Executive Managing Director
Gary has over 35 years working with emerging growth companies and has led more than 125 financings. Gary founded First Capital Ventures (then First Capital Business Development) in 2005 to collaborate with entrepreneurs, investors, private equity groups, venture capital funds and investment banking firms to restructure, finance and revitalize high potential, under-performing, start-up and re-start companies. Gary has served as interim CEO for multiple portfolio clients.
Prior to founding First Capital, Gary spent over 30 years in investment and merchant banking. He began his career at Smith Barney, where he specialized in developing financing solutions for growth companies. Gary also worked on special project financing for Drexel Burnham Lambert. He later owned a Denver-based investment bank for nearly two decades. Gary is a US Army Vietnam veteran, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and an associate’s degree in organizational psychology from Meyers College in Cleveland, Ohio.