Leadership

2018-2019 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 Committee Chairs.

SMALL BUSINESS INVESTOR ALLIANCE OFFICERS
*Chair: Curtis Hartman, Main Street Capital Corporation
*Chair-Elect: Faraz Abbasi, Centerfield Capital Partners
*Vice-Chair: Michael Painter, Plexus Capital
*Treasurer: Peter Huff, Blue Sage Capital
*Secretary: Gayle Hughes, Merion Investment Partners
*President: Brett Palmer, Small Business Investor Alliance
*Immediate Past Chair: Carolyn Galiette, Ironwood Capital
REGIONAL PRESIDENTS
Northeast: Justin Kaplan, Balance Point Capital Partners
Midwest: Tyson Smith, Tecum Capital
Southern: Les Alexander, Jefferson Capital Partners
Western: Gus Spanos, Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.
COUNCIL CHAIRS
BDC: Ian Simmonds, TPG Specialty Lending
Limited Partner: Alex Abell, RCP Advisors
Middle Market: Doug England, The Riverside Company
SBIC: Brad Triebsch, CVF Capital Partners
AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERS
Marilyn Adler, Medley Capital
Rodger Davis, Northcreek Mezzanine
Caroline Ducas, Resolute Capital Partners
Ben Geis, Eagle Private Capital
*Michael Gerber, FS Investments
Sean Greene, Siguler Guff & Company
Liz Greenwood, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.
Steve Heinen, First Capital Partners
Dave Helgerson, Hamilton Lane
*Carl Kopfinger, TD Bank
Steven Pickhardt, GarMark Partners
*Tim Rafalovich, Wells Fargo
Chris Sears, SunTrust
Jesse Serventi, Renovus Capital Partners
Tim Welles, Pine Street Capital Partners

*Denotes SBIA Executive Committee Member

2018-2019 SBIA Regional Committee Officers

NORTHEAST

Justin Kaplan, President Balance Point Capital Partners

Stacey Wittelsberger, Vice President Patriot Capital, L.P.

Jamie Donelan, Secretary Seacoast Capital

Devon Burger, Treasurer Brookside Mezzanine Partners

MIDWEST

Tyson Smith, President Tecum Capital

Scott Theuerkauf, Vice President MB Financial Bank

Stacy Harmsen, Secretary Spell Capital Partners

SOUTHERN

Les Alexander, President Jefferson Capital Partners

Charles Cox, Vice President LongueVue Capital

Kevin Benoit, Secretary Dos Rios Partners

Heather Hubbard, Treasurer Valesco Industries

WESTERN

Gus Spanos, President Spanos Barber Jesse & Co

Eric Sloane, Vice President Southfield Mezzanine Capital