Established in 1987, Broadmark Capital is a merchant bank providing direct investment opportunities for accredited investors, and financing and management services to emerging companies. Pyatt Broadmark Management is an affiliated company of Broadmark Capital and is the Manager of Pyatt Broadmark Real Estate Lending Fund I.
Mr. Schocken is the Founder and President of Broadmark Capital, LLC, a FINRA Member broker-dealer. With nearly 40 years in investment banking, Mr. Schocken has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry and established relationships with both strategic and institutional investors throughout the United States and internationally. He has guided Broadmark's corporate finance practice through hundreds of private equity transactions with an aggregate transaction value measured in the billions. These projects have included private placements, debt offerings, mergers, asset purchases and public offerings in a broad array of industries including technology, life science, broadcasting and travel. In addition, Mr. Schocken leads Broadmark's merchant banking and family office activities, overseeing what has become a significant portfolio of private and public company holdings.
Mr. Fountain's responsibilities at Broadmark include investor and client sourcing, and transaction management across all of Broadmark's focus areas including life sciences, technology, new media, middle market, real estate, telecommunications and financial services. His current interests include life science companies that have demonstrated proof of concept, particularly drugs with clinical data and devices with at least animal data, and some mitigation of risk, e.g. shortened regulatory paths, 505(b)2, etc. Areas of interest in technology include SaaS, new media, and any revenue generating high growth companies. Responsibilities also include all activities related to Broadmark's merchant banking function: identifying and qualifying potential direct investments and producing Broadmark white papers. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Fountain is a part owner of Pyatt Broadmark Management, LLC and Broadmark Real Estate Management, and responsible for their investor relations and fund management.
Jeffrey Pyatt is a co-founder of Pyatt Broadmark Management and Broadmark Real Estate Management, and oversees all origination and underwriting of loans. Mr. Pyatt began his career at Moss Adams, a regional CPA firm in Seattle, as a member of their tax staff. After leaving public accounting, Mr. Pyatt was involved in a number of acquisitions, dispositions and turn-around of companies in the Northwest. These companies had revenues ranging from less than $1 million to more than $700 million, both privately and publicly held. Prior to Pyatt Broadmark, Mr. Pyatt cofounded and managed Private Lenders Group, a Bellevue, Washington based private lending fund. He has been in the asset-based lending business in some form since 1994. He has also participated in the initial financing rounds of a number of telecommunications and technology companies and currently serves as a director or advisor to several technology companies.
Joanne Van Sickle serves as the Controller for both Pyatt Broadmark Management and Broadmark Real Estate Management. Ms. Van Sickle has served as Controller for Private Lenders Group since 2005. Ms. Van Sickle began her career in 1983 as a CPA in the auditing department of Touche Ross. Between 1991 and 2004, she maintained a private accounting practice, working with small companies, mainly in the construction, real estate, and retail industries.
She continues to act as the part time administrator for The Glaser Foundation, a local private foundation with $15 million in assets, a position she has held since 1991. The foundation makes up to 100 grants each year to local charitable organizations providing direct line services, primarily to children and the elderly in the Pacific Northwest.
Ms. Van Sickle has lived in Bellevue since 1985 with her husband and three sons. Her two older sons are now serving in the US Navy.