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Pursuit Administrative Team

Patrick MacKrell
Owen Burns

Owen Burns
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen
Executive Vice President, President of Pursuit Community Finance
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Bryan Doxford
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and President and CEO, Prudent Lenders
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Jim Conroy
Executive Vice President, President of Pursuit CDC
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Jim Goldrick

James J. Goldrick
Executive Vice President & Regional President for LI, NYC, Northern NJ, and Lower Hudson Valley
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Laura Kozien
Senior Vice President, Marketing Director
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Chris Levy
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
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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

Bruce W. Boyea, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York

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

Peter K. Cosgrove, Executive Vice President, Chemung Canal Trust Company

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

Robert M. Curley, Chairman, New York Region, Berkshire Bank

F. Edward Devitt, President, Devitt Management & Associates

Robert Fisher, President, Tioga State Bank

Daryl R. Forsythe, Retired Chairman, NBT Bancorp

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

Hugh A. Johnson, Chairman, Hugh Johnson Advisors, LLC

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

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

Robert W. Lazar, Retired President, Pursuit (formerly NYBDC)

Daniel Letendre, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Patrick J. MacKrell, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit

Donald J. Maloney, Senior Vice President & East Region Executive, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Allen J. Naples, Regional President, M&T Bank

Kevin O’Connor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bridgehampton National Bank

Michael T. Pugh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carver Federal Savings Bank

Pravina Raghavan, Executive Vice President, Division of Small Business & Technology Development, Empire State Development

Michael P. Smith, President, New York Bankers Association

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

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

Amos Winbush III, Chief Executive Officer, Affix Data Group

Lewis Yevoli, Retired New York State Assemblyman

Pursuit CDC Board of Directors

Mary Bintz, Sales Associate, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

John Chiaramonte, Partner, Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs

Herbert G. Chorbajian, Retired Director, Charter One Financial Corporation

John DeFranza, Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA

Anthony J. Delmonte, Jr., Senior Vice President/Market Manager, BankonBuffalo

Steven Epping, Senior Vice President, Western New York Business & Professional Banking, M&T Bank

Kale B. Gaston, President, Lendstream Small Business Finance

Michael J. Gill, Partner, GillWright Group

Thomas F. Goldrick Jr., Retired Chairman, State Bank of Long Island

Oliver L. Kardos, Senior Vice President, Northeast Regional Sales Leader, Key Bank, N.A.

Jeffrey P. Kenefick, Senior Vice President, Chemung Canal Trust Company

Hilda Kong, Vice President, Northeast Divisions SBA Solutions Manager, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.

Jeffrey M. Levy, Regional Executive, Community Bank

Edie Longo, Retired Agency Administrator, Town of Hempstead IDA

Michael Mallaber, Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Services, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

Carl E. Meyer, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Solar Energy Consortium

Gary Moyer, Chief Lending Officer, Tompkins VIST Bank

John Murgatroyd, Regional Sales Manager, SBA Division, TD Bank

James Murphy, Senior Vice President, Community Bank

Noel Murphy, President, Celtic Tours

Vivian Brady-Phillips, Deputy Mayor, City of Jersey City

Michael Quigley, Executive Vice President, Bank United

Patrick Toriello, Owner, P&A Financial Services LLC

Joseph Vanella, Vice President/Northeast Regional Manager SBA Lending, Wells Fargo & Company

Joseph Whaley, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chocolate Works

Pursuit Community Finance Board of Directors

G. Gary Berner, Retired Executive Vice President, First Niagara Bank

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

James J. Byrnes, Retired Chairman, Tompkins Financial Corporation

Herbert G. Chorbajian, Retired Director, Charter One Financial Corporation

Daryl R. Forsythe, Retired Chairman, NBT Bancorp

Jeffrey M. Levy, Senior Vice President, Community Bank

Kale B. Gaston, President, Lendstream Small Business Finance

Patrick MacKrell, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit

Christina Orsi, Associate Vice President, Economic Development, University at Buffalo

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

Brian Goldstein, State Director, NYS Economic Development Council

Steve Gomez, Executive Director, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

Jill Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Entrepreneurial Research

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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