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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 joined CPA in 2012 and has over 20 years of experience in legal, finance, and operational roles with organizations ranging from start-ups to public companies. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Alan was the CFO, CCO and General Counsel for Brighton Jones (a Registered Investment Advisor), and a member of Lake Union Capital Partners (a buy-out firm focused on turn-around acquisitions).  Alan held previous leadership roles with a large financial institution, a mid-cap technology and manufacturing company, and a software company.  Alan received a Bachelor 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 Glenholme Healthcare Group and Freehold Corporation.

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 in 2011 to manage the Direct Lending strategy. He has 30 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.  Brad graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S in Applied Physics and a minor in Math.

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, Dan 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. Dan 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. Dan has been successfully investing in and developing private companies for over 40 years. Dan stepped away from day-to-day operational responsibilities at Columbia Pacific Advisors in May 2021.

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Jack Ferry

Jack joined CPA in 2014 and has over 30 years of financial related experience.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Jack was the CFO for Ignition Partners, a Seattle area venture capital firm with affiliates in China.  His former experience includes the position of Vice President of Tax at Infospace Inc., responsible for worldwide tax and treasury, and Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte.  Jack is the Treasurer and Board member of the Seattle Tennis Club and has been a community representative for the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.   Jack received an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a business degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington.

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John Bratrud

John Bratrud joined Columbia Pacific in 2019.  He serves as the Portfolio Manager for the Opportunity Fund as well as Hyak Partners, a public equities fund.  In his current position, he oversees investments in both public and private companies.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific he served as the Managing Partner for Hyak Capital.  He is a graduate of the University of Washington and currently resides in Seattle.

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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, Stan was a financial analyst for Nomura Securities Corporation. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Emeritus Corporation from 2004 until its merger with Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. in 2014. Stan currently sits on the Boards of Seattle Bank, Dry Soda, Northwest Horticulture, Optimum Energy, Simply Fun, Winemakers Investment Properties, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation. Stan 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.