David makes his home in Knoxville, Tennessee and brings over 15 years of business banking experience with a focus on SBA lending and underwriting. David has originated more than $72,000,000 in conventional and SBA loans during his tenure as a commercial lender. David’s leadership background began early in college where he served as president of his fraternity. His final year in school he was honored to be elected to serve on a nationwide level as the National Undergraduate Chairman of Kappa Alpha. After earning a B.S. from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS he was hired as an Educational and Leadership Consultant for the National Office.
With over 19 years of restaurant operations experience, David has managed fine and casual dining restaurants including 6 years as Managing Partner with Connor Concepts, Inc. where he opened Connors and The Chop House restaurants. His balance in both restaurant operations and business banking has allowed him to walk in the shoes of his clients and empathize with their true business needs.
Jason was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee and grew up right here in Knoxville. He grew up around the high-tech sector and has devoted his career on continuing to improve himself, his skill-sets, and his passion for helping others.
With over 15 years of roles in leadership positions in the technology/financial services/wireless industry, Jason is accustomed to a rapid change and new innovation. Jason prides himself on working closely with clients to find the best solutions, which is why the teams he’s lead always outpaced the competition. Having worked with a myriad of Fortune 500 companies, Jason has lead and trained hundreds of fellow business colleagues to success.
Jason is a true Entrepreneur as he currently owns “FlexCell Technologies”, has his own e-Commerce web-site, and recently received his real estate license. Jason recognizes the unique value proposition DCS brings to its’ clients, and wanted to share our services with his clientele’.
John C. Mannone
David A. Coffey
Senior SBA Consultant
President & Chief Lending Advisor
Dragonfly Capital Solutions
Chief Credit Analyst
Chief Executive Officer
Camille was born in Los Angeles, so it should come as no surprise that she gravitated towards the Entertainment Business. At age eighteen, she had landed a role in her first movie. Over the next decade, Camille was featured in over ten feature films, hosted a TV show on Warner Bros, had two recording deals and was the voice for several national TV and radio ads. In 2003, she organized her own Child Abuse Foundation and, two years later, she opened the doors to her first music/video production company.
Camille relocated to Nashville in 2005 after signing her third and final record deal. She made her way to Knoxville in 2014. After a few months in Knoxville, she met a loan broker who introduced her to the world of lending. Camille had an immediate desire to learn more, and began studying and working alongside two well-established veteran SBA lenders. Camille has spent the last three years developing Dragonfly Capital Solutions, her team and relationships within the lending community, but has spent over 20 years perfecting her unique skills and talents that complement the structure and mission of DCS.
While originally from Chicago, Calvin has lived in Knoxville since 2003. With a diverse Executive level background in three key industries to include Financial Services, HealthCare and the Technology sector, he brings a wealth of experience to DCS. Most recently, Calvin has spent the past 13 years as a Commercial lender with an emphasis on SBA lending since 2006.
Calvin was featured in the New York Times, published April 6, 2016, highlighting his wealth of SBA expertise and knowledge. He is recognized as a creative deal maker working with business owners and their advisors including CPAs, Attorneys, Brokers, Business Consultants and others to provide flexible finance solutions for every step in their business life cycle. Having owned multiple businesses, he understands how companies operate and knows how to help them be more successful. With the experience of closing over $125,000,000 in conventional, SBA 7(a), 504, and secondary market financing for hundreds of business owners in a wide variety of industries, he is often able to bring talented specialists with a sense of urgency to facilitate the transaction. As a “Gulf War Veteran”, we are extremely proud to have Calvin as an integral member of the DCS team.
John, aka "The Professor", is a Montevideo-born, Baltimore-raised Sicilian who’s been Tennessean since 1981. His successful background as a research chemist, physics professor, and, for over 30 years, as a nuclear consultant is a testimony to his keen problem solving skills. His diversity suggests an ability to adapt to very different work environments.
His interests are no less diverse. A former NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador for TN, he remains active in astronomy outreach. His leadership skills are not confined to the research arena or the classroom, but show themselves in service of the literary community as president of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild, as the poetry editor of three journals. And, as a nationally recognized poet & writer, he is often sought as a creative writing workshop leader and national poetry judge.
The financial world is a perfect fit for John, with his analytical mind and communication skills, he brings both DCS and our clients immeasurable value. The Professor finds great joy in knowing that he will be helping people/businesses realize their entrepreneurial dreams.