Black Professionals Dealmaker Spotlight

This series features interviews with Black dealmakers and trailblazers in the private equity (PE) and finance community. To help us spotlight professionals making a difference in their career pathways, please email Greg Kilpatrick at [email protected], Gerald Thomas at [email protected], Rubin Pusha III at [email protected], or Wendy Wright at [email protected].


Akan Oton, Member, Barings Capital Solutions

December 21, 2023

Alex King, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Plain Sight Capital

September 28, 2023

Reginald Binford Jr., Founder and Managing Partner, Proviso Capital

August 30, 2023

Lakesha Wilson Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Riverspan Partners

June 26, 2023

Philip Reeves, Founding Partner, Apis & Heritage Capital Partners

May 10, 2023

Omar Stevens, Principal, Mizzen Capital

February 23, 2023

Joshua Griffin, Senior Associate, Webster Equity Partners

December 9, 2022

Rich Grant, Director of Business Development, Northlane Capital Partners

November 10, 2022

Bo Okoroji, Founder and Managing Partner, Steerpoint Capital

October 11, 2022

Mikel Parker, Head of Investment Banking and Managing Director, AMB

September 13, 2022

Nicholas Antoine, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Red Arts Capital

July 19, 2022

Kneeland Youngblood, Managing Partner, Pharos Capital Group

May 2, 2022

Tamika Tyson, Co-founder, TGC Impact Growth Fund

March 1, 2022

Kenneth Saffold, Director, BlackRock’s Global Credit

September 28, 2021

Mike Smith, Partner and Co-founder, Footwork

July 30, 2021

Debo Adesina, Partner, Albaron Partners

May 28, 2021

Shawn Jackson, Managing Director, Auctus Capital

March 15, 2021