Brent Douglas is a credit analyst at Advantage Capital. As a member of the firm’s government-guaranteed lending team, he evaluates potential borrowers based on creditworthiness and program eligibility.
Prior to joining the firm, Brent was an asset manager for HRI Properties, where he managed a financial portfolio of 25 multifamily and hospitality properties. Prior to this role, he served as a banking officer for First NBC Bank. Brent began his career at Whitney Bank as a commercial portfolio manager.
Brent received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. He earned a master’s degree in economics and bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama. He is a licensed member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Selma Landry is a collateral coordinator at Advantage Capital. As a member of the government-guaranteed lending team, she provides due diligence support in compiling loan files for SBA audits and monitors borrowers’ compliance with their commercial and life insurance requirements, property tax payments and international trade transactions.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Selma worked at Fleet National Bank as a mortgage loan processor. She also previously served as a title clerk during an unprecedented effort to distribute government funds awarded to homeowners after Hurricane Katrina.
Selma attended Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and received an associate degree in business from the Community College of Rhode Island.
Valentino Rovere is a vice president at Advantage Capital. In this role, he works closely with portfolio companies, focusing on turnaround and liquidation.
Valentino first established a relationship with Advantage Capital in 1988. The firm invested in a New Orleans hotel development for which he was a managing partner and, later, a real estate consultant after the property was sold to be redeveloped as housing. In addition to his knowledge of real estate investing and turnaround business management, Valentino has nearly three decades of experience in hospitality management throughout the world. After beginning at his family’s restaurant Vittorio in his native San Remo on the Italian Riviera, he has owned and run three New Orleans area restaurants.
Thomas Titus is vice president of business development at Advantage Capital where he supports the business development needs of the firm’s government-guaranteed lending team, generating SBA and USDA loans in underserved communities.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Thomas was a business development manager for Porter Capital Inc., for which he built a portfolio of new customers in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana. He was also a business development manager for Private Business Inc., where he was responsible for generating new customers for client banks and managing the banks A/R portfolio.
Vanessa Vitrano is a loan servicing specialist at Advantage Capital. She services the firm’s leverage lending portfolio and provides administrative support for loans and payment processing.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Vanessa worked at Hancock/Whitney Bank. She has 30 years of banking experience, which includes tax credit processing, commercial lending and branch management.