Mr. DeAvila's background includes traditional corporate, merchant and investment banking activities. Prior to joining Alerion, Mr. DeAvila was an Associate at Banc One Capital Partners Inc. (BOCP), assisting in the establishment of its Western regional office supporting mezzanine investment opportunities in acquisitions and recapitalizations. Prior to joining BOCP, Mr. DeAvila was a Commercial Loan Officer for LaSalle Bank, NI in Chicago, focusing on the middle-market. Mr. DeAvila received his B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and a minor in Spanish from Marquette University. He received his MBA from Arizona State University, and he is a CFA charter holder.