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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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Adam Klotz

Adam joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as an analyst for our Real Estate and Opportunistic strategies, and focuses primarily on investments in Healthcare and Senior Housing sectors. Previously, Adam worked in entrepreneurial and finance roles at DaVita Rx – the integrated care pharmacy business of DaVita HealthCare Partners. Adam earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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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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Dan Dubrow

Dan Dubrow joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2014 as an Associate Portfolio Manager on the Opportunistic Team. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Dan was an Associate Director trading and managing Investment Grade and Crossover Credit at the proprietary fixed-income trading group at UBS, known as UBS Principal Finance & Credit Arbitrage. He also held this role at the hedge fund subsidiary of UBS, Dillon Read Capital Management. In addition, Dan held fixed-income portfolio management and trading positions at Coherence Capital Partners, Collins Stewart and BNP Paribas. He brings 10 years of experience in global fixed income institutional investment management, trading, and credit analysis to Columbia Pacific. Dan received his B.A. in Economics from Colby College and his M.B.A. from Cornell University – S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.

 

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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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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.