Cary Nordan
GMB Mezzanine Capital

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2005

Council Affiliation:

Fuqua Alumni Council




General Management


Greater Raleigh-Durham Area


Cary is Co-Head of Investment Group, Senior Managing Director, and COO at Triangle Capital Corporation. Triangle, an NYSE-listed specialty finance company, provides debt and equity capital to companies between 20M and 300M USD in annual revenue. He is responsible for all aspects of transaction sourcing, structuring, underwriting, and deal execution. Cary is also responsible for various aspects of valuation and portfolio management.

Before joining Triangle, Cary was a Vice President with BB&T Asset Management (BB&T Funds), a subsidiary of BB&T Corp, the twelth largest bank by assets. He was responsible for leading an investment team that managed over 1B USD of capital specifically focused on investing in small-cap public equities. Preceding his employment with BB&T Asset Management, he worked in corporate finance with Stanford Keene, Inc., an investment bank specializing in the technology industry, and Nuance Capital Group, LLC, an advisory firm to private companies. Cary began his career as an analyst and associate in the corporate finance group of Trident Securities, a subsidiary of McDonald Investments. Trident specialized in investment banking and advisory services to middle-market financial institutions throughout the U.S.

Cary has over 20 years of experience investing in private and public equity securities as well as general corporate finance including IPO, M&A, senior and subordinated debt placements, recapitalizations, and restructuring transactions. He graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University in 1997 with a BSBA degree (finance, banking, and accounting). He received an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and is a CFA charter holder. Cary resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and three children.