Meet our leadership and boards of directors

Pursuit Administrative Team

Patrick MacKrell

Patrick J. MacKrell
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Rich Amsterdam
Senior Vice President, Senior Loan 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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Kelly Cummings
Senior Vice President

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Andrea Dabney
Senior Vice President

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Toniann Datello
Senior Vice President

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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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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

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 ‚Äď 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, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Vivian Brady-Phillips, Executive Director, Jersey City Housing Authority

Herbert G. Chorbajian, Chairman of the Board

John DeFranza, Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA

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

Mario DiCerbo, Market Executive, Bank of America

Steven Epping, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank

Kale B. Gaston, Head of Government Guaranteed Lending, Lending Club

Thomas F. Goldrick, Retired

David Kaiser, Chief Lending Officer, Glens Falls National Bank

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

Jeffrey P. Kenefick, Vice 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.

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

James Murphy, Senior Vice President, Community Bank

Michael Quigley, Executive Vice President, BankUnited

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, 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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