Ultimate Incubator More than 700 professionals who worked at Heller Financial in the 1980s and 1990s are still involved in middle-market M&A and private equity today. Here are some of the best-known folks and firms that got their start at Heller.
HELLER FINANCIAL 1919–2001 Acquired by GE Capital in 2001 LENDING INSTITUTIONS
BOUNDS EQUITY PARTNERS Mark Bound Founder
ABN AMRO — La Salle Bank Tim Ervin Managing Director Julie Goodman Managing Dir. Kevin Kenning Managing Dir.
CHS CAPITAL Steven Brown Partner Thomas Formolo Partner Marcus George Partner David Hawkins Partner
ANTARES CAPITAL ’96–’05 Acquired by GE Capital in 2005 GE CAPITAL Dan Barry Sr. Managing Dir. Dave Brackett Sr. Managing Dir. Michael Chirillo Sr. Managing Dir. Timothy Lyne Sr. Managing Dir. John Martin CEO David Swanson Managing Dir. MADISON CAPITAL FUNDING Tricia Marks Managing Director MERRILL LYNCH CAPITAL ’02–’08 Acquired by Bank of America 2008
GENEVA GLEN CAPITAL Jeff Gonyo Managing Director NORTHERN TRUST GLOBAL ADV. Bradley Dorchinecz Senior V.P. Robert Morgan Dir. of Private Equity INVISION CAPITAL Robert Castillo Founder WESTVIEW CAPITAL John Turner General Partner HURON CAPITAL Brian Demkowicz Founder
BLUE CREST Gail Fitzpartick Managing Dir. Farhaan Hassan Managing Dir. Mark King Managing Dir. Michael Marziani Managing Dir.
NXT CAPITAL Craig Andreed Sr. Managing Dir., Real Estate Finance Kevin Rostowsky Sr. Managing Dir.
RCP ADVISORS Charles Huebner Managing Principal
AMHERST ADVISORS Andy Chidester Transaction Adv. THE CHICAGO CORP. Phillip Clarke III Managing Dir. COLONNADE ADVISORS Chris Gillock Principal JONES LANG LASALLE Lauralee Martin CEO
SIKICH INVESTMENT BANKING John Ebe Director TRITON CAPITAL PARTNER David Asmann Co-Founder
Bruce Frank General Counsel Mike Litwin Chief Credit & Risk Officer Robert Radway Chairman & CEO John Finnerty Sr. Managing Dir., Corp. Fin. Neil Rudd Chief Financial & Admin. Officer
TYGRIS ASSET FINANCE
CAPITALSOURCE Maureen Carr Lending Team Managing Dir. Jeannie Douglas Executive V.P. Orginations Stephen O’Connor Executive V.P., CEO Robert Wilie Director, Healthcare Leveraged Finance Laird Boulden President
KAYNE ANDERSON CAPITAL ADVISORS Ken Leonard Co-Managing Partner
Ryan Golding Managing Dir., Leveraged Finance Christopher Hague Lending Team Group Head Chris Kelly Lending Team Managing Director Rhonda Martin V.P., Business Development Officer Brian Skurnik Director of Orgination & Credit John Delaney CEO Amy Heller Managing Dir., Healthcare Credit
ADAM STREET PARTNERS Timothy Kelly Partner
LINCOLN PARTNERS Eric Malchow Managing Dir.
BMO HARRIS BANK Dan Marszalek Leverage Lending Dennis Roblesky Leverage Lending NEW CANAAN FUNDING Bradley Ament Member Earl Mix Founding Member Mark Thies Founding Member
MESIROW FINANCIAL Anne Lanser Senior V.P. GOLUB CAPITAL Patrick Hayes Principal CRYSTAL FINANCIAL Colin Cross Founder NEWSTONE CAPITAL Tim Costello Co-Founder
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