People - MidCap Financial Services, LLC*
Brett Robinson currently heads the management of MidCap Financial’s secured lending portfolio of asset based, life sciences, and real estate loans. Mr. Robinson is also responsible for operations at MidCap Financial. Prior to joining MidCap Financial, Mr. Robinson served as Director at Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Finance with the lead responsibility for the management of the real estate, asset based and life sciences portfolios. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Robinson served as Product Leader for asset based portfolio management at GE Capital Healthcare Commercial Finance and its predecessors. Before entering the healthcare lending industry in 1999, Mr. Robinson spent 9 years in commercial banking with BB&T, Mellon Bank and Citizens Bank. Mr. Robinson holds a M.B.A. from American University and a B.S. in Management from Tulane University.
Luis Viera currently leads the portfolio management effort for MidCap Financial’s Leveraged Lending and Life Sciences Lending group. Prior to joining MidCap Financial, Mr. Viera led the leveraged lending portfolio management team for Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Finance. Mr. Viera has also worked in various originations, underwriting and portfolio management capacities for GE Capital Global Sponsor Finance Group and its predecessor entity, Heller Financial’s middle market sponsor finance business. Mr. Viera holds an M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a B.S. in Finance from Florida Southern College.
Matthew Pappano is currently a Managing Director in MidCap Financial’s Portfolio Management division that is responsible for managing MidCap Financial’s secured lending portfolio of asset based, lender finance, leveraged, life sciences and real estate loans. Prior to joining MidCap Financial, Mr. Pappano served as a Vice President in Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences division, and prior to joining Comerica Bank, Mr. Pappano served as a Commercial Loan Officer for eight years at CapitalSource. Mr. Pappano holds an MBA from The University of Maryland and received a BS in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Villanova University. Mr. Pappano joined MidCap Financial in 2013.
Kelly Simmers is a Managing Director in the Leveraged Lending and Life Sciences portfolio management group. Prior to joining MidCap Financial, she was a Principal at Gladstone Capital where she was responsible for underwriting and managing middle market debt and equity investments. Prior to Gladstone, Kelly was a Principal in the private equity group at GenSpring Family Offices, where her responsibilities included fund formation and fundraising, as well as underwriting, monitoring and reporting on private equity fund and direct equity investments. Kelly began her career as an Associate in the investment banking division of Wells Fargo. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Sarah Steele is responsible for oversight of MidCap Financial’s lender finance portfolio. Prior to joining MidCap Financial, Sarah served as Vice President, Senior Account Executive at Wells Fargo Bank where she was responsible for managing a loan portfolio secured by lender finance asset based loans. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Bank, Sarah served as Vice President at Mesirow Financial as a consultant in their bankruptcy and turnaround practice representing debtors, senior lenders, and unsecured creditors. Sarah has over 10 years of commercial lending experience and holds a B.S. in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Irene Stucke is currently a Vice President within the Leveraged Lending and Life Science portfolio management group. Irene joined MidCap Financial in August 2016. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate at Gladstone Capital where she focused on underwriting and managing middle market debt and equity investments across a variety of industries. Irene started her career as an analyst in MCG Capital’s underwriting group. Irene received her B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 2007.
Rick Singleton is currently a Director within the portfolio management team for MidCap Financial’s Leveraged Lending group. Prior to joining MidCap Financial, Rick served in various origination, underwriting and portfolio management roles at MCG Capital. Prior to his career in corporate finance, Rick was a Registered Investment Advisor for Centennial Capital Management. Rick holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Finance from the University of South Carolina.
People - Apollo Capital Management, L.P.*
Maurice Amsellem is responsible for the oversight of all portfolio matters related to MidCap Financial. Prior to joining Apollo Capital Management, Maurice Amsellem served as a Managing Director - Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate, Life Sciences and Asset Based groups at MidCap Financial for over six years. Mr. Amsellem served in a similar capacity at Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Finance, where he initiated the Life Sciences portfolio management group. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Capital, Mr. Amsellem worked for over 10 years in accounting and financial management including serving as CFO for a construction company and a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. Mr. Amsellem holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Mr. Amsellem is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
* See "Firm Overview" page for information on MidCap Financial's relationship with MidCap Financial Services, LLC and Apollo Capital Management, L.P.