Investment Team

David Dullum

David Dullum

President

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703-287-5891
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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.

Current Board Affiliations
Galaxy Technologies
Mason West

Select Former Board Affiliations
Chase Doors
Jackrabbit
Venyu Solutions

Rachael Easton

Chief Financial Officer

Rachael Easton

Rachael Easton

Chief Financial Officer

Rachael.Easton@gladstonecompanies.com
(703) 287-5800

Ms. Easton joined Gladstone in December 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer of Gladstone Investment Corporation. Prior to joining Gladstone, Ms. Easton worked as the Senior Director, Financial Reporting, at AvalonBay Communities, Inc. in Arlington, VA. Ms. Easton also previously held accounting roles at companies across various industries and was a senior auditor in EY’s financial services assurance practice in New York, New York. Ms. Easton received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics in Accounting from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

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.

Current Board Affiliations
Educators Resources
Ginsey Home Solutions
Nocturne Luxury Villas
Old World Christmas
Schylling
The Maids International

Select Former Board Affiliations
Cambridge Sound Management
Counsel Press
Country Club Enterprises

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.

Current Board Affiliations
Brunswick Bowling Products
Edge Adhesives Holdings
Galaxy Technologies
Horizon Facilities Services
Phoenix Door Systems
PSI Molded Plastics
SFEG Holdings
The E-3 Company
Utah Pacific Bridge & Steel

Select Former Board Affiliations
Alloy Die Casting
Jackrabbit

Daniel Crump

Daniel Crump

Principal

Mr. Crump joined Gladstone in January 2022. Prior to joining Gladstone, he worked as a Senior Associate at Mountain Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in the North American energy sector. Prior to his work at Mountain Capital, Mr. Crump was an analyst in the Global Energy Investment Banking group at Scotiabank, where he advised on M&A transactions in the Oil & Gas sector. Mr. Crump graduated with BS degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Maryland.

Current Board Affiliations
B+T Group
Dema Plumbing
Educators Resource
Home Concepts
J.R. Hobbs
Nocturne Luxury Villas
The E3 Company

Mitchell Grant

Mitchell Grant

Principal

Mr. Grant joined Gladstone in 2022. Prior to joining Gladstone, he worked as an Associate in the Global Consumer Investment Banking Group at Raymond James & Associates. While at Raymond James, Mr. Grant advised on numerous consumer product, retail, and e-commerce M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Grant earned a BA in Political Science from Duke University.

Current Board Affiliations
Horizon Facilities Services
ImageWorks Display and Marketing
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Tristan Bautil

Senior Associate

Tristan Bautil

Tristan Bautil

Senior Associate

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703-287-5829
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Mr. Bautil joined Gladstone in 2024. Prior to joining Gladstone, he worked as an Associate in the Diversified Industrials Investment Banking Group at Stephens Inc., where he advised on numerous M&A transactions in the Aerospace & Defense sector. Mr. Bautil earned a BA in Economics and Finance from the College of William & Mary.