Cerebro Capital is destined to transform the way middle market companies analyze, manage, and source their corporate credit facilities. By offering best in class online software, world class security, and industry expertise, we hope to improve the way financial executives evaluate the corporate borrowing industry and how they connect to commercial lenders.
Founder & CEO
Mr. Bjonerud has broad experience across many areas of corporate finance especially across debt and equity transactions. Most recently, with Laureate Education—a multi-billion dollar company with operations across 25 countries— Mr. Bjonerud worked as part of the corporate finance team that ushered the company through $3.5 billion of transactions including Laureate’s IPO—the world’s first Public Benefit Corporation IPO. Prior to Laureate, Mr. Bjonerud was a Vice President within the PNC Corporate Banking Group. He was responsible for growth and management of large-scale corporate and public finance portfolios.
Mr. Bjonerud also serves as the President of At Jacobs Well (AJW), a nonprofit that is the only exclusive provider of housing to the mentally ill homeless in Baltimore City. He is a graduate of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Deiter has over 25 years of experience designing and developing complex applications. Prior to joining Cerebro Capital, Mr. Deiter served as Chief Technology Officer at ExpertConnect, an expert network company serving the financial services industry. There he architected, designed, and built the core software platform products and services that were used by all employees, clients, and partners. Addtionally, he co-founded Megree, an enterprise social network built on patented technology enabling enterprise users to discover connections. And, he founded iSwimFaster, an online software solution for competitive swimmers and coaches. Mr. Deiter graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Systems Engineering. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as an space & ground systems acquisition officer at the Space & Missile Systems Center.
Director of Sales
Mr. Lunnen is Director of Sales at Cerebro Capital where he focuses on developing corporate sales strategy, expanding the client base, and maintaining relationships with key strategic partners. Prior to joining Cerebro, Mr. Lunnen served as Associate Director at Newmark Knight Frank, one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. He specialized in strategic planning, financial analysis, and negotiating transactions for startups and middle market firms located in the Mid-Atlantic. Matthew received a B.A. in International Business from Rollins College.
Director of Strategic Sales
Ms. Campbell has lead sales and operations teams at multiple early-stage companies throughout her career including her recent successful exit from a franchise business in the Washington DC market. Prior to joining Cerebro Capital, she worked at Cvent for 6 years where she identified, pursued, and captured new business, selling enterprise-level SaaS products to universities, nonprofits, and Fortune 1000 clients. Most recently, she led the sales operations and marketing for a data analytics SaaS startup, CSSD Lab, based in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Senior Applications Developer
Mr. Geiser has over 15 years experience creating cutting edge software on the web, desktop and mobile platforms. He is skilled in both front end and back end development with an expertise in user interface and experience. Prior to joining Cerebro Capital he served as the Chief Technology Officer at Treadstone Management, LLC developing Electronic Health Record software targeted towards the Urgent Care sector of the Health Care industry. Mr. Geiser is a graduate from California State University.
Mr. Becker is a life long entrepreneur, investor, and operator. In 1983 he co-founded Sterling Partners; since then the firm has become a leading investor in fin-tech and other industries, having made over 80 investments over the years. Sterling currently has over $2.5 billion of assets under management.
Mr. Becker is Founder and Chairman of Laureate Education, Inc., the largest higher education company in the world, with over 1,000,000 students enrolled at nearly 70 campus-based and online institutions. Under Doug’s leadership Laureate became the largest Certified B Corp™ and the first publicly traded company that is organized as a Public Benefit Corporation. Doug served as CEO of Laureate from its inception in 1999 through the end of 2017. Prior to founding Laureate, Doug was the Chairman and CEO of its predecessor, Sylvan Learning Systems.
As part of his commitment to community service, Doug is a member of the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins Medicine and also serves as the Chair of the Board of the International Youth Foundation.
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