Advantage Capital's 2020-2021 Impact Report.
Advantage Capital's 2020-2021 Impact Report.

Our Team

As a company, we pride ourselves on our people.  We have a dynamic team of professionals who possess diverse but extremely relevant backgrounds.
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Michael Bernier

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Michael Bernier
Analyst

Michael Bernier is an analyst on the investment team where he is responsible for sourcing investments and providing due diligence support.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Michael was an investment analyst at Prime Bucholz where he managed and analyzed client investment portfolios. He also served as a high-net-worth brokerage associate at Fidelity Investments where he analyzed and interpreted economic and capital market data.

Michael received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Anselm College and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Patrick Doherty

Senior Associate
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Patrick Doherty
Senior Associate

Patrick Doherty is a senior associate at Advantage Capital. As a member of the investment team, he is responsible for sourcing investments and providing due diligence support.

Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in math and economics with a minor in statistics from St. Lawrence University. While attending St. Lawrence, he was a member of the men’s ice hockey team and continued to play professionally in Europe after graduation.

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Christopher Harris

Principal
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Christopher Harris
Principal

Christopher Harris is a principal at Advantage Capital. As a member of the firm’s investment group, he is responsible for sourcing, due diligence and valuation analysis of current and prospective investments. He serves on the board of directors for several portfolio companies, including GENICON, Prioria Robotics, Beehive Industries, RepEquity, SOMS Technologies and Quoddy. Christopher also manages Advantage's investments in Veran Medical Technologies, Minimally Invasive Devices and OrderWithMe.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Christopher worked for GE Capital as an assistant vice president, where he helped establish the company’s presence in large cap leveraged finance underwriting and investing. He joined GE in the FMP program and cycled throughout various operating and finance roles before joining on with the large cap leverage finance team.

Christopher received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Joseph Henderson

Senior Associate
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Joseph Henderson
Senior Associate

Joseph Henderson is a senior associate on the firm’s investment team where he provides due diligence support and monitors portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm, he was the director of finance and analytics at Punchbowl, Inc., a venture-backed technology startup. Joseph also worked with the Maine Venture Fund where he evaluated potential investments and worked closely with portfolio companies.

Joseph received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College.

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Reid Hutchins

Managing Director
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Reid Hutchins
Managing Director

Reid Hutchins is a managing director at Advantage Capital where he manages the firm’s New York investment portfolio. His responsibilities include sourcing and structuring new investments, as well as working with current portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Reid served as a product development engineer for Advanced Micro Devices and as an engineer and manager with IBM Microelectronics. He brings operational experience in semiconductor design, manufacturing, testing and production to the firm.

Reid currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY). He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northeast New York.

Reid holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from St. Lawrence University, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in engineering management from Dartmouth College.

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Carly Jefferson

Senior Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Carly Jefferson
Senior Analyst

Carly Jefferson is an analyst on the investment team. She focuses on sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.

Carly holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics and business, with a minor in mathematics, from St. Lawrence University, where she served as captain of the women’s tennis team and club alpine ski team.

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Riley McCarthy

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Riley McCarthy
Analyst

Riley McCarthy is an analyst at Advantage Capital. In his role, he is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.

Riley brings more than four years of experience in the investment consulting space to the team. Most recently, he was an analyst and business development team member at Prime Buchholz, LLC.

He holds a bachelor of science in actuarial mathematics with a minor in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently a CFA Level III candidate.

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Nicholas McConnell

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Nicholas McConnell
Analyst

Nicholas McConnell is an analyst at Advantage Capital. In his role, he is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Mr. McConnell was a summer analyst at Insight2Profit, as well as a private equity summer analyst at BroadTree Partners.

Nicholas holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

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Andrew McKinnis

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Andrew McKinnis
Analyst

Andrew McKinnis is an analyst on the investment team where he is responsible for sourcing investments and providing due diligence support.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a summer investment associate at Stan Johnson where he contributed to the private equity division launch and as an MBA consultant at Advanced Plastics Inc. Andrew was the PAR Chairman of the University of Tulsa Student Investment Fund and a student athlete on the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Team.

Andrew received his MBA and his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Tulsa.

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Jack T. Walls

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Jack T. Walls
Analyst

Jack Walls is an analyst at Advantage Capital. In this role, he is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Jack was a financial planning & analysis intern at Frontier Communications.

Jack received his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Syracuse University.

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Rachel White

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Rachel White
Analyst

Rachel White is an analyst at Advantage Capital. As a member of the investment team, she is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts, and providing due diligence support.

Previously, Rachel was an auditor at Ernst & Young for nearly two years, where she conducted audits on private and public companies across various industries.

Rachel received her master’s in Accounting from the University of Missouri and is a licensed CPA.

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Kendall Williamson

Analyst
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Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community
Kendall Williamson
Analyst

Kendall Williamson is an analyst at Advantage Capital. As a member of the investment team, she is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts, and providing due diligence support.

Previously, Kendall was an investment banking summer analyst at Piper Sandler, as well as a private equity summer analyst at VMG Partners.

Kendall holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a minor in Psychology, from Colgate University, where she was also on the women’s ice hockey team.

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Advantage Capital's 2020-2021 Impact Report.