Ben Chatraw

bchatraw@northavenuecap.com

Ben Chatraw is Founder and Chief Executive of North Avenue Capital and responsible for driving the overall vision and strategy of the firm. A serial entrepreneur, Ben has founded multiple companies and non-profit organizations. Prior to launching NAC, Ben worked at a Dallas-based hedge fund focused on lower middle market investments, which he co-founded and ran. Ben specializes in entrepreneurialism, leadership, strategy, financial analysis, and deal structuring. He completed his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Georgia Tech and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with distinction.

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Alex Louis

alouis@northavenuecap.com

In his role as Founder and Managing Partner at North Avenue Capital, Alex Louis is responsible for business development and strategic partnerships.   Over his career, he has participated in the formation, development, and growth of dozens of businesses in a variety of industries and market sectors. Prior to launching NAC, Alex held executive positions at Interstate Batteries, SAMCO Acceptance, and Ernst and Young. He serves as the Chairman of West Dallas Community School, founded the Kenney Institute of Machining Technology, and is actively involved in economic and community development. Alex specializes in executive leadership, business development, and deal sourcing and holds both undergraduate and graduate business degrees.

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Eric Johnson

ejohnson@northavenuecap.com

Eric Johnson serves as Founder and President of North Avenue Capital where he leads and oversees all origination activities.  Prior to launching NAC, Eric spent over a decade focused on commercial lending, first for ING Investment Management and then as a Senior Commercial Lender at Guardian Bank where he was one of the top USDA loan originators in the Southeast.  Eric and his team provide debt-based capital sourcing and knowledge to businesses and individuals seeking to acquire commercial real estate, hard assets, or other businesses.  Eric received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel, holds an MBA from the University of Georgia, and has earned graduate banking certificates from both the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University.

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Joseph Rowell

jrowell@northavenuecap.com

Joseph Rowell joined North Avenue Capital as Chief Operating Officer in 2015 where his expertise in financial services, organizational development, investment operations, business development, and strategic planning contribute to his responsibility of running the day to day operations of the business and the execution of all packaging, underwriting, and servicing functions. He comes to NAC following extensive operating experience in high profile positions at major investment institutions and has earned both undergraduate and graduate business degrees.

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