The Redpoint management team has decades of experience in consumer and commercial lending, investment banking, and structured finance. The deeply experienced team leverages their background as operators, lenders, and structured finance executives to create custom financing solutions that meet our clients’ objectives while provided a risk-mitigated vehicle through which to deploy capital.
Mr. Thomas joined Redpoint Capital in 2008 as one of the founding partners tasked with formalizing the strategy of the firm regarding capital raise and implementation. Prior to Redpoint, Mr. Thomas spent 15 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a multi-state consumer finance company. In 2005, Mr. Thomas was tasked with the process of negotiation and oversight in the sale of the company to a public company. Mr. Thomas began his career in the Dallas office of Arthur Andersen in the audit and financial services and eventually in the specialty consulting practice. His experience included the mergers of regional and national banks, real estate consulting and international finance. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Harding University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.
Mr. Dunev joined Redpoint in 2017 and is responsible for driving Redpoint’s strategic priorities, including sourcing new investment opportunities and raising capital to deploy into Redpoint’s investment strategies. Mr. Dunev was previously a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at UBS, leading the bank’s Specialty Finance efforts in the Americas. Prior to UBS Mr. Dunev also covered Specialty Finance companies at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Over his career, he has executed hundreds of transactions across M&A, IPOs and other forms of capital raising. Mr. Dunev earned both his B.S. and his MBA from Boston College and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Prior to joining Redpoint’s management team, Mr. Martin was the co-founder of both Redpoint Capital Group and Impact Innovations Group (“IIG”). He started IIG in 1999 as an information technology staffing firm providing services in three markets across two platforms – commercial Enterprises and the federal government. They grew IIG to approximately $100 million in revenues prior to selling the commercial division in 2005 and then the governmental division in 2007. Prior to starting IIG, Mr. Martin worked at Lamalie Associates, an executive search firm, and became the youngest partner in the firm’s history at age 30. He is a founding member and continues to be involved in the Dallas Leadership Council (“DLC”). Through DLC he has been involved in the Dallas Habitat for Humanity, the All Church Home for children, the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children, and annually he helps organize the Christmas Party for Dallas’ Specials Citizens. Mr. Martin is the former president and board member of the National Association of Computer Consulting Business.
Principal- Capital Markets
Mr. Huffstutter joined Redpoint in 2017 to expand the structuring and capital markets efforts on the company’s successful portfolio and investment strategies. Previously Mr. Huffstutter was a managing partner with the loan advisory group Stinson Creek Capital where he focused on new business and client relationships. Prior to Stinson Creek Capital, he was the Regional Acquisitions Director for publicly traded REIT where he focused on Texas markets. Mr. Huffstutter was Head of Structured Finance at Hometown Commercial Capital where he spearheaded two successful stand-alone securitizations. Previous to Hometown he was a part of PNC Real Estate Finance’s two-member CMBS Capital Markets Group, responsible for structuring all CMBS transactions. There he advised other lines of business regarding their hedging strategies while also managing interest rate and credit hedging procedures for the bank’s $2.9 billion annual loan production portfolio. Before PNC’s acquisition in 1998, Mr. Huffstutter worked in the credit department for securitized pools at Midland Loan Services. Mr. Huffstutter earned his BA in Biology from Westminster College and his MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
Mr. Harris joined Redpoint in 2013 to develop internal technology solutions to support the company’s portfolio growth and ongoing partner reporting requirements. Prior to joining Redpoint, Mr. Harris was the manager of Marketing Technology at Student Advantage, Inc, a Boston-based firm focused on bridging the gap between college students, businesses, and universities. While there, he managed the implementation of a large consumer database, customer service center, and Customer Relationship Management solution to service their 2+ million members. Mr. Harris also founded and managed a restaurant which he sold prior to joining the team. Mr. Harris earned his BSBA in Information Technology and Marketing from Boston University School of Management and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
Cameron Banta joined the Redpoint team in 2015 to evaluate incoming investments, monitor existing portfolio investments, client financial performance, and assist with ongoing client reconciliations. Mr. Banta combines his analytical insight and data management acumen to provide timely and insightful reports related to Redpoint’s deployed funds. He earned his BA in Finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
Bradley joined the Redpoint team in 2017 as an Associate. He is responsible for due diligence and financial analysis related to new investment opportunities, and assists with portfolio monitoring and management of current investments. Prior to joining Redpoint, Mr. Forrest was with a specialty finance lender where he focused on providing debt capital to businesses operating in the prime and subprime auto industry. He earned his BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.