Clint Justice specializes in loan production, business development, financial analysis, and debt financing. As Senior Loan Architect, Clint provides expertise to development organizations and lower middle market businesses on USDA Rural Development lending programs. He also provides support in deal sourcing and structuring. Clint received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Baylor University.
Prior to joining North Avenue Capital, Clint worked for a global manufacturing firm, Essilor of America, in Dallas, TX. He served as a strategic partner in expanding their consumer footprint nationwide and provided marketing support for their progressive lens brand team. Clint’s exposure to global marketing and operations allows him to identify with the needs of manufacturing firms and structure debt for maximum growth.
Prior to working at Essilor of America, Clint was a Relationship Manager at Extraco Banks, N.A. in Waco, TX. He provided financial solutions for consumers and businesses while also leading a team of Relationship Bankers at company headquarters. He specialized in the management of banking technology and assisted in the transition of a major banking transaction platform. Clint’s understanding of financial analysis and small business financing developed at this time and created the grounds for expertise in USDA Rural Development lending programs.
Clint, Kim, Jonathan, and Joel attend and serve at Antioch Community Church in Dallas, Texas. Clint also serves as a Mentor and Advisory Board Member at Forerunning Mentoring, a Dallas-based ministry focused on impacting the lives of young men growing up in fatherless homes.
David Lavender is a veteran of the U.S. government guaranteed lending space, with over 16 years of experience sourcing, underwriting, packaging and servicing commercial loans administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As Senior Credit Manager, David is based in Hahira, GA and is responsible for business development and ongoing support of all loan origination activities for North Avenue Capital’s East division. David studied Economics at the University of Georgia.
Prior to joining North Avenue Capital, David entered the government guaranteed loan industry as a Credit Analyst and most recently served as Executive Vice President at an Atlanta-based financial institution. During his tenure, he personally participated in processing and closing 135 SBA, FSA, and USDA guaranteed loans valued at over $284 million. In addition to overseeing all loan origination functions, David assisted in running the operations of the business, including a variety of responsibilities ranging from Accounting and Tax to Human Resources and Strategic Planning. He has worked with nearly a dozen state agencies for intergovernmental reviews and has closed loans in 6 states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Beginning in 2014, David served a two-year term on the Georgia Lender’s Quality Circle Board of Directors. David, his wife, Rebecca, and their three children are active in their community and stay busy with school, dance and various sporting and outdoor activities.
Drew Louis joined North Avenue Capital as Commercial Lender in 2016, specializing in business development, financial analysis, debt financing and investment opportunities. As Commercial Lender, Drew is based in Williamsburg, Virginia and is responsible for loan production, deal sourcing and business development in the Mid-Atlantic market. Drew received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Baylor University and a Juris Doctorate from William and Mary. Drew is licensed to practice law in Texas and Virginia,and has also passed the CPA exam.
Prior to joining NAC, Drew worked in the oil and gas industry for 10 years as a legal and finance professional. From 2011 though 2016, Drew worked at Pacific Drilling, an international offshore drilling contractor, where he held various management roles of increasing responsibility. Drew was an integral member of the core deal team responsible for building Pacific’s capital structure from the ground up, executing $5 billion in various debt and equity transactions over 3 years. Drew also led a procurement business unit responsible for annual spend of approximately $100 million. Prior to Pacific, Drew was VP, Controller, Secretary and Treasurer for Zion Oil and Gas and an associate for Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Drew, Taylor-Lynn, and their four children, Gabriel, Hallie, Asher and Lainey, live in Williamsburg, Virginia where Drew is actively engaged in his community through leadership roles in his local church and civic organizations. Drew also serves as a founding partner and board member for Braveheart Ministries, an evangelistic organization committed to proclaiming the full Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ben Mathewson joined North Avenue Capital as a Commercial Lender in 2016, specializing in business development, financial analysis, debt financing and investment opportunities. Ben is based in St. Johns County, Florida and is responsible for loan production, deal sourcing, and business development across the state of Florida. Ben earned his undergraduate degree and officer commission from the United States Air Force Academy. He is currently studying to earn his MBA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Before joining NAC, Ben was a Captain in the United States Air Force serving as a finance officer. He served as the Financial Services Officer for Kadena Air Base (Japan), where he led an international team that executed payroll and travel disbursements for all Air Force personnel stationed on Okinawa. He went on to earn a post at the 352nd Special Operations Wing in the United Kingdom where he served as the youngest Wing Chief Financial Manager in the Air Force. He managed $1.1B in assets and performed all planning, programming, and execution of a $120M budget to project Special Operations combat power across three continents. In 2015, Ben made the transition back to the United States where he served as the financial planning and analysis commander with over $4.3B under management while stationed at Offutt Air Force Base outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
Ben and his wife, Carly, live in St. Augustine, Florida where he is actively pursuing leadership roles in the community and his church.
With over 18 years of experience in Government Guaranteed Lending, Christy specializes in underwriting, packaging, and servicing loans. As Loan Architect and Servicing Manager, Christy is based in Georgia and provides support for loan activity across the country. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University with a focus on Finance and Risk Management.
Prior to joining North Avenue Capital, Christy worked for an Atlanta-based financial institution where she most recently served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Her career highlights include structuring, packaging, and closing over 20 USDA and SBA loans totaling $36 million. In addition to packaging and closing Government Guaranteed loans, Christy’s primary responsibility was the ongoing servicing of over 120 USDA, SBA, and FSA loans that totaled over $280 million.
Christy and her family recently relocated to Athens, Georgia where she and her husband, Jeff, and their two boys enjoy all that small town living has to offer. The Krosner’s actively attend Athens Church, and Christy currently serves as Co-Vice President of Membership for the PTO Board at Malcolm Bridge Middle School. When she is not working on loans, she enjoys watching her boys swim competitively and play on their community football and basketball teams.
Bo Weathersbee joined North Avenue Capital in 2017 as Finance Director and Controller, bringing with him a broad range of international business and finance experience. As part of his role at NAC, Bo manages relationships with key banking partners and works closely with the CEO and executive team to develop and manage the firm’s strategic financial plan.
Prior to joining North Avenue Capital, Bo co-founded 10 52 Capital Management, a business advisory consulting firm based in Hong Kong. As Director, Bo was responsible for developing the company’s vision and strategy and managing a cross-cultural team across multiple countries. Throughout his career, Bo has designed and implemented numerous financial reporting systems, internal controls, and regulatory procedures for a variety of organizations.
Bo graduated with distinction from Baylor University with degrees in finance, economics, and entrepreneurship laying the foundation for his accounting, finance, and operational expertise. He previously held a Series 65 FINRA securities license.
In addition to doing business overseas, Bo co-founded a non-profit organization in Hong Kong focused on coaching Chinese business leaders with values-based principles. Additionally, he has served on a variety of non-profit organization boards and currently serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of Vertical Ministries, an organization that mentors and offers support to over 500 Baylor University students. Bo and his wife, Julie, relish any opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and actively serve with their local church in their Central Texas community.