Gladstone Management Employees

David Gladstone Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Terry Lee Brubaker Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
Robert Cutlip Executive Managing Director (President of Gladstone Commercial)
David Dullum Executive Managing Director (President of Gladstone Investment)
Bob Marcotte Executive Managing Director (President of Gladstone Capital)
Buzz Cooper Senior Managing Director, Real Estate
Zoltan Berty Managing Director, Private Finance
Chris Daniel Managing Director, Private Equity
John W. Freal Managing Director, Private Finance
Bill Frisbie Managing Director, Real Estate
Laura Gladstone Managing Director, Private Finance
Erika Highland Managing Director, Private Equity
Bill Hughes Managing Director, Real Estate
Kyle Largent Managing Director, Private Equity
Chris Lee Managing Director, Private Equity
Mike McQuigg Managing Director, Private Finance
Bill Reiman Managing Director, Real Estate
John Sateri
Managing Director, Private Finance

Matt Tucker Managing Director, Real Estate
Andrew White Managing Director, Real Estate
Pamela Keene Asset Manager, Real Estate
Michael Beckett Director, Private Finance
Greg Bowie Director, Private Equity
Brandon Flickinger Director, Real Estate
Blair Gertmenian Director, Private Equity
Jason Kowalski Director, Real Estate
Peter Roushdy Director, Private Equity
David Glazer Principal, Private Equity
Andrew Ahlberg Senior Associate, Private Finance
Paul Cobuzzi Senior Associate, Private Finance
Nate Coughran Senior Associate, Real Estate
Edward Engle Associate, Real Estate

Jarrett Wood

 

Associate, Private Finance

Joseph Van Wingerden Associate, Real Estate
Jaime Blake Analyst, Real Estate
Paula Novara Head of Resources Management
Rachel Lopes Marketing Assistant
Christie Cardinale Real Estate Portfolio Administrator

 

 

Gladstone Administration Employees –Affiliate Providing Administrative Services

Jon Aronson Accounting Manager (Gladstone Investment)

Jay Beckhorn


Managing Director, Finance,

Treasurer of Gladstone Commercial and Gladstone Land & Assistant Treasurer of Gladstone Investment and Gladstone Capital


Nate Collier Accounting Manager (Gladstone Capital)

Jack Dellafiora

Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

(Gladstone Management & Gladstone Administration)

Susan Gretzkowski

 

Associate Compliance Officer
Danielle Jones


Chief Financial Officer & Assistant Treasurer
(Gladstone Commercial)


Catherine Klaus
Assistant General Counsel

Marianne Kreizman Cash Management Administrator (Gladstone Commercial and Gladstone Land)
Michael LiCalsi

President (Gladstone Administration) General Counsel & Secretary
Geoff Lyle
Chief Accounting Officer
(Gladstone Management & Gladstone Administration)
Alyssa Mala Senior Accountant (Gladstone Commercial)
Rebecca Mao Senior Accountant (Gladstone Land)
Anthony Mastantuono Accounting Manager (Gladstone Commercial)
Karin McLaughlin


Investor Relations

 

Lewis Parrish
Chief Financial Officer& Assistant Treasurer
(Gladstone Land)
Malinda O. Plumer

Senior Corporate Paralegal

Julia Ryan

 

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

(Gladstone Investment)

Amie Sarr

Senior Accountant (Gladstone Capital)
Nicole Schaltenbrand

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

(Gladstone Capital)

Jennifer Smith Chief Valuation Officer
Megan Stokes Executive Assistant
Nixia Tenzin

 

Senior Accountant

 

 


 

 

 

Andrew Ahlberg

Andrew Ahlberg

Senior Associate, Private Finance

703-462-1026

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Ahlberg joined Gladstone in September of 2014.  Prior to joining Gladstone, he was an Associate at MCG Capital, where he was involved in underwriting and managing middle market debt and equity investments.  Prior to MCG, Mr. Ahlberg was with Fifth Third Bank providing debt capital for middle market healthcare, industrial, and business services companies.  Mr. Ahlberg earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Economics from The Ohio State University.

 

Jon Aronson

Jon Aronson

Accounting Manager, Gladstone Investment

703-287-5820

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Aronson joined Gladstone in March 2015.  Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Mr. Aronson worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2010-2015 as a Senior Associate in the Forensic Services group in McLean, VA and as an Associate in the Private Company Services practice in Philadelphia, PA.  Mr. Aronson is a CPA licensed in the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS).  He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2010, and is a member of the AICPA, the VSCPA and the ACFCS.

 

Jay Beckhorn

Jay Beckhorn

Managing Director, Finance

Treasurer, Gladstone Commercial & Gladstone Land

Assistant Treasurer, Gladstone Investment & Gladstone Capital

703-287-5823

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Beckhorn joined Gladstone in January 2013.  He serves as Treasurer of Gladstone Commercial and Gladstone Land and Assistant Treasurer of Gladstone Capital and Gladstone Investment; his focus is debt finance.

Jay has 26 years of real estate finance experience.  Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Regional Director with Heavenrich & Co., an M&A group that serves the senior’s housing industry. He helped the firm’s clients recapitalize their companies by arranging joint ventures with private equity groups, sale lease-back transactions with REITs and loans from banks and agencies.  Before Heavenrich, Mr. Beckhorn served as a Senior Vice President with Sunrise Senior Living where he secured debt financing to support the company’s development, acquisition, and joint venture activities.  Additionally, he worked for the Riggs Bank in a variety of real estate related capacities including Managing Director and Senior Asset Manager for the Multi-Employer Property Trust.  He started his real estate career with Kettler, a Washington, D.C. area real estate developer.

Jay earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA from Colgate University. 

 

Michael Beckett

Michael Beckett

Director, Private Finance

703-287-5832

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mike joined Gladstone in March 2005 as an Associate.  He currently focuses on middle market debt and equity investments supporting both private equity sponsors and owner operators for Gladstone Capital. 

Prior to joining Gladstone, he was an Analyst for MCG Capital. Mr. Beckett earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University in 1993. Mr. Beckett is a Certified Public Accountant.

Zoltan Berty

Zoltan Berty

Managing Director, Private Finance

310-693-5073

2301 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste 4194, El Segundo, CA 90245

Mr. Berty joined The Gladstone Companies in July 2014.  He currently serves as a Managing Director in our Los Angeles, CA office focusing on debt and equity investments in privately held companies.

Mr. Berty has over 22 years of experience originating, structuring, and underwriting leveraged finance and mezzanine transactions for middle market borrowers.  Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Berty was a Principal at Caltius Mezzanine, a $500MM mezzanine fund focused on junior capital and minority equity investments in middle market companies.  Prior to this, Mr. Berty was a Vice President at D. E. Shaw Direct Capital, where he was responsible for originating new investment opportunities across all levels of the capital structure, including senior debt, mezzanine, and equity.  Previously, Mr. Berty was a Director at CapitalSource and focused on senior and subordinated debt investments to support buyout and recapitalization transactions.  Mr. Berty’s earlier lending experience also includes credit management and underwriting positions at Transamerica Technology Finance and Fleet Capital Corporation.  Mr. Berty received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Jamie Blake

Jamie Blake

Analyst, Real Estate

703-287-5835

1521 Westbranch Dr. Ste 100 McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Blake joined The Gladstone Companies in September 2016 as an analyst.  Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Blake worked as an analyst with Wells Fargo Bank where he underwrote senior debt facilities for middle market commercial clients.  Mr. Blake earned a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary in 2014.

 

Greg Bowie

Greg Bowie

Director, Private Equity

703-287-5834

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Bowie joined Gladstone in October 2004 as an Associate. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was an Associate in Citigroup's Global Corporate and Investment Bank in New York from August 2003 to September 2004. Prior to Citigroup, he flew the S-3B Viking aircraft for the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer from 1994-2001. Mr. Bowie has an MBA from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

Terry Lee Brubaker

Terry Lee Brubaker

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

804-776-8375

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Brubaker has been Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer since April 2004. Previously, he was our President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2001. Beginning in March 1999, Mr. Brubaker was a founder, and past Chairman of Heads Up Systems, a company providing process industries with leading edge technology. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Brubaker served as Vice President of the paper group for the American Forest & Paper Association. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Brubaker served as President of Interstate Resources, a pulp and paper company. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Brubaker served as President of IRI, a radiation measurement equipment manufacturer. From 1981 to 1991, Mr. Brubaker held several management positions at James River Corporation, a forest and paper company, including Vice President of Strategic Planning from 1981 to 1982, Group Vice President of the Groveton Group and Premium Printing Papers from 1982 to 1990 and Vice President of Human Resources Development in 1991. From 1976 to 1981, Mr. Brubaker was Strategic Planning Manager and Marketing Manager at Boise Cascade. Previously, Mr. Brubaker was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company from 1972 to 1976. Mr. Brubaker holds a MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a BSE from Princeton University.

Christie Cardinale

Christie Cardinale

Real Estate Portfolio Administrator

703-287-5850

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Cardinale joined Gladstone at the end of 2012.  She holds a diverse background in both legal and real estate industries.  Prior to joining Gladstone, she managed the operations of a local real estate company in VA .  There she managed the real estate transactions of more than 50 sales agents from conception to closing.  She also worked as a real estate agent mainly serving the Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax areas. Before entering the real estate industry, Ms. Cardinale worked in the legal field.  She earned a BS with a concentration in Marketing Management in 2008 from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.  Ms. Cardinale is a Licensed Realtor in VA & DC as well as a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Paul Cobuzzi

Paul Cobuzzi

Senior Associate, Private Finance

703-287-5906

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Cobuzzi joined Gladstone in May of 2015.  Prior to joining Gladstone, he was with Harren Equity Partners, where he was involved in underwriting, executing and managing middle market leveraged buyout transactions across a variety of industries.  Prior to Harren, Mr. Cobuzzi was with BIA Digital Partners providing debt and equity capital for middle market companies operating in the media and communications industries.  Mr. Cobuzzi began his career in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Cobuzzi earned a BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.

 

Nate Collier

Nate Collier

Accounting Manager, Gladstone Capital

703-287-5848

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Collier joined Gladstone in March 2016. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Nate worked at Clark Enterprises, Inc in Bethesda, MD as a senior accountant and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, PA as an associate in audit and assurance. Nate is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.

 

Nate Coughran

Nate Coughran

Senior Associate, Real Estate

703-287-5902

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Coughran joined Gladstone in June 2014. Prior to joining Gladstone, he worked as an Acquisitions Analyst for Reit Management & Research, the management company of four publicly traded REITs (SIR, GOV, SNH, and HPT). Prior to Reit Management & Research, Mr. Coughran worked for Ernst & Young in the audit practice where he focused on publicly traded commercial banks. Mr. Coughran earned a dual MS in Finance and Accounting from Boston College and holds a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Mr. Coughran is a CPA with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Buzz Cooper

Buzz Cooper

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate

703-287-5815

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Cooper joined The Gladstone Companies at their inception in June 2001 and operates out of the company’s corporate headquarters in McLean, VA. He currently is a Senior Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial where he is responsible for identifying, underwriting, managing, and servicing much of the firm's commercial real estate investment projects with a portfolio of approximately $500 million. He is focused on sourcing and executing net leased real estate acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Southeast and Texas. Buzz has over 30 years of experience sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, negotiating and executing lending and commercial transactions and executing asset management plans. Buzz is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP).


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cooper served as a Senior Vice President or Principal of Allied Capital Corporation and its affiliate funds from 1986 - 2000. At Allied Capital, Mr. Cooper was responsible for originating all forms of commercial real estate loans and servicing a portfolio of over $300 million in debt instruments and mortgages. During his career, he has negotiated and closed all types of commercial real estate transactions and debt instruments. Mr. Cooper received a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Washington and Lee University.

Robert Cutlip

Robert Cutlip

Executive Managing Director (President of Gladstone Commercial Corporation)

703-287-5878

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Cutlip joined The Gladstone Companies in June of 2012. He currently serves as President and Executive Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation and is responsible for all real estate acquisitions and profitable fund operations. Bob has extensive experience sourcing acquisitions and development transactions and managing  portfolio operations throughout the United States.
Prior to joining Gladstone, Bob held executive level positions at three publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT): Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE); Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW); and First Industrial (NYSE:FR). Bob has over 27 years of experience sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, negotiating and executing development transactions and overseeing asset management plan execution. Bob is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP). At NAIOP, he has held a number of positions including National Chairman and Chairman of the Research Foundation.  Mr. Cutlip holds an MBA in Finance from University of Southern California, MS in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

 

Chris Daniel

Chris Daniel

Managing Director, Private Equity

310-919-5197

2301 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste 4194, El Segundo, CA 90245

Mr. Daniel joined The Gladstone Companies in July 2011. He currently serves as a Managing Director in our Los Angeles, CA office focusing on debt and equity investments in privately held companies. Mr. Daniel has extensive experience in sourcing, structuring, negotiating and managing debt and equity transactions in middle market companies. Prior to Gladstone, Mr. Daniel was a Managing Director of Churchill Financial Group, a $1.5 billion commercial finance company providing debt capital to middle market companies. Prior to this, Mr. Daniel was a Managing Director of Praesidian Capital, managing private funds focused on mezzanine investing and was a Principal of Windjammer Capital Investors, a $2 billion private fund manager focused on mezzanine and equity investing. Earlier in his career Mr. Daniel worked in the leveraged buyout finance group of Citicorp Securities and was a consultant for Kenneth Leventhal and Company (now Ernst & Young).  Mr. Daniel received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and obtained an MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA.

 

Jack Dellafiora

Jack Dellafiora

Chief Compliance Officer

703-287-5872

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Dellafiora joined Gladstone in September 2007 as Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, Mr. Dellafiora held management roles in regulatory compliance, financial and operational risk management, financial reporting, and enterprise data management with Fannie Mae. Prior to that he lead attestation engagements for BDO Seidman where he worked on a diverse set of client industries. Mr. Dellafiora has also provided strategic and financial services for an alternative energy developer. Mr. Dellafiora is a MBA from the University of Maryland 's Smith School of Business and a CPA with a BBA in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.

David Dullum

David Dullum

Executive Managing Director (President of Gladstone Investment Corporation)

703-287-5891

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

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, 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 2009, 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 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.

 

Edward Engle

Edward Engle

Associate, Real Estate

703-462-1027

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Engle joined Gladstone in May 2016 as an Associate. Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Engle worked as an Analyst with Fortress Investment Group focused on senior housing acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Engle worked as an Analyst for Bank of America where he underwrote corporate and commercial real estate debt. Mr. Engle earned a BBA in Finance focused in Real Estate from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011.

 

Brandon Flickinger

Brandon Flickinger

Director, Real Estate

703-287-5819

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Flickinger joined Gladstone in April 2011 as an Associate. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Real Estate Investment Banking group from 2006 – 2011 where he was responsible for identifying, underwriting, managing, financing and servicing all forms of capital for commercial real estate investment. Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, he was a Senior Analyst in Cushman & Wakefield’s Transaction Consulting Group providing occupancy and investment strategies for the firm’s owner and occupier clients. Mr. Flickinger earned an MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration and a BBA from James Madison University.

John W. Freal

John W. Freal

Managing Director, Private Finance

703-287-5805

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Freal joined the firm in February 2002 from American Capital Strategies, where he was a Managing Director. From 1995 through 1997 he was a private investor and financial consultant. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Freal was President of RDS Capital Partners, a private merchant banking company that he co-founded to acquire middle-market commercial and industrial companies. Prior to founding RDS, he was employed by several Washington D.C. area and Philadelphia banks as a Loan Officer providing general corporate and buyout financing to middle-market and national companies. Mr. Freal received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business from George Mason University.

Bill Frisbie

Bill Frisbie

Managing Director, Real Estate

703-287-5839

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Frisbie joined Gladstone in June 2006 and serves as a Managing Director of Gladstone Land Corporation.  He is responsible for sourcing and executing farmland acquisitions across the U.S., as well as managing the long-term leases and capital improvements of those properties. In addition, Mr. Frisbie has been instrumental in Gladstone Land’s capital raising efforts including an IPO in 2013 and several mortgage facilities.

 Mr. Frisbie is the current Chairman of the NCREIF Farmland Index and is an Associate Candidate for the Accredited Land Consultant designation.

Mr. Frisbie received his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 2006 and his BA in Biology from the University of Virginia in 1999.

 

Blair Gertmenian

Blair Gertmenian

Director, Private Equity

212-792-4183

245 Park Ave, 39th Floor, New York, New York 10167

Mr. Gertmenian joined Gladstone in July 2005. Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Gertmenian worked as a financial Analyst in J.P. Morgan's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group from 2003 to 2005, where he provided advisory services to both public and private companies. In 2002, he joined J.P. Morgan's Middle Market Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Gertmenian holds a BSBA with a concentration in finance from Georgetown University where he graduated Cum Laude.

David Gladstone

David Gladstone

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

703-287-5858

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Gladstone is the founder of Gladstone Capital Corporation, Gladstone Commercial Corporation Gladstone Investment Corporation, and Gladstone Land Corporation and has been our Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Gladstone is also the President of Gladstone Land Corporation, our public farmland REITFrom August 1997 to August 2001, Mr. Gladstone served as Chairman or Vice Chairman of American Capital Strategies, a publicly-traded leveraged buyout fund and mezzanine debt finance company. From 1974 to February 1997, Mr. Gladstone held various positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with Allied Capital Corporation, Allied Capital Corporation II, Allied Capital Lending Corporation, Allied Capital Commercial Corporation and Allied Capital Advisors Inc. The Allied companies were the largest group of publicly-traded mezzanine debt funds and were managers of two private venture capital limited partnerships. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Gladstone served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Business Mortgage Investors, a private mortgage REIT managed by Allied Capital. Mr. Gladstone served as a Director of The Riggs National Corporation (the parent of Riggs Bank) from 1993 to May 1997 and of Riggs Bank from 1991 to 1993. He has served as a Trustee of The George Washington University and currently is a Trustee Emeritus. He is a past member of the Listings and Hearings Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. He is a past member of the Advisory Committee to the Women's Growth Capital Fund, a venture capital firm that finances women-owned small businesses. Mr. Gladstone was the managing member of The Capital Investors, a group of angel investors, and is currently a member Emeritus. Mr. Gladstone is also a past Director of Capital Automotive REIT, a real estate investment trust. Mr. Gladstone holds a MBA from the Harvard Business School, a MA from American University and a BA from the University of Virginia. Mr. Gladstone has coauthored two books on financing for small and medium sized businesses, Venture Capital Handbook and Venture Capital Investing published by Prentice Hall.

Laura Gladstone

Laura Gladstone

Managing Director, Private Finance

212-792-4187

245 Park Ave, New York, New York 10167

Ms. Gladstone has been with The Gladstone Companies since August 2001. She serves as a Managing Director of our New York office where she works with our mezzanine debt and syndicated loan team.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gladstone worked as an Associate in equity research at ING Barings, where she was responsible for covering companies in the telecommunications industries. Ms. Gladstone also worked for Salomon Smith Barney as an Assistant Analyst in equity research and HSBC, an international bank, as an analyst in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her BBA from The George Washington University. She is the coauthor of two books on lending to small business: Venture Capital Handbook and Venture Capital Investing, both published by Prentice Hall.

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David Glazer

David Glazer

Principal, Private Equity

703-287-5810

1521 Westbranch Dr Ste 100 McLean, VA 22102

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.

 

Susan Gretzkowski

Susan Gretzkowski

Associate Compliance Officer

703-287-5904

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Gretzkowski joined Gladstone in June 2013 as a Legal & Compliance Specialist.  Prior to joining Gladstone, she worked at FedBid Inc. and managed procurements for the Veterans Health Administration.  She graduated from the College of WIlliam and Mary with a B.A. in History

 

Erika Highland

Erika Highland

Managing Director, Private Equity

703-287-5840

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Erika Highland joined Gladstone in August 2005.  She currently serves as a Managing Director of Gladstone Investment Corporation.  During her time at Gladstone she has been involved with evaluating  and managing numerous debt and equity investments across the Gladstone Investment and Gladstone Capital portfolios.  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.

Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes

Managing Director, Real Estate

618-606-2887

449 Marketplace Dr., Freeburg, IL 62243

Mr. Hughes joined Gladstone Land in January of 2015. His primary focus will be the acquisition of row crop farmland throughout the Midwest.

 His background includes farmland management and acquisition for one of the nation’s preeminent wealth management and trust companies. While there he managed a full book of active row crop farms and helped develop a national farmland investment program focusing on asset allocation and portfolio diversification for high and ultra-high net worth clients. In addition to his responsibilities as a Managing Director for Gladstone, he owns a farm management and real estate business located in southern Illinois and operates a family owned row crop farm growing corn, soybeans, and wheat.

Mr. Hughes has a Bachelors Degree from Southern Illinois University in Farm Management and Agri-Business Economics.

 

 

Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones

Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer, Gladstone Commercial Corporation

703-287-5853

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Jones joined our firm in July 2004. Prior to joining Gladstone, Ms. Jones served as a Corporate Accountant for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Ms. Jones has also worked for American Express Tax & Business Services. Ms. Jones is a CPA with the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds a BBA from James Madison University.

Pamela Keene

Pamela Keene

Asset Manager, Real Estate

703-287-5842

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Keene joined Gladstone as our Portfolio Management Coordinator in 2002. Her background includes diverse experience in business management and sales most recently with Xerox Corporation. She cofounded and managed Virginia's 41st winery and holds a Master's Degree from George Washington University. She is currently one of two Real Estate Asset Managers.

Catherine Klaus

Catherine Klaus

Assistant General Counsel

703-287-5904

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Klaus serves as our Assistant General Counsel.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the managing board of the Virginia Law and Business Review.  Ms. Klaus is currently a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.  Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Klaus was an Associate Attorney at two Washington, D.C. law firms where she specialized in corporate governance and regulatory compliance as well as securities and M&A transactions.  Ms. Klaus has a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Virginia.

Jason Kowalski

Jason Kowalski

Director, Real Estate

703-287-5895

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Kowalski joined Gladstone in August 2006 as an Associate. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Manager in Capital One's Treasury Strategy group from August 2003 to July 2006. Prior to Capital One, he was an investment banking Associate in the Consumer/Retail group at Banc of America Securities from August 2001 to April 2003. From 1994 to 1998, he was a Consultant with Price Waterhouse's Management Consulting Services group. Mr. Kowalski earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.

Marianne Kreizman

Marianne Kreizman

Cash Management Administrator

703-287-5851

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Kreizman joined our firm in July 2012 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to joining Gladstone, Ms. Kreizman worked at Tandberg, which was later purchased by Cisco Systems, as an Accounts Receivable Specialist. Ms. Kreizman has also held corporate accounting roles at Prudential Insurance and Investors Underwriting Managers, Inc., both insurance companies located in New Jersey. Ms. Kreizman earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Monmouth University.

 

Kyle Largent

Kyle Largent

Managing Director, Private Equity

703-287-5880

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

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.

Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Managing Director, Private Equity

703-287-5887

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

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.

Michael LiCalsi

Michael LiCalsi

President of Administration, General Counsel and Secretary

703-287-5898

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. LiCalsi has been our General Counsel since October 2009 and Secretary since October 2012. He was appointed President of Gladstone Administration in July 2013.  A graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Law Review from 2004-2005. Mr. LiCalsi is currently a member of the Virginia State Bar and District of Columbia Bar. Before joining the Gladstone Companies, Mr. LiCalsi served as an Associate Attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Botts L.L.P., a multinational law firm. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. LiCalsi held various positions at TD Waterhouse Investor Services, Inc. (currently TD Ameritrade, Inc.), including those of regional and national vice president. Mr. LiCalsi currently holds his series 7 and 24 licenses at our affiliated broker-dealer, Gladstone Securities, LLC. Prior to his tenure in the financial services industry, Mr. LiCalsi graduated from Rutgers College, with a BA in History.

Rachel Lopes

Rachel Lopes

Marketing Assistant

703-287-5916

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Lopes joined The Gladstone Companies in March 2011. She currently serves as our Marketing Assistant in our McLean, VA Headquarters. Prior to joining Gladstone, she spent six years working at HSBC in their New York office within Global Markets. While there, she worked in Equity Capital Markets and Research Marketing. Ms. Lopes graduated from Johns Hopkins University and earned a BA in International Studies.

 

Geoff Lyle

Geoff Lyle

Chief Accounting Officer - Gladstone Management Corporation

703-287-5870

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Lyle, joined Gladstone in July of 2009. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Mr. Lyle worked with The Carlyle Group accounting for a group of privately held domestic and international real estate funds from 2007 until 2009. He began his career with McGladrey and Pullen, LLP in 2005. Mr. Lyle received his BSBA in Accounting from West Virginia University.  Mr. Mr. Lyle is a CPA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and also holds his Series 7, 24 and 28 licenses at our affiliated broker-dealer, Gladstone Securities, LLC. 

Alyssa Mala

Alyssa Mala

Senior Accountant

703-287-5882

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Mala joined Gladstone in March of 2015 as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Mala worked as a Senior Audit Associate with BDO USA LLP for approximately four years. Ms. Mala holds a BBA in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the College of William and Mary.

Rebecca Mao

Rebecca Mao

Senior Accountant

703-287-5855

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Mao joined Gladstone in May of 2015 as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Mao worked at Ernst and Young for two-and-a-half years. Ms. Mao is also a CPA in Pennsylvania and holds a BA in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Bob Marcotte

Bob Marcotte

Executive Managing Director (President of Gladstone Capital Corporation)

703-287-5857

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Bob joined GLAD in December 2013 with extensive background in commercial finance and investment banking.  Since 2002, Bob has been focused on the origination and management of middle market debt and equity investments supporting both private equity sponsors and owner operators.  Prior to joining GLAD, Bob served as an Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Asset Management for MCG Capital where he was responsible for investment origination, evaluation, underwriting and portfolio management for the $500+ million publicly traded business development company.  Bob also served on MCG Capital’s investment committee since 2007.  While at MCG Capital, Bob led more than $625 million of middle market debt and equity investments across a variety of industries, served on the board of numerous investment entities and spearheaded the successful development of sector experience and investment activities within the colocation, cable and education industries.

Prior to MCG Capital, Mr. Marcotte was Chief Financial Officer for Aleron, Inc., a wholesale internet access and network services provider and worked in the investment banking divisions of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co., and in the project financing department of GE Capital and as a banking officer at Mellon Bank.

Mr. Marcotte received his B.S.B.A. in accounting and finance from Georgetown University.

 

Anthony Mastantuono

Anthony Mastantuono

Accounting Manager, Gladstone Commercial

703-287-5847

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Mastantuono joined Gladstone in May of 2013 as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Mr. Mastantuono worked as a Senior Audit Associate with Grant Thornton LLP. For his previous employer, he performed audits of financial statements and internal controls for SEC filers in the Northern Virginia area. Mr. Mastantuono is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia, and he holds a BS in Accounting, and a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland.

 

Karin McLaughlin

Karin McLaughlin

Investor Relations Specialist

703-287-5893

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Miss. McLaughlin joined us in November 2012.  She comes to us from the Alexandria, VA office of Morgan Stanley where she was a Sales Assistant and Wealth Management Analyst for seven years.  Karin graduated from East Carolina University in December of 2004 where she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Health with a concentration in Cultural Literature and Education.

Mike McQuigg

Mike McQuigg

Managing Director, Private Finance

703-287-5812

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. McQuigg joined The Gladstone Companies in April 2015.  He currently serves as a Director in our VA office focused on the origination and management of middle market debt and equity investments supporting both private equity sponsors and owner operators.

Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. McQuigg was a Principal at Deerpath Capital, focusing on private debt and equity investments in lower middle market companies.  Prior to this, Mr. McQuigg was with H.I.G. Capital, where he focused on control and minority equity investments in the lower middle market.

Mr. McQuigg received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Johns Hopkins University.

 

 

Paula Novara

Paula Novara

Head of Resources Management

703-287-5885

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Novara has been Head of Resource Management since April 2004. Ms. Novara served as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources with the WMF Group and as a Consultant to Prudential Financial. From 1996 to 1997, Ms. Novara worked for TREEV a publicly held imaging software vendor. From 1992 to 1996, Ms. Novara worked for Environmental Products Corporation in their corporate Human Resources department. Ms. Novara is certified through SHRM as a PHR, holds an MA from Marymount University in Human Resources Management and a BA in Spanish and French from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame.

Lewis Parrish

Lewis Parrish

Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer- Gladstone Land Corporation

703-287-5817

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Parrish joined Gladstone in August of 2008. His previous experience includes three years in public accounting, and three years abroad in Korea teaching English. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech, and he is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Malinda O. Plumer

Malinda O. Plumer

Senior Corporate Paralegal

703-287-5846

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Plumer joined Gladstone in March 2008. Prior to joining Gladstone, she was a Title Agent with Old American Title in Sterling, Virginia. While there, she conducted all real estate closing transactions and disbursements. Prior to Old American Title, she worked as a Paralegal in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Foreclosure, Criminal, and Corporate Law at law firms located in Virginia to North Carolina. In 2001, Ms. Plumer earned her BS in Business Administration and Pre-Law with a Minor in Paralegal Studies from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a Certified Paralegal, Licensed Title Insurance Agent, and a Virginia Notary Public.

Bill Reiman

Bill Reiman

Managing Director, Real Estate

805-263-4778

417 Avocado Place, Camarillo, CA 93010

Mr. Reiman joined The Gladstone Companies as a Managing Director in August 2013.  His focus is on the acquisition of agricultural land and facilities in the Western United States, as well as managing the long term leases of those properties.

Mr. Reiman has an extensive background in the Agricultural industry.  His family has farmed for five generations in Ventura County, California.  Prior to joining The Gladstone Companies, Mr. Reiman built and managed a $25 million strawberry and raspberry farming operation in Oxnard, CA.  Previous to that he was Vice President of a large family owned strawberry farm, after working in the strawberry nursery business for several years.  He has given much time in volunteer leadership for his industry on all levels, local to global, including being the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the California Strawberry Commission and a recent Chairman of the Ventura County Agriculture Association, a very powerful advocacy group.  Much of Mr. Reiman’s accomplishments in these roles center around innovation and progressive strategic planning.

Mr. Reiman has a BS from the University of California at Davis in Agricultural Science and Management.

 

Peter Roushdy

Peter Roushdy

Director, Private Equity

703-287-5829

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

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.

Julia Ryan

Julia Ryan

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer (Gladstone Investment)

703-287-5860

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

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.

 

Amie Sarr

Amie Sarr

Senior Accountant (Gladstone Capital)

703-462-1007

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Sarr joined The Gladstone Companies in March 2011 as a Staff Accountant. Previously, she worked for CACI International, Inc. for over five years as a Division Staff Accountant. Ms. Sarr received a BA in Accounting from George Mason University.

John Sateri

John Sateri

Managing Director, Private Finance

703-287-5908

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Sateri has been with The Gladstone Companies since April 2007. He currently serves as a Managing Director in our McLean, VA Headquarters focusing on debt and equity investments in privately held companies. Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Sateri directed an independent consultancy providing special situation investment sourcing, underwriting, and disposition services to institutional investors across a variety of asset classes including: middle market company debt and equity; commercial, residential, healthcare and industrial real estate; and CMBS securitizations. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Sateri worked for Wells Fargo Bank (predecessor/affiliated companies) in a variety of areas including commercial lending, special assets, and lastly capital markets where he served as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manger overseeing a team responsible for underwriting, servicing and managing an asset based loan portfolio with half a billion dollars in commitments to highly leveraged, growth oriented, middle market companies.  Mr. Sateri is active on numerous private company boards and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Nicole Schaltenbrand

Nicole Schaltenbrand

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer (Gladstone Capital)

703-287-5918

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Schaltenbrand joined Gladstone in November 2015.  Prior to joining Gladstone, Ms. Schaltenbrand worked as a senior manager of SEC reporting and accounting policy at National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation in Dulles, VA.  Ms. Schaltenbrand also worked as a senior manager in the assurance practice of KPMG LLP in McLean, VA.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated Cum Laude.  She is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the AICPA and VSCPA

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Chief Valuation Officer

703-287-5825

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Smith joined Gladstone in September 2013 as a Valuation Officer.  Prior to joining Gladstone, she was a Senior Vice President in the Valuation Department for MCG Capital, a public business development company in Arlington, VA  from 2005-2013. Prior to her work at MCG Capital, she was a Senior Associate for FTI Consulting, a business advisory firm located in Washington, DC.  Ms. Smith holds a BS in Commerce  with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the University of Virginia.

Megan Stokes

Megan Stokes

Executive Assistant

703-287-1030

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Stokes joined Gladstone in December 2015. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Stokes worked for Pactolus as the Communications Specialist in the marketing department. She has worked in both client services and operations for similar boutique financial advisory firms in the Washington, D.C. area. She began her career teaching English overseas in Bangkok, Thailand.

 Megan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University. 

Nixia Tenzin

Nixia Tenzin

Senior Accountant, Gladstone Investment

703-462-1029

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Ms. Tenzin joined Gladstone in February 2016. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Tenzin worked for CSC as a Financial Reporting Advisor in the Consolidation and Reporting group in their Fall Church, VA headquarter. Before that, Ms. Tenzin worked at two regional CPA firms as Senior Auditor and Senior Staff Accountant. As a Senior Auditor, Ms. Tenzin primarily audited Financial Institutions with various sizes. As a Senior Staff Accountant, Ms. Tenzin worked both in audit and tax. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech.

 

Matt Tucker

Matt Tucker

Managing Director, Real Estate

703-287-5830

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Tucker joined the Gladstone Companies in May 2005. He is a Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation in our McLean, VA Headquarters focused on sourcing and executing net leased real estate acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Northeast and Midwest US as well as overseeing the Gladstone Commercial portfolio in the Northeast and Midwest regions.  Mr. Tucker has extensive experience in real estate investing, real estate asset management, real estate finance, corporate private equity and leveraged finance.

 Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Tucker held investment and advisory positions with Liquid Realty Partners, a real estate private equity secondaries firm, SG Capital Partners, a corporate private equity and venture capital fund, and Chase Securities in the High Yield Finance group. Mr. Tucker earned his MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan Business School as a member of the Beta Gamma Delta honors society and holds an AB in Psychology from Princeton University.

Joseph Van Wingerden

Joseph Van Wingerden

Associate, Real Estate

703-287-5914

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Van Wingerden joined Gladstone in November 2013. Prior to joining Gladstone, he worked as a Structured Finance Analyst in the Capital Markets Group at Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate. He focused on underwriting new construction and recapitalization deals requiring equity and debt financing. Mr. Van Wingerden earned his MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in 2013, where he was a McDonough Scholar, and graduated with a BS in Economics and a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University in 2008.

Andrew White

Andrew White

Managing Director, Real Estate

310-953-4960

2301 Rosecrans Avenue Ste 4194 El Segundo, CA 90245

Mr. White joined The Gladstone Companies in August of 2013. He currently serves as Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation in the Los Angeles office focused on real estate investment opportunities in the Western U.S. Andrew has over 25 years of commercial real estate investment experience. During his career, he has negotiated and closed over $3 billion in commercial real estate transactions and has extensive principal investing and asset management experience that includes direct equity investments, JV partnerships and distressed debt.

Prior to joining Gladstone, Andrew held senior positions with MetLife Real Estate Investments, ING Realty Partners, Berwind Property Group and MIG Real Estate. While at MetLife he was responsible for asset management, acquisitions and dispositions. When Andrew joined ING Realty Partners as a senior vice president, he was responsible for value-added and opportunistic investments in the Western US. He has structured and managed investments in all property types throughout the Western U.S. including redevelopment and construction projects with a major focus on office and industrial investments. He recently ran the West Coast office for Philadelphia-based Berwind as the company’s SVP and western regional manager and was head of office and industrial acquisitions for MIG.

Mr. White earned his MBA with a concentration in finance and real estate from the University of California and his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a licensed real estate broker in California, holds the CCIM professional designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and is a member of the National Investment Management Council with NAIOP.

Jarrett Wood

Jarrett Wood

Associate, Private Finance

703-287-5837

1521 Westbranch Dr., Ste 100, McLean, VA 22102

Mr. Wood joined Gladstone in January 2013. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at BB&T Capital Markets. While at BB&T, Mr. Wood primarily focused on providing Mergers & Acquisition advisory services to clients in the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services industry. Mr. Wood earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.