Meet our leadership and boards of directors

Pursuit Administrative Team

Chris Levy

Chris Levy
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Rich Amsterdam
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

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Owen Burns

Owen Burns
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Steve Cohen
Executive Vice President, President of Pursuit Community Finance

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Jim Conroy

Jim Conroy
Executive Vice President, President of Pursuit CDC

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Kelly Cummings
Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer

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Andrea Dabney
Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff

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Toniann Datello

Toniann Datello
Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources

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Brianne Galli
Vice President, Marketing Director

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Jim Goldrick

James J. Goldrick
Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

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Tom McHale
Executive Vice President

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Justin Nadeau
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

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Leesa Naimo-Fredette

Leesa Naimo-Fredette
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

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Pursuit BDC Board of Directors

James H. Bason, President, TruFund Financial Services

Beth Beshaw, Senior Director – Community Banking Division, M&T Bank

Gregg Bishop, Executive Director, Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund

Bruce W. Boyea, Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman, Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York

John R. Buran, President & Chief Executive Officer, Flushing Bank

Peter K. Cosgrove, Chief Credit Officer, Chemung Canal Trust Company

William Y. Crowell, Esq., Dickinson & Avella, PLLC

Clare M. Cusack, President & CEO, New York Bankers Association

Robert Fisher, President & CEO, Tioga State Bank

Richard Fonte, Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Linda Dickerson-Hartsock, Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University

Hugh A. Johnson, Chairman Emeritus, Graypoint, LLC

Robert C. Jussen, Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA

Mark R. Lavarnway, President & CEO, Watertown Savings Bank

Daniel Letendre, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Chris Levy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit

Elizabeth Lusskin, Executive Vice President, Empire State Development

Patrick J. MacKrell, Retired CEO, Pursuit

Kevin O’Connor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Dime Community Bank

Michael T. Pugh, Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carver Federal Savings Bank

Mark E. Tryniski, President & Chief Executive Officer, Community Bank System, Inc.

Rachel Van Tosh, Senior Manager, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture

Michael N. Vittorio, Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, The First National Bank of Long Island

Jessica Walker, President & CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Amos Winbush III, Chief Executive Officer, Affix Data Group

Lewis Yevoli, Retired New York State Assemblyman

Pursuit CDC Board of Directors

Mary Bintz, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

John DeFranza, Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA

Anthony J. Delmonte, Jr., Executive Vice President, M&T Bank

Steven Epping, Executive Vice President, M&T Bank

Kale B. GastonVice Chairman of the Board, Head of Government Guaranteed Lending, Lending Club

David Kaiser, Chief Lending Officer, Glens Falls National Bank

Oliver L. Kardos, Senior Vice President, Key Bank, N.A.

Jeffrey P. Kenefick, Chairman of the Board, Chemung Canal Trust Company

Hilda Kong, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.

Edith Longo, Retired

James Lozano, Partner, BST & Co.

Michael Mallaber, Senior Vice President, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co.

James Murphy, Senior Vice President, Community Bank

Michael Quigley, Executive Vice President, BankUnited

Angelo Ramirez, Senior Vice President & Regional Market Leader, Tompkins Community Bank

Richard Sleasman, Managing Director, CBRE

Patrick Toriello, President, P&A Financial Services

Joe Vanella, Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company

Pursuit Community Finance Board of Directors

G. Gary Berner, Chairman of the Board, Retired Executive Vice President, First Niagara Bank

Gregg Bishop, Executive Director, Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund

Bruce W. Boyea, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Security Mutual Life Insurance Company

James J. Byrnes, Retired Chairman, Tompkins Financial Corporation

Chris Levy, Chief Executive Office, Pursuit

Patrick MacKrell, Retired CEO, Pursuit

Michael T. Pugh, President & CEO, Carver Federal Savings Bank

John Witkowski, President & Chief Executive Officer, Independent Bankers Association of New York State

Pursuit Community Finance Advisory Board

John Rhea, Managing Partner, Rheal Capital Management

Karanja Augustine, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, del Lago Resort & Casino

Ariel Barbouth, Chief Executive Officer, Nuchas LLC

Victor Salama, Executive Director, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

Jill Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Hope Knight, President, Greater Jamaica Development Corp.

Ernie Post, State Director, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

Angelina Ramirez, Executive Director, Washington Heights Business Improvement District

Sherry Roberts, Executive Director, Local Development Corporation of East New York

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