Leadership

2020-2021 SBIA Board of Governors

The SBIA governance structure consists of a Board of Governors that is made up of its Board Officers, Regional Presidents, At-Large Board Members, and designated Council Chairs.

SMALL BUSINESS INVESTOR ALLIANCE OFFICERS
*Chair: Michael Painter, Plexus Capital
*Chair-Elect: Peter Huff, Blue Sage Capital
*Vice-Chair: Gayle Hughes, Merion Investment Partners
*Treasurer: Caroline Ducas, Resolute Capital Partners
*Secretary: Brad Triebsch, CVF Capital Partners
*President: Brett Palmer, Small Business Investor Alliance
*Immediate Past Chair: Faraz Abbasi, Centerfield Capital Partners
REGIONAL PRESIDENTS
Southern: Kevin Benoit, Dos Rios Partners
Northeast: Jamie Donelan, Seacoast Capital Partners
Midwest: Stacy Harmsen, Spell Capital
Western: Eric Sloane, Southfield Mezzanine Capital
COUNCIL CHAIRS
BDC: Michael Gerber, FS Investments
Limited Partner: David Demeter, Davidson College
Middle Market: Doug England, The Riverside Company
SBIC: Tyson Smith, Tecum Capital
Venture and Growth Equity: Matt Harbaugh, Mountain State Capital
AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERS
Joe Alala, Capitala Group
Les Alexander, Jefferson Capital Partners
*Jan Bergeson, Ally Bank
Melanie Brensinger, Anagenesis Capital
Rodger Davis, Northcreek Mezzanine
*Ben Geis, Eagle Private Capital
Carl Kopfinger, TD Bank
John Mickleson, Midwest Growth Partners
*Andrew Panzo, NewSpring Capital
Steven Pickhardt, GarMark Partners
Kevin Prunty, RGA Private Debt & Equity
Mark Raterman, LNC Partners
Chris Sears, Truist Community Capital
Ian Simmonds, Sixth Street Specialty Lending
Stacey Wittelsberger, Patriot Capital

*Denotes SBIA Executive Committee Member

2020-2021 SBIA Regional Committee Officers

NORTHEAST

Jamie Donelan, President Seacoast Capital

Devon Burger, Vice President Brookside Mezzanine Partners

Andrew Panzo, Secretary NewSpring Capital

MIDWEST

Stacy Harmsen, President Spell Capital Partners

SOUTHERN

Kevin Benoit, President Dos Rios Partners

Heather Hubbard, Vice President Valesco Industries

WESTERN

Eric Sloane, President Southfield Mezzanine Capital

Tim Rafalovich, Vice President Wells Fargo Bank

Todd Morris, Secretary True West Capital Partners

Rick Shuart, Treasurer Caltius Capital Management