Advantage Capital taps Byford as SVP

He is a former executive vice president and general counsel at S.B. Phillips Co. Inc.

  • Byford is a veteran attorney and former equity finance consultant
  • For more than thirteen years, he led his own law firm, Byford Law LLC
  • Since 1992, Advantage Capital has invested more than $3.8 billion in companies

Advantage Capital, a St. Louis and New Orleans-based venture capital firm, has named Pete Byford as senior vice president.

“We are thrilled to add such an accomplished leader with extensive tax equity finance experience to a talented team,” said Jonathan Goldstein, Managing Director, Advantage Capital, in a statement. “Over the last 30 years, we have pioneered impact investing and partnered with the public sector to bring investment capital where it otherwise would not go. Pete will help move that mission forward.”

Byford is a veteran attorney and former equity finance consultant. He is a former executive vice president and general counsel at S.B. Phillips Co., Inc., he served as legal counsel, oversaw financial departments.

For more than thirteen years, he led his own law firm, Byford Law LLC.

Byford holds a B.A. from The Citadel along with a J.D. from University of South Carolina and a L.L.M, Taxation from University of Denver.

Since 1992, Advantage Capital has invested more than $3.8 billion in companies from a diverse array of industry sectors and has helped support more than 66,000 jobs.