Mr. Petty has been investing mezzanine and private equity since 1997. Prior to joining Penn Mezzanine Partners, Mr. Petty was Partner with Capital Point Partners, Managing Director with Rice Partners/RSTW Partners and Vice President in the Structured Finance Group of JPMorgan Chase Bank. He has extensive due diligence experience and has analyzed, negotiated, closed and/or managed over 40 transactions comprising over $350 million of invested capital. He has sat on numerous boards of directors of both portfolio companies and as an independent board member and advisor to other companies. He is currently the President of the Houston Private Equity Association, a member of the Board of Governors of the Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation and is a past Allocations Committee member of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a cum laude BBA in Finance.