Hugh S. Short,
Hugh S. Short, Co-Founder and Chairman/CEO
Hugh S. Short has led over $650 million in transactions closed on debt and equity and is responsible for over $500 million in investments in oil, gas, real estate, mining and Alaska infrastructure. Prior to co-founding Pt Capital, Hugh was president and CEO of Alaska Growth Capital BIDCO, Inc., a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. Alaska Governor Sean Parnell appointed Short to the Alaska Industrial Development Authority (AIDEA) and the Alaska Energy Authority in 2011. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed chairman of AIDEA and led the multi-billion state-owned investment bank. During his two-year tenure as chairman, more than $530 million in capital and associated contributions by partners were appropriated; in addition the board approved due diligence on another $295 million in infrastructure development projects, including the first investments in offshore drilling rigs. Hugh also served as the mayor of Bethel, Alaska from 2002 to 2004, and is a board member for Rural Energy Enterprises and United Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA). Short received a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Mead Treadwell, President
Prior to joining Pt Capital, Mead Treadwell served as Alaska’s lieutenant governor and was a candidate for U.S. Senate. Mead is recognized as one of the world’s Arctic policy experts. He was appointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission by President George W. Bush, and designated as chair under President’s Bush and Obama. Mead served in the cabinet of Alaska Governor Wally Hickel and led Alaska’s efforts to build circumpolar cooperation through the eight nation Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy. Mead has been actively involved in numerous Arctic policy focused organizations, including: Institute of the North, the Aspen Institute, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Arctic Circle, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council on the Arctic.
As an entrepreneur and investor, Mead has served in numerous Board and executive leadership roles in Alaska resource development, telecommunications, and information technology companies that created innovative programs like “Street view” ® for Google.
Mead is a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School.
J. A. Michael Moore,
Michael Moore, CFO/CCO
Prior to his promotion to Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer, Michael “Mike” Moore served as Pt’s Controller for three years. Before joining Pt, Mike was the Senior Director of Finance for Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), where his responsibilities included managing the social enterprise division of six clients with assets over $70 million. He oversaw the daily functions of the clients and assumed CFO responsibilities for the companies. Mike also served as the Controller for the Arctic Slope Native Association in Barrow, Alaska and worked for public accounting firms Deloitte & Touche and KPMG. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Alaska Pacific University and a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University.
Sarah L. Lukin,Chief Operating Officer
Sarah L. Lukin, Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Pt Capital, Sarah L. Lukin was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Afognak Native Corporation were she was responsible for government and media affairs, rural economic development, and Native strategic partnerships. She has twelve years of Congressional and federal regulatory affairs experience and has led diverse teams through significant organizational change and growth. She served as the Executive Director and a Board Member of the Native American Contractors Association, a national trade organization, that represents Alaska Native Corporations, Tribes, and Native Hawaiian Organizations on indigenous business policy issues. Today, Sarah is a board member of Afognak Native Corporation – the eighth largest business in Alaska, a member of the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association Legislative Committee, and a member of the University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Native Business Management Program Advisory Committee. Sarah earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Alaska, and a certificate in Alaska Native executive leadership from Alaska Pacific University. She is Alutiiq from the Native Village of Port Lions, Alaska.
Francisco J. Sanchez,Senior Managing Director
Francisco J. Sanchez, Senior Managing Director
Francisco J. Sanchez was the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the Department of Commerce (2009-2013) and appointed by President Obama to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China. As Under Secretary, Francisco played a leadership role in advancing President Obama’s National Export Initiative, an initiative designed to grow exports abroad while creating and supporting American jobs. As the head of the International Trade Administration, Francisco oversaw the development of U.S. trade policy, promoted U.S. companies in the global economy, strengthened the American competitiveness across all industries, addressed market access and compliance issues, and administered U.S. trade laws. Francisco graduated with a B.A. from Florida State University in 1982. In 1986, he received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. He earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University in 1993.
William B. McDonnell,Managing Director
William B. McDonnell, Managing Director
Prior to joining Pt Capital, William B. McDonnell spent ten years in various commercial finance positions for banks, investment firms and Alaska Native Corporations. Bill has worked in commercial lending, as an investment adviser, and most recently as Director of Finance for Cook Inlet Regional Incorporated, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation, managing the finance functions for a portfolio of real estate assets with a market value of nearly $300 million. Bill has significant experience in investment analysis, deal structure, capital markets, and M&A. He graduated with a Pre-Medical degree from the University of Vermont and earned an MBA from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Prior to his commercial finance career, Bill had a fruitful athletic and coaching career. In addition to English, Bill is fluent in Finnish.
John Guthrie,Vice President
John R. Guthrie, Vice President
Prior to joining Pt Capital, John Guthrie was a Senior Commercial Credit Analyst with Wells Fargo Bank Alaska, responsible for financial and operational analysis of middle-market businesses, authoring reports used by senior management to make credit decisions, monitoring borrower compliance, and assisting with loan and covenant structuring. John started his career with Wells Fargo Bank where he worked for 12 years and held various roles including Management Trainee, Business Associate, Business Relationship Manger, and Credit Analyst. Nine years were spent with Wells Fargo Bank Alaska and three were with the Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking Office in Austin, Texas. John earned a bachelor’s in business administration with an accounting emphasis from the University of Montana.
Kevin Payne, Vice President
Prior to joining Pt Capital, Kevin Payne was a Credit Risk Associate with J.P. Morgan in Houston, Texas, responsible for managing a portfolio of oil and gas investment banking clients. His experience spans all oil and gas sectors, including exploration and production, midstream, oilfield services, and refining. He has worked on numerous transactions across M&A, IPOs, capital markets issuances, and volumetric production payments. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Kevin worked as a Credit Risk Analyst with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, an investment bank based in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in economics from Clemson University, and he is a CFA® charterholder.