Gary is a Business Advisor for the NW-ISBDC. He works primarily in Porter County. He holds a BA in Economics and MBA in Finance, both from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. His responsibilities include, assisting clients in business planning and execution, working with small businesses to secure financing for start-up and growth, and connecting small businesses to key resources. Gary has over 30 years of business experience in the financial services industry including business planning, credit/risk management and financial analysis. Prior to co-founding a specialty finance business, he served as a senior officer of Indiana Federal Bank where he represented the bank on the board of the Valparaiso Community Corporation. He has served as a board member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association for the past decade and currently holds the position of Treasurer.