Phil McNeill brings 25 years of mezzanine investing experience to Farragut Capital Partners. In 2003, he co-founded Farragut Capital Partners’ predecessor firm, SPP Mezzanine Partners, and has served as Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of the SPP Mezzanine family of funds since that time. Mr. McNeill previously served as a Managing Director at Allied Capital Corporation, where he was co-head of Private Finance and Mezzanine and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Allied in 1993, he served as Vice President of M&T Capital Corporation, the SBIC investment division of M&T Bank. Earlier in his career, Mr. McNeill developed, founded, managed and owned a Boston-based retail and manufacturing company and was a founding director of City National Bank of Weatherford, Oklahoma. He currently serves as a mentor to inner-city youth entrepreneurs and co-founded the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Adopt-a-Class program in 2001. Mr. McNeill holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance, Accounting, and Law & Public Policy from Syracuse University.