The Partners and other executives of the fund have spent most of their careers in banking and financial services and have developed broad contacts in the industry, working closely with investment bankers, professional service providers, regulators, and trade associations. As a result, Patriot believes it will be the investor of choice for small and middle market banking and financial services companies looking to maximize shareholder value, while working with active knowledgeable industry operators that know the details of banking.

The Partners and other executives of Patriot have extensive operating and investing experience in the banking and financial services sector, as well as experience in structuring investments in community banks and related financial service companies, consolidating or otherwise improving the value of Portfolio Companies, and selling those companies. Messrs. Lubert, Wycoff and Lynch have been associates for over 15 years in various capacities during their careers as bank executives, venture capitalists, financial advisors and investment bankers.