Joe Burkhart is a Managing Director and leads the Company’s business development efforts. He is responsible for working with the Saratoga team to increase deal flow, strengthen the firm’s investment platform through relationship management, and increase assets under management.
Prior to joining Saratoga, Mr. Burkhart was a Director of Business Development for American Capital’s Private Equity Group where he led the group’s deal origination, screening and staffing. Prior to joining American Capital, Mr. Burkhart was a Managing Director at EJF Capital, where he focused on investment management of structured finance and private equity focused strategies. Mr. Burkhart began his career at Allied Capital where he was a Vice President in the Private Finance group. With nearly 20 years of experience, he is considered a thought leader in the industry. He has published several articles focused on business development best practices for the finance industry, many of which can be found on his blog.
Mr. Burkhart graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting and received an MBA with honors from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Mr. Burkhart is an active member of the Small Business Investment Alliance (SBIA), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and multiple charities including Capital for Children and Poor Roberts Mission.