Michael W. Blackburn

March 17, 2016 – Mike is a founding partner of Petra Capital Partners. Prior to founding Petra, he was a venture partner with Richland Ventures, a Nashville-based venture capital firm focusing on healthcare, telecommunications, media, and entertainment. Mike joined Richland at its inception in 1996 and contributed to its development into one of the largest venture capital firms in … Read More

David Fitzgerald

March 17, 2016 – David has over twenty-five years of experience managing private equity and venture capital partnerships & investing in high growth companies. David leads Petra’s healthcare investing activities and has spent his entire career focused on the healthcare, information technology and business services sectors.  Prior to joining Petra, David was a General Partner at Richland Ventures, one … Read More

Douglas B. Owen

March 17, 2016 – Doug joined Petra in 2004 and has nearly 20 years of private equity experience investing in and advising high growth companies. Doug plays an active role in all aspects of the firm’s investment origination, structuring, diligence, and portfolio monitoring efforts.  Doug has been involved in 28 private company investments across three Petra funds. He has … Read More

Melanie L. Beavon

March 17, 2016 – Melanie manages the Firm’s SBA and limited partner reporting.  She has over 30 years experience in the venture capital industry, particularly in the areas of fund accounting, financial reporting, tax management, and portfolio analysis. Prior to joining Petra in 2013, she was Controller of Coleman Swenson Booth Inc., a Tennessee based venture capital firm, focusing … Read More

Matt Sotelo

March 17, 2016 – Matt Sotelo joined Petra in 2013 during the launch of Petra Growth Fund III. He focuses on investments in healthcare services, primarily in multi-site provider models that are proven to improve access to care and/or remove costs from the healthcare system. Matt comes from several generations of physicians and, as such, he shares the philosophy … Read More

Corey J. Cialeo

May 14, 2015 – Corey joined Petra in 2020 and is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, executing transactions and portfolio monitoring. Corey currently sits on the board at Shipley Associates and Keystone Foam. Prior to joining Petra, Corey was a Private Equity Associate at The Halifax Group in Dallas, Texas. While at Halifax, Corey evaluated investment opportunities and supported … Read More

Sean K. Murphy

May 13, 2015 – Sean joined Petra in 2020 and is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, executing transactions and portfolio monitoring. Sean currently sits on the board of directors at Support, Inc. Prior to joining Petra, Sean was a Senior Investment Associate at Ascension Ventures in St. Louis, Missouri. While at Ascension Ventures, Sean evaluated investment opportunities and supported … Read More

Carter S. Owen

May 12, 2015 – Carter joined Petra in 2020 as Director of Business Development and focuses on growing the firm’s pipeline of investment opportunities.  He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with intermediaries, co-investing partners, business owners, and other sources of deal flow. Prior to joining Petra, Carter was with Gemini Investors, a lower middle market private equity … Read More

Mari-Kate Hopper

May 11, 2012 – Mari-Kate oversees all aspects of Petra’s operations, benefits management and reporting, and human resources. She joined Petra in 2021 and has over 20 years experience in a variety of fields, including banking, construction, operational and marketing services.  Mari-Kate earned her B.A. from Southern Methodist University.