Brendan Carroll

Lead Independent Director

Brendan Carroll is a Senior Partner at Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, which he co-founded in 2007. He is responsible for strategic initiatives and firm operations in addition to sourcing, evaluating and executing investment opportunities. Mr. Carroll also oversees marketing, fundraising, business development and investor relations for the firm. Mr. Carroll has served as member of the board of directors of Victory Park portfolio company, johnnie-O, since 2015, and has served as a member of the board of directors and as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of each of VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (Nasdaq: VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company founded by an affiliate of Victory Park, and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (NYSE: VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company founded by an affiliate of Victory Park, since January 2021. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Carroll was a member of the Solutions Group at Magnetar Capital LLC, where he specialized in direct financings to lower middle market companies. He has held various investment banking positions at William Blair and Robertson Stephens, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Carroll received a B.A. in government from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks frequently on debt and private equity investing issues and has served as a guest lecturer and panelist at the University of Chicago’s Booth Global School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. Mr. Carroll is a member of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Loyola Press and previously served on the Board of Regents at Georgetown University. He is also a director on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is also a member of the board’s Finance Committee.