Mr. Phalen is a member of the investment team at PhenixFIN and is primarily responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing, monitoring, and exiting investments. Prior to PhenixFIN, from 2007 until 2020, Mr. Phalen was a Director at Ironwood Capital, a lower middle market mezzanine firm. During this period, he co-led mezzanine and equity investments in 14 platforms and had key roles in underwriting, monitoring, and exit on seven additional portfolio companies. Mr. Phalen is experienced in all aspects of deal execution, portfolio monitoring, and institutional fund management. Mr. Phalen earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut in 2018 and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 2006.