Meet the Team
With years of experience in specialty finance and equipment financing, our entrepreneurial team provides direct lending solutions with speed, integrity and an emphasis on client service.
Kiran Kapur CEO, Co-Founder
Chief Growth Officer,
Gerard K. Kammerer Chief Risk Officer
Gladwin Garnette Chief Financial Officer
Wayne Tentler EVP Business Development
Jennifer Olsen Vice President, Risk Management
AnnMarie Byrne Manager, Loan & Lease Administration
Matt Ozanich Vice President, Risk Management
Tom Linebarger Senior Vice President, Business Development
Richard Bollinger Vice President, Originations
Taylor Sandoval Senior Vice President, Business Development
Peter Carpenter Senior Vice President, Business Development
Christopher Szopa Director Capital Markets/In-House Counsel
At 36th Street Capital we provide capital to firms seeking creative solutions to their equipment financing needs. We make the effort to understand a company's story.
36th Street Capital was formed in 2014 by co-founders Mark Horan and Kiran Kapur. Long time acquaintances, both built successful careers in blue chip financial and Fortune 500 institutions before coming together in the spring of 2014 to discuss business opportunities.
It was at this meeting that both realized that Mark's network of alternative capital sources were a good potential match for the funding Kiran was seeking to address disruption in commercial credit markets, specifically relating to equipment financing. Recognizing that there had been a systemic shift in the risk appetite of traditional players, the two set out as market makers connecting money supply with demand for equipment financing to “storied” credits. Over the balance of 2014 and into 2015, they shifted their focus into finding a permanent capital partner to fund balance sheet investments in transactions that were originated and underwritten using the same successful techniques employed in prior specialty finance businesses led by Kiran.
After receiving several term sheets from a variety of firms, 36th Street Capital formed a joint venture with Tennenbaum Capital Partners in the fall of 2015. After a successful launch, the firm has grown by funding transactions across a wide range of asset classes and industry sectors using its own balance sheet capital. Today, 36th Street Capital provides a full suite of equipment financing solutions to a diverse client base of investment grade and non-investment grade companies.
36th Street Capital Partners, LLC is a joint venture affiliate of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.