Metzner Goes to Advantage

Tony Metzner is joining St. Louis-based venture capital and small business finance firm Advantage Capital Partners. Metzner brings 15 years of experience in finance and risk management earned at several accounting, auditing and consulting firms, including Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

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ADVANTAGE CAPITAL PARTNERS INCREASES TEAM
Anthony Metzner named vice president

ST. LOUIS, September 8, 2011 – Advantage Capital Partners, a leading venture capital and small business finance firm, is proud to welcome a new vice president, Anthony “Tony” Metzner. Metzner will focus on financial and operational processes aimed at increasing enterprise value.

Metzner brings 15 years of experience in finance and risk management earned at several accounting, auditing and consulting firms, including Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

“Tony Metzner brings considerable strategic and tactical experience in operations to this new role,” said Advantage Capital senior managing director Louis Dubuque. “We look forward to his contributions to our investment endeavors.”

Metzner is an active community volunteer, serving as Vice Chairman of the United Way’s Small Business and Entrepreneurs’ Cabinet and as the finance chair for Christ Prince of Peace Catholic School. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Saint Louis University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Advantage Capital Partners

Advantage Capital Partners is a leading venture capital and small business finance firm focused on providing growth capital and other investments supporting state and local economic development efforts. The firm’s typical forms of investment include early stage, expansion equity, mezzanine financing, senior and subordinated loans and government-guaranteed lending. With offices and partners in St. Louis, New Orleans, and other U.S. cities, Advantage has raised more than $1.6 billion in institutional capital since 1992 and invested in companies located in geographic areas underserved by traditional capital.