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 Maine companies. Nat raised $5.5 million for CEI venture’s first venture capital fund; raised $20 million to date for CEI Ventures’s second fund; $10.135 million for the third fund; and $10.2 million for the fouth fund. Nat and his team have completed 58 equity investments in CEI Ventures funds. He serves or has served on served on 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

Principal

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

Fund Administrator

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

Thao maintains financials for CEI Ventures, Inc. and Coastal Ventures. 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

  • Carlos R. MelloCVI Board Chair | Chief Risk Officer
    Finance Authority of Maine
  • Elizabeth R. ButlerGeneral Counsel
    Butler Law Offices LLC
  • Betsy BiemannChief Executive Officer
    Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • John W. EganChief Investment Officer
    Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Frank J. GovernaliPrivate Investor
  • Miriam L. SharkIndependent Consultant
    Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC
  • David J. WedickChief Financial Officer
    Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Sandra L. StonePrincipal
    Sea Cove Solutions
  • Corson EllisEntrepreneur
Finance Authority of Maine

Carlos R. Mello

CVI Board Chair | Chief Risk Officer

Finance Authority of Maine
Butler Law Offices LLC

Elizabeth R. Butler

General Counsel

Butler Law Offices LLC
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Betsy Biemann

Chief Executive Officer

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

John W. Egan

Chief Investment Officer

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Frank J. Governali

Private Investor

Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC

Miriam L. Shark

Independent Consultant

Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

David J. Wedick

Chief Financial Officer

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Sea Cove Solutions

Sandra L. Stone

Principal

Sea Cove Solutions

Corson Ellis

Entrepreneur

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