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Douglas G. Levy

Chief Financial Officer

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Douglas G. Levy

Chief Financial Officer


Education: Binghamton University (BS); CPA (NY)

Prior Experience: CW Group; Warburg Dillon Read, Deloitte and Touche


Douglas Levy joined Sentinel as Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Previously, Mr. Levy spent six years as CFO of CW Group, a venture capital firm, where he was responsible for financial reporting, fund administration, and financial operations.

Previously, Mr. Levy was Manager of Partnership Accounting at Warburg Dillon Read where he was responsible for the accounting, tax, and administrative matters of corporate buyout and venture capital partnerships. Prior to that, he was employed by Deloitte and Touche, where he audited several financial services clients. Mr. Levy is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Binghamton University.

David S. Lobel

Founder & Managing Partner

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David S. Lobel

Founder & Managing Partner


Education: Stanford University (MBA, MS); University of the Witwatersrand (B.Sc.(Hons))

Prior Experience: Smith Barney Private Equity; Bain & Company


David Lobel is the founder and Managing Partner of Sentinel Capital Partners. Over more than three decades, he has established a successful, long term middle market private equity record. Before establishing Sentinel, Mr. Lobel spent 15 years at Smith Barney's private equity affiliate. He served as a general partner of funds managed by Smith Barney and also as a Managing Director of Smith Barney. Before joining Smith Barney, Mr. Lobel was a consultant at Bain & Company.

Mr. Lobel received an MBA and an MS with distinction from Stanford University. He has also served on the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Lobel, who was born in South Africa, received a B.Sc. (Hons), with highest honors, from the University of the Witwatersrand. He served with distinction in the South African Navy, where he graduated first in his class.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Cabi
TGI Fridays

Alemite
Border Foods
Buffets
Castle Dental Centers
Cottman Transmission
Floral Plant Growers
Growing Family
Interim Healthcare
Massage Envy
Met Merchandising
National Spine & Pain
ReachOut Healthcare
Spinrite
Strategic Partners
Tony Roma's

John F. McCormack

Co-Founder & Senior Partner

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John F. McCormack

Co-Founder & Senior Partner


Education: Boston College (BS); CPA (NY)

Prior Experience: Smith Barney Private Equity; Coopers & Lybrand


John McCormack is a co-founder of Sentinel Capital Partners and serves as a Senior Partner. Over more than two decades, he has established a successful, long term middle market private equity record. Before co-founding Sentinel, Mr. McCormack spent six years as a vice president of Smith Barney's private equity affiliate, where he worked closely with David Lobel.

Before joining Smith Barney, Mr. McCormack spent eight years at Coopers & Lybrand where his principal assignments included conducting due diligence and acquisition reviews of target investment opportunities for private equity firms and strategic buyers. He is a CPA (New York) and holds a BS in accounting from Boston College.


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Colson
Driven Performance Brands
Fazoli's
Huddle House
TGI Fridays

Alemite
Border Foods
Checkers
Chromalox
Cottman Transmission
Falcon Holdings
Floral Plant Growers
Growing Family
Inscape Publishing
LTI Boyd
Madill
Massage Envy
Met Merchandising
Nivel
NorSun Food Group
Power Products
Strategic Partners
Tony Roma's
Southern California Pizza
Trinity Consultants
WellSpring Pharma

Sandy Tam

Controller

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Sandy Tam

Controller


Education: New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business (BS); CPA (NY)

Prior Experience: Ospraie Management; Drake Management; PricewaterhouseCoopers


Sandy Tam joined Sentinel as Controller in 2009. Prior to joining Sentinel, Ms. Tam spent two years at Ospraie Management, an investment management firm. Most recently, she was Fund Controller of Ospraie's hybrid private equity/hedge fund. From 2003 to 2007, she was an Associate at Drake Management, an investment advisor specializing in global fixed income strategies. Previously, Ms. Tam spent two years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a CPA and holds a BS degree in accounting and finance from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Eric D. Bommer

Partner

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Eric D. Bommer

Partner


Education: Brown University (BA)

Prior Experience: Kaizen Breakthrough Partnership; CS First Boston


Eric Bommer, Partner, joined Sentinel in 1997. Before joining Sentinel Capital Partners, Mr. Bommer spent two years as an Associate at Kaizen Breakthrough Partnership, a private equity fund that specialized in investing in underperforming middle market companies. From 1993 to 1995, he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of CS First Boston.

From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Bommer was a financial analyst at LaSalle Partners. From 1991 to 1992, he was captain of the Livingston Kings, a Scottish professional hockey team that he helped lead to the Scottish First Division Championship. Mr. Bommer holds a BA from Brown University with a double major in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior. He was also an assistant captain on Brown's varsity hockey team.


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Credit Infonet
Hollander Sleep Products
The Luminaires Group
Revenew International
SONNY'S Enterprises
WellSpring Pharma

Alemite
Chromalox
Engineered Controls
Floral Plant Growers
IEP Technologies
LTI Boyd
Madill
Met Merchandising
NorSun Food Group
PlayCore
Power Products
Precision Pipeline
Spinrite
Strategic Partners
Tony Roma's
Trinity Consultants
Trussbilt

James D. Coady

Partner

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James D. Coady

Partner


Education: Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business (MBA); Harvard University (BA)

Prior Experience: First Chicago Equity Capital; Alex. Brown & Sons


James Coady, Partner, joined Sentinel in 1998. Over the past two decades, he has established himself as a successful lower middle market private equity investor. Before joining Sentinel Capital Partners, Mr. Coady spent three years as an Associate at First Chicago Equity Capital, the private equity division of First Chicago NBD which specialized in investing in middle market companies. Previously, he spent two years as an Analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Coady holds an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business and an AB from Harvard University where he was a member of Harvard's NCAA Championship hockey team.


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Prior Boards

Cabi
Colson
Driven Performance Brands
Huddle House
Newk's Eatery
Quick Weight Loss Centers
RotoMetrics

Chase Doors
Checkers
Cottman Transmission
Engineered Controls
Falcon Holdings
Fasloc
Interim Healthcare
Massage Envy
Metro Dentalcare
Mid-West Wholesale
Nivel
NorSun Food Group
Southern California Pizza
Vintage Parts

Michael J. Fabian

Partner

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Michael J. Fabian

Partner


Education: University of Notre Dame (BBA); New York University (MA)

Prior Experience: Blue Point Capital Partners; Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Co.; Deutsche Banc Alex Brown; Conway, DelGenio, Gries & Co.


Michael Fabian, Partner, joined joined Sentinel Capital Partners in 2006 as a Senior Associate. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Fabian was an Associate at Blue Point Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm. Previously, he was an Associate at Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Co., a middle market investment banking firm, an Analyst at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, and an Analyst at Conway, DelGenio, Gries & Co., a restructuring advisory boutique. Mr. Fabian holds an MA in economics from New York University and a BBA degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.


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Corporate Visions
Hollander Sleep Products
Huddle House
Marketplace Events
Newk's Eatery

Checkers
Hospice Advantage
IEP Technologies
Inscape Publishing
Massage Envy
National Spine & Pain
Northeast Dental
Precision Pipeline
ReachOut Healthcare
Trinity Consultants

Paul F. Murphy

Partner

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Paul F. Murphy

Partner


Education: Georgetown University (MBA); United States Military Academy at West Point (BS)

Prior Experience: Dilmun Investments; Chase Manhattan Merchant Banking Group


Paul Murphy, Partner, joined Sentinel in 2000. Over the past two decades, he has established himself as a successful lower middle market private equity investor. Before joining Sentinel Capital Partners, Mr. Murphy spent three years as a Director at Dilmun Investments, the U.S. private equity affiliate of Bahrain International Bank. While at Dilmun, he focused on originating, structuring, and executing private equity investments in lower middle market companies.

Prior to Dilmun, Mr. Murphy was a Vice President in the Financial Buyers Group at NationsBanc Capital Markets, where he focused on providing debt and equity financing for leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Previously, he spent two years as an Associate in the Merchant Banking Group of Chase Manhattan Bank where he focused on private equity and subordinated debt investments in lower middle market companies. Mr. Murphy holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Murphy served in the U.S. Army for five years as an Artillery officer in a Light Infantry Division, where he attained the rank of captain.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Altima Dental Centres
Corporate Visions
Critical Solutions
Total Military Management

Castle Dental Centers
Fasloc
Hospice Advantage
Inscape Publishing
Interim Healthcare
Metro Dentalcare
National Spine & Pain
North American Rescue
Northeast Dental
ReachOut Healthcare
Trussbilt

C. Scott Perry

Partner

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C. Scott Perry

Partner


Education: The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (BS)

Prior Experience: Wachovia Securities


Scott Perry, Partner, joined Sentinel Capital Partners in 2004 as an Associate. Previously, he spent two years as an Analyst in the M&A Group at Wachovia Securities, where he worked on transactions with middle market private equity firms. Mr. Perry holds a BS in Finance and Accounting with honors from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.


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Colson
RotoMetrics
SONNY'S Enterprises
Total Military Management

Chase Doors
Engineered Controls
LTI Boyd
PlayCore
Vintage Parts

Vincent E. Taurassi

General Counsel

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Vincent E. Taurassi

General Counsel


Education: New York University School of Law (JD); Union College (BS); New York and New Jersey Bar

Prior Experience: BlackRock; Kirkland & Ellis


Vincent Taurassi joined Sentinel Capital Partners as General Counsel in 2015. Mr. Taurassi joined Sentinel from BlackRock, where he had been a vice president within Legal and Compliance since 2011. His responsibilities at BlackRock included legal coverage and oversight of transactions and investments for multiple products across the BlackRock investment platform, including private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, CLOs, and separate accounts.

Previously, Mr. Taurassi spent four years as a corporate associate at Kirkland & Ellis. He holds a JD, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law and a BS in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Union College. He is also a member of the New York Bar and the New Jersey Bar.


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Credit Infonet

John C. Van Sickle

Partner

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John C. Van Sickle

Partner


Education: Harvard Business School (MBA); Emory University (BA)

Prior Experience: Wachovia Securities' Analyst Program; Castle Harlan


John Van Sickle is a Partner of Sentinel Capital Partners, which he joined in 2009 as a Senior Associate. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Van Sickle was an Associate at Castle Harlan, a middle market private equity firm. Previously, he spent two years in Wachovia Securities' Analyst Program, where he worked on M&A transactions with middle market private equity firms. Mr. Van Sickle holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA, summa cum laude, from Emory University, where he graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a member of Emory's NCAA tennis team.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Altima Dental Centres
Fazoli's
TGI Fridays

Chromalox
IEP Technologies
North American Rescue
Northeast Dental
Power Products
WellSpring Pharma

Mary Ho

Tax Director

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Mary Ho

Tax Director


Education: Baruch College (BA, MS); CPA

Prior Experience: EisnerAmper; RSM McGladrey


Mary Ho joined Sentinel in 2016 as Tax Director from EisnerAmper, where she had been a Tax Director of its Financial Services Group for six years. Previously, she spent 12 years at RSM McGladrey, most recently as a Director of Tax Compliance and Planning. She holds a B.A. in accounting and an M.S. in taxation, both from Baruch College, and is a CPA.

Colleen E. Lennon

Assistant Controller

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Colleen E. Lennon

Assistant Controller


Education: The University of Notre Dame (BS); CPA (NY)

Prior Experience: Pia Capital Management; Rothstein, Kass & Company


Colleen Lennon joined Sentinel as Assistant Controller from hedge fund Pia Capital Management, where she managed fund and client-level accounting. She previously spent three years at Rothstein, Kass & Company, where most recently she was a senior audit associate. Ms. Lennon is a CPA and holds a BS degree in accounting from The University of Notre Dame, where she also spent two seasons on the varsity women's crew team.

Jennifer L. Goldman

Senior Accountant

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Jennifer L. Goldman

Senior Accountant


Education: Touro College (BS)

Prior Experience: Allianz Global Investors; Stillwater Capital Partners


Jennifer Goldman joined Sentinel in 2011 as a Senior Accountant. Before joining Sentinel, Ms. Goldman was a staff accountant at Allianz Global Investors. Previously, she was a fund accountant at Stillwater Capital Partners. Ms. Goldman holds a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Touro College.

Luke J. Johnson

Partner; Head of Business Development

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Luke J. Johnson

Partner; Head of Business Development


Education: Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business (MBA); University of California Los Angeles (BA)

Prior Experience: Platinum Equity; Kroll Associates


Luke Johnson, Partner, joined Sentinel in 2013 as a Senior Managing Director of Business Development. Previously, he spent 12 years at middle market private equity firm Platinum Equity, most recently as a Principal and Global Head of Business Development where he was responsible for overseeing its global origination efforts. Before joining Platinum Equity in 2001, Mr. Johnson was a Director at Kroll Associates, a leading business and competitive intelligence consulting firm. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and a BA from the University of California Los Angeles.

Joseph J. Catalano

Managing Director, Business Development

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Joseph J. Catalano

Managing Director, Business Development


Education: Pace University's Lubin School of Business (MBA); New York University (BA)

Prior Experience: FirstLight Financial Corporation; Longroad Asset Management; GE Capital


Joseph Catalano joined Sentinel in 2009. Before joining Sentinel, he spent two years as a Managing Director at FirstLight Financial Corporation, a commercial finance platform offering customized financings primarily for middle market companies, where he headed the Special Situations Group.

Previously, Mr. Catalano spent three years as a Director of Longroad Asset Management, a private equity firm focused on special situation investing. Prior to Longroad, Mr. Catalano spent 13 years at GE Capital Corporation, most recently as a Senior Vice President of its Global Sponsor Finance Group. While at GE Capital, he focused on investing senior and junior debt and equity in lower middle market companies. He holds an MBA from Pace University's Lubin School of Business and a BA from New York University.

Marc A. Buan

Principal

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Marc A. Buan

Principal


Education: Columbia Business School (MBA); Harvard University (BA)

Prior Experience: Thomas Weisel Partners' Analyst Program


Marc Buan is a Principal at Sentinel Capital Partners, which he rejoined as a Vice President after completing his MBA. He previously spent four years in Sentinel’s associate program, most recently as a Senior Associate. Before joining Sentinel, Mr. Buan spent three years in Thomas Weisel Partners’ investment banking analyst program. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an AB Honors degree in economics from Harvard University. Mr. Buan, who played on Harvard’s varsity soccer team, was a member of Canada’s national Olympic soccer team and a gold medalist in the Francophone Games in Madagascar.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Cabi
The Luminaires Group
PlayCore

Hospice Advantage
Power Products
Southern California Pizza
Spinrite

Owen M. Basham

Vice President

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Owen M. Basham

Vice President


Education: The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (BS)

Prior Experience: Macquarie Capital's Restructuring and Special Situations Group; Nancy Creek Capital


Owen Basham, Vice President, joined Sentinel in 2012 as an Associate. Previously he was an Associate in Macquarie Capital's Restructuring and Special Situations Group. Before joining Macquarie, he spent two years as an analyst at Nancy Creek Capital, a lower middle market private equity and mezzanine debt firm. Mr. Basham holds a BS degree in commerce from The University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Altima Dental Centres
Driven Performance Brands
Fazoli's
SONNY'S Enterprises

 

Joshua J. Garrett

Vice President

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Joshua J. Garrett

Vice President


Education: University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business (BBA)

Prior Experience: Oppenheimer's Investment Banking Analyst Program


Joshua Garrett, Vice President, joined Sentinel in 2013 as an Associate. Previously, he was an Associate in Oppenheimer's Investment Banking Analyst Program. He holds a BBA degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Quick Weight Loss Centers

 

Jon Z. Gurss

Vice President

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Jon Z. Gurss

Vice President


Education: University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School (BS)

Prior Experience: Harris Williams' Investment Banking Analyst Program


Jon Gurss, Vice President, joined Sentinel Capital Partners in 2011 as an Associate. Previously, he spent two years in Harris Williams' Investment Banking Analyst Program. He holds a BS degree with distinction and highest honors from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Corporate Visions
Credit Infonet
Marketplace Events
Newk's Eatery
Revenew International

 

Garrett B. Schires

Vice President, Business Development

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Garrett B. Schires

Vice President, Business Development


Education: Harvard University (BA)

Prior Experience: Enhanced Equity Funds; TA Associates; Morgan Stanley


Garrett Schires, Vice President, Business Development, joined Sentinel Capital Partners in 2013 as a Senior Associate. Prior to Sentinel, Mr. Schires spent two years as a Senior Associate with Enhanced Equity Funds, a lower middle market private equity firm. From 2008 to 2011, he was an Associate with TA Associates, a growth-focused private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Schires was an Investment Banking Analyst with Morgan Stanley. He holds an AB in economics from Harvard University where he was a member of Harvard’s varsity football team.


Sentinel Board Affiliations


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Hollander Sleep Products

 

Louis A. Brotherton

Senior Associate

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Louis A. Brotherton

Senior Associate


Education: Wake Forest University School of Business (BS)

Prior Experience: Brookwood Associates' Investment Banking Analyst Program


Louis Brotherton, Senior Associate, joined Sentinel in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he was an analyst in Brookwood Associates' Investment Banking Analyst Program. He holds a BS degree, cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Business.

Rachel C. Cantor

Senior Associate

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Rachel C. Cantor

Senior Associate


Education: University of Virginia (BS; MS)

Prior Experience: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Investment Banking Analyst Program


Rachel Cantor, Senior Associate, joined Sentinel in 2015 as an Associate from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Investment Banking Analyst Program, where she spent three years. She holds an MS in finance from University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and a BS in economics from University of Virginia.

Patrick D. Knise

Senior Associate

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Patrick D. Knise

Senior Associate


Education: Middlebury College (BA)

Prior Experience: Macquarie Capital's Investment Banking Analyst Program


Patrick Knise, Senior Associate, joined Sentinel in 2014 as an Associate. Previously, he was an analyst in Macquarie Capital's Investment Banking Analyst Program. He holds a BA degree, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College. He was also co-captain of Middlebury men's varsity tennis team, who were the 2010 NCAA Champions and ranked first nationally in Division III.

Peter Paras III

Senior Associate

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Peter Paras III

Senior Associate


Education: Davidson College (BA)

Prior Experience: McColl Partners' Investment Banking Analyst Program


Peter Paras, Senior Associate, joined Sentinel in 2015 as an Associate from McColl Partners' Investment Banking Analyst Program. He holds a BA degree with a double major in political science and philosophy from Davidson College, where he was a captain and four-year letterman of Davidson’s Division I varsity men’s soccer team.

Haley M. Grant

Senior Associate, Business Development

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Haley M. Grant

Senior Associate, Business Development


Education: University of Illinois (BA); New York University (MA)

Prior Experience: CAIS Group; AXA Advisors


Haley Grant, Senior Associate, joined Sentinel in 2012 as an Associate in business Development. Previously, she was an intern at CAIS Group and at AXA Advisors. Ms. Grant holds an MA from New York University with high distinction and a BA degree from The University of Illinois.

Benjamin J. Choi

Associate

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Benjamin J. Choi

Associate


Education: The College of William and Mary (BA)

Prior Experience: Houlihan Lokey's Investment Banking Analyst Program


Benjamin Choi joined Sentinel in 2016 as an Associate from Houlihan Lokey's Investment Banking Analyst Program, where he spent two years. Ben holds a BA in economics and government, cum laude, from The College of William and Mary.

Andrew Iftode

Associate

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Andrew Iftode

Associate


Education: Lehigh University (BS)

Prior Experience: Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Analyst Program


Andrew Iftode joined Sentinel in 2016 as an Associate from Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Analyst Program, where he spent three years. Andrew holds a BS in finance, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University.

Edward D. Michaelson Jr.

Associate

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Edward D. Michaelson Jr.

Associate


Education: Lehigh University (BS)

Prior Experience: Deutsche Bank Securities' Investment Banking Analyst Program


Edward Michaelson joined Sentinel in 2016 as an Associate from Deutsche Bank Securities' Investment Banking Analyst Program, where he spent three years. Ed holds a BS in finance from Lehigh University.

Cameron A. Smith

Associate

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Cameron A. Smith

Associate


Education: University of Kansas (BS)

Prior Experience: UBS's Investment Banking Analyst Program


Cameron Smith joined Sentinel in 2017 as an associate from UBS's Investment Banking Analyst Program, where he spent two years. He holds a BS degree, highest distinction, with a double major in finance and accounting from the University of Kansas.

Erika K. Stanford

Associate

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Erika K. Stanford

Associate


Education: Georgetown University (BA)

Prior Experience: Jefferies' Investment Banking Analyst Program


Erika Stanford joined Sentinel in 2017 as an associate from Jefferies' Investment Banking Analyst Program, where she spent three years. She holds a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.

Michael J. Myers*

Senior Advisory Partner

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Michael J. Myers*

Senior Advisory Partner


Education: Harvard University (MBA); George Washington University (JD); University of Illinois (BS)

Prior Experience: J.H. Whitney & Co.; First Century Partners; Smith Barney


Our friend and colleague, Michael J. Myers, passed away on July 1, 2009 at the age of 69.

An executive with a long and distinguished career in private equity, Michael Myers had been a Senior Advisory Partner to Sentinel Capital Partners since its inception in 1995. He made a profound impact on Sentinel's founders during an association that spanned almost three decades.

Mr. Myers previously served as a Director of Sentinel portfolio companies Growing Family, Floral Plant Growers, and Tony Roma's prior to the sale of these businesses.

In 1972, Mr. Myers co-founded First Century Partners, the venture capital affiliate of Smith Barney, and had overall responsibility for First Century's investment operations for 23 years. During this period, First Century invested in more than 60 venture-stage and middle market companies, primarily in the consumer, healthcare, and technology industries. In addition to serving as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Smith Barney, Mr. Myers was associated as an investor or director of several highly successful companies including American Health Corp., Apple Computer, Applicon, Entre Computer Centers, Colorcon, Floating Point Systems, FoxMeyer, HealthSouth, Iomega Corporation, Mobex Corporation, Office Depot, Perrigo Corporation, PhyCor, Prime Computer, Storage Technology, Summit Design, and ValleyLab.

From 1968 to 1972, Mr. Myers was associated with J.H. Whitney, a leading venture capital firm. He held an MBA from Harvard University, a JD with honors from George Washington University, and a BS from the University of Illinois.

Our loss is softened by knowing what a privilege it was to know Mike and to work with him. We miss him greatly.

Frank E. Richardson

Senior Advisory Partner

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Frank E. Richardson

Senior Advisory Partner


Education: Princeton University (BA); Oxford University (MA); Harvard University (JD)

Prior Experience: Wesray Capital Corporation


Frank Richardson, an executive with a long and distinguished career in private equity, is a co-founder of Sentinel Capital Partners and has been a Senior Advisory Partner to the firm since its inception. Most recently, he was chairman and majority shareholder of Enterprise NewsMedia, a publisher of newspapers in New England. He has been an investor and director of several high-profile companies, including Wilson Sporting Goods, Avis, Outlet Communications, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Sonic Industries, TLC Beatrice, and Western Auto. He was also lead outside director of Alex. Brown & Sons until its merger with Bankers Trust.

From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Richardson was President of Wesray Capital Corporation, a private investment firm founded by William E. Simon, former Secretary of the Treasury. During his association with Wesray, Mr. Richardson was directly involved in the acquisitions of more than 35 businesses in a variety of industries. He holds a BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University, an MA with Honors from Oxford University, and a JD from Harvard University.


At a Glance

  • Broad and deep private equity experience
  • Responsible stewards of businesses
  • Friendly and supportive investment partners
  • Focus on lower end of middle market
  • Fully integrated, deep investment team
  • Equipped to execute a variety of private equity transactions