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
Senior 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

Michael T. PughChairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

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

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

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

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

Robert Fisher, President & CEO, Tioga State Bank

Hugh A. Johnson, Chairman Emeritus, Graypoint, LLC

Robert C. Jussen, Retired 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

Mark E. Tryniski, Retired 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

Jeffrey P. KenefickChairman of the Board, Chemung Canal Trust Company

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

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

John DeFranza, Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA

Steven Epping, Executive Vice President, M&T Bank

Matthew Flannery, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Division, Provident Bank

David Kaiser, Chief Lending Officer, Glens Falls National Bank

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

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

Edith Longo, Chief Financial Officer of the Hempstead Industrial Development Agency and Town of Hempstead Local Development Corporation

James Lozano, Partner, BST & Co.

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

James Murphy, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, Pioneer Bank

Michael Quigley, Executive Vice President, BankUnited

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

Richard Sleasman, President & Managing Director, CBRE Upstate NY

Patrick Toriello, President, P&A Financial Services

Joe Vanella, Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company

Lukas G. Woeppel, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank

Pursuit Community Finance Board of Directors

Gregg Bishop, Chairman of the Board, 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

Sonya Smith, State Director, New York Small Business Development Center

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

Pursuit Community Finance Advisory Board

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

Jill Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Victor Salama, Executive Director, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation

Ernie Post, State Director, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

Ariel Barbouth, Chief Executive Officer, Nuchas LLC

Isaac de los Santos, Vice President, M&T Bank

Ray Salaberrios, Senior Vice President, Empire State Development

Sheila Hummel, State Director, Small Business Development Office of Connecticut

John Rhea, Managing Partner, Rheal Capital Management

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

Angelina Ramirez, Executive Director, Washington Heights Business Improvement District

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