Gary Simanson
President & CEOEndeavor Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Simanson is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor Capital Management, LLC, an investment firm which makes both debt and equity investments in the marketplace lending industry. Mr. Simanson serves as head of its Investment Committee, Credit Committee, Enterprise Risk Committee, Loan Review and is responsible for sourcing and establishing strategic loan asset purchase relationships and equity opportunities with various marketplace lending platforms. Prior to founding Endeavor Capital, Mr. Simanson served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Avenue National Bank. He has been Managing Director of First Capital Group, L.L.C. from March 1997 to the present. He has initiated, advised and spoken nationally on bank and other financial institution mergers and acquisitions. He began his career as a practicing attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.

Mr. Simanson received a B.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University.