Vice President of Business Development
David Beidler joined Advantage Capital in 2020 as vice president of business development. In his role, Mr. Beidler primarily focuses on sourcing state and federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit investments for affordable housing projects concentrated in Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
Mr. Beidler brings over 21 years of commercial real estate experience, including more than 11 years of experience in sourcing state Historic Tax Credits and federal New Markets Tax Credit investments to the Advantage Capital team. Most recently, Mr. Beidler was a tax credit Acquisitions Manager at Foss and Company and prior to that with the National Trust Community Investment Corporation in a similar role.
Mr. Beidler received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of St. Thomas and holds an MBA and master’s degree in regional and urban planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chloe Coniaris joined Advantage Capital’s national expansion team in 2017 where she focuses on the firm’s economic development, public policy and public finance initiatives at the state and local level.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Ms. Coniaris clerked with the Honorable William P. Doyle of the Federal Maritime Commission and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Leo M. Gordon at the U.S. Court of International Trade. During law school, Ms. Coniaris was a research assistant to John Marshall Harlan II, Professor of Law, and the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, Nadine Strossen. She also competed in the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria, and the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Ms. Coniaris earned her joint bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations and art history from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She received her J.D. from New York Law School, where she was awarded the School’s Public Service Certificate in recognition of her significant pro bono service and public interest work with the school’s Legislative Advocacy Clinic and the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Ms. Coniaris is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.
Ryan C. Dressler joined Advantage Capital in 2011. He is a member of the expansion and fundraising teams.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dressler was director of new site development for a national nonprofit leadership organization based in Richmond, Virginia. He has a varied background in sales, strategic growth and early-stage business formation.
Mr. Dressler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Gregory Hulecki serves as a venture partner for Advantage Capital and brings more than 30 years of private equity investing experience to the firm. Mr. Hulecki was a partner and founder of FA Technology Ventures, an independent, established venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies in targeted emerging technology sectors. Previously, he was a managing director and founder of Seacoast Capital, a growth equity fund. Prior to founding Seacoast, Greg managed the investment portfolio of Signal Capital. Mr. Hulecki also worked as a principal at Capital Growth Partners, a middle market private equity firm, and Venture Founders, an early stage technology venture capital firm.
Mr. Hulecki earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His community involvement includes recruiting and screening entrepreneurs for Springboard Enterprises, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating women’s access to the venture capital markets. In addition, he has worked with mentors from the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, comprised of successful entrepreneurs and investors who assist technologies and startups in spinning out of the University.
Tim Perusek joined Advantage Capital in 2019. As a member of the Investment group, he is responsible for sourcing, due diligence and valuation analysis of current and prospective investments. Mr. Perusek supports the firm’s Southeast investment footprint.
Mr. Perusek joins us most recently from SunTrust, where he served as a senior vice president in the Corporate Finance Specialty Group. Prior to SunTrust, he spent 27 years at GE Capital, working in a variety of corporate finance roles including regional management, business development and underwriting and credit.
Mr. Perusek holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida.
Senior Vice President
Mark Scheffel serves as a senior vice president for InState Partners. Given his experience as both a legislator and practicing attorney, Mr. Scheffel plays an important role in helping Instate Partners clients navigate the challenges presented by state governments.
With over 25 years of professional experience in business and public service, Mr. Scheffel most recently served as the Senate Majority Leader in the Colorado State Senate, representing State Senate District 4 as the second-highest-ranking Republican in the Colorado Senate. A member of the Colorado Senate since 2008, he has dedicated his career in public service championing both small businesses and Colorado’s taxpayers, leading legislative efforts to help small businesses grow and expand and provide more transparency in state government for taxpayers. Mr. Scheffel has worked as a practicing business and tax attorney since 1989, starting his own firm, Reid and Scheffel, P.C. in 1993. He has represented individual, corporate, and governmental entity clients in tax, business, and regulatory matters.
Mr. Scheffel received his J.D. from John Marshall School of Law, his LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University’s School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver.
Alex Stepanek joined Advantage Capital in 2020 as an analyst on the expansion and fundraising teams. In this role, he is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Mr. Stepanek was the director of program development for a national nonprofit leadership organization based in Richmond, VA, where he was responsible for heading multiple growth initiatives for the organization.
Mr. Stepanek received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Iowa.