PNC Mezzanine Capital - Team

Team

Our tenure and approach to talent development offers a stable, consistent approach to evaluating each opportunity. We listen and learn, making an investment in people before making an investment in the company. Learn more about us below.

Photo: Thaler Machine Company - Springboro, Ohio

Deal Professionals


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Preston G. Walsh

Preston G. Walsh

Partner


Preston joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 1995. Previously, Preston was an analyst with Brentwood Associates, a venture capital and leveraged buyout firm. Prior to Brentwood Associates, he was an analyst in the merchant banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. During business school, Preston was an associate at Crescent Capital Corporation, an investment firm focused on below investment-grade and mezzanine securities.

Preston is a director of American Grease Stick, Magnum Magnetics and Thaler Machine; and has oversight responsibility for PNC Mezzanine’s investments in C-P Flexible Packaging and True Sports.

Preston was previously a director of American Track, Century Mold, Kellstrom, Metal Spinners, Miller Heiman, Prospect Mold, Salient Federal Solutions, Stampede Meat, Windy Hill Pet Food Company, Riddell Sports Group, Hunt Valve Company, Tooling Technology, Amerin Insurance Company, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group and Urban CableWorks.

Preston received degrees in economics and engineering with honors from Princeton University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, where he was a venture capital fellow.

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Douglas P. Brosius

Douglas P. Brosius

Partner


Doug rejoined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2004 after his time as an associate from 2000 through 2002. Prior to joining PNC Mezzanine, Doug was an analyst at Parker/Hunter Incorporated, where he provided M&A advisory services to small and middle market companies in a broad range of industries. During business school, Doug was an associate in the Technology & Communications Group at Raymond James & Associates.

Doug is a director of Engineered Performance Technologies, Impact Electronic Solutions, Mellott Company, Molded Devices, Mountainside Fitness, RIE Coatings, Rescon Holdings and Sauce; and has oversight responsibility for PNC Mezzanine’s investments in Buffalo Games and VWS Holdco.

Doug was previously a director of ACI Electronics, American Grease Stick, Cape Electrical Supply, Century Mold, Distribution International, Evercast Concrete, Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, Pet Partners, Reliable Parts, Storage Battery Systems and VWS Holdco.

Doug received a BA in Sociology and Political Science with high honors from Westminster College and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

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B. Douglas Phillips

B. Douglas Phillips

Partner


Doug joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2002. Prior to joining PNC Mezzanine, Doug was an analyst in the Leveraged Capital Group with Wachovia Securities, where he specialized in financial sponsor transactions. At Wachovia, Doug supported the origination, underwriting and syndication of leveraged bank loans, mezzanine debt issues and private equity investments across a broad range of industries.

Doug is a director of Evercast Concrete, Elgin Equipment Group, Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Hollywood Beauty, Molded Devices, Sauce Holdings and an undisclosed investment in the infrastructure industry; and has oversight responsibility for PNC Mezzanine’s investments in CR Fitness, Elgin Fastener Group and an undisclosed investment in the Aerospace and Defense sector.

Doug was previously a director of Bolttech, CR Fitness, Metal Spinners, Molded Devices, Prospect Mold, Resource Label Group, Sport & Health, Stampede Meat, Storage Battery Systems and Tooling Technology, LLC..

Doug received a BA in Government from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business at the University of North Carolina where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business society.

Robert B. Codol

Robert B. Codol

Managing Director

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Robert B. Codol

Robert B. Codol

Managing Director


Rob joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2007. Prior to joining PNC, Rob was an analyst for the Sterling Group, L.P., where he evaluated and executed leveraged buyout investments in middle market industrial companies. Before Sterling, Rob was an associate consultant for L.E.K. Consulting LLC where he provided strategic and operations advisory services to a broad range of clients.

Rob is a director of English Riding Supply, Evercast Concrete, Identity Group, Industrial Valve Services, Magnum Magnetics, Mellott Company, Polycor and Rescon Holdings.

Rob was previously a director of Century Mold, Kellstrom, SemiTorr and VWS Holdco.

Rob received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA with high honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Michael P. Venditti

Michael P. Venditti

Vice President


Mike joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2011. Prior to joining PNC Mezzanine, Mike worked with Gordian Group, LLC, a boutique investment bank specializing in middle market restructurings across a broad range of industries. Additionally, Mike worked with Bacchus Capital Management, LLC, a private equity firm focused on the wine industry. Mike also spent time in Equity Research with Federated Investors.

Mike is a director of American Grease Stick, Hollywood Beauty, Mountainside Fitness, RKTM Holdings and Sauce Holdings.

Mike was previously a director of Evercast Concrete and Metal Spinners.

Mike received a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

William M. Elchik

William M. Elchik

Vice President, Business Development

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William M. Elchik

William M. Elchik

Vice President, Business Development


Bill joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2021. Prior to joining, Bill was an Account Manager with Covestro LLC, focusing on business development and sales to niche manufacturing firms in the polyurethane industry.

Bill received a BS in Finance and Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies from The Pennsylvania State University - Erie and a MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at The University of Pittsburgh.

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Ryan M. Richardson

Ryan M. Richardson

Vice President


Ryan joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2022. Prior to joining PNC Mezzanine, Ryan served as a Vice President within Piper Sandler's diversified industrials & services investment banking group. Additionally, Ryan spent several years with BB&T Capital Markets and JP Morgan's investment banking groups, serving companies across a range of industries including specialty distribution, services, manufacturing, and building products. Prior to banking, Ryan worked in the data analytics field.

Ryan is a director of Industrial Valve Services, RIE Coatings and Thaler Machine.

Ryan received a BS in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA with high honors from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Luke I. Pleta

Luke I. Pleta

Senior Associate

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Luke I. Pleta

Luke I. Pleta

Senior Associate


Luke joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2020. Prior to joining, Luke was an Associate with the Lenox Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the middle market. Previously, Luke worked as a Consultant with Deloitte and an Analyst with Morgan Stanley.

Luke is a director of Evercast Concrete and Mellott Company.

Luke received a BS in Business from the California University of Pennsylvania and a Specialized Master's in Finance from The Ohio State University.

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Alyssa C.Daniel

Alyssa C.Daniel

Associate


Alyssa joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2021. Prior to joining the team, Alyssa was a senior portfolio analyst with PNC’s Institutional Asset Management group where she helped manage over $3.1Bn in assets across multiple pensions, endowments, and foundations. Prior to her time with PNC, Alyssa interned with Wells Fargo Securities in the Asset Backed Finance division.

Alyssa graduated with honors from Spelman College where she received a BA in Economics.

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Karim E. Demian

Karim E. Demian

Associate


Karim joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2021. Prior to joining, Karim was an analyst with the University of Michigan Investment Office focusing on the underwriting of fund commitments and co-investments across the endowment portfolio. Previously, Karim worked as an associate at Cambridge Associates, an institutional investment consultant.

Karim received a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.

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David H. Scheimer

David H. Scheimer

Associate


Dave joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2021. Prior to joining, Dave was the Chief of Staff for a healthcare service firm. Previously, Dave was an Analyst for The Braff Group, boutique investment banking firm specializing in the healthcare service industry.

Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University.

David J. Blair

David J. Blair

Advisory Partner

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David J. Blair

David J. Blair

Advisory Partner


David founded PNC Mezzanine Capital in 1989. Previously, David was a founding member and later president of White River Capital, a bank-affiliated private equity fund and was a commercial banking officer at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co.

David was previously a director of ABP, Brandt, C-P Flexible Packaging, DeVlieg-Bullard, Evercast Concrete, Global Promo Group, Pet Partners, S.R. Smith, Stampede Meat, Stiffel, Test Equity, VWS Holdco, Weasler Engineering Co. and Wheaton Industries.

David received a BA in economics from Williams College and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Administrative Professionals


Michele A. Green

Michele A. Green

Executive Assistant

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Michele A. Green
Michele A. Green
Executive Assistant

Michele joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 1993. Michele is responsible for office management and project support and coordinates all PNC Mezzanine Capital's day to day activities.

Michele received an A.A. degree in Business Administration from Bradford Business School.

Chandrika Somerville

Chandrika Somerville

Administrative Assistant

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Chandrika Somerville
Chandrika Somerville
Administrative Assistant

Chandrika joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 2011. Chandrika provides administrative and project support and coordinates all PNC Mezzanine Capital's daily activities. Prior to joining PNC, Chandrika was a Surgical Scheduler/Administrative Assistant Sr. at UPMC Health System; and she also worked as a C.A.D Designer at Cosmos Technologies in Pittsburgh, PA and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in Miami, FL.

Chandrika has a BFA in Interior Design from International Fine Arts College.

Accounting and Finance Professionals


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W. Louis Stephens
W. Louis Stephens

Lou joined PNC Mezzanine Capital as Controller in 2021. Lou has been with PNC Bank for 24 years and has 29 years of banking and financial services experience. Prior to PNC Lou worked as a fund accountant at Federated Investors.

Lou received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Washington and Jefferson College.