Our success depends on the passion and expertise of our team

Our success depends on our team. We pursue exceptional results by empowering our people to take ownership of the outcomes they achieve. We foster commitment, creativity, and teamwork.


Brad Shain

Brad Shain joined Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC, in 2011 to manage the Real Estate Lending strategy. He has 25+ years of experience evaluating various private commercial credit opportunities both personally and professionally. Previously, he was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Maxit Financial from inception in 1993 to its successful $75 million acquisition by Cash America (NYSE: CSH) in October 2010 for cash and stock. He serves on the Board of SST Group, LLC. Brad graduated with a B.S in Applied Physics and a minor in Math from the University of Utah.

brads@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0092


Josh Butensky

Josh Butensky joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019 as a Senior Underwriter for our Business Finance Lending strategy. Josh has over 10 years commercial lending experience having previously worked for two internet-based banks. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Josh was responsible for portfolio management activities for a $2 Billion loan portfolio. He also brings a diverse underwriting background that includes stabilized and transitional real estate, working capital lines of credit, and middle-market C&I transactions. Originally from Upstate New York, Josh graduated Cum Laude from the University at Albany.


Lawrence Litchfield

Lawrence Litchfield joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2020 as Director of Business Development for the Business Finance Lending strategy. He has a diverse background spanning buy-side finance, consulting, engineering and operations. Previously, Lawrence led a Seattle based search fund where he was responsible for investment strategy and all elements of the deal making process. He began his career as an aerospace engineer at Boeing where he held a progression of leadership positions across engineering and operations. After leaving Boeing Lawrence worked for CSP Associates where he provided transaction advisory services to private equity and strategic clients. Lawrence received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


Trent Stedman

Trent Stedman joined Columbia Pacific in 2013 and manages our hedged strategy and our United Kingdom specialty finance strategy.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, he managed the New Vernon Aegir Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund, from inception in 2004 to 2013.  Prior to forming the Aegir Fund, Trent was a Principal at Centre Partners, a New York-based private equity fund he joined in 1995.  At Centre Partners, Trent participated in leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in sectors including consumer products, food, retail, media, and senior housing.  Trent received a Bachelor of Sciences in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.