Richard Paul Buckanavage

President & Director at Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

Richard Paul Buckanavage

Richard Paul Buckanavage

President & Director at Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

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Harvest Capital Credit Corp.
Harvest Capital Strategies LLC
Patriot Capital

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at JMP Group LLC

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Managing Director, HCAP Advisors, LLC at Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

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Former Director at Harvest Capital Strategies LLC

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Managing Director at JMP Credit Advisors LLC

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Founder at RAS Management Advisors, Inc.

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Chief Investment Officer at Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Fox Paine & Co. LLC

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Former Managing Director & Head-Asset Finance Group at Bankers Trust & Co.

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Director, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder at Patriot Capital Funding, Inc.

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Vice President at Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

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Richard Paul Buckanavage
President & Director at Harvest Capital Credit Corp.

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 as New Britain Normal School, CCSU is Connecticut's oldest publicly funded University. CCSU is made up of four schools: the Ammon School of Arts & Science, the School of Business, the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the School of Engineering & Technology. Attended by over 11,000 students, 9,200 are undergraduates, and 2,000 are graduate students. It is part of the ConnSCU system of colleges and universities in Connecticut, which also oversees Eastern, Western, and Southern Connecticut State University. Together the four universities have a student body of over 34,000.


The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is the business school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Named after Martin J. Whitman, an alumnus and benefactor of the school, the school was established in 1919. The Whitman School offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as executive degree programs.

Career History
President & Director
2012 - Current

Harvest Capital Credit Corp. is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, which engages in the provision of customized financing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. Its products include senior secured debt, unitranche term loans, junior secured loans, subordinated debt investments, and minority equity co-investments. The company was founded by Richard Paul Buckanavage on November 14, 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - Prior

Harvest Capital Strategies provides discretionary investment advisory services to a number of private investment funds and certain separately managed accounts. The firm employs various investment strategies, focus industries, type of security and other distinctions, including hedged long/short equity, corporate credit, small business lending, venture capital and secondary purchases of private company securities. In managing their funds and separately managed accounts, Harvest Capital seeks to generate above-average returns with below-average market risk in their areas of specialization. Their investment teams focus on performing fundamental, bottom-up research on companies in a variety of industry sectors and seek to identify those securities that they believe are over or under-valued by a significant margin. This proprietary research effort generally focuses on U.S. publicly traded securities, but can also include securities of privately held companies, and may also have some exposure to foreign equity markets. It can also involve securities of companies with varying market capitalization.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
2003 - 2009

Patriot Capital Funding, Inc., a fund listed on NASDAQ, seeks investment opportunities in small and mid-sized companies located in the US. The fund's investment criteria includes: revenues of $10 to $100 million p.a., EBITDA of $2,000,000, proven management teams, significant & defensible market share in niche industries, historical financial performance and low technological and/or product obsolescence risk. It invests in companies operating across a broad range of sectors such as, manufacturers, distributors and service. It provides financing in the form of junior & senior secured loans, subordinated debt, one-stop financing and equity investments. Its debt investment size ranges from $3 to $20 million and equity co-investments up to $2 million.

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Board Member
2003 - 2009

Patriot Capital focuses on growth capital investments in middle-market companies in the business services, consumer services, consumer products, niche manufacturing, distribution, education, e-Commerce, application software, transportation and telecommunication services sectors. The firm targets small and medium-sized privately-held companies with annual revenues of $10 to $200 million. They invest mainly in companies located in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and Southern regions of the US.Patriot Capital looks for companies with: (1) successful, experienced management teams that are capable of delivering continued profit growth (2) long-term positive trends and sustainable competitive advantages in their markets (3) proven track records of revenue and profit growth and (4) adequate cash flow from operations to service current coupon components of Patriot's investment.Patriot Capital typically makes subordinated debt and preferred equity investments in acquisitions, MBOs and recapitalizations in the range of $15 million to $100 million and also makes business expansion investments of $3 million to $15 million. Investments are usually structured in the form of subordinated debt with a current coupon combined with warrants, preferred stock and/or common stock. In addition, Patriot Capital participates in significantly larger financings through their network of regional and national private equity and mezzanine firms. The firm's capital is typically used for business expansion, acquisition financing, major capital expenditures, recapitalizations and MBOs.

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Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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Harvest Capital Credit Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Prospect Capital Corporation purchases Patriot Capital Funding, Inc.

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