CEI Capital Management

Investment Team

We view our investment relationships as collaborative partnerships. In addition to the investment of capital, we are actively involved in our portfolio companies participating in strategic, financing, capitalization and exit planning, as well as team building and recruiting. We leverage our broad network of relationships to provide relevant introductions and business assistance. We bring our knowledge of socially responsible management practices, working together with CEI to introduce workforce development specialists along with environmental, technical assistance and consulting relationships.

Our Board of Directors and Advisory Board provide governance, guidance, experienced insight and an extensive network of resources to the Managers.

CEI Ventures Team

30 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-535-2904nathaniel.henshaw@ceimaine.org

Nat Henshaw

Managing Director

30 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-535-2904nathaniel.henshaw@ceimaine.org

Nat Henshaw founded CEI Ventures, a for-profit venture capital subsidiary of CEI in 1993. As president, he directs the investment of community development venture capital into progressive companies in Maine and New England. Under his leadership, CEI Ventures has raised over $67 mission in funds from a mix of impact investors including individuals, foundations, community economic development entities and banks motivated, in part, by Community Reinvestment Act credit. Nat and his team have invested in 67 companies across five funds, helping to create 2,800 new jobs in geographic regions and with demographic populations often overlooked by traditional venture capital investors. He serves or has served on over 32 boards of directors. Previously, Nat worked as a loan and investment officer at CEI. In that capacity, he made loans to over 125 companies. Prior to CEI, Nat worked at Intersouth Partners (NC), Kitty Hawk Capital (NC) and Chemical Venture Capital (NYC). Nat holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

30 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-535-2908chandler.jones@ceimaine.org

Chandler Jones

Managing Director

30 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-535-2908chandler.jones@ceimaine.org

Chandler Jones joined CEI Ventures in 2012. Prior to CEI Ventures, he worked as a financial associate at a specialized financial services firm in Portland. In addition to his work at CEI Ventures, Chandler assists CEI’s loan department with credit analysis and creative debt/equity financing structures. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Saint Michael’s College, and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Southern Maine.

30 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-535-2901thao.duong@ceimaine.org

Thao Duong

Finance and Fund Administration Manager

30 Federal Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-535-2901thao.duong@ceimaine.org

Thao supervises the tax, accounting and administration of 3 active venture funds and their management company, CEI Ventures Inc. Her many responsibilities include: budgeting, annual audit preparation, account reconciliations; monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;  monitoring idle cash investments, managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll functions, and maintaining the Funds’ portfolios.  Prior to joining CVI, She worked in Workers’ Compensation at University of Maine and Refugee Immigration at Catholics Charities Maine.  She received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maine.

Board of Directors

  • Betsy BiemannChief Executive Officer
    Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Elizabeth R. ButlerGeneral Counsel
    Butler Law Offices LLC
  • Corson EllisEntrepreneur
  • Frank J. GovernaliPrivate Investor
  • Carlos R. MelloCVI Board Chair | Chief Risk Officer
    Finance Authority of Maine
  • Uche Stanley OsujiManaging Director
    Arctaris Impact Investors
  • Miriam L. SharkIndependent Consultant
    Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC
  • Sandra L. StonePrincipal
    Sea Cove Solutions
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Betsy Biemann

Chief Executive Officer

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Butler Law Offices LLC

Elizabeth R. Butler

General Counsel

Butler Law Offices LLC

Corson Ellis

Entrepreneur

Frank J. Governali

Private Investor

Finance Authority of Maine

Carlos R. Mello

CVI Board Chair | Chief Risk Officer

Finance Authority of Maine
Arctaris Impact Investors

Uche Stanley Osuji

Managing Director

Arctaris Impact Investors
Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC

Miriam L. Shark

Independent Consultant

Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC
Sea Cove Solutions

Sandra L. Stone

Principal

Sea Cove Solutions

Advisory Board

  • John C Everett IVSenior Vice President
    Camden National Bank
  • Bruce G NickersonExecutive Vice President & CFO
    Bangor Savings Bank
  • Carl KopfingerSenior Vice President
    TD Bank
  • Arthur F. CasavantVice President & CRA Officer
    People's United Bank
Camden National Bank

John C Everett IV

Senior Vice President

Camden National Bank
Bangor Savings Bank

Bruce G Nickerson

Executive Vice President & CFO

Bangor Savings Bank
TD Bank

Carl Kopfinger

Senior Vice President

TD Bank
People's United Bank

Arthur F. Casavant

Vice President & CRA Officer

People's United Bank