- Richard P. Buckanavage: President and Chief Executive Officer
- Seth Tutlis: Director
- Katelyn M. Pembroke: Vice President
- Salvatore Jeraci: Vice President
- Justin Kundrat: Senior Associate
Richard P. Buckanavage
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rich Buckanavage is President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvest Capital Credit and President of HCAP Advisors, LLC and a member of its investment committee. HCAP Advisors, LLC is the external investment advisor to Harvest Capital Credit.
Rich was previously co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Capital Funding, Inc., a publicly traded BDC focused on the lower middle market that closed 51 platform investments consisting of senior and junior secured loans, mezzanine debt and minority equity capital totaling approximately $525 million. Prior to founding Patriot Capital Funding, he held several positions with GE Capital Corporation between 1999 and 2003, most recently as a Managing Director and head of debt capital markets with responsibility for all U.S. debt syndication and private placement activities for GE’s middle-market global sponsor finance and commercial finance business units.
From 1995 to 1999, Rich was a Senior Vice President and midwest region manager for Creditanstalt Corporate Finance, Inc. (“CCFI”). During that time, he was also a senior investment officer at Creditanstalt Small Business Investment Corporation (“CSBIC”), CCFI’s private equity unit that originated and managed a portfolio of non-controlling equity investments. Together, CCFI and CSBIC acted as a “one-stop” capital provider focused on making investments in middle-market companies in conjunction with private equity sponsors. In his capacities at CCFI and CSBIC, Rich managed a portfolio of senior secured loans, subordinated debt and equity investments valued at more than $1.2 billion. While at CSBIC, Rich was also a member of the board of directors of several of CSBIC’s portfolio companies.
Rich’s professional experience also includes various business development and portfolio management roles in the leveraged finance groups at Bank of America as well as Fleet Bank and its predecessors. He holds an MBA from Syracuse University and a BS from Central Connecticut University.
Seth Tutlis is a director at HCAP Advisors, LLC. His responsibilities include deal origination, underwriting, structuring, and portfolio management.
Prior to joining HCAP Advisors, LLC Seth was an investment professional and a member of the investment committee at Prospect Capital, a middle-market private credit and equity investment firm. While at Prospect, Seth originated and led the execution of over $150 million of investments and served as a director of several portfolio companies. From 2006 to 2009, he was an investment professional at Patriot Capital Funding, a publicly-traded business development company focused on credit and equity investments in lower middle-market businesses. From 1998 to 2006, Seth worked at various asset management and equity research organizations including AllianceBernstein Institutional Investments (and its predecessor Sanford C. Bernstein), Soundview Capital Management, and Sidoti & Company, where he covered a variety of sectors including aerospace & defense, and engineering & construction.
Seth holds a MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS from Sacred Heart University. He also completed the CFA program in 2002.
Katelyn M. Pembroke
Katelyn Pembroke is a vice president at HCAP Advisors, LLC. Her responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, transaction execution, and portfolio monitoring.
Prior to joining HCAP Advisors, LLC in 2013, Katelyn worked at Hancock Capital Management, where she was responsible for the underwriting, analysis and portfolio management of mezzanine and equity investments.
Katelyn received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 2009.
Sal Jeraci is a vice president at HCAP Advisors, LLC. His responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, transaction execution and portfolio monitoring.
Prior to joining HCAP Advisors, LLC in 2014, Sal was an associate with RBS Citizens’ U.S. based middle market leveraged finance group where he was responsible for executing, structuring, and syndicating event driven financings for sponsored and non-sponsored businesses. From 2008 to 2012, Sal held analyst and associate positions at CIT Group, Amalgamated Capital, and Scotia Capital.
Sal received an MBA from Fordham University and has a BS from Siena College.
Justin Kundrat is a senior associate at HCAP Advisors, LLC. His responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, transaction execution and portfolio monitoring.
Prior to joining HCAP Advisors, LLC in 2017, Justin was an investment banking analyst at Guggenheim Partners, where he was responsible for executing M&A transactions and financings in the consumer & retail sector. From 2013 to 2015, Justin was an associate within PwC’s Transaction Services group.
Justin received a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University. He also holds a CPA license.