Our Team

The strengths and expertise of the Buttonwood leadership team are key assets in the firm’s success and growth to-date, as well as its potential for future achievement. Bringing diverse and relevant experience from leading roles at firms such as E*TRADE Financial, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Bank of Boston, this team has a proven record of successfully maximizing enterprise value.

This depth of experience is unique in the industry. Our expertise spans loan sales, loan origination, asset management, capital markets and asset-backed securitizations. In addition, the team has worked productively together for many years, successfully leading high-growth businesses, at both an institutional and an entrepreneurial level.

We excel at identifying operational efficiencies and increasing revenue, thereby providing value to investors while strengthening American small business – and thus strengthening the U.S. economy.

Tom Scott
Co-Manager, Buttonwood Capital Management; President, Buttonwood Asset Management

As firm Co-Manager, Mr. Scott is responsible for formulating the firm’s guiding strategy and leading day-to-day investment activities, along-side Steve Dervenis. Mr. Scott possesses a unique combination of skills in investment selection, financing and oversight, transaction structuring and negotiation, and business strategy and transformation. He is a respected leader, with additional strengths in management mentoring and teambuilding.

Mr. Scott is currently a Managing Partner at Triton Pacific Capital Partners, LLC, where he leads the specialty finance investment activities, among other responsibilities.

Steve Dervenis
Co-Manager, Buttonwood Capital Management; Managing Principal of Carillon Capital; Executive Chairman, Blue Bridge Financial

As firm Co-Manager, Mr. Dervenis is responsible for formulating the firm’s guiding strategy and leading day-to-day investment activities, along-side Tom Scott. He also oversees Blue Bridge’s capital markets, strategic planning and sales activities.

Mr. Dervenis has led the mortgage and asset-backed structuring, trading, and investment banking businesses of Wall Street firms such as Lehman Brothers, JPMorgan and Barclays Capital. He also brings extensive experience with early-stage companies, developing business strategy and capital markets.

Rob Snow
Managing Principal, Carillon Capital; Chief Credit Officer, Blue Bridge Financial

Mr. Snow leverages an extensive knowledge of capital markets, portfolio management and lending, to achieve success in the financing arena. Over the past 19 years, Mr. Snow has purchased and sold over $10 billion in whole loans and led the issuance of more than $4 billion in asset-backed securities.

Prior to founding Carillon Capital, he founded and managed Snow Portfolio Management, a financial services company that helped clients value assets, develop new lending programs, buy and sell loan portfolios and businesses, and design innovative marketing strategies.

Mark DeBacker
CEO and Founder, Blue Bridge Financial

Mr. DeBacker is a financial executive with over 20 years’ experience, including leadership roles within financial and healthcare institutions. He has served as CEO of Blue Bridge since the company’s inception in 2009, and oversees the firm’s bank network, as well as financial and compliance activities.

Prior to Blue Bridge, Mr. DeBacker held executive management positions with two regional financial institutions, where he was responsible for all functional areas of bank operations. His primary focus was financial management and regulatory oversight.

Heather O’Callaghan
VP of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, Blue Bridge Financial

Ms. O’Callaghan is responsible for attracting and retaining top-tier talent to grow the Blue Bridge business. With 20 years of experience in HR management, talent acquisition and employee programs, she oversees all aspects of Blue Bridge’s staffing and HR policies and programs, including compensation and benefits.