Logan Birch joined McKinley in 2021 to build a new direct lending business and led McKinley’s efforts to acquire Alaska Growth Capital BIDCO, Inc. Upon McKinley’s acquisition in 2022 of MAGC, Birch assumed the role of President leading the newly branded McKinley Alaska Growth Capital. As a lifelong Alaskan, Birch brings a wealth of senior management and lending experience, including 2012 – 2020 with Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), Alaska’s largest locally-owned company with revenues in excess of $3 billion. During his tenure at ASRC, he served in three roles: Director of Treasury and Risk Management, President and CEO of Alaska Growth Capital and CFO of ASRC Energy Services. While President of MAGC, Birch led the MAGC’s efforts to increase external partnerships, restart community initiatives, and establish sound lending and loan-servicing practices. Prior to ASRC, Birch spent nine years at Wells Fargo Bank in Alaska, in roles with increasing responsibility that included small business lending, commercial real estate lending and four years in commercial banking, working with the largest and most complex companies in Alaska. Birch has economics degree from the University of Washington and is actively involved in the Anchorage community serving and chairing multiple non-profit boards over the years and a past recipient of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top Forty Under 40 award.
Julie Woodworth joined the MAGC team in 2019 and is the Senior VP and Lending Manager. In this role, she oversees MAGC’s lending and manages a team of four loan officers and a four-member servicing team. Woodworth has lived in Alaska since 1985 and has over 30 years of banking experience, working for the National Bank of Alaska (subsequently Wells Fargo) and First National Bank of Alaska. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and has lived and worked across the state in several communities including Homer, Glennallen, and Dillingham. Woodworth has served on the boards of the three local Chambers of Commerce, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Hospice Board of Homer, South Peninsula Hospital Operating Board, and the Alaska Children’s Trust.
Michael Rzeszut joined McKinley Alaska Growth Capital in 2018 and brings over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a nearly life-long Alaskan, Rzeszut’s experience includes a career as a consumer lender, small business and commercial lender, commercial credit underwriter, and special assets officer. At McKinley Alaska Growth Capital, Rzeszut is responsible for credit risk management to maintain the overall quality of the loan portfolio.
Mary Miner is the Vice President, Community Development at McKinley Alaska Growth Capital. Prior to joining MAGC in 2017, Miner co-founded Atikus, a financial technology company operating in Rwanda. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up supporting her family’s commercial fishing business in Bristol Bay. After earning both a BA in International Studies and a MS in Public Service Management from DePaul University in Chicago, and living and working around the world, Miner returned to Alaska to support economic development locally. She has experience working across for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises and provides local, national, and international experience to her work at MAGC. Miner is passionate about the success of MAGC’s clients and the Alaska community as a whole. She sits on the Board of Directors of Launch Alaska, the state’s first business accelerator.