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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.

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Alan Spragins

Alan Spragins joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Alan was the CFO, CCO and General Counsel for Brighton Jones (a Registered Investment Advisor). Formerly, Alan was a member of Lake Union Capital Partners (a buy-out firm focused on turn-around acquisitions), and has served in leadership roles for a large financial institution, a mid-cap technology and manufacturing company, and a software company. Alan received his Bachelors of Accountancy and JD from the University of Mississippi and a LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

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Alex Washburn

Alex Washburn is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Columbia Pacific Advisors. Alex has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 2006 and sits on each of the firm’s investment committees. Prior to founding Columbia Pacific Advisors, Alex was a partner and portfolio manager at Summit Capital Management, a Northwest-based multi-strategy investment manager. He is a Director of Red Lion Hotels, Winemakers Investment Properties, Glenholme Healthcare Group, Freehold Corporation, Northeast Wireless Networks and SCI Solutions.

Alex is a trustee and member of the Board of Directors of the Seattle Aquarium. He is a member of the Tyee Board of Advisors for the University of Washington Athletics. Alex graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington with a concentration in Finance.

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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

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Dan Baty

Dan Baty is a co-founder of Columbia Pacific Advisors and Columbia Pacific Management, Inc. Previously, Mr. Baty was the founder of Emeritus Corporation, one of the largest and most experienced operators of freestanding assisted living communities located throughout the United States, which merged with Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in 2014. He had served as Chairman of Emeritus since its inception in 1993. Mr. Baty also previously served as the Chairman of Holiday Retirement Corporation, the largest operator of retirement centers in the US and Canada, from 1987 to its sale in 2007 to Fortress Investment Group for more than $6 billion. Mr. Baty has been successfully investing in and developing private companies for over 40 years.

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Jack Ferry

Jack Ferry is the Chief Financial Officer for Columbia Pacific Advisors and joined the firm in December 2014. He brings over 20 years of experience, including most recently, CFO for Ignition Partners, a Seattle area venture capital firm where he spent eight years. Jack was Vice President of Tax at Infospace, Inc. from 2000-2006 where he was responsible for worldwide tax reporting and treasury duties, and prior to that he was a Senior Tax Manager with Deloitte & Touche, Seattle WA. Jack has a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a business degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the finance committee of the Seattle Tennis Club and has been involved as a community representative for the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.

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Jeff Schrock

Jeff Schrock joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 as Managing Director in the Growth Capital group. Mr. Schrock has over twenty years of operating and investing experience in technology companies, particularly in the digital media, gaming, consumer internet, enterprise software and mobile application sectors. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Mr. Schrock served as Investment Director at Intel Capital where he made and oversaw investments in digital video, gaming, mobile and other consumer technology companies. Prior to 2008, Mr. Schrock served in an executive capacity for various public technology companies, including RealNetworks, Yahoo! and CMGi. Mr. Schrock began his career as an entrepreneur, co-founding and serving as CEO of Activate, a successful, venture backed start-up in digital media. Mr. Schrock serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Evo Media Group, Inc. and as an observer to the board of directors at Comixology and Lighthouse eDiscovery.

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Kevin Barber

Kevin Barber joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 as Managing Director in the Growth Capital group. Kevin has close to twenty years of experience as a lender, investor and operator in the technology and healthcare arenas. From 2007 until 2011 Kevin was a Senior Vice President in Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences practice where he partnered with private equity and venture capital sponsors on structuring debt facilities for acquisitions and growth capital for expansion stage technology companies. Prior to 2007 Kevin was a General Partner at Northwest Venture Associates, a fund that focused on providing expansion capital to privately held companies. Earlier in his career he served in senior financial roles at Visio and Hewlett Packard. He serves on the Board of Directors for Remote Medical International and as an observer to the Board of Directors at NextIT, World CNG, Blue Box, POW and Miox.

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Stan Baty

Stan Baty is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Columbia Pacific Advisors and Vice President of Columbia Pacific Management, Inc. Previously, Mr. Baty was a financial analyst for Nomura Securities Corporation. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Emeritus Corporation from its inception in 1993 until its merger with Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. in 2014. Mr. Baty currently sits on the Board of Directors of Seattle Bank, Dry Soda, Northwest Horticulture, Optimum Energy, Simply Fun, SST Group and Winemakers Investment Properties. Mr. Baty graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington.

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Todd Seneker

Todd Seneker joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 and is the Managing Director of all real estate investment strategies. Mr. Seneker has overall accountability for Columbia Pacific’s real estate acquisition, development and asset management platform. Since joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Todd has led the acquisition, development and/or re-positioning efforts for over 2,500 senior housing units, approximately 1,200 multi-family units, and over 800,000 sf. of commercial space throughout the US. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Todd was an Investment Director with Schnitzer West, where he oversaw several multi-family development projects located throughout the Puget Sound Region.  Todd graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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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.

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Vera Minar

Vera Minar joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in April 2016 as the Portfolio Manager of the Opportunistic Strategy and as the Chief Investment Officer of our affiliate, Columbia Pacific Wealth Management. Vera spent over 9 years at Stanford University’s endowment where she most recently oversaw Absolute Return and Fixed Income portfolios and previously led asset allocation for the endowment. Prior to Stanford, she worked on the equity derivatives desk at Barclays Capital. Vera started her career at Ziff Brothers Investments. Vera graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Chemistry.