FREEPORT FINANCIAL TEAM

Mr. Allen is responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing middle-market debt investments for Freeport Financial, primarily in the healthcare industry, on which he has focused for the past 12 years. Prior to co-founding Freeport Financial LLC in 2005, Mr. Allen spent four years with GE Capital Services where he was a Senior Vice President in the Global Sponsor Finance Healthcare Business. In addition to his time at GE, Mr. Allen held lending roles at City National Bank, American National Bank and NXT Capital. Before entering banking, Mr. Allen served as an aide to Congressman Tom Campbell (Palo Alto-CA) during Campbell’s first two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Allen began his career as an analyst with Genentech. Mr. Allen holds a B.A. in both Economics and History from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
DAVE ALLEN
Managing Director
T) 1 312 281 4605
e-mail: dallen@freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Gerdes is responsible for structuring, syndicating and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Prior to joining Freeport Financial LLC in 2006, Mr. Gerdes was a Director of Dymas Capital Management Company where he originated, underwrote and managed investments in private equity sponsored transactions. Prior to his role at Dymas, Mr. Gerdes was a Vice President on GE Capital's Merchant Banking Syndications Team where he structured and placed senior and subordinated financings. Mr. Gerdes graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Northern Illinois University and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
MATT GERDES
Managing Director
T) 1 312 281 4627
e-mail: MGerdes@Freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Howie is responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Prior to co-founding Freeport Financial LLC in 2005, Mr. Howie spent seven years with GE Capital Services, including two years in GE's Financial Management Program. While at GE, Mr. Howie worked in numerous roles including mergers & acquisitions, acquisition integration, finance and GE's Six Sigma Quality organization. His most recent role was in the Global Sponsor Finance unit where he was a Senior Vice President responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting leveraged transactions. Mr. Howie holds a B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
JOSH HOWIE
Managing Director
T) 1 312 281 4607
e-mail: JHowie@Freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Papalas is responsible for underwriting and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Prior to co-founding Freeport Financial LLC in 2005, Mr. Papalas spent five years with GE Commercial Finance where he worked in the Global Sponsor Finance Group. In various roles at GE, Mr. Papalas was responsible for originating, underwriting and managing investments in leveraged transactions. He also worked as a certified Black Belt where he was responsible for redesigning multiple risk processes for Commercial Finance's cash flow loan portfolio. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Papalas was an engineering consultant focusing on operations and design. Mr. Papalas holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. (Highest Distinction) from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
STEVE PAPALAS
Managing Director
T) 1 312 281 4603
e-mail: SPapalas@Freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Walker is responsible for underwriting and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Prior to co-founding Freeport Financial LLC in 2005, Mr. Walker spent five years with GE Commercial Finance where he worked in the Global Sponsor Finance Group. In his role at GE, Mr. Walker was responsible for originating, underwriting and managing senior and junior debt facilities and equity co-investments in leveraged transactions. Prior to joining GE, he practiced corporate litigation at Baker & McKenzie in Chicago. Mr. Walker graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Management from Boston College and holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.​
JOE WALKER
Managing Director
T) 1 312 281 4609
e-mail: JVWalker@Freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Gambino is responsible for structuring, underwriting and managing middle-market debt investments for Freeport. Prior to rejoining Freeport in 2013, Mr. Gambino served as a Vice President in the Healthcare Finance unit of NXT Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Gambino was a principal in the firm that actively invested and managed the Oppenheimer Distressed Opportunities Fund. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Gambino was an Assistant Vice President at Freeport Financial LLC. He joined Freeport Financial LLC from GE Capital, where he held multiple roles in underwriting, account management and audit. Prior to GE Capital, Mr. Gambino was a staff auditor for Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Gambino holds a B.S.B.A. in Accountancy from John Carroll University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).​
JOE GAMBINO
Director
T) 1 312 281 4606
e-mail: jgambino@freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Raulin is responsible for sourcing, structuring, and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Prior to joining Freeport Financial LLC in 2017, Mr. Raulin spent five years with Excellere Partners where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, and executing recapitalization transactions with entrepreneurs. Prior to his role at Excellere, Mr. Raulin spent seven years with GE Capital where was responsible for underwriting and managing senior debt facilities in leveraged transactions. Mr. Raulin holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
NATE RAULIN
Director
T) 1 312 281 4610
e-mail: nraulin@freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Revich is responsible for structuring, underwriting and managing middle-market debt investments for Freeport Financial. Prior to joining Freeport in 2016, Mr. Revich spent seven years in the investment banking division of Moelis & Company, most recently as a Vice President advising a variety of companies across multiple sectors on corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Revich was an analyst in the General Industrials Group at Bear Stearns. Mr. Revich holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.​
LEON REVICH
Vice President
T) 1 312 281 4604
e-mail: lrevich@freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Golan is responsible for structuring, underwriting and managing middle-market debt investments for Freeport Financial. Prior to joining Freeport in 2017, Mr. Golan served as a Senior Associate in the direct lending unit at Golub Capital. Prior to joining Golub Capital, Mr. Golan served as an Analyst in the investment banking division of Moelis & Company. Mr. Golan holds a B.S. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
DOUG GOLAN
Assistant Vice President
T) 1 312 281 4617
e-mail: dgolan@freeportfinancial.com | vCard
Mr. Krippinger is responsible for structuring, underwriting and managing middle-market debt investments for Freeport. Prior to joining Freeport in 2015, Mr. Krippinger served as an Analyst in the Healthcare Finance unit of GE Capital. There he completed the Risk Management Leadership Program with roles in the Healthcare Finance unit and GE Capital headquarters. Mr. Krippinger holds a B.A. in Finance and Management from the University of Wisconsin.
DAN KRIPPINGER
Associate
T) 1 312 281 4612
e-mail: dkrippinger@freeportfinancial.com | vCard
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