Team

Petros PACE - Mansoor Ghori

Mansoor Ghori

CEO & Co-Founder

Mansoor adds decades of management and investment experience to the Petros PACE Finance team. Prior to Petros, he was the CEO of Accent Capital and was responsible for the investment and administrative activities of the firm. He was also a managing director at Transamerica Technology Finance Corporation and a principal at Sternhill Partners, a $100 million venture capital firm based in Houston.

Prior to joining Sternhill Partners, Mansoor held SVP and VP roles at Imperial Bank (acquired by Comerica Bank) and the National Accounts Division of Silicon Valley Bank. He is also currently a venture partner with Sentient Ventures, a private equity firm.

Mansoor holds a BS in finance from Santa Clara University, California and an MBA in business administration from Northeastern University.


Petros PACE - Jim Stanislaus

Jim Stanislaus

CFO & Co-Founder

Jim has structured nearly a billion dollars in sophisticated fixed-income investments and other investments for institutional and private investors.

As CFO, Jim raises the investment capital for Petros PACE Finance and Petros’ other investment funds from institutional investors. He co-leads the firm’s advisory services, advising private and public clients on alternative investment opportunities and the monetization of various tax credit and other financial incentives.

Jim is also an investment committee member for Petros’ investment funds, focusing on the financing of growth-stage, lower middle-market companies.

Previously, Jim has worked as CFO and COO at Enhanced Capital, a diversified national asset management firm that provides investment capital to small businesses. Prior to Enhanced Capital, Jim worked at Reservoir Capital Group, a $7 billion New York-based private investment firm. Prior to Reservoir Capital Group, Jim held senior positions in the finance and operations departments of two Fortune 50 companies, Dell and Procter & Gamble.

Jim holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA with a concentration in finance from SMU in Dallas.


Petros PACE - Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Co-Founder

Ben has significant experience as a serial entrepreneur and private investor, and has founded, built and sold numerous companies in the specialty chemicals and energy services sectors.

Currently, Ben is a co-founding Managing Director of Chem Advances, LLC and Advanced Applied Research, LLC, holding companies for industrial technology commercialization and applied industrial research, respectively.

Other investments of note, in 1995, he co-founded LandTel Communications, LLC, which grew into a market-share leader in satellite communications for drilling rigs and went 13 consecutive years without an unprofitable month. Ben and fellow shareholders sold LandTel to a private equity syndicate via a two-step transaction in 2006 and 2008. In 1997, he co-founded Aquatica, Inc., a commercial diving firm, exiting publicly in 1999 via sale to Cal Dive International, becoming with his partners, as a group, the 4th-largest shareholder of Cal Dive. In 2003, Ben also co-founded Sea Fluids, LLC, a bulk chemical terminal services company for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil & gas operations. In 2007, Ben invested in Westlake Group, LLC, an investment bank headquartered in Austin, where he holds 62 and 63 FINRA licenses.

Ben is a Baylor University honors graduate, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Finance and Economics and a law degree with a concentration in Business Planning & Drafting. From 1999 to 2007,
he was a member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and is a graduate of the Birthing of Giants program, co-sponsored by MIT and EO.

Among other activities, Ben previously served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Episcopal School, Austin, Texas.


Petros PACE - Tommy Deavenport

Tommy Deavenport

Chief Operating Officer

Tommy Deavenport is the Chief Operating Officer of Petros PACE Finance. Tommy has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to Petros, Tommy was on the founding team and a Managing Director of Square 1 Bank (acquired by Pacific Western Bank).

Prior to Square 1 Bank, Tommy served at AV Labs, an accelerator fund of Austin Ventures.

Prior to AV Labs, Tommy held a SVP role at Imperial Bank (acquired by Comerica). He was also a co-founder of VCFO, a leading fractional accounting firm headquartered in Austin.

Tommy holds a BBA in accounting from Texas State University and is a Texas CPA.


Petros PACE - Joseph Edgar

Joseph Edgar

Business Development Officer

Joseph Edgar is a Principal and Business Development Officer of Petros PACE Finance.

Prior to Petros, he was the Managing Director of the J4T Venture Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on early-stage companies and fund-of-funds in Texas. He was also a member of the U.S. Treasury’s SSBCI Venture Capital Steering Committee, which worked to bring best practices to states investing in venture capital and emerging managers.

Prior to running the J4T Venture Fund, he worked with Governor Rick Perry and managed $487 million in state authority with a focus on early-stage and emerging companies in Texas. He was also an advisor to the Texas Rural Health & Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Joseph’s primary focus is on early-stage growth and investment in both startups and government capital deployment programs. He is a founding member of the Texas Pace Authority, a non-profit company, which aims to bring clean energy and water conservation projects to Texas. He is also a co-founder of TenantCloud, a cloud-based property management software company.

Joseph graduated with honors from the University of Oregon with a BS in economics, and holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from Cornell’s Johnson School of Management and is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 19).


Petros PACE - Damon Borders

Damon Borders

Business Development Officer

Damon Borders is a Business Development Officer of Petros PACE Finance.

Prior to Petros, Damon founded and operated CODA Consulting Group, a firm that provides engineering and environmental consulting services to equity investors, REITs and advisors in the commercial real estate sector throughout the United States.

Damon is an entrepreneurial engineer with over 21 years of progressively responsible experience
including design, project management, business development, and ownership / management positions. Damon’s executive and senior level qualifications are derived from a diverse technical acumen along with successful business administration, client management and effective interpersonal skills. Technically, Damon is proficient in the review and general evaluation/analysis of major building systems in all types of existing commercial properties and also has extensive experience performing design reviews and serving as the owner’s representative during construction and renovation projects. Prior to founding CODA Consulting Group, Damon worked for other similar engineering consulting firms, including Pond, Robinson & Associates, Aguirre Corporation, and Law Engineering.

Damon holds a BS in engineering and an MS in environmental science from Baylor University.


Petros PACE - Kyle Peczynski

Kyle Peczynski

Business Development Officer

Kyle Peczynski is a Business Development Officer of Petros PACE Finance. Kyle is based in Michigan and focuses on building the PACE business in Michigan and in other select PACE markets throughout the country.

He began his career as a Clean Energy Project Manager at Levin Energy Partners, the administrator of the Lean & Green Michigan PACE marketplace. In that capacity, he gained experience in helping to build a PACE market from the ground-up and was responsible for systemizing business processes, presenting PACE to local governments for approval, analyzing potential projects for compliance and financial viability, and working with contractors and property owners to complete projects. He also led the development of Michigan’s first contractor training program, attracting over 100 attendees from across the state.

Since joining Petros, he has been involved in over $10 million in PACE transactions in three different states, ranging from affordable multifamily housing to multi-million dollar commercial real estate projects.

Kyle is a Michigan native with a law degree from Wayne State University Law School and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan. Before working on PACE, Kyle spent time at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. as a recipient of the Public Interest Law Fellowship and at the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit.


Petros PACE - Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis

Business Development Officer

Rachel Davis is a Business Development Officer of Petros PACE Finance. Rachel is based in Texas and focuses on building our PACE business in Houston and in other select PACE markets throughout the country.

She began her career at Reliant Energy, a Houston based provider of electricity and smart energy services. As a Marketing Manager, she spent 12 years working with customers and consultants managing commodity price risk through electricity contracts in Texas and the Northeast. Most recently, Rachel led a national business development team for NRG Energy, a Fortune 200 energy company, where along with her team, she pursued partnerships for onsite/offsite solar, wind, community solar, energy efficiency and combined heat and power systems with Fortune 500 clients. She is immensely proud of her team’s partnerships with US Bank, Macy’s and EcoLab for community solar projects in Minnesota and with Whole Foods Market on their national solar program. Additionally, she worked with strategic partner firms in the energy efficiency sector to develop and implement sales acquisition strategies for thermal energy storage and evaporative pre-cooling solutions for utility programs in California. Most of her experience is with clients in the commercial real estate, retail, hospitality, and banking sectors.

Rachel graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing.


Marcia Singleton

Accountant

Marcia Singleton is a staff accountant for Petros PACE Finance.

Marcia has over 25 years of accounting experience in both private and public accounting firms. Prior to joining the Petros team, she worked at Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC, focusing on financial services, client training and support, and tax preparation.

Marcia holds a degree in Accounting from Merrick College in North Andover, MA and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor.


Amy Benavides

Transaction Specialist

As a Transaction Specialist, Amy supports the Petros PACE Finance team in underwriting and closing PACE financial transactions.  Prior to joining Petros, Amy was a seasoned legal assistant with extensive experience in litigation and complex corporate transactions.


Christina Ramirez

Transaction Specialist

As a Transaction Specialist, Christina plays an integral role in supporting the Petros PACE Finance team in underwriting and closing PACE financial transactions.  Prior to joining Petros, Christina was a seasoned legal assistant with extensive experience in business litigation and complex corporate transactions.

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