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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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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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Andrew Katzmann

Andrew joined Columbia Pacific in 2019 as a Senior Analyst for our Real Estate Strategies, and focuses on investments in Healthcare and Senior Housing Sectors. Previously, Andrew worked as an Analyst for LTC Properties, a real estate investment trust that focuses on investments in senior housing. Andrew Earned his B.A. in Economics from Tulane University.

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Antje Volk

Antje Volk joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in October 2015 as a Controller. Antje’s experience includes 13 years at as an auditor of investment management companies at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and more recently she was a Controller at a Seattle-based private investment management company. Antje graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Arthur Jones

Arthur joined Columbia Pacific in 2020 as an analyst for our Capital Markets team. Prior to joining CPA, Arthur worked as a commercial real estate appraiser. As an appraiser, he was involved in the valuation of over $1 billion in real estate across a wide variety of property types and ownership interests. Arthur is a third generation Washington native and graduated from Whitman College with an Economics major and Mathematics minor.

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Aubrey MacKenzie

Aubrey joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019 as an analyst for the Real Estate investment team. Prior to joining CPA, Aubrey interned for Seaport Steel, and Lakeside Industries. Aubrey graduated from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in 2019, earning Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude honors.

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Billy Meyer

Mr. Meyer joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2011 to assist in growing & managing the Real Estate Lending strategy. In his role, Billy is primarily responsible for the business development team and structuring and originating loans. Previously, Mr. Meyer was an investments sales broker with the Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap focused on selling affordable housing apartments through the country.  Later, Mr. Meyer joined Holland Partners and represented the equity for acquisitions of value-add apartments in the Northwest. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Meyer participated in the sale or acquisition of over 7,000 units across the country plus originated over $1 billion in bridge loans. Mr. Meyer played collegiate golf and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. Billy is also Chairman of the annual Montlake Club golf tournament, a member of the Next Generation real estate group in Seattle and volunteers for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk.

billym@columbiapacific.com | (206) 734-3979

 

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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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Brett Horn

Brett Horn joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as Tax Director. Brett previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jane Street Capital (New York), and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and a Master of Professional Accounting in taxation. Brett has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2009.

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Brit Funk

Brit Funk joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in September of 2014 as a Development Manager within the real estate investment strategy. She manages new multi-family construction and commercial rehab projects in Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas. Prior to joining CPA Brit worked as a Project Engineer on various tenant improvements to multi-family high rise projects for a local General Contractor. Brit received her Construction Management Certificate from the University of Washington and has been in the industry since 2003.

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Carol Lu

Carol Lu joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as Staff Accountant. Carol previously worked at Branch, Richards & Co., P.S., a public accounting firm in Washington. She graduated from Simon Fraser University in Canada with a BBA in Accounting and Finance.

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CJ Calaguio

CJ joined Columbia Pacific as Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel in 2018. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, CJ headed the Private Funds and Regulatory Compliance group of a law firm located in New York, NY, where she provided regulatory and compliance advice to the firm’s private fund and registered investment advisor clients.  She also reviewed, negotiated and provided legal advice to clients relating to a broad range of commercial transactions.

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Colin Vorhies

Colin Vorhies joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as an Underwriter for the Business Finance Lending team.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Colin spent over five years with Garrison Investment Group, a New York-based multi-strategy credit-oriented firm, where he was responsible for investing in leveraged loan opportunities for the firm’s CLOs and private credit funds. Colin began his career at Morgan Stanley underwriting relationship and event debt financings, as well as managing a portfolio of loans and derivatives within the Tech, Media, and Telecom (“TMT”) industries.  Colin received his Bachelor of Science in Integrated Business and Engineering from Lehigh University in 2009 and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Courtney Gibson

Courtney Gibson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 to manage investor relations. Prior to that Courtney worked at Columbia Pacific Management for 2 years as their Office Manager. Courtney grew up in Kirkland and graduated from Western Washington University in 2008 with a degree in Finance.

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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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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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David Finden

David Finden joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as an Asset Manager within the real estate investment strategy. Mr. Finden is responsible for performance monitoring of all senior housing assets and overseeing the senior housing asset management team. Prior to Columbia Pacific Advisors, Mr. Finden held multiple roles in financial planning and asset management at Emeritus Senior Living.  During his tenure, Mr. Finden helped underwrite over $3 billion in senior living transactions, developed and oversaw key planning and monitoring processes and developed key corporate and community programs covering over 500 senior living communities across the U.S.  Mr. Finden graduated with a BS in Economic Geography from Oregon State University and a MBA from Washington State University.

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Dexter Tang

Dexter Tang joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019 to provide underwriting support for the Real Estate Lending team. He previously was a Credit Analyst at Washington Federal Bank in their Seattle Commercial Real Estate team underwriting deals for income properties. Prior to banking, Dexter spent time working in government and political campaigns and spent his last year in college interning at the Seattle Mayor’s Office. Dexter also serves on the boards of two local nonprofits. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

dextert@columbiapacific.com | (206) 279-4395

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Emma Ronne

Emma Ronne joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Emma worked as a Senior Tax Associate at PwC in San Francisco and Seattle. She primarily focused on tax compliance for hedge funds and audits of mutual funds. Emma graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Managerial Economics and a minor in Statistics. Emma is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2020 to assist with loan production and business development for the Real Estate Lending strategy.  Previously, Eric was with Calmwater Capital in Los Angeles for eight years as a senior originator in their bridge lending platform.  While at Calmwater, Eric was also involved in fund development and underwriting and participated in closing over $1 billion in transactions throughout the United States.  Prior to Calmwater, Eric was Director of Acquisitions at Parallel Real Estate Advisors and began his career in real estate audit for PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco.  Eric obtained a dual degree MBA/MRED from the University of Southern California and a degree in Finance from Santa Clara University.  Eric is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of California.

ericj@columbiapacific.com | (206) 350-5190

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Felicity Hollenbeck

Felicity Hollenbeck joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in March 2016 as a Development Manager within the real estate investment strategy. She manages new multi-family and senior housing projects in Seattle.  Prior to joining CPA, she worked in the tech industry running marketing programs for Redfin.com. Prior to that Felicity worked in commercial real estate development as an owner’s representative on multi-family housing and a mix of office and retail tenant improvement projects. Felicity graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Architectural History and a minor in Architecture. Felicity is an Old English Sheepdog aficionado and volunteers for Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Greg Kletzly

Greg Kletzly joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January 2016 to launch the firm’s venture into a self-storage program within the real estate investing strategy. Greg is accountable for the investment, development and asset management of self-storage properties in select growth markets. Previously, Greg was Vice President, Development for Public Storage of the northwest and mountain states regions, responsible for sourcing, entitling and developing modern self-storage facilities. Greg was an Investment Director with Schnitzer West engaged in the development of landmark office space, premier retail shops and luxury apartments. Greg brings extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, site planning, entitlements, agency management, building design, development management and asset management. Greg has earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

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Hal Wright

Hal Wright joined Columbia Pacific in 2021 to provide underwriting support for the Real Estate Lending team.  He previously worked at Uber headquarters in San Francisco as an Operations Manager and Business Analyst doing data analytics around driver growth and customer support. He also worked at Tarragon LLC as an acquisition intern, vetting future development properties. Hal has an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Additionally, he completed a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from University of Washington’s Runstad Department of Real Estate. Hal is a graduate of Lakeside School and is an Eagle Scout.

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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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Jacque Churchville

Jacque joined the Columbia Pacific Team in July 2021 as their Office Manager. Prior to Columbia Pacific she has been an office manager at a Seattle law firm as well as a supervisor at the Department of Labor and Industries. Jacque was born and raised in Las Vegas and attended the University of Nevada Reno before moving to the Pacific Northwest.

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Jae Kim

Jae joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019 as a staff accountant for the Finance Team. Jae graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Accounting and earned his M.S. in Audit and Advisory Services from DePaul University with distinction.

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Jamie Cobb

Jamie Cobb joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as an analyst for our Real Estate Strategies. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Jamie was the Vice President of Finance for Colliers International. Formerly, Jamie was an Asset and Real Estate Manager for Cascade Investment, the investment vehicle for Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Jamie earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington Foster School. Jamie earned his CPA license in 2000 and his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2006. He is a member of the CFA Society of Seattle.

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Jessica Gray

Jessica Gray joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in July 2016 as an Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining CPA full-time, Jessica worked as an intern in CPA’s finance department. Jessica grew up in Northern California and graduated from the University of Washington in June 2016 with a degree in Finance and a minor in Spanish.

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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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John Sattelmayer

John Sattelmayer joined Colombia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as Capital-Facilities/Asset Manager within our Real Estate Investment Strategy group and is responsible for capital projects, facilities and asset management of all senior housing assets.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Mr. Sattelmayer held multiple roles in Capital-Facilities/Asset Management at several senior housing companies and REITs.  He graduated with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Project Management from Keller Graduate School.

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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.

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Julie O’Brien

Julie O’Brien joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in August 2019 as an accounting manager for the management companies. Before joining Columbia Pacific, Julie worked as a Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers Seattle and Dallas offices. She primarily focused on tax compliance for hedge funds and venture capital funds. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant with a BBA in Accounting from St. Edward’s University and an MS in Tax from St. John’s University.

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Kari Luttinen

Kari Luttinen joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as a junior underwriter for the Real Estate Lending strategy. Since coming on at CPA, she has developed into supporting loan production and business development for the Lending strategy. Previously, Kari was an intern for Columbia Pacific Management, Columbia Pacific Advisors, and Silvaris Corporation, respectively. A Seattle native, Kari played Division I basketball at the University of Portland where she earned All-Academic in the conference for 3 consecutive years. Kari graduated from the University of Portland Pamplin School of Business with a degree in Finance. Additionally, she completed her Certificate in Commercial Real Estate at the University of Washington.

karil@columbiapacific.com | (206) 294-7932

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Keely Nikolao

Keely Nikolao joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2018 as an accounting senior manager.  Keely’s experience includes 12 years in PwC’s Seattle assurance practice.  She primarily focused on financial statement audits of mutual funds, private real estate funds and hedge funds.  She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Central Washington University with a Masters of Professional Accountancy.  Keely is a certified public accountant.

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Kevin Quinn

Kevin Quinn joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2013 as the Asset and Underwriting Manager for the Real Estate Lending strategy. In his role, Kevin leads the Underwriting and Asset Management teams and serves an operational role assisting the Fund Manager with banking relationships and cash management, and managing various vendor relationships. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors Kevin was a Senior Credit Analyst at Sterling Bank underwriting and monitoring the more complex commercial borrower relationships. Mr. Quinn’s array of experience includes commercial real estate, loan structuring, loan workout and special asset management, foreclosures and bankruptcies, CREO, commercial and industrial lending, corporate and middle market banking, asset based lending, and equipment lease financing/brokering. Kevin graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 with a double major in Economics and Political Science.

kevinq@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0082

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Kevin Wong

Kevin Wong joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in February 2019 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Kevin worked as a Corporate Accountant for SL Green Realty Corp. in New York City and as a Senior Auditor in Deloitte LLP’s assurance practice in Seattle. Kevin is a CPA and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accounting in Audit & Assurance.

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Kirby Kelley

Kirby Kelley joined Columbia Pacific in July 2019 as Development Coordinator within the real estate investment strategy.  She supports the development process from entitlements through construction and turnover for both senior living and self-storage projects.  Prior to joining CPA Kirby worked as a Project Engineer for a local General Contractor with experience managing construction for mixed-use, historical renovation and senior-living projects.  Kirby’s background is in operating a family-owned residential contracting company based in the South Puget Sound. She has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, an Associates in Interior Design and a Certificate in Construction Management.

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Kjerstin Scanlan

Kjerstin Scanlan joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2019 as the Office Manager. She now oversees the marketing efforts of the Real Estate Lending strategy. Prior to joining CPA, Kjerstin worked as a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual and interned for Columbia Pacific Management. Born and raised in Seattle, Kjerstin graduated from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a degree in Marketing and a certificate from the Professional Sales Program.

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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.

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Madeline Virzi

Madeline Virzi joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2016 as a Senior Fund Accountant for the opportunistic and hedge strategies. Currently, Madeline serves as an Accounting Manager. Before joining Columbia Pacific, Madeline worked as a Senior Finance Associate at Bain Capital Credit, a Boston-based manager of high yield debt securities. Prior to her work in Boston, she was an Audit Associate with Weaver, a regional public accounting firm in Texas. Madeline is a  Certified Public Accountant with a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University.

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Max Fell

Max Fell joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in December 2020 as a Senior Fund Accountant.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Max worked as an Assurance Senior in Moss Adam’s Seattle practice, primarily serving clients in the asset management, technology, and life sciences industries.  Max graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting and international development, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Michele Hughes

Michele Hughes joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as an Asset Manager. Ms. Hughes is responsible for performance monitoring of Senior Housing Assets across the country. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Ms. Hughes held numerous clinical and administrative positions at Emeritus Senior Living and Brookdale Senior Living. During her 14 years with Emeritus, she advanced from an Executive Director to the North East Divisional Vice President of Operations. Ms. Hughes successfully transitioned her 72 communities as well as the largest number of Emeritus Regional and Divisional staff to Brookdale Senior Living in 2014. She joined Brookdale at that time as a Regional Vice President of Operations.

Ms. Hughes has also held various elected positions at the State and National levels. She served two terms as a Member at Large on the board for The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). She also participated on the NCAL Finance & Policy Committee as well as the Risk Management Workgroup. At the state level, Michele held positions on the New Jersey Assisted Living Center Board. Completing two terms as Vice-Chair, two terms as Chair. During that 8 years, she served as one of the Health Care Association of New Jersey’s (HCANJ) representatives on the New Jersey Assisted Living Work Group held by the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2020 as a Senior Asset Manager for the Real Estate Lending strategy.  Mike has over 20 years experience in commercial finance having held positions with General Electric Capital, KeyBank, US Bank, and most recently Banner Bank where he was a Credit Risk Manager overseeing the bank’s commercial real estate credit approval process for income property, homebuilder finance, and C&I borrowers.  Mike’s experience spans across various roles including underwriting, closing, credit approval, and work-out, and he has been involved with all asset classes, including restaurant, hospitality, healthcare, seniors housing, and traditional income property types in both the construction and term loan segments.  Mike graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Administration, holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership from the Foster School of Business, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at The University of Washington.

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Mitch Johnson

Mitch Johnson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in March 2016 as the Acquisition Manager for the self storage program within the real estate investment strategy. Prior to joining CPA, Mitch was the Site Acquisition Manager for Public Storage in the northwest and mountain states. Mitch has comprehensive retail real estate site acquisition and entitlement feasibility experience with Safeway Stores, Home Depot, POB Montgomery Developers and Savers Stores throughout the western United States.  Mitch is a licensed Architect and Real Estate Broker and is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Architecture and has received a Commercial Real Estate Certificate from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.

 

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Morgan Barnes

Morgan Barnes joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in November 2018 as a Credit Analyst for our Real Estate Lending strategy. Morgan’s experience includes an internship at Columbia Pacific Management, followed by 3 years at HomeStreet Bank including positions as a Production Analyst in their Commercial Real Estate group, and more recently as a Credit Reporting Analyst in their Credit Policy & Risk Analytics group. Morgan graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in both Finance and Information Systems. She also holds a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington.

morganb@columbiapacific.com | (206) 279-3783

 

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Paul Branin

Paul Branin joined Columbia Pacific in 2017 as an Asset Manager within the Real Estate Investment Strategy group.  Mr. Branin is responsible for performance monitoring of senior housing assets in the western United States.  Prior to Columbia Pacific Advisors, Mr. Branin was a Healthcare Account Executive with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) underwriting over $500 million in new development long term care projects.  Previously, Mr. Branin held multiple roles in the seniors housing industry with both regional and national providers, and was the corporate liaison for all new developments and acquisitions as the National Director of Operations Development with Emeritus Senior Living.  Mr. Branin graduated from Roanoke College with a B.A. in International Relations, and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

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Pete Aparico

Pete Aparico joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 and is responsible for real estate acquisition and development opportunities within the real estate investment strategy.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Pete was a multi-family development, commercial development, and acquisitions lead at Vulcan, responsible for deal sourcing, pipeline development, and life cycle investment performance.  Formerly, Pete was an Investment Director with Schnitzer West and an Officer in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps.  Pete earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Peter Lee

Peter Lee joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2018 as a Fund Accountant. Currently, Peter serves as an Accounting Manager. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Peter worked as a Senior Accountant in Deloitte’s Seattle tax practice. He primarily focused on federal tax compliance for private equity funds, S-corporations, C-corporations, and individuals. Peter earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, focusing in Accounting, from Gonzaga University and his Master of Professional Accounting, focusing in Taxation, from the University of Washington. Peter has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2017.

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Rebecca Bloom

Rebecca Bloom is the Managing Director of Capital Markets  & Acquisitions and is responsible for real estate acquisition and debt financing opportunities with the real estate investment strategy. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Ms. Bloom managed land acquisitions and debt and equity financing for Vulcan Real Estate, where she was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and negotiating land acquisition and debt financing opportunities in the greater Seattle/Bellevue market. Ms. Bloom, led Vulcan’s major acquisition efforts in the Downtown Bellevue market and successfully sourced and closed over $1.5B in construction and permanent financing. Ms. Bloom holds a B.A. in business economics from UCLA and an M.S. in computational finance and risk management from the University of Washington.

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Rebecca DiGiacomo

Rebecca DiGiacomo joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in June 2020 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Rebecca worked as an Assurance Associate in PwC’s Boston practice, and more recently was an accountant on Liberty Mutual Insurance’s International & External Reporting team in Boston. Rebecca graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree, concentration in Accounting, and from Wake Forest University with a Masters in Accountancy degree. Rebecca is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Rebecca Werner

Rebecca Werner joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as a senior fund accountant. Prior to joining, Rebecca worked as a Senior Tax Associate at PwC in Seattle and San Francisco, primarily focused on venture capital and private equity tax compliance. Rebecca graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a Master of Science in taxation. Rebecca is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Rich Menti

Rich Menti joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2014 as a Senior Asset Manager within the real estate investment strategy. He is primarily responsible for management of the industrial, office, medical, hospitality and multi-family properties as well as assisting in acquisitions, dispositions and partner relationships. Rich has 22 years of real estate experience in all facets of the industry from asset management, development, acquisitions, dispositions leasing and brokerage ownership. Prior to joining CPA, Rich was the Vice President at Meriwether Advisors, a commercial real estate advisory and investment firm. Before Meriwether Advisors, Rich served as President and Owner of multiple Real Estate franchises in the Puget Sound. Rich graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A in Speech and Communication.

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Rob Hackleman

Rob Hackleman joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 to assist with underwriting for the Real Estate Lending team. Rob’s experience spans across various roles within commercial real estate, including construction, development, asset management, and investment sales. He has held positions with Broadshore Capital Partners, Newmark, and Mack Real Estate Development. Most recently, Rob was an Asset Manager for Broadshore Capital Partners overseeing a portfolio of multifamily and net-lease industrial assets. Rob graduated from University of Washington in 2007 with a B.S. in Construction Management and earned his MBA from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in 2013.

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Rob Shields

Rob Shields joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as a Senior Underwriter for the Real Estate Lending strategy. Mr. Shields has over 10 years of diverse experience within the banking and finance sectors, holding various roles of increasing responsibility with Washington Trust Bank, Sterling Bank, Umpqua Bank, and PACCAR Financial Corporation.  Rob’s experience spans a variety of sectors including  agricultural finance, commercial and industrial lending, corporate and middle market banking, collateral based lending, international trade finance, private banking, and investor real estate. Rob graduated from Whitworth University in 2006 with B.A. in Business Management and earned his MBA from Gonzaga University in 2012.

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Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2016 as an Asset and Underwriting Manager for the Real Estate Lending strategy team. Robert has over 20 years of international experience, mostly with the Macquarie Group, in commercial real estate finance in various areas including workouts, asset and portfolio management, underwriting and operations. Originally from Australia, Robert graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in finance and law.

robertb@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0093

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Sarah Rosler

Sarah Rosler joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2012 where she works directly with our real estate investment strategies team on development accounting and lender coordination. Sarah started her career at Grant Thornton where she worked in the assurance department auditing small tech and biotech companies. Then she worked at Emeritus Corporation where she was a senior corporate accountant focused on capital leases, quarterly and annual filings and construction accounting. Most recently she worked for Columbia Pacific Management as a fund accountant. Sarah graduated in May of 2000 with a double major in Accounting and Finance.

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Scott Schneider

Scott Schneider joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as a Senior Underwriter for our Real Estate Lending strategy. Scott has over 10 years of diverse experience within commercial real estate, having functioned as a banker, developer, and asset manager for companies including US Bank, Macquarie Bank, and Merrill Gardens/Pillar Properties. A Northwest native from Bellevue, Scott graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration and concentrations in finance and marketing.

scotts@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0770

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Shannon Tomsheck

Shannon Tomsheck joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2021 as an Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining CPA, Shannon began her career in investor relations within various investment firms specializing in private equity as well as real estate. She has also gained an extensive legal background as a paralegal and in legal operations within several law firms in the Seattle area. Shannon grew up just north of Seattle and graduated from Western Washington University in June 2012 with a degree in Political Science and Sociology of Law.

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Sherrie Bebell

Sherrie Bebell joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January 2017 as a Senior Living Asset Manager within the Real Estate Investment Strategy.  In her role, Sherrie is responsible for senior living assets primarily in the Southeast. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Sherrie was with a third-party management company where she managed senior living communities in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada. Sherrie brings with her more than 20 years of experience in senior living operations, sales and marketing.

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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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Stephanie Sirianni

Stephanie joined Columbia Pacific in 2021 as a Senior Director for our Real Estate Strategies.  Prior to joining Columbia Pacific, Stephanie was an asset manager for M&A Real Estate partners in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for oversight and management of the firm’s student housing portfolio.  Formerly, Stephanie was an analyst with Moran & Company, focused on institutional sized multifamily sales throughout California.  Stephanie earned her B.S. in Finance from University of Notre Dame and her M.B.A. from Anderson School at UCLA.

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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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Vicki Peditto

Vicki Peditto joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in January of 2020 as a Development Manager within the real estate investment strategy. She manages new senior living projects primarily on the East coast.  Prior to joining CPA, Vicki worked as a Project Manager on various tenant improvements and ground-up construction projects for a local General Contractor. She received her Construction Management Certificate from the University of Washington and has been in the industry since 2004.

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Wendy Weimer

Wendy is an executive assistant supporting the co-founder/managing partner of Columbia Pacific Advisors.  Wendy also partners with CPA’s investor relations and marketing departments to plan company, investor and client events. Previously, Wendy supported several HNW and UHNW families in a variety of capacities as an executive personal assistant, special event and household manager at their estates and on super yachts in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, East Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Wendy has also held corporate, wealth management client and nonprofit event management positions. Wendy was raised on Whidbey Island and earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Washington State University.

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Will Nelson

Will Nelson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 to assist with loan production and asset strategy for our Real Estate Lending strategy. Will now serves as the Director of Real Estate Lending. Previously he managed the real estate portfolio for Legacy Companies. Will participated in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, project management, entitlement work and property management of approximately 1.5 million square feet of real estate assets in the United States and Canada. Will graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s business program with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. He earned his MBA from the University of Washington.

willn@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0769

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Yasi Firoozi

Yasamine Firoozi joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2016 as Office Manager.  Currently, Ms. Firoozi provides administrative support to the company’s executive officers as well as operations support across CPA’s multiple teams. Prior to joining CPA, Yasamine worked in global health communications and advocacy at Global Health Strategies. Yasamine graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in International Relations and Global Development.