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Management Team

Meet Our Management Team

We have an entire team running every client engagement…

The additional manpower and resources we bring to every financing allow us to run an extremely broad and thorough debt process while freeing up management’s time to focus on running the business.

Rob Winkelmann

Managing Partner & CEO

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Rob Winkelmann

Managing Partner & CEO
949.366.8355 (o)
949.289.1617 (c)

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Rob has spent over 25 years in the capital markets including debt advisory, corporate finance and venture lending. He joined the DiBari Group in 2006 as CEO. Previously, Rob started the West Coast operations for two venture lending institutions including Charter Financial (acquired by Wells Fargo) and Oxford Finance Corporation. Before moving into the venture capital arena, Rob worked at LaSalle National Bank/ABN AMRO in Chicago providing senior secured debt, tax-exempt bond financings and other structured finance vehicles to private, public and not-for-profit hospital systems & health care entities. Rob advises clients and structures debt capital financings for companies in the biotech, medical device, healthcare and technology industry segments.

Rob earned his BSBA in Finance from Washington University St Louis and completed his MBA at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and marketing.

When not helping his clients finance the next scientific break through, Rob spends most of his time at the ice rink watching his son’s hockey team and daughter’s synchronized figure skating team compete.

Nick DiBari, Jr.

Managing Partner Credit & Underwriting

Nick DiBari, Jr.

Managing Partner Credit & Underwriting
512.520.4632 (o)
949.466.2702 (c)

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Nick has been underwriting and structuring debt financings in the capital markets for over 20 years. Nick is responsible for all underwriting and sourcing activities for the DiBari Group working with companies in the biotech, medical device, technology and industrial application industry segments. He was an early pioneer in the debt advisory business having founded the DiBari Group’s debt advisory practice more than 15 years ago.

Nick graduated with honors from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in International Business and a concentration in Spanish.

When not helping his clients navigate the debt capital markets, Nick enjoys time with his family, weight lifting, sky-diving and riding his motorcycle on the back roads of Texas.

Chad Norman

Managing Partner

Chad Norman

Managing Partner
571.277.5533 (c)

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Chad Norman has been in the financial and consulting business for over 17 years. He has completed over $1B in financing commitments for developmental and early commercial stage companies. Most recently, he was Managing Director for life sciences at Hercules Technology Growth Capital. He began his finance career in 2002, where he was one of the founding members of Oxford Finance Corporation, leading the life-sciences investments for the East Coast and Europe. Prior to joining Oxford, he was an associate director of sales and marketing for the Corporate Executive Board, a publicly-listed strategic consulting firm in Washington, DC. Before joining the Corporate Executive Board, he was also a lecturer at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China.

Chad received a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from North Carolina State University. He is a former combat medic in the United States Army. Chad was one of M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Award winners in 2015 for his work in the venture debt market.

Allen Karsh

Managing Partner

Allen Karsh

Managing Partner
949.273.4885 (o)
949.303.9307 (c)

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Allen brings over 15 years of sales & marketing, finance and entrepreneurial experience to Credo 180 from tenures as founder of an online sales and marketing company as well as manager of sales and finance for a major automotive company in the United States. Allen has advised clients and structured debt capital financings for companies in the software, telecommunications & infrastructure, new media/multi media, healthcare and life science industry segments.

Prior to joining Credo 180, Allen was co-founder and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Bayshore Breakaway Corporation until the sale of the business in 2005. Prior to Bayshore, Allen served as Manager of Sales and Finance for Lexus in Southern California. Prior to Lexus he served as Director with American Golf Corporation Private Country Club Division focusing on implementing marketing and sales strategies throughout the Western United States.

Prior to earning his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach, Mr. Karsh served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps including nine months with the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.


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