Team


Capitala Group has a highly experienced team of professionals whose core team has invested together for 19 years and averages 29 years of finance and private equity experience. The Capitala team has invested or committed approximately $43 million into current and past funds, which aligns us with our investors and proves we are truly vested in each and every transaction we make.

In addition to our full-time team at Capitala, the firm is supported by a number of industry veterans on our Advisory Boards. They are responsible for advising and supporting the firm in its various fundraising and investment endeavors and are instrumental in the firm’s growth.

Joseph B. Alala, III
Joseph B. Alala, III
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Stephen A. Arnall
Stephen A. Arnall
President & Chief Operating Officer
Kenneth S. Berryman
Kenneth S. Berryman
Advisory Board Member
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown
Advisory Board Member
M. Hunt Broyhill
M. Hunt Broyhill
Partner
Olin W. Bryant, Jr. (“Buddy”)
Olin W. Bryant, Jr. (“Buddy”)
Advisory Board Member
Charles Chamberlain Sr.
Charles Chamberlain Sr.
Advisory Board Member
Melanie Cooke
Melanie Cooke
Office Assistant & EA
Keith Costello
Keith Costello
Advisory Board Member
Mark W. Erwin
Mark W. Erwin
Advisory Board Member
Randall Fontes
Randall Fontes
Managing Director – Atlanta
John Davis Hutchens
John Davis Hutchens
Director
Katina Cole Jakubowski
Katina Cole Jakubowski
Director of Marketing & Events
Kevin Koonts
Kevin Koonts
Chief Financial Officer
Doug Lebda
Doug Lebda
Founder, Chairman & CEO - LendingTree
Jack Vander Leeuw
Jack Vander Leeuw
Director
Christine Levett Alala
Christine Levett Alala
President & Director of Capitala Securities, LLC
Robert P Louthan
Robert P Louthan
Advisory Board Member
Nico Mancuso
Nico Mancuso
Associate
John F. (“Jack”) McGlinn
John F. (“Jack”) McGlinn
Sr. Managing Director – Raleigh
Stuart McGoogan
Stuart McGoogan
Vice President
Jake Michalowski
Jake Michalowski
Analyst - Investor Relations
Christopher B. Norton
Christopher B. Norton
Managing Director
Bryan Rand
Bryan Rand
Advisory Board Member
Adam Richeson
Adam Richeson
Managing Director
Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts
Vice President
Josh Schools
Josh Schools
Senior Analyst
Andrew Schwartz
Andrew Schwartz
Vice President of Accounting & Finance
Peter Sherman
Peter Sherman
Chief Risk Officer
Nicole Vipperman
Nicole Vipperman
Chief Compliance Officer
Geoff Zbikowski
Geoff Zbikowski
Director of West Coast Originations