President and CEO
Kevin Boes has served as the President and CEO of New Markets Support Company (NMSC) since January 2011. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the company and has led the expansion of LISC's New Markets business to include syndication and CDE services. Prior to his current role, Kevin served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Equity Fund (NEF) and continues to support NEF’s work in an advisory role. Prior to joining NEF, he founded Boes Consulting and serviced real estate clients, and worked at KPMG, LLP in its real estate assurance and financial services consulting practices.
Senior Vice President and COO
Bob Poznanski has managed LISC’s New Markets program since it received its first allocation in 2003. He oversees the underwriting of transactions for LISC’s allocation and for syndication to investors. Prior to his New Markets work, Bob spent 10 years as a program director for Rural LISC and a program officer in LISC's Kalamazoo program. Prior to joining LISC, he provided consulting services relating to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and represented issuers and underwriters of tax-exempt bonds.
Senior Vice President and CFO
Matt Huber oversees NMSC’s asset management, funds management, and accounting operations, including LISC's NMTC investments. Prior to joining NMSC, he worked at NEF, where he was the controller in charge of fund accounting for NEF's 1,600+ LIHTC investment portfolio. Matt began his career at KPMG in 1995 where he was a manager in the Chicago Real Estate Audit Practice. Matt is a CPA and belongs to numerous working groups focusing on the NMTC industry.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Steve Petsos joined NMSC in 2012 in the role of business development. His focus is on growing NMSC's small business lending products and services, its New Markets Tax Credit advisory and fund management activities, as well as exploring other potential strategic opportunities. He previously was the head of Fund Management at NEF, where his group structured and monitored funds that invested over $8 billion in multifamily affordable housing. Prior to his experience at NEF, Steve worked at Salomon Smith Barney. Steve graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Mark Leitson is responsible for overseeing the closing of LISC’s NMTC investments and addressing post-closing NMTC legal and compliance-related matters. He previously provided investor-related legal and compliance services for NEF's LIHTC program. Prior to joining NMSC and NEF, Mark maintained his own legal practice, which focused on LIHTC and NMTC transactions. He was previously Counsel for Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal (now SNR Denton) and Vice President and Deputy Counsel of NEF. Mark is admitted to practice law in Illinois.
Vice President, Small Business Lending
Steve Hall is Vice President of Small Business Lending, responsible for providing lending solutions and personalized business coaching to entrepreneurs to enable them to start or grow their businesses. At NMSC, he has overseen the development of LISC Small Business' Impact Lending and SBA Community Advantage programs and the expansion of LISC's other small business offerings. Prior to joining the team in March 2017, Steve was Vice President of Small Business at Accion Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and Vice President and Regional Manager at Charter One Bank from 2004 to 2014, receiving top lending awards while at both organizations. Before starting his career in banking, he was Major Accounts Manager at Konica Minolta Copiers (via CDS Office Technologies), small business owner at Tavo Enterprises, and Business Manager in the Office of Student Affairs at Florida A&M University, his alma mater. Steve is the president of the local chapter of FAMU alumni. As an entrepreneur himself, Steve has met many of the same challenges that other small business owners confront.
Vice President, Asset Management
Andy Koelbl is responsible for managing the real estate and other investment assets, including assessing risks for each asset and proactively engaging asset owners to address issues. Andy has a degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Wisconsin Madison and brings six years of experience in analyzing and underwriting commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Director, Small Business Lending
Eric Uva joined NMSC in 2016. He leads the Impact Lending program, a Boston-based small business lending and capacity building program in partnership with Northeastern University. In this capacity, he originates small business loans and provides technical assistance to existing small businesses with a focus on job creation in Boston's underserved communities. Eric draws from 13 years of capital markets and capacity building experience with small and medium sized businesses. His background includes middle market investment banking at Jefferies, equity and mezzanine funding at American Capital, small business impact investing at Root Capital, and small business lending at Indivisible. He holds a B.A. and B.S. from Boston College and an M.P.P. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Charles Edison Fellow.
Kelsey Hamory helps identify and underwrite potential investments, handling Midwest and West Coast transactions. Prior to joining NMSC, Kelsey was an intern with the CDFI Fund's New Markets Tax Credit Program and she was a reviewer of Round 9 NMTC applications. She also served in the Peace Corps as a Rural Community Development Volunteer and worked in non-profit accounting for two years. She has a Master of Business Administration from Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Will Lanier helps identify and underwrite potential investments, handling East Coast and Healthy Futures Fund transactions. Prior to joining NMSC, Will worked on the New Markets Tax Credit team at the Nonprofit Finance Fund in asset management, compliance, and administrative functions. Previously, Will worked on the lending team at Accion, a microfinance institution. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Bard College.
Laura Mixter helps manage NMSC’s portfolio as a member of the asset management team. She earned her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she concentrated in financial analysis and served as Fundraising Chair for the school’s Net Impact chapter. Prior to business school, Laura worked in nonprofit development for four years.
As a member of the asset management team, Rebecca Yore helps to manage NMSC's NMTC investments and assure their ongoing compliance with NMTC program requirements. Specifically, Rebecca addresses issues in asset management during the underwriting, closing, and disposition stages of projects. She also oversees construction and tracks project progress. Rebecca has more than seven years of experience working in residential property management and is knowledgeable in areas of real estate operations, property management, reporting, analytics, financials, and compliance. Rebecca graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Natalie Rackett is responsible for accounting, reporting, treasury, and loan servicing for the CDEs and investment funds under NMSC management. Natalie also works with the asset management group to proactively address compliance and operational issues of projects under management. She earned a master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in business administration and accounting, and an undergraduate degree from Moscow State, Russia. Prior to joining NMSC, Natalie worked as a senior accountant at NEF where she performed corporate accounting, financial statement preparation, audit preparation support, and other accounting related tasks.
Jessica Sanchez is responsible for a variety of accounting functions at NMSC, including quarterly and annual financial reporting for NMTC entities under management. She graduated from Robert Morris University in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting. Prior to joining NMSC, Jessica worked as a staff accountant for Vienna Beef LTD, in the accounting department of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and has more than five years of experience in the insurance industry.
Business Development Manager
Brent Kuennen is responsible for all third-party fund management activities and assists in developing and implementing various lines of business for external customers. Prior to joining NMSC in January 2016, Brent was a Fund Manager at National Equity Fund where he helped structure and manage funds that invested nearly $10 billion in multifamily affordable housing. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, and real estate from the University of Northern Iowa.
Business Development Associate
Madeleine Woodle works on NMSC's small business services, facilitating its partnership with Kiva and helping to maintain social media channels, websites, and marketing materials. She previously worked for the Illinois State Board of Education, where she drafted communications materials and provided other research assistance. Madeleine graduated with a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
Small Business Lending Associate
Maggie Salisbury assists NMSC's small business services team. She recently graduated from Princeton University in June 2015 with a degree in history and concentrated in U.S. studies.
Small Business Lending Associate
Emily Nordquist works directly with borrowers throughout the lending process to help them secure capital through the SBA Community Advantage program. Emily graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2016 with her BBA in Economics.
Business Development Fellow
Virginia Midkiff is serving as a business development fellow through the Project 55 program at NMSC, where she'll be assisting both our small business and New Markets groups. She recently graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religious studies.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Maria Castillo assists the NMSC team by handling administrative responsibilities for the acquisitions, asset management, legal and accounting staffs. Ms. Castillo has eight years of prior administrative assistant experience in the tax credit industry with NEF.