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Geoff Beard

Head of Investments

Geoff is responsible for leading the Investment Team that sources, evaluates, and negotiates new credit and equity investments.  Geoff has 20 years of investment banking experience in the specialty finance and financial technology sectors. Prior to joining Colchis, Geoff served nine years as Managing Director at JMP Group, a publicly-traded middle-market investment banking and asset management firm and five years as a Principal at West Lake Partners, a boutique advisory firm serving West coast financial sponsors and their portfolio companies. Additional past experience includes two years as an Equity Research Analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, a leading boutique investment bank, and two years as an Associate at Montgomery Securities focused on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector.

Education: B.A. from Williams College, MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College