Management

William Bocra, Jr., Esq.
Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Bocra is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Baker Martin Capital, LLC. He focuses on investment analysis and advising business owners on growth, ownership and operational matters. For the past decade, Mr. Bocra has specialized in middle-market companies. After practicing law at Clifford Chance in New York City, Mr. Bocra headed a family-owned business and a real estate development firm.

Mr. Bocra obtained a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, a B.A. in Economics from Columbia College, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Bocra is currently a Vice President, Student Relations, of the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association and former governor and secretary of the Columbia University Club of New York.

Bryan Melgar
Managing Director, New York, NY

Mr. Melgar is a Managing Director at Baker Martin Capital. He is also the founder of a value-driven investment company affiliated with BMC since 2012. Mr. Melgar has 14 years of investment, operational and banking experience. He has served as an investment professional at Capital Z Partners, a private equity fund, led the corporate development efforts of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd (NYSE:ENH) and was a senior investment banker with Citigroup Global Markets. Mr. Melgar has also worked at Morgan Stanley and McKinsey & Co.

Mr. Melgar earned a B.S. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Eli Feinstein
Managing Director, New Orleans, LA

Mr. Feinstein is a Managing Director at Baker Martin Capital, and heads its New Orleans office. He has over 10 years of finance and real estate experience in New York City and the Gulf South. Mr. Feinstein specializes in identifying, securing and integrating public incentives with debt and equity capital. He was previously, a Director with EMH Strategy, where he planned and financed public/private partnerships.

Mr. Feinstein serves on the 15 member Industrial Development Board of New Orleans (IDB). The IDB approves Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT’s) and bond issues to support real estate and industrial development. During his tenure on the board he has been involved in the approval of several hundred million dollars of incentives. Mr. Feinstein also serves on several charitable boards including City Year Louisiana and the Youth Empowerment Project.

Mr. Feinstein holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Brandeis University where he captained both its sailing team and first championship ski team. He received an MBA from Babson College, where he completed independent research on public incentives, industrial clustering and their relationship to venture capital funding. He is fluent in French.

Caroline Hayes
Managing Director, New York, NY

Ms. Hayes is a Managing Director at Baker Martin Capital and has worked with BMC affiliated companies since 2012. She has over 10 years of experience in financial services during which time she has worked with a diverse group of companies in industries including banking, asset management, energy, and food & beverage. Her primary responsibilities at BMC include investment analysis, capital raising, and deal structuring. She also performs advisory work on matters related to operational improvement, growth initiatives, and ownership/capital structure optimization. Prior to BMC, Caroline was a Vice President in the Portfolio Management Group at BlackRock in San Francisco. She has also served as an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs covering alternative asset managers and a structured products analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Hayes gradated with both a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Sciences as well as an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University.

Scott Reising
Managing Director, Los Altos, CA

Mr. Reising joined Baker Martin Capital in 2016 as Managing Director focusing on solar energy initiatives. Relying on over 20 years of finance and development experiences and relationships, Scott now advises banks and other mid-market businesses on strategies of capital raising, deal structuring, and successful execution. Prior to joining BMC, Scott created and led a highly successful renewable energy investment vehicle as Group Head/senior vice president of the Renewable Resources Group (RRG) at Bridge Bank. The group extended commitments in excess of $400 million into the renewable energy space.

From 2005 until joining Bridge Bank, Scott played a key role in deal execution and deal structuring in the NY offices of several large European banks. His experience includes review, analysis, credit approval and/or funding of over $20bn of structured finance and project finance transactions.

Scott earned his MBA from Thunderbird, is a registered professional civil engineer and a certified mediator. He is an alum of Santa Clara University and also serves as a board member of New Resource Bank.

Advisors

Patricia L. Francy
Advisor

Ms. Francy’s career in finance includes a long and impressive tenure at Columbia University. Serving as Treasurer and Controller, Director of Finance, and Director of Budget Operations, Ms. Francy oversaw the growth of assets to $7 billion and operations to $2.5 billion. Ms. Francy is currently Director, Nominating Chair, and Financial Expert of the Old Westbury Funds, Inc. (a family of funds managing approximately $17 billion) of Bessemer Trust Company. She also serves as Director and Audit Chair of Siebert Financial Corporation and was a past director of priceline.com and Sand Hill Investors Fund II.

Ms. Francy is extremely active in non-profits. She is the Director of the Matheson and Siebert Foundations, Director and Treasurer of the Respect for Law Alliance, and has held long-term senior board leadership roles at Junior Achievement Worldwide and Outward Bound USA. In 2010, she finished her third term on the Children’s Tumor Foundation and fourth year on METRO, the New York Library Council. Ms. Francy is also Governor of the Columbia University 1754 Alumni Club of New York at the Princeton Club and an active member of the Economic Club of New York and the International Women’s Forum.

Additionally, she was Past Chair of both the Guttman Breast Diagnostic Institute and the Women’s Economic Round Table. She previously served as Finance Chair for the YWCA of New York City and the Women’s Project and Productions.

Ms. Francy, who resides in New York City, received her undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, and was honored with that institution’s Distinguished Alumna Award. She earned an EPBA certificate from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, was awarded the NOW Woman of Vision in Finance, and named one of 100 Women of Influence by Mayor Koch. Her career accomplishments and community work have been recognized in Women’s Business New York, Crain’s New York Business, and New York Newsday's Manhattan Profile.