Investment Team

David Dullum

David Dullum

President

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Mr. Dullum joined The Gladstone Companies in February 2008. Mr. Dullum has served as President of Gladstone Investment Corporation since April 2008 and was a Director from June 2005 to August 2015. Mr. Dullum is an Executive Managing Director of our Adviser, Gladstone Management Corporation, and was a Director of Gladstone Commercial from August 2003 to May 2015, and a Director of Gladstone Capital from August 2001 to February 2015. Mr. Dullum has extensive experience in equity investing and middle market buyouts.

Prior to joining Gladstone, from 1995 to 2007, Mr. Dullum was a Partner of New England Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in small and medium-sized business in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. From 1976 to 1990, Mr. Dullum was a Managing General Partner of Frontenac Company, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Mr. Dullum has served as the Chairman of NASBIC (now known as SBIA) and on the Board of Trustees of The Stanford Business School Trust.  Mr. Dullum holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BME from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Julia Ryan

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Julia Ryan

Julia Ryan

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Ms. Ryan joined Gladstone in April 2015.  She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Gladstone Investment Corporation.  Prior to joining Gladstone, Ms. Ryan worked as a senior manager in the assurance practice of KPMG LLP in McLean, VA, where she primarily served public companies in the asset management and real estate industries. Ms. Ryan holds a BS in Accounting and in International Business Administration from Salisbury University. She is a certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a member of the AICPA and VSCPA.

Kyle Largent

Executive Vice President – Senior Managing Director

Kyle Largent

Kyle Largent

Executive Vice President – Senior Managing Director

Kyle joined Gladstone in November 2006. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Vice President for National Capital, an investment bank providing M&A advisory services to small and mid-sized businesses. In 2003, Kyle served as an Associate Analyst in the Research group at Friedman Billings Ramsey. Kyle received an MBA from Georgetown University and a BSBA from the University of Tulsa, and is a CFA charterholder.

Mr. Largent currently serves on the boards of the following portfolio companies: B+T Group, Brunswick Bowling, Frontier Packaging, Pioneer Square Brands, Head Country, Nth Degree, Old World Christmas, Schylling and SOG.

Peter Roushdy

Executive Vice President – Managing Director

Peter Roushdy

Peter Roushdy

Executive Vice President – Managing Director

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Mr. Roushdy joined Gladstone in July 2011. Prior to joining Gladstone, he worked as an Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo Securities where he focused on debt and equity capital markets origination and advisory services to clients in the retail and restaurant sectors. Mr. Roushdy earned a BA in Economics from Davidson College in May 2008.

Mr. Roushdy currently serves on the boards of the following portfolio companies: Bassett Creek Services, Edge Adhesives, Educators Resource, Horizon Facilities Services, J.R. Hobbs and Mason West. He is an observer of the follow portfolio companies: B+T Group, Counsel Press, Frontier Packaging and Nth Degree.

Erika Highland

Managing Director

Erika Highland

Erika Highland

Managing Director

Erika Highland joined Gladstone in August 2005. She currently serves as a Managing Director of Gladstone Investment Corporation. Prior to joining Gladstone, she was an Account Executive at Wells Fargo Retail Finance where she was responsible for monitoring and underwriting senior secured loans to national and regional retail chains. Before joining Wells Fargo, she was a financial Analyst in A.G. Edwards’ Investment Banking Division focusing on capital raising and M&A transactions for middle market companies. Ms. Highland holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Boston College.

Ms. Highland currently serves on the boards of the following portfolio companies: Counsel Press, Country Club Enterprises, Ginsey Home Solutions and The Mountain Corporation.

Christopher Lee

Managing Director

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Managing Director

Mr. Lee joined Gladstone as a Principal in January 2008. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Vice President with MCG Capital where he was a debt and equity investor in middle-market companies across industry platforms, with a focus on telecommunications and publishing and including origination/underwriting and Board advisory roles. Prior to his work at MCG Capital, Mr. Lee worked as a Consultant with KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint) from 1993 to 1998 where he performed cost accounting studies for state and local government clients. Mr. Lee earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.

Mr. Lee currently serves on the boards of the following portfolio companies: D.P.M.S., Galaxy Tool Holding, Jackrabbit, SBS Industries, Phoenix Door Systems and PSI Molded Plastics.

David Glazer

Managing Director

David Glazer

David Glazer

Managing Director

Mr. Glazer joined Gladstone in 2014. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was an Associate at U.S. Trust Bank of America in Private Wealth Management and an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he focused on debt and equity capital markets origination and M&A advisory services. He received an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and a BA from Duke University.

Mr. Glazer currently serves on the board or is an observer to the following portfolio companies: ImageWorks, Brunswick Bowling, Head Country and Schylling.

Travis Steele

Travis Steele

Principal

Mr. Steele joined Gladstone in March 2019. Prior to joining Gladstone, he acted as Managing Member at Steele Partners, an investment firm he founded focused on value investments within the public equity markets. He also worked as an Associate at Grey Mountain Partners, a private equity firm based in Colorado, and as an Analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York. Mr. Steele graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with honors in Mathematical Economics.

Rohan Venkatesh

Rohan Venkatesh

Associate

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Mr. Venkatesh joined Gladstone in 2019. Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Venkatesh worked for BB&T Capital Markets as an Analyst in the Consumer & Retail M&A Group, where he focused on M&A advisory services for clients in the food & beverage, consumer & retail, and automotive aftermarket sectors. Mr. Venkatesh graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Mr. Venkatesh currently serves as an observer on the boards of the following portfolio companies: Educators Resource, Horizon Facilities Services, and Bassett Creek Services.