Mansoor Ghori

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Mansoor Ghori is the Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Managing Director of Petros, which is a national private investment and structured finance firm headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Prior to Petros, he was the President and CEO of Accent Capital and was responsible for the investment and administrative activities of the firm. He was also a Managing Director at Transamerica Technology Finance Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by GE Capital, and a Principal at Sternhill Partners, a $100 million venture capital firm based in Houston.
Prior to joining Sternhill, he was the Founder and SVP/Regional Manager of Imperial Bank’s Southwest Region of the Emerging Growth Industries Group (acquired by Comerica Bank). He was also a VP in the National Accounts Division of Silicon Valley Bank, focusing on investments in high-technology and biotech companies in Texas.
Mansoor also currently serves on the following boards: Petros, STG Design, PACENation, C-PACE Alliance, as well as, most recently, the Andy Roddick Foundation. In addition, he is also an Executive Committee Member of Petros, PACENation and C-PACE Alliance.
Mansoor is a graduate of Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California and holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

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Jim Stanislaus

Chief Financial Officer & Founder

Jim Stanislaus is a Founder, CFO, and Board Member of all Petros entities. He heads Capital Markets and Finance and is a Member of all Investment Committees. With 30+ years of experience, he manages new financial product design, institutional investor partnerships and their long-term off-take agreements, banking facilities, rating agencies, and other strategic relationships. Jim has structured and directly sourced billions of dollars in structured finance products for institutional investor partners.

Prior to starting Petros, Jim was the CFO & COO of Enhanced Capital Partners, a national, private asset management and investment firm. While there, Jim structured an array of transactions with Berkshire Hathaway and other institutional investors and financial partners. He started and was the Co-Head of the firm’s Tax Credit Monetization business, sourced and managed investments for the firm, and was on the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Enhanced Capital, Jim worked with Reservoir Capital Group, a $6 billion New York-based private investment firm. He held senior positions at Fortune 50 companies, Dell and Procter & Gamble, prior to Reservoir.

Jim holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from SMU in Dallas. Jim is a member of the Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Austin and a board member of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation (Texas PSFC). Texas PSFC manages the Texas Permanent School Fund, a $56 billion public endowment of the State of Texas, formed in 1845 for the benefit of Texas public schools.

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Tommy Deavenport

Chief Operating Officer

Tommy Deavenport is Chief Operating Officer of Petros PACE Finance.

Tommy has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to Petros, Tommy was on the founding team and a Managing Director of Square 1 Bank (acquired by Pacific Western Bank).

Prior to Square 1 Bank Tommy served at AV Labs, an accelerator fund of Austin Ventures.

Prior to AV Labs, Tommy held an SVP role at Imperial Bank (acquired by Comerica). Tommy was also co-founder of VCFO, a leading fractional accounting firm headquartered in Austin.

Tommy holds a BBA in accounting from Texas State University and is a Texas CPA.

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Chip Windisch

Senior Vice President

Chip Windisch is a Senior Vice President – Tax Credit Finance.

Chip joins Petros from Old National Bancorp, where he served as Senior Vice President – Capital Markets Executive. While there, Chip led a Tax Credit team that originated and managed over $150M of gross tax credits, expanded the company’s Foreign Exchange business, and realigned the commercial banking organization. He also helped create and served as Board Chair of Old National CDE Corporation.

Prior to that, Chip was the co-founder and Managing Director of InSite Capital, where he originated and managed real estate debt financing and equity investments in tax credits.

Chip also served as a Vice President at Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, where he co-created a tax credit investment line of business.

Chip holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA from Grand Valley State University.


Scott Moxham

Senior Vice President – Finance & Accounting

Scott Moxham is a Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting at Petros PACE Finance. He is responsible for managing the firm’s financial and tax accounting and reporting operations, in addition to working on key strategic growth initiatives of the firm.

Scott’s career spans more than 20 years of varied experience in structured finance, tax credit monetization, and investment management, with extensive experience in commercial real estate and fixed income securities.

In his previous positions, Scott served as Chief Financial Officer at Capella Capital Partners, an Austin-based commercial real estate development firm with an asset portfolio spanning office, retail, multi-family, storage, and raw land. At Capella, he oversaw financial operations for more than 20 real estate entities, managing reporting, underwriting, and transactions to fund the firm’s growth.

Prior to that, in Scott’s previous job at Petros, he was responsible for key aspects of structuring, modeling, and underwriting for the firm’s tax credit-based investments. As a founding employee of the firm, he also played a critical role in the launch of Petros PACE Finance.

He also held senior-level accounting positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.

Scott earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, he is a CFA charter holder and a CPA licensed in the state of Texas.


Andy Meyer

Managing Director Originations

Andy Meyer is a Senior Vice President at Petros PACE Finance. He is based in St. Louis and is responsible for the origination, structuring and closing of PACE and tax credit transactions throughout the country.

Andy has significant experience in the PACE industry, joining Petros from Twain Financial Partners, where he served as Director of PACE Financing and Associate General Counsel. While at Twain, he started and oversaw the company’s PACE financing platform nationwide. He also structured and closed some of the first rated securitizations of PACE assets in the industry. In addition to PACE, Andy assisted with the origination and closing of Twain’s tax credit, debt and equity investments throughout the country. Prior to Twain, Andy was a real estate and structured finance attorney at Husch Blackwell LLP.

Andy holds a B.S. and B.A from the University of Dayton, an MBA from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and a J.D. from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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Rachel Davis

Senior Vice President – Partner Management & Originations

Rachel Davis is a Senior Vice President of Partner Management and Originations of Petros PACE Finance. Rachel is based in Texas and focuses on building our PACE business in Houston and in other select PACE markets throughout the country.

She began her career at Reliant Energy, a Houston based provider of electricity and smart energy services. As a Marketing Manager, she spent 12 years working with customers and consultants managing commodity price risk through electricity contracts in Texas and the Northeast. Most recently, Rachel led a national business development team for NRG Energy, a Fortune 200 energy company, where along with her team, she pursued partnerships for onsite/offsite solar, wind, community solar, energy efficiency and combined heat and power systems with Fortune 500 clients. Additionally, she worked with strategic partner firms in the energy efficiency sector to develop and implement sales acquisition strategies for thermal energy storage and evaporative pre-cooling solutions for utility programs in California. Most of her experience is with clients in the commercial real estate, retail, hospitality, and banking sectors.

Rachel graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing.

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Barry Schwimmer

Managing Director Petros Connecticut Investment Fund

Barry Schwimmer is a Managing Director of the Petros Connecticut Investment Fund, Petros Partners’ Stamford Connecticut based investment fund. He is also Founder and Managing Partner of the Stamford Innovation Center. The iCenter is a small business incubator whose mission is to create jobs and provide training while developing the entrepreneurial community throughout the State of Connecticut. Utilizing funding from Connecticut Innovations to augment its private resources, it serves as a hub in the CTNext Innovation Ecosystem under the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development.

Previously Mr. Schwimmer founded Stoneybrook Capital, a private investment firm. Stoneybrook’s activities included leading the acquisitions of several private companies including Computer Shopper (SX2 MediaLabs), The Corporate Presence, Distance Learning Co., Litespeed Titanium Components, Inc., and Dynamic Graphics, Inc. (Creatas LLC). Stoneybrook also participated in several acquisitions/recapitalizations which were organized by larger institutional investors.

From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Schwimmer was a Managing Director of Commonwealth Capital Partners, a $68.5 million private equity fund. While at Commonwealth, he helped to organize the acquisitions of NFO Research and Coast Community News and served as a Director of those firms as well as ACX Pacific. During 1989, he also helped to organize the acquisition of Aldila, Inc. and served as a Director of the firm until its sale in 1994 to Forstmann Little and Co.

In 1984, Mr. Schwimmer co-founded Chemical Venture Partners and served as an original General Partner of the firm. His responsibilities at CVP included directing and overseeing venture capital, growth equity and leveraged buyout investments in 12 separate transactions including PTN Holding Corp., Boys Market, Inc., Eric Chandler Holding, Inc. and PT Components. During this period, Mr. Schwimmer developed direct investment expertise in several industries including; specialty retailing and supermarkets, media, basic manufacturing and a variety of service providers. Prior to joining CVP Mr. Schwimmer worked as a Senior Consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co and a Securities Analyst at Value Line Investment Survey.

Mr. Schwimmer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Business Administration degree from The Booth School of The University of Chicago.

Sean Leahy

Vice President – Corporate Finance and Treasury

Sean Leahy is a Vice President of Corporate Finance and Treasury. Prior to joining Petros, Sean was an analyst for Capsa Ventures, LLC. While there, he worked on evaluating real estate development and investment opportunities in asset classes, including residential, office, industrial and self-storage. Sean also worked for Landmark Dividend, LLC as a senior financial analyst in Los Angeles and a financial associate for The Blackstone Group in New York.

Sean holds a BA in Finance from Michigan State University and got his MS in Investment Management from Boston University.

Matt Malcom


Matt Malcom is a consultant with Petros and a certified public accountant, licensed in Maryland and Texas.

Prior to working with Petros, Matt worked for Reznick Group, a national accounting firm, for fifteen years. During that time, Matt worked with all types of tax credit transactions, including New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), historic tax credits (HTC), renewable energy credits, including the Section 1603 grant program, and other credit programs.

Beginning in 2005, Matt became extensively involved in the NMTC program, working with over 40 Community Development Entities (CDEs) to help structure transactions as well as provide tax and audit services. He has worked with well over 250 transactions in the NMTC program, including projects that involved non-profits, entertainment facilities, hotels, office buildings, health and wellness facilities, retail, charter schools, and numerous other transactions. In addition, some of these transactions have included the combination of NMTC with HTC to increase community and economic impact as well as create additional benefit for NMTC investors.

Matt graduated from Towson State University in Towson, Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting. He is currently an executive board member of the Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) and a director at the state level of TSCPA.

Amy Benavides

Senior Vice President – Capital Markets & Strategic Initiatives

Amy Benavides is a Vice President of Capital Market and Strategic Initiatives at Petros PACE Finance. She works closely with customers, program administrators, and the Petros legal and finance teams to ensure smooth and efficient transaction closings. Amy manages the due diligence, processing, closing, and post-closing process for Petros across multiple lines of business, including PACE, New Market Tax Credits, and CAPCO transactions. Using her background as a paralegal, she ensures that each transaction is appropriately documented, including meeting Petros’ internal requirements, any external legal requirements, and preparing transaction files for rating agencies and investors.

Prior to her work with Petros, Amy was a paralegal for Joseph Brophy, and Amanda G. Taylor of Hohmann, Taube & Summers, LLP, an Austin-based law firm focusing on litigation and complex corporate transactions.


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