Started my career at Amegy Bank in their Officer Development Program with a focus on Small Business Lending. After graduating from the program, I spent five years facilitating all types of debt structures for small businesses and start ups with revenue ranging from $0 to $15M. I then moved into Amegy’s Commercial Middle Market group, focusing on established companies with revenues between $25M and $250M and facilitating broader debt structuring including ABL, Factoring and Mezzanine lending. In my final year with Amegy, I continued with the Commercial Middle Market group and took on the role of building out the Bank’s Venture Debt policy and application for the Texas market, identifying the types of debt vehicles, underwriting metrics and portfolio management KPIs that would be deployed based on company stage and loan size. This involvement in the Venture space of Houston ultimately led me to Golden Section, where I’ve been working as the Director of Lending since October 2021.
What is one thing people should know about you? I’m an Eagle Scout but don’t ask me to tie knots.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’m a borderline groupie for Billy Strings – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ZN1c1qWEGZNX1pGeKCPpf – You’re Welcome
What are you most passionate about professionally? Same thing as it was while working for Amegy Bank – Getting to play a role in a founder’s journey towards achieving their success.
What are you most passionate about personally? Mezcal – I’ve currently got 73 different bottles and am already out of space to put them, but that isn’t stopping me from going to Oaxaca multiple times a year and bringing more back. Agave is Life. (Is it called a drinking problem if it’s something cool?)
What is your favorite place to travel to and why? Oaxaca for reasons mentioned previously.
What is your favorite way to pursue balance in your life? Hunting & Fishing a.ka. Cast’n & Blast’n