Jeff McClure is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Freedom Capital. Jeff’s financial management and investment banking career spans four decades and three major financial crises. He has provided financial management, advisory and capital markets services for nearly $15 billion of transactions for middle market companies. Jeff founded The Bear Companies*, and independent boutique investment bank in 2005 to provide financing and advisory services to real estate and financial services companies through the debt, equity and structured finance markets. Under his direction, the firm has provided over $1.5 billion of capital to its target sectors; completed $800 million of restructuring transactions; and provided due diligence and loan valuation services on $5 billion of bank loan portfolios for government agencies and private sector clients.View Full Bio »
Liam Coakley, a director, is currently Co-President of C. J. Coakley Co., Inc., a commercial interior contractor that works throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area as well as in Richmond, Virginia, Norfolk, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Coakley has been with C. J. Coakley since May 1990. During the past 50 years, C.J. Coakley has completed hundreds of high profile construction projects for the private sector and public sector clients including at Ft. McNair, Ft. Meyer and Andrew’s Air Force Base. Mr. Coakley has overseen projects at the Redskins Stadium, Dulles International Airport, IRS National Headquarters in New Carrollton, Maryland, and the Health Care Finance Administration in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Coakley graduated from Marymount University with a B.S. in Business Management. Mr. Coakley served on the Marymount Alumni Advisory Committee for several years and was awarded Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award in 2003.
David Duhamel is partner at Pulmonary Medical Associates of Northern Virginia where he is the leading interventional pulmonologist. Dr. Duhamel has been with Pulmonary Medical Associates since June 2002. In addition, he serves as director of numerous divisions and units at Virginia Hospital Center, one of the leading hospitals in the Washington, D.C. region and named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Dr. Duhamel’s hospital responsibilities include serving as director of the Pulmonary Special Procedures Unit, the Lung Cancer Center and Outpatient Oncology Services. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Georgetown University Hospital and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, published author and is the recipient of numerous professional awards. Dr. Duhamel graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in biology and received an M.D. from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident.
Keith Hall is the managing partner of J.C. Hall & Associates, a closely held private investment and advisory firm, and has been with J.C. Hall & Associates since September 2007. Mr. Hall serves as an independent director of and strategic consultant to companies chiefly in the technology, finance and media sectors. He has served as Chief Financial Officer at four public companies, including at LendingTree.com from June 1999 to September 2007, where he led the firm’s successful IPO, one of four IPOs he has been involved with. Since November 2012, he has served as director and chairman of the audit committee for TheStreet.com, a leading provider of online financial news. Since May 2008, he has also served as chairman of the board of directors for Tectura, a provider of business software and consulting services. Mr. Hall has served as director for other companies in the past, including Polymer Group, Inc., MTM Technologies, Inc., and CoreLogic, Inc. Mr. Hall graduated from Coe College with a B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Steven Looney is a Managing Director of Peale Davies & Co. Inc., a consulting firm with particular expertise in change management and operating margin improvement, and is a CPA and an attorney. Mr. Looney has been with Peale Davies & Co. Inc. since January 2006. Mr. Looney is a director of Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE: SAR), a publicly traded Business Development Corporation, where he serves as the chairman of the audit committee. He serves as a consultant and director to numerous other companies in the healthcare, manufacturing and technology services industries, including WH China Inc. and Vayon Group Ltd. Between February 2000 and December 2005, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PCCI, Inc., a private IT staffing and outsourcing firm. Between June 1992 and January 2000, Mr. Looney worked at WH Industries as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Mr. Looney also serves as a director of Excellent Education for Everyone, a nonprofit organization promoting education reform. Mr. Looney graduated summa cum laude from the University of Washington with a B.A. degree in Accounting and received a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law where he was a member of the law review.