Mr. Pettagrue is responsible for the origination, underwriting and management of state targeted funds, SBIC and New Markets Tax Credit transactions. Prior to joining Stonehenge, Mr. Pettagrue worked for HOPE Enterprise Corporation where he managed, structured, and led the business development initiatives in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee for New Markets Tax Credit financings. Prior to that, Mr. Pettagrue implemented a supplier diversity platform for the Birmingham Business Resource Center that created greater capacity for underserved small business entrepreneurs to build and sustain competitive business models. Prior to that, Mr. Pettagrue worked for 18 years in the investment and commercial banking space, providing private equity and debt capital raising services to privately held, growth minded business firms for JP Morgan and Regions Bank. Mr. Pettagrue earned his BA in Banking & Finance from Morehouse College and his MA in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.