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 in 2011 to manage the Direct Lending strategy and now serves as President of the organization. He has over 40 years of experience evaluating various private commercial credit and equity opportunities both personally and professionally. Previously, he was the 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. 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


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.