Tom Welch joined VPC in 2009 and is a Principal. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and management of direct private debt and equity investments in middle market companies within the specialty finance and financial technology sectors. Mr. Welch also actively works on value creation initiatives and strategic alternatives for VPC’s investments. Previously, Mr. Welch served as a credit underwriter in the Cash-Flow Lending Group for CapitalSource, concentrating his investment efforts in the industrials, consumer products and business services industries. He also worked in the Global Multi-Industries Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and growth capital transactions. Mr. Welch received a B.S. in finance with honors from the University of Illinois.