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Prior to his work at Maxim Group, Don led both distressed and small cap investment efforts for Lyme Regis, Bluegrass Growth Fund and Zimmer Lucas Partners. Previously, he worked for the venture capital firm, Odyssey Capital. Throughout his career, Don has screened thousands of investment deal opportunities, closed over 50 structured finance transactions, and led dozens of restructuring and workout projects. In addition to investment management, Don has gained executive and public/private company board experience. He spent eight years on active duty in the US Navy as a patrol aviation officer flying operational missions and serving on the staff of the US and NATO Admiral in charge of the Mediterranean air fleet. Don has engineering experience with General Electric, Boeing, and RCA. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.