Meet our leadership and boards of directors

Pursuit Administrative Team

Patrick MacKrell

Patrick J. MacKrell
President and Chief Executive Officer

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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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Jim Conroy
Executive Vice President, President of Pursuit CDC

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Jim Goldrick

James J. Goldrick
Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

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Chris Levy
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating 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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Rachel Van Tosh
Senior Vice President, Chief Impact Officer

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Pursuit BDC Board of Directors

James H. Bason, President, TruFund Financial Services

Beth Beshaw, Market President for Albany, M&T Bank

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

Bruce W. Boyea, 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 & Avella, PLLC

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

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

Robert Fisher, President & CEO, Tioga State Bank

Richard Fonte, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Daryl R. Forsythe, Retired Chairman, NBT Bancorp

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

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

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

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

Rafael Salaberrios, Senior Vice President, Division of Small Business and Technology Development – Capital Access, NYS Department of Economic Development

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

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, 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, Director of Government Guaranteed Lending, Fidelity Bank

Michael J. Gill, Partner, GillWright Group

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

David D. Kaiser, Chief Lending Officer and Chief Credit Officer, Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company

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, Interim Director, Jersey City Housing Authority

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 & 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

Patrick MacKrell, Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit

Laura Simao, Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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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