The Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum will present a unique opportunity for business owners, private investors and professionals to hear directly from capital sources, including private equity firms and lenders, regarding their investment goals and directives. Hosted by Vandeventer Black LLP and sponsored by Virginia Community Capital, among others, this event will take place on November 15, 2018, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Town Point Club, 101 West Main Street, 300 World Trade Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

“This forum will focus on the various types of capital sources available in the marketplace to revenue generating companies with eagerness for growth,” said Jean M. Stallard, founder of the Forum and a business attorney at Vandeventer Black. “It will present a venue for the much-needed dialogue between companies and capital sources about the great opportunities available in this region.”

Speakers will discuss topics such as investment criteria, transaction structures, the investment climate and other key information necessary for a better understanding of how to find and use capital for growth and value creation. Scheduled speakers include:

Eric Andreozzi, Managing Director – Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Laura Markley, Director of Investments – NRV
Zachary Petry, Vice President, Small Business Lending Team Manager – Virginia Community Capital
Greg Davis, Partner, Tax Services – Cherry Bekaert LLP
Matt Malone, Managing Partner – Succession Capital Partners
Keith Slattum, Vice President – Dollar Bank
Patrick Huddie, Partner – Westbury Group LLC
Jeff Tanner, Dean – The Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University
“A key to our regional economic health is the ability of companies to grow and expand their markets. Access to sufficient capital is one of those stumbling blocks that we are working hard to remove so that this economy can thrive,” said Jeff Tanner, Dean of the Strome College of Business. “A great deal of attention has recently been paid to start-ups and rightly so. But this forum will reach a broader audience and can help businesses find opportunities for the capital they need to expand.”

Chris Topping of Virginia Community Capital will act as Moderator. In addition, the Managing Partner of Vandeventer Black LLP, Michael L. Sterling, will be presenting the Vandeventer Black Award for Excellence in Business Strategy which recognizes innovative business thinking and successful execution.

The Forum is supported by the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, Cherry Bekaert LLP, Kemper Consulting, Inc. and Raymond James Capital. Immediately following the Forum, there will be a networking lunch for all participants. For more information and to register, please visit

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