ATEL Capital Group Expands Team to Support Growth

ATEL Capital Group (ACG) has announced four new team members as part of its strategy to meet growing demand for debt financing of venture-backed companies and equipment leasing to Fortune 1000 companies.

Todd Jaquez-Fissori joins ATEL Ventures, Inc., a division of ACG, as Senior Vice President. Jaquez-Fissori has almost two decades of experience originating venture debt and private credit deals, most recently with Structural Capital, where he was a Managing Partner, and previously with Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Hercules Growth Capital and TriplePoint Capital. Todd has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Simrat Wason joins ATEL Ventures, Inc. as a Director. Formerly a Vice President with New York hedge fund Arena Investors, Wason previously spent five years with Presidio Ventures, sourcing and managing predominantly early-stage equity in enterprise tech firms. Wason started her career as a software engineer, and spent six years with Apple Inc. She has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and an M. Eng from Cornell University.

“Entrepreneurs and VCs alike understand that venture debt is an essential tool of the capital stack, allowing them to accelerate growth without diluting equity,” said Steven Rea, President, ATEL Ventures, Inc. “Our expanded team will enable us to service the increased demand for venture debt and continue to grow our portfolio, deploying the hundreds of millions of dollars we have available to lend.”

Supporting ATEL Capital Group’s increased deal flow is an enlarged legal team. Nick Martitsch joins ACG as Senior Counsel, bringing almost four decades of experience to the firm. In his career to date, Martitsch has handled a wide range of commercial, financial and intellectual property transactions and related matters, including public and private equity and debt financing, venture lending, and equipment leasing. Martitsch’s experience includes several years with Hercules Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Martitsch earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Maggie Adams joins ACG as Legal Counsel, with a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. For the past five years has contributed her expertise to global law firms, where she specialized in providing legal services to the financial services industry.