Our Team

Deep expertise and an entrepreneurial
approach to multi-asset class investing

Tony CappellPartner

Tony Cappell

Tony CappellPartner

As a debt investor with over 10 years of experience in the specialty finance space, Tony has completed over 150 deals comprising over $5B in total credit. Prior to founding Chicago Atlantic, Tony was a Managing Director and Head of Underwriting at Stonegate Capital, a private credit investment firm focused on lower middle market businesses and emerging brands. At Stonegate, he was responsible for credit, underwriting and the growth strategy of the loan portfolio. Previously, he was a Senior Underwriter at First Midwest Bank and at Gibraltar Business Capital where he worked on a number of specialty finance transactions including technology, software, turnaround/distressed and re-discount loans. He began his career at Wells Fargo Capital Finance focused on a wide array of industries and loan structures.

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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John MazarakisPartner

John Mazarakis

John MazarakisPartner

John brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial, operational, and managerial experience to Chicago Atlantic. Over the last two decades, he has launched successful ventures in real estate, retail, hospitality, and personal fitness. He has built a 30+ restaurant chain with more than 1,200 employees. In addition, John has built a real estate portfolio of over 30 properties, developed over 1 million square feet of commercial real estate, and completed multiple real estate financing transactions. He has invested in and served as an advisor to multiple successful startups.

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA, University of Delaware

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Andreas BodmeierPartner

Andreas Bodmeier

Andreas BodmeierPartner

Andreas has been working at the intersection of finance and analytics for over 10 years. Prior to founding Chicago Atlantic, Andreas co-founded a boutique technology and consulting firm focused on FX and commodity risk management for multi-national corporations as well as advising on capital structure decisions and investor relations. He was also a co-founder of an SEC-registered online investment adviser for 401(k) or 403(b) retirement accounts. As Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Andreas built the firm’s investment methodology and compliance program. Andreas has also served as a consultant for hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, commercial and consumer lenders, and pharmaceutical companies. His academic research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business focused on capital market anomalies, portfolio allocation, and risk management.

Ph.D. in Finance and MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MSc (Statistics), Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
BSc (Mathematics), Freie University Berlin, Germany
BSc (Physics), Freie University Berlin, Germany
BSc (Business Economics), University of Hagen, Germany

 

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Peter SackManaging Director

Peter Sack

Peter SackManaging Director

Peter a Managing Director at Chicago Antlantic and serves as Co-President of Chicago Atlantic Real Estate Finance, Inc., our affiliated mortgage REIT. Peter is a credit investor and portfolio manager with experience investing across the capital structure. Prior to joining Chicago Atlantic, Peter was a Principal at BC Partners Credit where he sourced and underwrote across the firm’s opportunistic and senior lending strategies in a wide array of industries. Peter managed the portfolio of BC Partners Lending Corporation, a private business development company with assets of over $100 million deployed in middle-market private loans. Peter also founded the firm’s cannabis vertical and has underwritten over $130 million in related transactions. Previously, Peter was an Associate at Atlas Holdings LLC, a private-equity firm focused on supporting distressed manufacturing and distribution companies globally. Peter speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Yale University, graduated cum laude
Fulbright Scholar, Sun Yat-sen University China, US Department of State

Peter Sack

Alan SchuchnerVice President

Alan Schuchner

Alan SchuchnerVice President

Prior to joining Chicago Atlantic, Alan spent 5 years of his career in management consulting, having worked with multiple clients focusing on strategy and operations across various industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and others. During his consulting career, Alan conducted multiple assessments of the business operating model of important national players and provided strategic recommendations to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs through digitalization, automation, and resource management. Alan has also worked as an underwriting analyst for Stonegate Capital, a Chicago-based ABL firm, performing financial analysis, implementing a portfolio management system, and making recommendations on loan pricing and terms.

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BSc (Industrial Engineering), ITBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Phil SilvermanVice President, Assistant Controller

Phil Silverman

Phil SilvermanVice President, Assistant Controller

Phil brings over 10 years of finance and accounting experience to Chicago Atlantic. Prior to joining Chicago Atlantic, Phil spent more than 8 years with BDO, where he most recently was a Senior Manager in the Financial Services and Private Equity group, responsible for end to end execution of audits of investment companies (BDCs/SBIC/PE/VC) and asset managers. Phil holds the CPA designation.

BS (Finance), Indiana University – Kelly School of Business

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Natalie KiziorCredit Analyst

Natalie Kizior

Natalie KiziorCredit Analyst

Natalie is an experienced financial analyst with a background in credit analysis, mitigating structural risks, building financial models, and underwriting transactions. Prior to joining Chicago Atlantic, she began her career as a Credit Analyst in CIBC’s Commercial Banking Training Program in Chicago, where she gained exposure to a wide array of businesses including non-bank finance, structured finance, financial institutions, and other specialized industries.

BSc (Finance), DePaul University

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Scott ZaleskiSenior Advisor, Complex Solutions

Scott Zaleski

Scott ZaleskiSenior Advisor, Complex Solutions

With over 10 years of experience in opportunistic finance, Scott brings the unique ability to identify, preserve and create economic value in highly complex situations. Over Scott’s career, he has served as an investment professional and portfolio manager focused on complex securities and investments, analyzing issues of idiosyncratic complexity to identify and develop innovative high return on capital solutions to allocate behind, with a rigorous fact-based quantitative and qualitative fundamental analysis approach. He began his career at Infinium Capital Management, focused upon high return on capital derivatives strategies, serving both as a cross asset-class portfolio manager and sector head of a 12-professional team.

MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA, Michigan State University

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