WHO WE ARE

We encourage you to explore opportunities with us. We will only take assignments where we have deep industry and operational expertise.

Ash Creek Capital Advisors LLC principals have:

  • Hundreds of years of combined ownership and management experience in established small, medium and Fortune 500 businesses.
  • Participated in dozens of start-ups and reviewed thousands of business plans.
  • Significant in-depth experience in a broad range of sectors and industries
  • Backgrounds in business strategy, finance, manufacturing, marketing, organization change, human resources, technology, supply chain management, accounting, legal and other disciplines.
  • Experience working throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

Managing Directors:

The Ash Creek Capital Advisors LLC management team has collectively raised more than a billion dollars of financing for businesses in which they were senior executives. Members of our leadership team have served as corporate officers at the Fortune 50 level.

The entire team are not afraid to “roll up their sleeves” and dedicate themselves to helping others create long-term value. Individual contacts are available for each member on the contact us directory.


THE ASH CREEK CAPITAL ADVISORS TEAM.


BRIAN ANDREOLI, MANAGING DIRECTOR

International tax partner with three multinational firms; tax principle with three of the big four accounting firms: corporate tax experience are two major pharmaceutical companies. Extensive experience in litigation, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and general business matters. Etcetera …



William A. Brown, Managing Director

Alternative investments and asset management, with 25+ years of experience in identifying, seeding and investing with high-quality Hedge Fund managers. Having evaluated approximately 2500 HFs, currently specializing in identifying manager skills and constructing risk-controlled, concentrated portfolios comprised of liquid, high conviction/high potential payoff idiosyncratic ideas sourced by nimble and/or early-stage HF managers. Former Managing Director at UBS and Chief Investment Officer & Head of the world’s largest ($48B) FOHF group, Alternative Investment Solutions. Conducted HF due diligence and strategy research across all HF strategies, managed numerous portfolios and chaired investment committees. Also, a former trader for ten years at IFC, a global macro HF; traded derivatives across a wide range of markets. BA (Economics) from University of Rochester.



Christopher J. Crovatto, Managing Director

Entrepreneur, advisor, and direct investor in middle-market private equity and real estate transactions. Managing partner in several private equity backed portfolio companies. Specialization in structured real estate finance with a focus on high yield and opportunistic / distressed debt and equity investment, as well as advisory and capital raising initiatives. Former senior executive at Babcock & Brown LP, Contrarian Capital Management, Bank of America, and Union Bank of Switzerland. BA Columbia College.



Thomas M. Davidson, Managing Director

Managing director of consulting group specializing in start-up and middle market and specialty finance companies and treasurer of real estate group. Wide-ranging experience as Chairman, CEO, COO and CFO for NYSE/NASDAQ listed and private venture developed firms, including Global Telesystems Group, Arrow Electronics, Texas Gas Corporation, White Motor Credit Corporation and the Ford Motor Credit launch team. BA Vanderbilt, MBA Columbia.



Florence C. DiPaola, Managing Director

Former senior financial services executive with diversified background in domestic and international leasing/lending – multiple industry sectors. Structuring, advisory and syndications. Primary and secondary market focus related to investments. Related positions – Managing Director, Bank of America and Credit Commercial de France. Senior Vice President, GE Capital, Transamerica Finance Corporation, MetLife Capital. Vice President, Citibank. BA Mercy College.



Mitchell Dickey, Managing Director

Management Consultant in professional services firms. 17 years as a serial entrepreneur; launched four companies – sold one, running one and is starting a new venture to scale behavioral health services. Prior to these activities spent 15 years as social science researcher at elite universities at the intersection of psychology and business, including research scientist at Yale School of Medicine. BA Kenyon College, PhD Yale University.

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Robert Farley, Managing Director

Independent consultant. Former Managing Director and Head of North American Sales & Relationship Management covering Financial Intermediaries for BNP Paribas’ Global Securities Services. Prior to BNP Paribas, he worked at heritage JP Morgan’s Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and Citibank, N.A. in the Financial Institutions Group. BS Fairfield University.



Robert Ferreira, Managing Director

Multifaceted senior manager in consumer products, retail and financial services. Operating and turnaround experience in small and mid-sized business as well as The Hartford Financial Services Group and Saks Fifth Avenue. Co-founder and investor in early-stage ventures, from start-up to exit. Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England. BA Wesleyan, MBA University of Virginia.



Steven E. Hirsch, Managing Director

Advisor and consultant in structured asset-based finance, including equipment financings and leases, the acquisition of asset-based portfolios and specialty finance companies, lease equity placement and the structuring and placement of asset-backed debt in the public and private markets. Executive positions with Babcock & Brown LP, UniCapital Corporation and Morgan Stanley & Co. BA Trinity, MBA NYU Stern.



Christopher G. L. Jones, Managing Director

Investor and venture capitalist with experience in manufacturing, high tech electronics, medical devices, energy conservation, defense industries and Internet-related software companies as well as government and academia. Extensive international business and finance experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Serves as officer or director of several privately held companies and currently CEO of two early stage ventures. President of the non-profit parent foundation for the Yale Daily News Publishing Company. BA Johns Hopkins.



Steven Landis, Managing Director

Strategic consultant focused on private credit investing. Investor with extensive experience in fixed income, relative value, sector allocation, and market timing. Formerly Vice President and head of Macquarie Investment Management’s Delaware Funds’ Emerging Markets Debt business. Previously Managing Director at FH International Asset Management, focused on multi-strategy investing in sovereign and corporate emerging market debt. Prior extensive experience as a market maker and proprietary trader in the Primary Dealer community for US Treasury Debt. BA, Beloit College and MBA, Columbia University Graduate School of Business.



Terry Laughren, Managing Director

Private equity investor, board director and advisor in media and marketing services, including Screenvision Cinema Network, where he actively ran the company as President, Chairman and CEO. Media, advertising and marketing executive in senior level positions at Procter & Gamble, International Playtex, Mattel, J. Walter Thompson, and E. & J. Gallo. BS in BA, Boston University. Former Chairman of the Boston University National Alumni Council. Listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.]



Paul Mansour , Managing Director

Paul Mansour has served at financial institutions (MBIA, Conning Asset Management) for more than 35 years as head of business units for credit research analysis, business development, marketing, and investment policy, focusing on municipal credit markets. He holds a BA in economics from Colgate University and an MBA from Pace University.



David McCary, Managing Director

Entrepreneur, private equity investor and multifaceted senior manager in commercial real estate and financial services. Startup and turnaround experience in small and mid-sized businesses as well as loan officer at Aetna Realty and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Co-founder and investor in early-stage ventures, from start-up to exit. Member of the CFA Society. BA Middlebury, MBA Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School.



Howard Meitiner, Managing Director

Multi-faceted President/CEO in retail, consumer marketing and healthcare fields, with both domestic and international experience related to business development, organizational turnarounds, start-ups and leadership assessment. Specialist in crisis management, development of growth strategies and market evaluation/analysis. Former senior executive with Duty Free Shoppers, Sephora and Phoenix House.



Vicki Munsel, managing director

Retired Managing Director of Deutsche Bank with responsibility for US leveraged and structured finance credit group. Various other positions were at Bankers Trust before its acquisition by Deutsche Bank. BA, Trinity College.



Jack C. Orchulli, Managing Director

Former Chairman and CEO of the Michael Kors fashion company. Founding partner of the company who with Michael Kors, built it into an internationally successful fashion house over a 21-year period. Extensive knowledge in all aspects of the fashion business, worldwide. BA Rutgers University; MBA Bernard M. Baruch School of Business.



Waring Partridge, Managing Director

Entrepreneur and investor. Created enterprises in management consulting, insurance, wireless communications and philanthropy. Public servant, inventor, art collector and blue water sailor. Business affiliations included AT&T (where he was awarded 16 patents), as well as McKinsey & Co. Former chief of staff for two members of the US House of Representatives, Executive Assistant to the US Trade Representative and Acting US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Former Navy Officer. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. Currently serves on several for-profit and not-for profit boards. BA Yale; JD Catholic University Law School.



Scott B. Reardon, Managing Director

Venture capital and private equity investor in early stage companies specializing in information technology and communications, notably wireless communications, web and Internet protocol services and SAAS as Founder and General Partner of Dakota Ventures LLC. Chairman of Deutsche Bank Microcredit Development Fund. Former President and CEO of Dakon, Inc., distributor of consumer, agricultural and industrial products. BA Georgetown, MBA American University.



Thomas A. Rouse, Managing Director

Attorney, founder and managing director of merchant bank and consulting group specializing in start-up and middle market and specialty finance companies. Chair of Technology Practice Group at Pullman & Comley LLC focusing on start-up and emerging companies, with expertise in procurement of early financing, corporate formation, tax perspectives, and private equity investments. Co-founder and COO of gaming developer and marketer. BA Trinity, JD University of Connecticut.



Allan B. Ruchman, Managing Director

Private Equity investor in real estate and growth capital companies. Extensive merger, acquisition and restructuring experience with consumer, retailing and general manufacturing industries as senior investment banker at Bank of America, Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse/First Boston. BA Williams, MBA Wharton/Univ. of Penn.



Steve Seagriff, Managing Director

Former senior financial services executive with background in both domestic and international lease and project financing, managing equity investments for Philip Morris Capital, a subsidiary of a large multinational company. Additional roles included being Vice President of Credit and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior experiences in accounting and audit. BS New York University, MBA Pace University



Leon Shapiro , Managing Director

CEO, Board member, investor and executive leader with a broad background in leading and managing subscription based membership businesses. Former Chairman and CEO at Vistage a Private Equity acquired company. Sold in 2018. Served as a Director at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ listed) sold in 2017 for $2.5B. Board member and strategic advisor at venture backed businesses and not-for profit boards. Experience in leading and managing several businesses, including President, Executive Programs at Gartner (NYSE) and SVP at Warner Music Group. Coauthored book “The Power of Peers”. BA Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



Stephen S. Young, Managing Director

International lawyer, business developer and executive leader with a broad background in technology, finance and international business operations. Experience in government, Fortune 100 companies, and entrepreneurial start-ups. Founded a business development company after progressively more responsible legal, operating and international positions with United Technologies and Praxair, including CEO of public company in India and Energy Services in U.S. Former Navy nuclear submarine officer. Serves on boards of several technology and not for profit companies, including advanced aircondtioning and energy technologies, new business incubators-accelerators, and aviation museum. BA UC Berkeley, MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic, JD University of Connecticut. Private Pilot.



Itai Zarmi, Managing Director

Cyber Security consultant and private equity investor. Sales Executive with over 25 years of experience focused on creating value and upside potential at large and medium size companies (Thomson/Reuters, Morningstar, Intralinks), providing research, data and analytics to Hedge Funds and Private Equity. Graduate of University of Haifa, Israel


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