Managing Director & CEO
Chance oversees all areas of the company’s operations and management. Prior to founding Patoka Capital, Chance served as the COO of Great Escape Theatres, where he led the development and growth of one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the country, successfully exiting Great Escape to Regal Cinemas in 2012.
Chance received his B.S. in finance from Butler University.
Dan A. Von Behren
Managing Director & CFO
Dan focuses on executing acquisitions and managing the portfolio companies. Dan has over 25 years of experience as an operational executive, including serving as General Manager, COO, CFO and President of businesses ranging in size from $50M to $500M. Dan started his career at Eaton Corporation, a $13B industrial manufacturer, where he served as a financial executive with global responsibilities. He later worked for several private equity firms in portfolio executive roles growing, restructuring, and executing successful transactions. He founded CFO Services, a transaction and consulting firm that has closed over $750 million of successful transactions.
Dan received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University, master’s degree from Nazareth College, and attended Oxford University as part of an honors program. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Kentucky.
Anne Ragains’s insight as a serial entrepreneur is invaluable to our firm. Anne’s accolades include founding and serving as CEO of Great Escape Theatres®, which was one of the largest movie theatre chains in the United States when it was sold in 2012.
After graduating from Indiana University, Anne began her career as an elementary school teacher. Later, Anne formed a very successful company involved in the acquisition and development of real estate. In 1990, Anne made her first foray into the private equity world by acquiring and revitalizing a company called Telemessaging Inc., which she still owns today.
In 1997, Anne built her first movie theatre in Bedford, IN, which was the start of the Great Escape chain. Ms. Ragains had the foresight to build first class stadium seating movie theatres in underserved markets. By 2012, when Anne sold Great Escape to Regal Entertainment Group, the chain had 26 locations in 13 states.
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Steve is an entrepreneurial and results-oriented general counsel and business executive with extensive experience analyzing, structuring, negotiating and closing sophisticated commercial transactions. As in-house legal counsel to the company, he provides legal advice and guidance on a wide range of issues including corporate governance, deal evaluation and structuring, operations, HR, management, leasing, construction, land-use and zoning, title, contract review, litigation, drafting and negotiation. Prior to his role with Patoka, Steve spent over a decade in private practice including five years as partner with the law firm Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP (now known as Dentons).
Steve received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Eastern Kentucky University and his J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (cum laude) where he served as Executive Editor on the Law Review. He is a board member of and serves as Vice President for Economic Development for the Oldham Chamber and is president of a local non-profit he co-founded, Business Leaders of Oldham County. He also serves as a board member of Cabbage Patch Settlement House in Louisville, Kentucky.
VP of Accounting
Sherry Crim, CMA joined Patoka Capital in 2011. Prior to Patoka, she spent two years as a Staff Accountant at KYFI, Inc. and 10 years as an accounting clerk at Morgan & Pottinger, P.S.C.
She received her degree in accounting from Indiana University and her CMA certification from the Institute of Management Accountants.
VP of Theatre Operations
Scott is a proven self-starter with over 29 years of management experience in the movie theatre industry. He was raised to have a strong work ethic, which was reinforced when he joined the U.S. Army. Over the years, Scott has been an integral part of running, designing, and opening theatres. In addition to that experience, he was the CEO and Film Buyer for Perry Enterprises. Scott joined Great Escape Theatres in February 2009, as Director of Operations – West Division, and held that position until February 2010, until he was approached by Perry Enterprises to head up and run the company in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Scott joined Patoka capital in early 2014. Scott’s responsibilities include making sure all aspects of the theatres run smoothly and efficiently and plays a key role in the construction of future sites. He strives to encourage and exemplify a strong work ethic by working side-by-side with his team.
VP of Construction and Development
Gary joined Patoka Capital in 2019. A servant leader with more than 30 years developing and implementing comprehensive real-estate strategies. He brings a vast variety of real estate and development experience including retail, commercial, office, multi-family, and senior living healthcare. He has led the development and construction of more than $1 billion of projects, offering an expertise in development, underwriting, and construction management. Before joining Patoka, Gary served as Vice President of Development & Construction for Trilogy Health Services and prior to that he was President/Owner of Joy & Associates, a boutique real estate development and investment company.
As VP of Development and Construction, Gary oversees all aspects of the real estate development and construction teams and ensures the daily operations of development across all markets and investments.
Gary holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky.
Corporate HR and Payroll Manager
Kary joined Patoka Capital in the spring of 2021. With more than 20 years of working as both a human resource and accounting professional, she brings a vast variety of experience in the legal, manufacturing, retail, restaurant, construction, and medical industries. Her specialties include supporting organizations through change, HR compliance, benefits, payroll, HRIS management, and recruiting.
Before joining Patoka, Kary proudly served as the Human Resource Director for two Louisville-based non-profit organizations, The Center for Women and Families and Dreams With Wings.
Kary received her B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MAT, Education (summa cum laude) from Bellarmine University. She obtained her professional SHRM-CP certification in 2019. Kary currently serves as the Finance Manager for the Louisville Society of Human Resource Managers (LSHRM).
Theatre District Manager
Billy has been in the movie theatre industry for over 20 years. He started his career in 1995 for the Cinemark Theatre chain as a concessions employee. In 2003, Billy had the opportunity to work with Aliance Entertainment/Great Escape Theatres as a part time projection manager, and attained his first General Manager position with the company at their 16 screen Clarksville, TN location. Over the next several years, he helped open and manage two new facilities in St. Louis, MO & Atlanta, GA, and opened 6 additional locations across the country for the Ragains Family as Operations and District Manager.
Billy holds the position of District Manager at Patoka Capital/Xscape Theatres, in which he manages all Xscape locations, with additional locations being added every year. Over the last few years, Billy has helped the company grow new concepts such as Duel Xtreme Premium Large Format Screens, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, electric reclining seats, and an expanded food menu including Beer and Wine. Billy also acquired additional experience in movie theatre in-house restaurants and food & beverage service while working with the National Amusements Theatre chain from 2007 thru 2009 as a Manager of Concession Operations and a Food Service Director.
Billy’s favorite movie is “The Dark Knight”.
Corry joined Patoka Capital in the summer of 2017. Prior to Patoka, he spent two years as the Marketing Director for Prospect Jewelers Legacy. He received his bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Southern Indiana.
Ross joined Patoka Capital in the fall of 2020. Prior to Patoka, he spent over 10 years as a theatre General Manager for both Great Escape Theatres and Regal Cinemas here locally in Southern Indiana.
Ross has received a Bachelor's degree in both management and accounting from Indiana University Southeast and Purdue University Global, respectively. He earned his MBA from Purdue University Global in the fall of 2022.
Megan joined Patoka Capital in 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business from Indiana University in 2018. Preceding Patoka she worked in the banking industry for three years as an accountant for First Savings Bank.
Kaylee joined the Patoka Capital team in 2017. Prior to Patoka, she spent one year as a customer service representative at AIG.