Anthony joined Equus Holdings in 2019 as the Vice President Corporate Development after a 20+ year career in investment banking focused on middle market companies. At Equus, Anthony is responsible for developing the company’s investment strategy for control, non-control and fund investments, which includes originating, reviewing and will leading the diligence and investment process. Prior to joining Equus, Anthony was the founding partner of BlackTorch Capital, a boutique investment bank, where he led several engagements, including mergers and acquisitions, debt financings and other financial advisory services. Anthony’s investment banking career includes time at Teneca, formerly affiliated with Devenir, where he was founding partners, and TripleTree, where he led the investment bank’s expansion into the telecommunications sector. Anthony also served as Manager of Corporate Development for Vodafone, where he led and participated in several transactions in Asia and the Americas. He has also been employed as a corporate finance analyst for Dain Bosworth (now RBC Capital Markets). Anthony leverages his diverse experience providing services to middle-market, Fortune 500 and global companies to develop creative, comprehensive investment solutions for Equus. Mr. Pence holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of St. Thomas, where he graduated magna cum laude.