Investment Team

 

Richard P. Buckanavage
President and Chief Executive Officer
(212) 906-3592
rbuckanavage@harvestcaps.com

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.

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Ryan T. Magee
Managing Director
(212) 906-3591
rmagee@harvestcaps.com

Ryan Magee is a managing director at HCAP Advisors, LLC and a member of its investment committee, and a vice president at Harvest Capital Credit, .

Before joining Harvest, Ryan was a vice president and team leader at Patriot Capital Funding, a publicly-traded business development company, and its successor, Prospect Capital Corporation, from 2005 - 2010. While at Patriot Capital Funding, his responsibilities included originating, structuring, underwriting and monitoring debt and equity investments. He joined Patriot Capital Funding shortly after its initial public offering and was instrumental in helping to grow the firm to over 40 platform investments and $400 million at its peak. Prior to joining Patriot, from 2000 to 2005 he was with GE's Global Sponsor Finance group where he was responsible for underwriting and monitoring a portfolio of debt and equity investments. Ryan is a graduate of the Financial Management Program at GE Capital, and received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University.

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Seth Tutlis
Director
(212) 906-3506
stutlis@harvestcaps.com

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.

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Katelyn M. Pembroke
Vice President
(212) 906-3560
kpembroke@harvestcaps.com

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.

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Salvatore Jeraci
Vice President
(212) 906-3587
sjeraci@harvestcaps.com

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.

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Justin Kundrat
Senior Associate
(212) 906-3562
jkundrat@harvestcaps.com

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.

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