Executive Team

J. ALDEN PHILBRICK, IV
President & Chief Executive Officer
Throughout his extensive career in the lending business, Mr. Philbrick has managed the financing of over $3 billion in loans and leases to private and public companies. Before founding Oxford Finance LLC, Mr. Philbrick established Oxford Venture Finance and served as its president and managing general partner. He also served as executive vice president and member of the corporate executive management team at Finalco, a publicly-held equipment leasing company that provided operating leases for equipment to Fortune 500 companies. He holds a B.A. in Management Science and Public Policy from Duke University.
TIMOTHY A. LEX
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Mr. Lex has been a senior executive and management consultant in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Sallie Mae’s thrift division, president of a technology services company, and chief operating officer and board member of Riggs Bank. He holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.
HANS S. HOUSER
Chief Credit Officer & Senior Vice President
Mr. Houser has over 20 years of lending experience, specializing in emerging companies. Before joining Oxford, he managed a venture portfolio for Micro Tech Leasing and served as a director of the Mid-Atlantic region for Leasing Technologies, a venture leasing company. Mr. Houser received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Virginia.
CHRISTOPHER A. HERR
Senior Managing Director
Mr. Herr has been a member of Oxford’s business development team since 2002. He is responsible for business development for life sciences and healthcare services companies worldwide. Before joining Oxford, Mr. Herr established the Southwest operations for Charter Financial, which provided debt capital to venture-backed, life sciences companies. Previously, he had been co-founder and executive vice president of Coghill Capital Management. He has taught numerous public seminars as well as lectured at Penn State University on the topics of equity investing, portfolio management and estate planning. He is currently a board member on several privately held companies. Mr. Herr holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.
COLETTE HASTINGS FEATHERLY
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Planning
Ms. Featherly has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Oxford in 2010, she worked at Dymas Capital Management, a middle market lending affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management. Previously, she held positions at American Capital and CIBC World Markets. Ms. Featherly holds a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
MARK A. DAVIS
Vice President, IT & Administration
Mr. Davis has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience and has been part of the Oxford team since 2002. Previously, he was Director of Corporate Finance for Arguss Communications and an auditor in the financial services sector for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.
JOSHUA FRIEDMAN, CFA
Vice President, Corporate Finance
Mr. Friedman has over 10 years of experience in the specialty finance industry and has been part of the Oxford team since 2011. Prior to joining Oxford, he worked in the corporate finance group at MCG Capital Corporation, a publicly traded business development corporation. Mr. Friedman holds a B.S. in Business and Finance, with a concentration in Investment Management, from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

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