Jeri Harman
Jeri J. Harman
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Jeri J. Harman has been a member of the Board since February 2019. Jeri Harman is a Founder & Chairman of Avante Capital Partners. With over $465 million of capital under management, Avante makes unitranche and subordinated debt and minority equity investments to finance buyouts, minority recaps, acquisitions and growth. In 2018, Avante Capital Partners was named Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year by the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The firm was also named Women-Owned Firm of the Year 2018 by Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN). Ms. Harman has over 30 years of financing experience, involving well over $1 billion in aggregate investments. Prior to founding Avante, Ms. Harman started-up and led the Los Angeles offices for two multi-billion publicly traded private equity and mezzanine investment funds – American Capital and more recently Allied Capital, where she was also a member of Allied's Investment Committee. Earlier career highlights include various senior level positions with Prudential Capital. Ms. Harman has served on numerous boards over her career, and currently serves on the board of Engineered Performance Technologies, a consumer-focused automotive aftermarket performance products company. She received a Master's of Business Administration from the University of California – Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (summa cum laude). Ms. Harman brings extensive capital markets experience and strategic and financial acumen to the Board.