Venture capital and small business finance firm Advantage Capital Partners welcomed managing director Scott Murphy back to the firm, where he assumes the role of chief investment officer.

Murphy re-joined the firm after serving in the United States Congress, where he represented New York’s 20th Congressional District from 2009-2011. He previously worked at Advantage Capital from 2001-2009, overseeing the $88 million New York investment portfolio. Prior to his tenure at Advantage Capital, Murphy co-founded three high-tech companies, including a game company that brought fantasy football and baseball to the Internet.

In addition to his time in Congress, Murphy previously worked in the administrations of two Missouri Governors, including serving as Deputy Chief of Staff.