Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development for Affordable Equity Partners, Inc. (AEP), Mandi is responsible for creating and maintaining investor relationships for the company.
Previously, during her 12 and a half year career as a partner with J. Buck’s Restaurants, Mandi used her professional career training to open seven upscale restaurants, one catering company, one coffee chop and deli and three fast casual units.
Mandi has proven her understanding and affinity for business as she transitioned from owning her own $36 million organization into the finance industry, where she felt compelled to focus on economic development for small businesses. Mandi was instrumental in passing several Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislative measures. She quickly became an industry expert on this asset class and has been featured on several boards and conferences including Solar Energy Industries Association and USDA Rural Development conferences.
Mandi spent three years working with the Rockwood Group, a structured finance firm based in St. Louis. While there, she served as a board alternate for the Solar Energy Industries Association, Committee for Women in Solar and was featured at various conferences and events as an expert in PACE and solar.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri State University.