Finance and Administration Team
- Craig R. Kitchin: Chief Financial Officer
- Renee D. Lefebvre: Chief Administrative Officer
- April C. Lowry: Loan Operations Manager
- Andrew D. Welsh: Corporate Accounting Manager
Craig Kitchin serves as Chief Financial Officer of Harvest Capital Credit. In addition, he is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of JMP Credit Advisors, the external administrator to Harvest Capital Credit.
Craig joined the predecessor to JMP Credit Advisors, Cratos Capital Partners, as Chief Financial Officer shortly after its inception in 2006. At both Harvest Capital Credit and JMP Credit Advisors, he is responsible for the administrative aspects of the business, including compliance, capital raising, financial reporting, loan operations, accounting, tax and human resources. From 1992 to 2006, Craig served in various capacities at Jameson Inns, Inc., a publicly traded hotel company with approximately 1,700 employees and more than 100 properties. From 1998 to 2006, he was President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the company’s board of directors. While at Jameson, he oversaw the company’s initial public offering as well as many subsequent debt and equity offerings.
Craig holds an MBA with concentrations in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago and a BS degree in finance from Santa Clara University.
Renee Lefebvre serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Harvest Capital Credit. In addition, she is a Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of JMP Credit Advisors, overseeing loan operations, compliance and reporting. Prior to joining Cratos Capital Partners, the predecessor to JMP Credit Advisors, she served from 1996 to 2006 as a senior underwriter, senior account executive and senior auditor at Wells Fargo Foothill, Inc., where she underwrote numerous complex transactions and managed a portfolio of distressed credits. Renee began her banking career at Shawmut Bank after working in the wholesale distribution industry and serving three years in the U.S. Army.
Renee holds an undergraduate degree summa cum laude in accounting from Wichita State University.
April Lowry is a Vice President and is JMP Credit Advisors’ loan operations manager. She is responsible for day-to-day loan operations and accounting. April joined Cratos Capital Partners, the predecessor to JMP Credit Advisors, in 2006. She previously held a variety of financial operations positions at other institutions, including Wells Fargo Foothill, Inc., where she worked for nine years, receiving numerous employee awards and serving on several charitable committees.
Andrew Welsh is a Vice President and Corporate Accounting Manager at JMP Credit Advisors. He is responsible for JMP Credit Advisors’ accounting process, financial reporting function and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Cratos Capital Partners, the predecessor to JMP Credit Advisors, he served as a corporate accountant at Jameson Inns, Inc.
Andrew holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University.