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Rob Pomeroy   Rob Pomeroy, Chief Executive Officer
Rob co-founded Horizon in 2003 and is a managing member of the Company and its Chief Executive Officer. Rob also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN), a public, externally-managed Business Development Company. His background includes positions as President of GATX Ventures, Inc. and Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Transamerica Business Credit’s Technology Finance division. Earlier, Rob served as Senior Vice President with Financing For Science International, Inc. Rob has over 35 years of diversified lending and leasing experience. Rob earned both an MBA and BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Direct: 860-676-8656
email: rob@horizontechfinance.com
Jerry Michaud   Jerry Michaud, President
Jerry co-founded Horizon in 2003 and is a managing member of the Company and its President. Jerry also serves as President and a member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN), a public, externally-managed Business Development Company. His background includes positions as Senior Vice President of GATX Ventures, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Transamerica Business Credit’s Technology Finance division. Earlier, Jerry served as a Vice President with Financing For Science International, Inc. Prior to that, Jerry founded and served as President, Venture Leasing and Capital. Jerry attended Northeastern University, Rutgers University and the University of Phoenix, and has completed executive courses at Harvard Business School.
Direct: 860-676-8659
email: jerry@horizontechfinance.com
Chris Mathieu   Chris Mathieu, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Chris is an original member of the team that founded Horizon in 2003 and is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Chris also serves as SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN), a public, externally-managed Business Development Company. He has been involved in the accounting, finance and venture debt industries for more than 20 years. His background includes positions as Vice President – Life Sciences with GATX Ventures, Inc. and the primary business development officer for the life science sector, and Vice President – Life Sciences of Transamerica Business Credit’s Technology Finance division. Earlier, Chris was Vice President, Finance with Financing for Science International, Inc. Prior to that, Chris was a Manager with the financial services group of KPMG. Chris earned a BS in Business Administration degree in Accounting with honors from Western New England College and is a Certified Public Accountant, chartered in the State of Connecticut.
Direct: 860-676-8653
email: chris@horizontechfinance.com
Jay Bombara   Jay Bombara, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
Jay is an original member of the team that founded Horizon in 2003 and is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Jay also serves as SVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN), a public, externally-managed Business Development Company. He handles all legal functions for the Company, including negotiating and documenting most of its investments, and has more than 20 years of experience providing legal services to financial institutions and other entities and individuals. His background includes positions as in-house counsel for GATX Ventures, Inc. Prior to that, Jay was a partner at the business law firm of Pepe & Hazard, LLP. Jay earned a BA degree from Colgate University and his JD from Cornell Law School.
Direct: 860-676-8657
email: jay@horizontechfinance.com
Dan Devorsetz   Dan Devorsetz, Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Dan joined Horizon in 2004 and is Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. Dan also serves as SVP, Chief Credit Officer of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN), a public, externally-managed Business Development Company. Dan is responsible for underwriting and portfolio management, and has more than 10 years of financial services and lending experience in the venture lending industry. His background includes positions as Vice President in General Electric Capital Corporation’s Life Science Finance Group, and as Credit Manager with GATX Ventures, Inc., concentrating on the high tech and software industries. Prior to that, Dan was Vice President and Director of Analysis for Student Loans with Citigroup. Dan earned a BS degree from Cornell University and an MBA degree from Clark University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Direct: 860-674-1208
email: dan@horizontechfinance.com
Greg Clark   Greg Clark, Managing Director
Greg is an original member of the team that founded Horizon in 2003 and is a Managing Director responsible for business development in the east coast technology market. Greg has been in the venture lending industry for 25 years and has originated more than 100 loan transactions. His background includes Vice President at GATX Ventures, responsible for business development, with a focus on venture capital-backed technology companies, and with Transamerica Technology Finance where he made a successful transition from in-house counsel to business development. Prior to that, Greg served in both legal and business roles for Connecticut Innovations, a state-sponsored venture capital organization. Greg began his career as an attorney at Shipman & Goodwin, a Connecticut law firm. Greg earned a BA degree from Columbia University and both a JD and MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Direct: 860-676-8651
email: greg@horizontechfinance.com
Kevin May   Kevin May, Senior Managing Director
Kevin is responsible for business development in the west coast life sciences market. Kevin has over 19 years experience in commercial finance, including the last 9 years in venture lending. Prior to joining Horizon, Kevin served as Director, Credit and Portfolio of Oxford Finance Corporation and as Vice President, Credit and Portfolio Management at GATX Ventures. In both positions Kevin was responsible for investment underwriting and portfolio management primarily in the life sciences market. Kevin's additional experience includes managing the western U.S. sales and marketing team at a division of Finova Capital Corporation and serving as Vice President, National Accounts at Deutsche Financial Services. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Florida.
Direct: 925-935-2924 x11
email: kevin@horizontechfinance.com
Kristen Kosofsky   Kristen Kosofsky, Managing Director
Kristen is a Managing Director responsible for business development in the east coast life science market. Kristen has been active in the venture debt market for nearly 20 years focused on structuring financial transactions for biotechnology, medical device and other healthcare related companies. Her background includes Vice President at Comerica Bank, where she helped to lead the U.S. life science practice and Vice President – Life Sciences, with both GATX Ventures and Transamerica Technology Finance. Kristen began her lending career at Financing for Science.
Direct: 860-674-9949
email: kristen@horizontechfinance.com
Todd McDonald   Todd McDonald, Managing Director
Todd is a Managing Director responsible for business development in the Mid-Atlantic technology and cleantech market. Todd has 20 years business development experience in the financial services industry, including the last 13 years in venture lending. His background includes positions as Group Manager and Senior Vice President, Technology and Life Sciences Division with Comerica Bank. Prior to that, Todd held senior-level positions with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Bank of America (formerly NationsBank). Todd earned a BS degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA degree in Finance from San Diego State University.
Direct: 703-956-3504
email: todd@horizontechfinance.com
Kevin Walsh   Kevin Walsh, Vice President and Senior Credit Officer
Kevin is a Vice President and Senior Credit Officer and is responsible for underwriting and portfolio management. Kevin has more than 15 years of experience working with early stage, venture capital backed technology and life science companies. His background includes SVP and Market Manager for Bridge Bank’s Technology Banking and Capital Finance Divisions, where he was responsible for new business generation and risk management within the Bank’s asset-based lending sector. Prior to that, Kevin was a Vice President and Relationship Manager in Silicon Valley Bank’s Communication & Electronics practice. Kevin earned a BS in Business Administration from the California State University at Hayward.
Direct: 925-935-2924 x12
email: kwalsh@horizontechfinance.com
Gary Moro   Gary Moro, Vice President - Credit
Gary is Vice President - Credit and is responsible for underwriting and portfolio management. Gary has 25 years of risk management and underwriting experience. His background includes, Senior Vice President, Risk Policy Senior Manager, at Citicorp Credit Services, where he led the risk management of private label credit card partnerships. Prior to that, Gary worked for a combined nine years as Chief Credit Officer with both GATX Ventures and Transamerica Technology Finance, and as Director of Credit with Financing for Science International. Gary earned both his MBA and BBA from Iona College.
Direct: 860-284-6423
email: gary@horizontechfinance.com
Lindsay Schwallie   Lindsay Schwallie, Portfolio Manager
Lindsay is a Portfolio Manager responsible for underwriting and portfolio management. Lindsay has more than 6 years of experience working with early stage, venture capital backed technology and life science companies. Her background includes Relationship Manager for Silicon Valley Bank’s Life Science Practice where she was responsible for risk management, underwriting, portfolio management and business development. Prior to that, Lindsay worked within other divisions of Silicon Valley Bank, supporting tech, life science, semiconductor and cleantech portfolios, and also spent time within the Bank’s asset-based lending group. Lindsay earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
Direct: 925-935-2924 x13
email: lindsay@horizontechfinance.com
Dan Trolio   Dan Trolio, Vice President—Controller
Dan is Vice President—Controller and is responsible for supervision of all accounting functions as well as tax and financial reporting. Dan has been involved in the accounting and finance industries for more than 15 years. His background includes Senior Manager at a regional CPA firm and positions with KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Dan earned a BS degree in Accountancy, with honors from Bentley College and an MS in Taxation from the University of Hartford. He is a Certified Public Accountant, chartered in the State of Connecticut.
Direct: 860-284-9977
email: dtrolio@horizontechfinance.com
Kathy Lang   Kathy Lang, Accounting Supervisor
Kathy is Accounting Supervisor and is responsible for accounting and financial reporting matters. Kathy has over 20 years of accounting and financial services experience, with more than 12 years in the venture capital industry. Her background includes Director of Financial Accounting at Connecticut Innovations, a State of Connecticut venture capital fund. Prior to that, Kathy was an Accountant with Aetna Life and Casualty and Staff Auditor with Price Waterhouse. Kathy earned a BS degree from Purdue University and a special Baccalaureate, Accounting from Sacred Heart University.
Direct: 860-677-7627
email: kathy@horizontechfinance.com
Dave Bienia   Dave Bienia, Senior Accountant
Dave is Senior Accountant and is responsible for accounting and financial reporting matters. His background includes Senior Auditor with Marcum LLP, a public accounting firm. Dave earned a BS degree in Accounting from the University of New Haven.
Direct: 860-284-6421
email: david@horizontechfinance.com
Eric Darmofal   Eric Darmofal, Senior Attorney
Eric is Senior Attorney and is responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts as well as advising on general corporate legal matters. Eric has over 10 years of experience representing and advising corporations on legal matters including formation and financing, mergers and acquisitions as well as compliance with federal and state regulations. His background includes Attorney for Connecticut-based Dickstein Shapiro LLP and Edward Angel Palmer & Dodge LLP, where he represented corporate clients in transactions such as stock sales and purchases, mergers, and financings through private placements. He also represented venture capital funds on investments in various entities. Eric earned a JD from Pace University and a BS degree from the University of Connecticut.
Direct: 860-674-9914
email: eric@horizontechfinance.com
Lucia Lamb   Lucia Lamb, Director of Administration
Lucia is Director of Administration and is responsible for internal administration and assisting in-house counsel with all aspects of legal transactions. Lucia has over 30 years of experience in legal and administrative functions, including as legal assistant in several regional and Connecticut-based law firms. Her background includes Legal Assistant at GATX Ventures.
Direct: 860-284-9878
email: lucia@horizontechfinance.com
Megan Bacon   Megan Bacon, Marketing Support Manager
Megan is Marketing Support Manager and is responsible for business development support and investor relations. Megan has over a dozen years of marketing experience with most of that time in the venture debt industry. Her background includes similar positions with GATX Ventures and Transamerica Technology Finance. Megan earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University.
Direct: 860-284-6420
email: megan@horizontechfinance.com