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Kyle Brown
Chief Executive Officer
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Kyle Brown has served as Trinity Capital’s (Nasdaq: TRIN) Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2024, and has served as President, Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since 2019. Brown is an original member of the Investment Committee of Trinity Capital and was a Managing Partner of Trinity’s predecessor funds since 2015. He is responsible for directing the company’s lending policies, investment strategy and strategic vision. Brown joined Trinity in 2015 with over 15 years of fund management and financial services experience.

Gerald Harder
Chief Operating Officer
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Gerry Harder is the Chief Operating Officer at Trinity Capital and is responsible for analyzing new investment opportunities, monitoring Trinity’s investment portfolio, and collaborating on execution of the firm’s investment strategy, objectives, and asset allocation. Mr. Harder has served as our Senior Vice President — Chief Credit Officer since August 2019. Prior to that he served as an Operating Partner at Trinity since 2018 and previously served as a Managing Director at Trinity from 2016 to 2018. Prior to joining Trinity, he served as an executive vice president of engineering and operations at Sand 9 Inc., a fabless Micro-electromechanical system company, from 2012 to 2015. In such capacity, Mr. Harder worked to design, develop and produce groundbreaking piezoelectric micro-electromechanical systems based timing devices for mobile, internet of things, and communications infrastructure markets. Mr. Harder has also served in many technology leadership roles, including director of operations for Cirrus Logic from 2011 to 2012, vice president of engineering for White Electronic Designs from 2008 to 2010, and technical leadership roles with ON Semiconductor from 2004 to 2008.

Ron Kundich
Chief Credit Officer
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Ron Kundich is the Chief Credit Officer at Trinity Capital. Mr. Kundich has served as our Senior Vice President — Loan Originations since August 2019 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to that he has served as a Partner at Trinity since 2018 and previously served as a Managing Director at Trinity from 2017 to 2018. Immediately prior to joining Trinity, Mr. Kundich served as a Managing Director and Regional Manager at Square 1 Bank from 2013 to 2017, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing a portfolio of venture-backed companies and a team of venture bankers. Mr. Kundich has been supporting venture-backed companies for over 25 years and his career path has included increasing levels of responsibility with leading technology banks including Silicon Valley Bank, Imperial Bank (which was acquired by Comerica Bank) and Square 1 Bank (where he was a Co-Founder).

Sarah Stanton
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary
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Sarah Stanton is the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary at Trinity Capital. Her experience and expansive knowledge in corporate governance, SEC and Nasdaq compliance and mergers/acquisitions has been wildly beneficial for Trinity. Prior to Trinity, Stanton served as a Senior Associate General Counsel at Verra Mobility, where she handled corporate and securities matters, including SEC reporting, public company compliance and M&A. Sarah has also represented multiple public and private companies in corporate governance matters and domestic and cross-border M&A at DLA Piper and Rusing Lopez & Lizardi. She had also been recognized in the Super Lawyers as a Southwest Rising Star for 2014 through 2018. Stanton is a graduate from the University of Arizona earning her Bachelor’s in Journalism as well as her Juris Doctor degree.
Michael Testa
Chief Financial Officer
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Michael Testa is the Chief Financial Officer at Trinity Capital and joined Trinity in November 2020. He previously served as Trinity’s Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Trinity, Michael served as Vice President and Controller at Oxford Funds. Michael started his career within the financial services practice of Ernst & Young LLP focusing on financial audits of clients in the asset management industry. He spent four years with Ernst & Young in Switzerland, where he served as an auditor of global financial institutions. Michael has over 20 years of experience in financial services.

Michael has a BBA in Accounting from Iona College and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and Arizona.