Custom Debt Solutions

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Custom Debt Solutions For 30 Years

Finding the top venture capital firms to help with growth capital can be difficult. With so many firms vying for the same clientele it is nice to know the growth capital investors that you are working with. Partners for Growth is a capital funding group that was developed by experts in specialty lending solutions. Each and every member of Partners for Growth has many years of successful financing under their belts. Prior to choosing just any firm, read a little about each member of the PFG team:

 

Andrew Kahn has been providing financing to emerging growth businesses for over 30 years. Prior to PFG Andrew was a General Partner of JP Morgan Partners, managing two venture capital funds and leading the buyout/growth equity practice on the West Coast. Prior to JP Morgan he was a General Partner of Hambrecht & Quist’s late stage venture capital fund. Andrew held several other positions within Hambrecht & Quist during his nine-year tenure. These include as a Managing Director of the Investment Bank, including acting as a senior banker for H&Q’s own IPO in 1996, and President of H&Q Guaranty Finance, the firm’s venture lending subsidiary. Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Donald M. Campbell co-founded Hambrecht & Quist Guaranty Finance in 1985 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until December 31, 2001. From January 2002, Mr. Campbell has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Finance Management, LLC, a company formed to manage HQGF under contract with JPMorgan Chase through March 2006 and then under contract to Guaranty Finance Investors, LLC, a firm formed to purchase the assets of HQGF from JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Campbell has extensive experience in corporate finance, as a financial analyst, and a financial planner, and has served as a Treasurer, a Chief Financial Officer and director of a number of NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, and Bermuda, London, New Zealand and Australia Stock Exchange companies. Mr. Campbell was a founder and principal of Memorex Finance Company and Sequoia Capital Corp., both of which specialized in financing computer equipment and systems. Mr. Campbell received a B.Sc degree with Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he graduated second in his class.
Jason has 13 years experience financing growth businesses and managing private investment funds with a particular expertise in providing mezzanine debt financing with equity upside to growth stage technology and healthcare companies.  Key strengths include sourcing, structuring and monitoring debt and equity investments and building relationships with companies, investors, intermediaries and sponsors.  Substantial international transaction experience and skills in working on complicated finance assignments and special situations.  Instrumental in growing the PFG family of technology debt funds from $50MM under management to over $300MM over the past eleven years.   Prior to joining PFG in 2004, Jason was with Silicon Valley Bank providing loans to technology and healthcare companies.  Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.
Phil joined Partners for Growth in 2010 and currently focuses on deal structure, negotiation and documentation. Before joining Partners for Growth, Phil built a small internet marketing website development company in Asia. Prior to his time in Asia, Phil worked at Hambrecht & Quist as the firm’s proprietary trader managing H&Q’s equity portfolio and internal hedge funds. Phil also worked for Vista Ventures and held two engineering positions developing sensor technologies for aerospace, automotive and medical applications. Phil earned a BS in Engineering from Alfred University in upstate New York and an MBA in Finance from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management in Claremont, California.
Geoff Allan joined PFG in 2012, and focuses on transaction sourcing, structuring, and closing as well as portfolio management. Prior to joining PFG, Geoff worked in the Economic & Valuation Services group of KPMG in San Francisco and New York in a variety of industries for M&A, restructuring, and corporate strategy purposes. Prior to that, he worked with Keystone Strategy delivering management consulting projects to technology industryclients. His earlier experience is with economic and financial research groups. Geoff received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree specializing in international finance from Columbia University.

Karthi Sepulohniam

Karthi has 10 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Before joining PFG, Karthi co-founded Health Live, a healthcare technology group in Sydney and also worked in private equity with Evolution Healthcare Partners and in investment banking with Macquarie Capital and Credit Suisse. Key strengths include assessing tech and non-tech investment opportunities, sourcing and executing structured investments, and building relationships with SMEs and entrepreneur led companies.  Karthi particularly enjoys working with high growth companies and has experience working with businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Karthi holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Law and Finance from the University of Oxford.​

Armineh Baghoomian

Armineh Baghoomian joined PFG in 2017 and works on sourcing, structuring, closing and managing transactions. Prior to joining PFG, Armineh served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer for a number of successful Silicon Valley high technology and service organizations between 2004 and 2017. Most recently, Armineh was CFO/COO for Solinea, Inc., a consulting organization providing open infrastructure services to Fortune 1000 enterprises. Prior to that, she was the CFO for Treq Labs, Inc., a software-defined networking platform where she oversaw the company’s successful acquisition by Sonus Networks. Before that, she was Co-Founder and CFO of Vello Systems, Inc. where she was responsible for financial planning, treasury, tax, international accounting and all other operational and finance functions. Prior to her operational roles, Armineh worked at Hambrecht & Quist (and its successor, JPMorgan Chase) in their venture capital (Access Technology Partners), private equity and debt financing (HQGF) practices. Armineh earned her BA in Economics from Columbia University.
Tracy Pappas serves as the Chief Financial Officer of PFG and brings over two decades of private equity and operational experience. Tracy’s extensive experience provides a lens not only into the intricacies of fund administration and operations, but also into portfolio company investments and the implications in the context of a partnership structure. Prior to PFG, Tracy was the CFO of Aptus Endosystems, a privately held medical device company and also served as CFO for Scale Venture Partners, Synergy Life Science Partners and Saints Capital. Tracy began her career at KPMG.  Tracy holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Natalie Ho manages much of the accounting, billing and bookkeeping functions for Partners for Growth. Natalie has been with PfG and its predecessor firm, Hambrecht & Quist Guaranty Finance for the past 8 years. Prior to joining Hambrecht & Quist Guaranty Finance, she worked with a Brokers/Dealers Clearing Firm and Insurance Adjusters Company. Natalie has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University .
Kathy Adams serves as Partners For Growth’s Executive Assistant and Compliance Officer. She joined Partners For Growth in March 2006. Prior to joining PFG she worked in the radio and music industry for 10 years with Clear Channel Communications and the corporate offices of Tower Records. Kathy graduated from San Francisco State University.
Ben Greenspan has been general counsel to PFG since the first “Partners for Growth”-branded Fund. Mr. Greenspan is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Berkeley Law School. During law school, he clerked with Bank of America and McCutchen Doyle et al (now Bingham). His experience comes from both large firm practice (Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and McCutchen Doyle) and smaller firm experience (the San Francisco office of the multinational Kaplan, Russin Vecchi group) his practice being focused primarily in securities and banking, handling finance transactions in Asia for the firm’s leading bank clients, such as Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America. Beginning in 1994, Mr. Greenspan became general counsel to the ChinaVest private equity Funds operating from and investing in greater China and in that capacity he handled the documentation of all of their portfolio investment transactions and managed other local firms in their work for the Funds, spending substantial lengths of time working from Hong Kong and Beijing. Mr. Greenspan has also represented other banking clients, such as JPM Chase after it's acquisition of Hambrecht & Quist, and a number of smaller technology clients through his years of practice. In his work with PFG, Mr. Greenspan brings not only his experience from decades of law practice, but unique practical business experience from having managed two technology companies in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
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