Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2020





(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Maryland   814-01341   35-2670395
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


3075 West Ray Road

Suite 525

Chandler, Arizona

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (480) 374-5350


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Resignation of Officer


On November 16, 2020, Susan Echard, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Trinity Capital Inc. (the “Company”), resigned from her position as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective immediately, which was accepted by the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”). There was no disagreement between Ms. Echard and the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.


Appointment of Officer


On November 16, 2020, the Board appointed David Lund to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Lund, age 66, also serves, and will continue to serve, as the Executive Vice President — Finance and Strategic Planning of the Company.


David Lund has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President — Finance and Strategic Planning since September 2019. Mr. Lund has been a partner at Ravix Group Inc., a provider of outsourced accounting, financial consulting and financial management services, since 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Lund was the Chief Financial Officer at Hercules Capital, Inc., a business development company that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, from 2005 to 2011, and acted in an interim capacity in that role from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Lund has over 35 years of financial consulting and executive leadership experience working with both private and publicly traded companies. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Lund served as Chief Financial Officer and Consultant of White Oak Global Advisors LLC where he was Chairman of the Valuation Committee was responsible for financial and tax reporting for various partnerships, managed the audit process for multiple investment vehicles, and was involved in fund structuring and operational initiatives.


Mr. Lund may receive equity and equity-based compensation for his services as an executive officer of the Company consistent with the 2019 Trinity Capital Inc. Long-Term Incentive Plan when such plan becomes effective, as described under the heading “Executive Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 8, 2020. In addition, Mr. Lund has entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement, the form of which was previously filed with the SEC on January 16, 2020 as Exhibit 10.13 to the Company’s initial Registration Statement on Form 10 (File No. 000-56139).


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Lund and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. There are no family relationships between Mr. Lund and any director or executive officer of the Company, and there are no transactions involving Mr. Lund requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


  Trinity Capital Inc.
November 19, 2020 By: /s/ Steven L. Brown
    Name: Steven L. Brown
    Title: Chief Executive Officer