also received various awards, including the Steel Susan Award.
After gaining extensive expertise in Japan, Stephanie worked with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Marine Corps leadership in the Pentagon. As the dedicated Aide de Camp for General O’Donohue’s she worked on the United States Marine Corps Force Structure Review group as the USMC force drew down and the Marines withdrew from Afghanistan.
During her final year of active duty for the U.S. Marines, Stephanie worked with the U.S. Central Command Joint Security Office and was deployed to Afghanistan. By fostering relationships with the Afghan National Army, Jordanian Armed Forces, and Kuwaiti Armed Forces, she played a key role in refining their security measures ultimately increasing the overall safety of the U.S. citizens who were there.
Upon returning to the U.S., Stephanie meticulously studied finance at Columbia Business School and earned an MBA in Finance & Economics.
In 2014, Stephanie began her finance career at Houlihan Lokey and worked as an Investment Banker, assisting in closing a multitude of Industrial Services M&A transactions.
A proud part of the LunaCap team, Stephanie is dedicated to her colleagues’ and the company’s overall success.
Stephanie Vaughan currently resides in Manhattan along with Milton and Arthur, her loving French bulldogs. During her free time, she enjoys going for runs and does volunteer work.