Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (“Pacific Avenue”), a Los Angeles-based private investment firm focused on complex situations in the middle market, announced that Mike Shepard has been appointed to a newly created role, Principal – Head of Capital Markets.

Mike joined the firm in 2017, most recently working as a Principal on the investment team. In the new role, Mike will be responsible for all debt capital activities related to both new and existing investments. Mike will manage the firm’s relationships with lenders and lead strategic finance projects including real estate sale-leaseback transactions. As a member of the investment team for more than four years, Mike played an integral role in building the firm and supporting its growth.

I am excited for Mike to step into this new role within Pacific Avenue. Since nearly inception, Mike has been critical to our success, and this will continue as Head of Capital Markets. As Pacific Avenue continues to scale it is paramount that we are nimble and creative in executing transactions to ensure we provide seamless solutions to Sellers.

Chris Sznewajs, Founder and Managing Partner of Pacific Avenue

About Pacific Avenue Capital Partners

Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, founded by Chris Sznewajs in 2017, is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm focused on corporate divestitures and other complex situations in the middle market. Pacific Avenue has extensive M&A and operations experience allowing the firm to navigate complex transactions and unlock value through operational improvement, capital investment, and accelerated growth. The senior members of the Pacific Avenue team have closed more than 90 transactions, including 45 corporate divestitures, across a multitude of industries. Pacific Avenue takes a collaborative approach in partnering with strong management teams to drive strategic change and assist businesses in reaching their full potential. For more information, please visit