John Weber is a veteran of the commercial banking industry, with extensive experience sourcing, structuring and funding financial transactions of all sizes in a variety of industries. John’s industry experience includes working with privately held and public companies in the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, wholesale, retail, service, information technology, government, healthcare, and not for profit industries. John has been involved in numerous transaction types, including commercial senior debt financing, financing that includes different types of capital, including mezzanine, preferred stock, and common equity, as well as second lien debt, debentures, bond financing, credit enhancement, and bonding, in addition to different types of government supported instruments including SBA 7a and 504 programs, SBIC, and New Market Tax Credit financing. Assets financed include owner-occupied real estate, equipment, working capital for accounts receivable and inventory, leasing, specialized equipment, construction financing, ESOP financing, and good old fashioned unsecured debt. John received his M.B.A. from Ohio State University and B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business (before it was the Kelley School of Business.) John spends a good portion of his free time working with organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, as Past Grand Knight of Council 15037, The Association for Corporate Growth, where he is a past At Large Director and former Chair of the Awards Committee, and has also held positions such as past Treasurer of the Prevent Child Abuse America Chicago Board, past President of the Columbus, Ohio Children’s Hospital Development Board, and founding board member of Wessex 504. John is currently the Executive Director of the MBDA Capital Center, operated by ACG Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
Greg Washington has a varied, extensive and balanced background. Greg has worked in both the private and public sectors in the areas of community development, commercial, retail and private banking, corporate finance and post-secondary education. He has owned a business advisory firm (Financial Strategists) and a food distribution company (Delta Café Ltd.). Greg has an M.B. A in Marketing and Banking from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate school of Management at Northwestern University, an M.A. in Urban Planning and Economics from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a B.A. in Communications from Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois. Greg is also a lecturer at University of Illinois at Chicago and City Colleges of Chicago. He is also a facilitator for the for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative facilitating discussions in banking, business valuation, growth strategy and lending. Greg is currently Vice President for National Business Development for the MBDA National Capital Center in Chicago, Illinois.