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.

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Kiran Kapur CEO, Co-Founder

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Mark Horan Chief Growth Officer,
Co-Founder

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Gerard K. Kammerer Chief Risk Officer

Gladwin Garnette

Gladwin Garnette Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Tentler

Wayne Tentler EVP Business Development

Jennifer Olsen

Jennifer Olsen Vice President, Risk Management

AnnMarie Byrne

AnnMarie Byrne Manager, Loan & Lease Administration

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Matt Ozanich Vice President, Risk Management

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Tom Linebarger Senior Vice President, Business Development

Richard Bollinger

Richard Bollinger Vice President, Originations

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Taylor Sandoval Senior Vice President, Business Development

Peter Carpenter

Peter Carpenter Senior Vice President, Business Development

Chris Szopa

Christopher Szopa Director Capital Markets/In-House Counsel

Mission Statement

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.

Our History

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.

In the News

March 11, 2021

36th Street Capital Partners completed a securitization of equipment loans and leases through a private loan transaction with pension and insurance companies as lenders. The transaction involves the securitization of $138 million of “business essential” commercial equipment loans and leases and includes two classes of loans with investment grade and non‐investment grade ratings assigned by DBRS Morningstar.

January 4, 2021

36th Street Capital Partners, an independent provider of equipment financing solutions, appointed Christopher Szopa director of capital markets and in-house counsel. Szopa has more than 25 years of experience in equipment finance, having worked in a variety of roles, including capital markets, legal and leadership positions across business development and operations.

December 22, 2020

36th Street Capital Partners, an independent provider of alternative funding solutions for the equipment financing industry, appointed Wayne Tentler executive vice president of sales. Tentler has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, including most recently serving as commercial leader for one of GE Capital’s industrial financing units.

July 15, 2020

36th Street Capital provided a $10 million lease line of credit to a global cloud computing company, which will use the line to finance new data center equipment to support revenue growth.

March 9, 2020

36th Street Capital increased its expandable senior secured revolving credit facility to $170 million in addition to amending terms to a new five-year facility.

Wells Fargo joined the syndicate with an additional $35 million participation. The credit facility includes four lenders and is led by Capital One as agent.

March 2, 2020

36th Street Capital recently funded an $8 million equipment financing for a technology company that provides ridesharing, meal preparation and delivery services to end-users worldwide.

January 6, 2020

36th Street Capital Partners, an independent provider of alternative funding solutions for the equipment financing industry, has appointed Thomas Linebarger as senior vice president of Business Development.

The addition of Linebarger increases 36th Street Capital’s origination and client service capabilities. He will be based in the Chicago metro area.

October 9, 2019

36th Street Capital funded a $6 million equipment financing for an energy services company that provides fuel cell solutions to commercial clients.

September 30, 2019

36th Street appointed Matthew Ozanich vice president of Risk Management.

The addition of Ozanich increases 36th Street Capital’s risk management capabilities and increases capacity to underwrite and approve transactions. He will be based in Morristown, New Jersey and report to Gerard Kammerer, chief risk officer of the company.

August 19, 2019

Certain wholly owned subsidiaries of Corsa Coal entered into a senior secured revolving credit facility with KeyBank for up to $25 million.

Additionally, Wilson Creek Holdings, as lessee, and Corsa entered into a lease financing agreement with Key Equipment Finance, as lessor and assignor, and 36th Street Capital Partners as assignee, for the sale and leaseback of various coal mining equipment for a funding amount of $12 million.

June 4, 2019

36th Street Capital Partners, LLC announced it has expanded its three-year, senior secured revolving credit facility to $125 million, an increase of $25 million.

Bridgeport, CT-based People’s United Bank has joined the existing syndicate for the amount of the increase, which will be used to fund portfolio growth.

February 4, 2019

36th Street Capital announced it has expanded its three-year, expandable senior secured revolving credit facility to $100 million, an increase of $25 million.

Los Angeles-based City National Bank has agreed to participate in the syndicate, which is led by Capital One Bank, N.A.

October 29, 2018

36th Street Capital Partners, an independent provider of alternative funding solutions for the equipment financing industry, appointed Richard Bollinger as vice president of Originations.

October 3, 2018

36th Street Capital funded a $7 million lease for food processing equipment with a company that specializes in producing specialty food products.

August 15, 2018

Capital One announced that it has renewed and upsized the three-year, expandable senior secured revolving credit facility it originally provided 36th Street Capital Partners in June 2017. The revolver is now $75 million—an increase of $25 million.

March 13, 2018

36th Street Capital Partners appointed Marci Slagle vice president of Originations, effective immediately.

January 3, 2018

36th Street Capital Partners appointed Gladwin Garnette as chief financial officer effective immediately.

September 26, 2017

36th Street Capital funded an $8 million lease for a global services company specializing in providing media equipment and production services for concerts, sporting events and TV/film productions.

July 27, 2017

Capital One closed a three-year, $50 million expandable senior secured revolving credit facility for 36th Street Capital Partners.

March 29, 2017

36th Street Capital funded an $8 million lease financing of mission critical equipment for a provider of electrical infrastructure and automation services to the oil and gas sector.

December 5, 2016

36th Street Capital appointed Jennifer L. Olsen as senior credit analyst, effective immediately. Olsen previously held analyst positions with MetLife and CIT.

October 21, 2016

36th Street Capital funded a $4 million lease financing of cranes and additional mission critical equipment for a national engineering company.

September 19, 2016

36th Street Capital funded a $5 million lease financing of cranes, commercial vehicles and additional critical equipment for a national utility equipment rental company.

July 26, 2016

36th Street Capital provided $5 million of lease financing to a managed hosting and cloud services company.

March 21, 2016

36th Street Capital recently funded an $8 million lease financing of mission critical equipment for a provider of global security services.

November 16, 2015

36th Street Capital Partners LLC ("36th Street Capital"), an independent provider of flexible financing solutions for the equipment financing industry, announced the appointment of Gerard K. Kammerer as Chief Risk Officer effective immediately.

October 26, 2015

36th Street Capital Partners, LLC ("36th Street Capital"), an independent provider of flexible financing solutions for the equipment leasing industry, announced today that it has formed a joint venture with Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC ("TCP"). TCP is a leading alternative investment management firm headquartered in Los Angeles with more than $6 billion in committed capital under management...