Our Team


“Taking A Financial Transaction And Creating A Long-Term Plan For Companies”


Growth Capital Advisors has assembled a small but highly experienced team of corporate finance professionals that works closely with companies seeking capital to expand, acquire or just “right the ship”. The firm has the expertise and the contacts in the financial community to align the company with the best available source of funding available in the market. For lenders and other sources of funding; we are an objective advisor that helps set reasonable expectations and provide an initial review of the financials and the collateral. At GCA, we are hired to solve immediate problems but keep in mind the long-term objectives of our clients.


President

JOHN GULLMAN

Over 45 years of experience working with high growth under capitalized companies in various industries. Strong background in asset based lending and factoring as well as equipment lending and purchase order financing. Has worked with management teams of startups as well as mature companies in developing strategies and accessing capital markets to obtain funding that will help these clients attain their long-term goals. Has also successfully represented clients in both buy-side and sell-side engagements.

Senior Managing Director

SHERYL LYLES

With a varied background in consulting services, corporate finance and accounting, Sheryl Lyles brings 35 years of expertise in aiding companies in achieving their capitalization objectives. Through documenting each client company’s specific historical and forecasted financial performance, she has lead her clients through capitalization of strategic acquisitions and growth initiatives, as well as recapitalizations . Her knowledge of the institutional capital structures that are best suited for each individual client.

Managing Director

MARY MCGUIRE

Mary McGuire has over 40 years of experience in the ABL and Factoring industry. Mary is highly regarded in the industry having spent her entire career working with emerging growth companies throughout the Midwest providing billions of dollars for high growth, undercapitalized businesses and financing for acquisitions. In her role with GCA; she works with referral sources including banks, CPAs and attorneys throughout the Midwest to source prospective clients and to structure and close financings.

Managing Director

TONY PARKINSON

With a strong background in accounting and finance; Tony's 30 years of experience includes Public Accounting, Consulting, Controller and Chief Financial Officer with companies that have faced challenges brought on by growth or past difficulties. He possesses both the experience and temperament to work with management in developing financial plans that are attainable with the proper funding.

Managing Director

NORM STAYTON

Highly experienced in all facets of capital raising for middle markets companies. Works closely with management in developing financial models and cash flows analysis. Has developed an outstanding reputation with lenders and clients alike working with challenged companies in helping them navigate through the turnaround process. He has a strong background in working with senior and junior debt sources as well as private equity firms that provides the client valuable insight to the capital markets.




Managing Director | Venture Debt & Private Equity

EVE SWANSON

Eve Swanson brings over 20 years of professional experience to Growth Capital Advisors. Getting working capital into the hands of entrepreneurs is a passion for Eve, who has focused on helping launch innovative enterprises founded on patented technologies and offering earth-friendly solutions to customer needs. Integrating her skillset in government grant writing, marketing, performance improvement, sales, research and business development, Eve has guided regional and national businesses through ramp up and into rapid growth.