John H. Mason

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Phone: (763) 432 4082
E-mail: jmason@cvcap.com

John is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors. He has more than 25 years of experience in originating, structuring and managing complex financial transactions. Prior to founding Convergent in 1998, he held senior positions at AT&T Capital - Capital Markets Division, Citicorp Industrial Credit- Structured Finance and served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tom Thumb Foods. He is a former U.S. Navy Submariner, serving aboard the Fleet Ballistic Missile Class, USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640). John holds a BA degree from Concordia College and attended Citibank Accelerated Training at Harvard Business School. John is a member of the board of directors of Key Health Group, as well as serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.

KEITH S. BARES

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Phone: (763) 432 4081
E-mail: kbares@cvcap.com

Keith is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors and has more than 25 years of investment and credit experience. He has served as a director on the board of public, private and non-profit organizations. Prior to founding Convergent in 1998, he spent 13 years working for the Wall Street firms of Salomon Brothers, Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co. Prior to working on Wall Street, he gained experience in credit and commercial lending with Norwest Corporation and Gelco Equipment Leasing Company. Keith holds a BA degree from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

MATTHEW P. GROSSMAN

Director
Phone: (763) 432 4083
E-mail: mgrossman@cvcap.com

Matt joined Convergent in May 2002. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing debt and equity investments related to leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital financing. Prior to joining Convergent, Matt was a member of Piper Jaffray's Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group where he participated in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, equity offerings, debt restructurings and valuations across a wide range of industries. Matt graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a BS in Finance and an Economics minor.

TRAVIS D. SOULE

Director
Phone: (763) 432 4080
E-mail: tsoule@cvcap.com

Travis joined Convergent in May of 2007. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing debt and equity investments related to leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital financing, and for aiding with fund management. Travis graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Wheaton College (Chicago, IL).

JOHN C. CHAN

Phone: (949) 200 6033
E-mail: jchan@cvcap.com

John joined Convergent in 2008 and is responsible for originating, structuring, closing, and monitoring portfolio investments located in the Western region. Prior to joining Convergent, John held senior corporate finance positions with Pacific Ridge Capital, E*Offering, the investment subsidiary of E*TRADE, and Cruttenden & Company. He has also held operational roles, serving as CFO for a number of retail and high-tech firms that included PrISMedical Corp. and Strouds. Before entering the field of finance, John served as a Senior Consultant for the SBA's Small Business Development Center. He holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

RICHARD G. ATHERTON

Analyst
Phone: (763) 432 4084
E-mail: ratherton@cvcap.com

Richard joined Convergent in February of 2011. He is responsible for performing qualitative and quantitative analyses for investment transactions, monitoring portfolio company performance, and aiding with fund management. Richard graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).