Gouskos is a seasoned professional
with over 25 years of experience in
all aspects of the corporate finance
industry including business development, underwriting, portfolio management and operations. Prior to joining
First Capital, Gouskos was a managing
director at Focus Management Group,
managing a primary contract with the
FDIC and generating new business
opportunities for their restructuring
practice. Other previous positions
include running the Asset-Based Lending Divisions of Textron Financial and
Conseco Finance as well as Division
Management positions with GE Consumer Finance and Bank of America.
Gouskos can be reached by telephone
at (214) 522-2200 or via email at CGous-
First Growth Capital: Shane O’Grady
has been hired as vice president and
business development manager to First
Growth Capital, a division of First Capital.
O’Grady will be based in Phoenix and will
be responsible for business development
and marketing activities throughout the
Southwest region to meet the working
capital credit needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. O’Grady has 15 years in
investment banking, financial services,
market development, and mergers and
acquisitions. Prior to joining First Growth
Capital, O’Grady was managing partner
with Private Capital Alliance. Other previous positions included senior business
advisor with Houlihan, Smith & Company
and director of business development
with Choice One Mortgage. O’Grady can
be reached at (480) 521-0063 or via email at
Viet Ho has been hired as vice president and business development manager
at First Growth Capital. Ho will be based
in Los Angeles and will be responsible for
business development and marketing
activities throughout the Western region
to meet the working capital credit needs
of small- and medium-sized businesses.
Ho has 15 years in sales management,
financial services, market development,
and business development. Prior to
joining First Growth Capital, Ho was
head of sales - Western region with Bibby
Financial Services. Other previous positions included vice president with HSBC
Bank, financial center manager with Bank
of America, and business manager with
Ho can be contacted at (323) 240-4431
or via email at VHo@FirstCapital.com.
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