regarded retail investor funds to raise more than $10 billion inthe past decade. With a record in expanding retail fundraisinginitiatives across prominent firms, she now serves as executivemanaging director at Robert A. Stanger & Co. Inc. Advising top-tier management companies and individual investors, Millerconstructs investment strategies and appropriate fund structures, while distributing and increasing access to alternativeinvestments.
Beginning her career in 1989 as anassistant lease administrator, NicolePecoulas has secured vast experienceand in-depth knowledge throughouther industry career, spanning morethan three decades. As managing director at Barings, Pecoulas is responsiblefor all commercial loan originationactivity within the central region of theUS. Her creativity in negotiating dealterms has allowed her to close on a mul
titude of loan structures across all major property types. Throughouther time with the company, she has closed more than $2.6 billionin financings, and in 2019, she successfully closed more than $300million in core and structured loans.
HEATHER ASHWORTH VOLZ
Since becoming the only female commercial relationship manager throughout the Carolinas region for Iberiabank, HeatherAshworth Volz has brought on more than $4 million in new com
mercial deals within just a few months.Initially hired on at Iberiabank to growits retail/consumer branch in a newmarket, Volz was quickly promoteddue to her unique perspective regard-ing client interactions. Through aholistic approach to her clients’ needs,she works with business owners andinvestors to provide appropriate solutions through banking services. Whileadditionally serving the company asVP, Volz currently manages more than
$20 million in loans and $35 million on deposit.
Starting her industry career in retailbanking more than 30 years ago, KarenWilliamson now serves as one of only fourCapital One commercial real estate market managers. As SVP and Californiamarket manager for the company,Williamson is responsible for all loan production, as well as expanding the bank’sregional footprint. Through her well-respected reputation and industry tenure, she works to provide developers with
a wide range of banking services, such as debt, capital markets, treasury management and fund finance. As the sole originator within theregion, she accumulated more than $1 billion in balance sheet loancommitments within the past three years.