Nicholas Marshi is a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of BDC Investment Advisors, LLC or “BDCIA”. He is responsible for the firm’s investment management, and is the editor of the BDC Reporter.

Prior to forming BDCIA, Mr. Marshi- with Mr. Hansen - was a founder and principal of Southland Capital Partners (“SCP”), a Los Angeles based private equity firm. SCP was established in 1998 in Los Angeles, in order to acquire controlling interests in middle market companies in the Southern California region.  Prior to forming SCP, Mr. Marshi managed Kensington Capital Corporation (“KCC”), another private-equity investment firm, with a similar focus. In addition, Mr. Marshi was the head of the Los Angeles office of Kleinwort Benson, a British merchant bank, from 1987-1990 and was involved in leading investment banking, lending and principal investing activities. Before joining Kleinwort’s,  Mr. Marshi held various positions with Citibank at locations worldwide including Athens, Dubai, Puerto Rico and London. Mr. Marshi is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A.). He is a California Registered Investment Adviser.


William (“Bill”) Hansen is a co-founder of BDCIA, and the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer (“CMO”). He is responsible for marketing the SCM’s services to accredited investors, performance reporting and investor relations.

Prior to co-founding BDCIA in 2008, Bill was also a co-founder of Southland Capital Partners (“SCP”) with Mr Marshi.  Prior to establishing BDCIA, Mr Hansen ran his own investment banking firm-Hansen Capital- in Los Angeles, after relocating from New York. Established in 1990, Hansen Capital was principally involved in identifying potential M&A prospects for would-be buyers and arranging debt financings for borrowers. Mr. Hansen began his career with Dahlke & Co (later “Mercantile House Holdings”) – a Wall Street broker dealer – in 1978. Mr Hansen in a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.A.). He is a California Registered Investment Adviser.

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