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Team

Quilvest Capital Partners’s senior partners have an average of over 15 years of private equity experience and hail from unique and diverse backgrounds such as strategic consulting, general management, law, investment banking, and private equity. Additionally, the investment professionals are supported by the Quilvest infrastructure and deeply experienced operational teams around the world.

  • Executive Chairman Office

  • Private Equity Funds and Co-Investments

    • Victoria
      Basso

      Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Victoria is an Associate based in New York focused on the closing and due diligence of private equity funds and co-investments in North America. Prior to joining Quilvest, Victoria was a Fund Investment Analyst at Hamilton Lane where she was responsible for evaluating private equity fund opportunities as well as managing existing portfolio investments.

      Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in International Economics from Drexel University.

    • Lily
      Bui

      Vice President

      New York

      Biography

      Lily is a Vice-President, Portfolio Monitoring, in the private equity fund investments group. She performs due diligence on fund investments and co-investments in the emerging markets for QS GEO.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2010, Lily was an analyst for Zephyr Management, an asset management firm where she was responsible for the execution and due diligence of direct investments in the emerging markets. Lily holds an MBA from Colombia Business School and a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

    • Vivian
      Chen

      Senior Associate

      Hong Kong

      Biography

      Vivian is a Senior Associate and joined Quilvest Private Equity in Hong Kong in 2019. She is a member of the Private Equity Funds & Co-Investments team in Asia.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Vivian was an analyst with Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Engineering from Princeton University.

    • Abhishek
      Damani

      Principal

      Hong Kong

      Biography

      Abhishek joined Quilvest in 2013. He is a Principal in the Private Equity Funds & Co-Investments team in Asia, leading the firm’s coverage in India and Southeast Asia.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Abhishek was an analyst in Nomura’s investment banking team in Singapore. Abhishek holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an Executive Master in Finance from INSEAD.

    • Gerran
      Ho

      Principal

      Hong Kong

      Biography

      Gerran joined Quilvest in Hong Kong in 2021. He is a member of the Private Equity Funds & Co-Investments team in Asia, leading the firm’s coverage in China.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Gerran was a Managing Director at EQT where he spent 11 years sourcing, executing, and monitoring direct control and co-control private equity investments. He also served as ESG Ambassador for the firm in Asia. Gerran started his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse and ABN AMRO in Hong Kong.

      Gerran received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University majoring in Industrial Engineering & Management Science.

    • Finley
      John

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Finley is a Partner in New York focused on sourcing and closing private equity fund and co-investments in North America. He is a registered officer of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Finley was a Vice President at GE Equity, the $2.5 billion private equity arm of GE Capital.  Finley was responsible for all aspects of the investment process including the sourcing and execution of new investments.  Finley also managed a $500 million direct and co-investment portfolio.  Additionally, Finley was a member of Energy Technology Ventures, a joint-venture between GE, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips focused on investing in next generation technologies within the energy space.

      Before re-joining GE, Finley was a Senior Associate at Loughlin Management Partners, a middle-market restructuring advisor.  Within his role, Finley managed and contributed to the execution of corporate restructurings in a variety of industries including TMT, Industrials and Consumer Products.

      Finley has also held various corporate finance advisory roles at GE Capital, KPMG and Deutsche Bank.

      Finley received an MBA from The Johnson School at Cornell University and a BBA from Pace University.  He is a CPA licensed in the State of New York and is a CFA charterholder.

    • Michele
      Kinner

      Senior Advisor

      New York

      Biography

      Michele joined Quilvest in 2005 as Partner in charge of all Quilvest private equity fund investments in the US. She became a Senior Advisor in 2018 and is a member of the Investment Committees for developed and emerging markets fund programs.

      Michele has over 30 years of private equity and banking experience. For 3 years, she managed private fund investments for Royal Bank of Canada, consulting extensively throughout North America to investors interested in the asset class. Prior to RBC, she was with JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors for over 22 years.

      She oversaw clients’ multi-manager private equity portfolios for Chase Alternative Asset Management, Inc., conducted due diligence and made investment recommendations for Chase’s private equity funds of funds, managing over US $1 billion in the portfolios. Earlier in her career with JPMC, she held various management positions in Private Banking, Corporate Banking, Acquisition Finance and Risk Management.

      Michele also recently assumed the role of US Advisory Director for Campbell Lutyens, a global placement and advisory firm to private alternative investments industries. She holds an MBA from the Whittemore School at the University of New Hampshire and an AB in Economics and Psychology from Smith College. She is married with two sons.

    • Andrew
      Malkiewicz

      Vice President

      New York

      Biography

      Andrew is a Vice-President based in New York focused on the closing and due diligence of private equity fund and co-investments in North America.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Andrew was an Associate within Citi’s Loan Syndications Group where he executed corporate and private equity-backed syndicated debt financings. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Wake Forest University.

    • John
      Poirier

      Principal

      New York

      Biography

      JK is a Principal. He works on the closing and due diligence of private equity fund and co-investments in North America.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2016, JK spent over two years as an Analyst in Nomura’s Leveraged Finance Group where he worked on various debt financings. JK received his MBA and Bachelor’s degree from Bryant University where he studied Finance and Legal Studies.

    • Maninder
      Saluja

      Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds and Co-Investments, Executive Committee Member

      Hong Kong

      Biography

      Mani is a Partner at Quilvest Private Equity and Head of Funds & Co-Investments globally. He joined Quilvest in New York in 2005 and opened Quilvest’s Hong Kong office in 2010. He is a member of the Executive Committee.

      While at Quilvest, Mani developed the Asia and emerging market private equity programs and currently oversees Fund & Co-Investments globally, with a particular focus on Asia and the United States. Mani initially joined Quilvest in NY as a member of the direct investment team focused on lead and co-investments primarily in the United States.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Mani worked at Alvarez & Marsal, a prominent crisis management and restructuring advisory firm, where he worked with creditors and distressed companies in various operational and financial turnaround situations.

      Prior to A&M, Mani worked as the Director of Finance and Strategic Planning for a data center and data communications provider in the Northeastern United States.  Mani started his career in the Media & Communications and International investment banking practices of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, both in New York and Hong Kong.

      Mani received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Michigan. He is an advisory board member or board observer on a number of Quilvest’s funds and co-investments.  In addition, Mani is on the board of EMPEA, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.  He is married with three children.

    • Catherine
      Shih

      Partner

      Hong Kong

      Biography

      Catherine joined Quilvest in Hong Kong in 2010. She is a Partner leading the Private Equity Funds & Co-Investments team in Asia.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Catherine spent several years at HarbourVest Partners (Asia) in Hong Kong, most recently as a Vice President.  She focused on primary partnership investments across Asia Pacific and committed over $150 million in capital to managers across developed and emerging Asia. In addition, she took a lead role in strategic and portfolio construction planning for the region.

      Prior to that, Catherine worked as a Consultant at Bain & Company in its Hong Kong, New York, and Boston offices.  She advised clients on strategic and operational issues, including a number of projects with private equity managers and their portfolio companies.

      Catherine holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University with concentrations in Computer Science and Business Economics.

    • George
      Varughese

      Senior Advisor

      New York

      Biography

      George Varughese is a member of the investment committee of the GEO PEP S.C.A., the fund investment program of Quilvest. He is a  Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York and CEO of A&M Securities. He leads A&M’s  Corporate Finance practice and provides advice on merger and acquisitions, financing and restructurings and has more than 30 years of experience in providing advice on a variety of financial transactions in several industries. He is also the Chairman of the firm’s opinion committee.

      Before joining A&M, he was managing director with DLJ and later Credit Suisse where he was a partner in the Merchant Banking group.

      George earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University. He has served as a Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Birch Family services and the Vellore Foundation.

  • Private Equity Direct Deals

    • Lisa
      Abtroun

      Analyst

      Paris

      Biography

      Lisa is an Analyst in the Direct Private Equity team in Paris. She is involved in the sourcing and execution of direct buyout investments in Europe.

      Before joining Quilvest in 2022, Lisa worked in a Consulting Strategy firm named Rise Conseil in Paris as well as in the Finance Department at Club Med Australia.

       

      Lisa graduated from Emlyon Business School, where she studied Finance and Strategy.

    • Olivier
      Bischoff

      Senior Associate

      Paris

      Biography

      Olivier is a Senior Associate in Quilvest’s direct investment team in Paris.

      He joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2019 as the Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman Alexis Meffre and worked on corporate projects in close coordination with Quilvest Executive Committee.

      Before joining Quilvest, Olivier spent five years as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and Sydney offices. He worked on various client assignments, covering a wide range of corporate and strategic topics (market entry, growth strategy, digital transformation, operating model, turnaround).

      Prior to this experience, he worked at Ardian Mid Cap buyout team and at BNP Paribas in Mergers & Acquisitions department in Paris.

      He holds a MSc from ESSEC Business School.

    • Blakely
      Castleman

      Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Blakely is an Associate on Quilvest’s direct investment team based in New York. He works on the closing and due diligence of direct buyout investments. Prior to joining Quilvest in 2021, Blakely spent two years as an investment banking analyst in the Diversified Industrials & Services group at Piper Sandler, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

      Blakely graduated from Wake Forest University, School of Business where he studied Finance and Psychology.

    • Ven
      Djukic

      Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Ven is an Associate on Quilvest’s direct investment team based in New York. He works on the closing and due diligence of direct buyout investments.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2023, Ven was an Investment Banking Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at BMO Capital Markets.

       

      Ven holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

    • Chad
      Friedberg

      Senior Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Chad is a Senior Associate on Quilvest’s direct investments team. Prior to joining Quilvest in 2021, Chad worked as an Analyst at Jefferies in the Media, Communications and Information Services (MCIS) Group where he worked on M&A, debt and equity transactions.

      Before joining Jefferies, Chad was an Analyst in the Technology Group at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

    • Hichem
      Hadjoudj

      Principal

      Paris

      Biography

      Hichem is a Principal in the Direct Private Equity team in Paris. He is involved in the sourcing and execution of direct buyout investments in Europe.

      Before joining Quilvest, Hichem spent four years in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of UBS in Paris. While at UBS, Hichem worked on the execution of several transactions in France and Europe as well as on origination and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining UBS, Hichem worked as an intern at Société Générale, BNP Paribas and E&Y.

      Hichem is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris with a major in Financial Mathematics.

    • Guillaume
      Laboureix

      Principal

      Paris

      Biography

      Guillaume is a Principal of Quilvest Private Equity in the direct investment team based in Paris.

      Since joining Quilvest in 2010, Guillaume has participated in numerous private equity investments in France and in Europe, and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Acrotec, Vanksen and Eudonet.

      Guillaume started his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Rothschild in Paris. While at Rothschild, Guillaume was involved in the execution of several transactions (sell-side, buy-side, financing and strategic advice) in France and Europe as well as in origination and marketing initiatives. He worked for large corporate, midcaps and financial sponsors in various industries with a particular focus on Aerospace & Defence. While at business school, Guillaume also spent time with Schneider Electric in the Internal Audit department.

      Guillaume holds a MSc in Management from HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) with a major in Finance.

    • Loeiz
      Lagadec

      Partner

      Paris

      Biography

      Loeïz is a Partner in Quilvest’s direct investment team. He works on the due diligence of direct buyout investments in Europe. Since joining Quilvest in 2006, he has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Sogetrel, EDH, and Tortilla.

      Before joining Quilvest in 2006, Loeïz spent 2 years with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and Barcelona.

      Loeïz is a graduate of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), and was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a masters in French corporate law.

    • Jared
      Nagae

      Principal

      New York

      Biography

      Jared is a Principal in Quilvest’s direct investment team He works on sourcing, closing and due diligence of direct buyout investments, as well as working on monitoring and value creation of portfolio companies.

      Since joining Quilvest, Jared has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Fullers Foods, Metro Franchising, AFC and Tri-Imaging Solutions.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2010, Jared worked as an Analyst at Lazard Middle Market in the Food and Agriculture and the Industrials groups. Jared holds a B.S. in International Relations with a Minor in Economics from Northwestern University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting and entrepreneurship.

    • Lawrence
      Neubauer

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Larry Neubauer joined Quilvest in 2006 as a Partner based in New York.  Larry focuses on making direct private equity investments in the United States.

      Larry has more than 15 years of experience on Wall Street as an investor, attorney and banker.  In his career on Wall Street, he has participated in over 30 buyouts transactions consisting of billions of dollars of capital.  From 2005 until joining Quilvest, he was at Centre Partners, a $1.2 billion private investment firm with a middle market focus.  Prior to joining Centre Partners, Larry was the founding member of Malakand Capital.  Quilvest and Malakand Capital partnered on their investment in Command Alkon, where Larry functions as the lead director.  From 1998 through 2002, Larry was at SG Capital Partners, a $450 million middle market private equity fund focused on growth and leveraged buyout investments.

      During his tenure at SG Capital Partners, Larry served on the board of directors of several portfolio companies.

      His previous professional experience includes positions at White & Case, Bankers Trust Company (in the LBO and Energy Groups), the U.S. Department of Commerce and The White House.

      At Quilvest, Larry serves on the Board of Directors of both Creative Extruded Products (manufacturer of extruded plastic products primarily serving the automotive segment) and Crown Health Care Laundry Service (outsourced provider of linen services).

      In addition to corporate boards, Larry serves as co-chair of the New York metro region for Aspire (the capital campaign of Princeton University), the National Annual Giving Committee and Development Leadership Council of Princeton University, the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Congregation Habonim and the Board of Directors of the READ Foundation.

      Larry earned his A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and his J.D., cum laude, and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.  He is married and lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

    • Benjamin
      Sass

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Ben is a Partner in Quilvest’s direct investment team based in New York. He works on the sourcing, execution and management of direct buyout investments.  Since joining Quilvest in 2013, Ben has participated in numerous private equity investments in the U.S. and in Europe, and serves or has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Phaidon International (a multi-brand global recruitment business), Command Alkon (vertical software) and UrgentMED (urgent care clinics network).

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Ben worked in the Global Consumer Products & Retail Group at UBS Investment Bank, where he worked on M&A transactions as well as various debt and equity financings.

      Ben graduated with honors from Georgetown University where he studied Finance and Government.

    • Jay
      Takefman

      Partner, Co-Head of PE Direct Deals

      New York

      Biography

      Jay is a Partner and the Co-Head of Quilvest’s Direct Private Equity Program based in New York focused on sourcing and closing buyout, leveraged recapitalization and growth equity investments in the U.S. and Canada.

      At Quilvest, Jay serves or has served on the Board of Directors of the following portfolio companies: Small Tubes Products (niche manufacturer of redrawn copper tube), Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (casual dining restaurant chain), Crown Health Care Laundry Service (outsourced provider of linen services), Metro Franchising (largest Dunkin Donuts franchisee in the New York City metropolitan area), Luke’s Seafood (vertically integrated manufacturer and fast casual restaurant chain), Creative Extruded Products (manufacturer of extruded plastic products primarily serving the automotive segment), American Franchise Capital (Taco Bell and Applebee’s franchisee), Phaidon International (a multi-brand global staffing business), Tri-Imaging Solutions (integrated provider to the diagnostic imaging equipment maintenance and repair market), UrgentMED (largest urgent care chain in Southern California) and Fullers Foods (leading private label provider of frozen food in the U.K.) Jay also has served as a Board Observer at Shock Doctor (branded sporting goods primarily focused on safety and performance).

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2010, Jay was a Principal at Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm with over $3.0 billion of assets under management.

      During his tenure at Centre, Jay served on the Board of Directors or as a Board Observer of the following portfolio companies: Ross Aviation (one of largest fixed base operators in the U.S.), Distant Lands Trading Co. (vertically integrated manufacturer of private label coffee), Orion International (specialty staffing business) and Maverick Media (owner of radio stations in small to medium sized markets).

      Before joining Centre Partners, Jay was a Senior Associate at Catterton Partners, one of the leading consumer-focused middle market private equity firms, with over $2.0 billion of assets under management. Prior to Catterton, Jay was a Senior Analyst in investment banking at Legg Mason, focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and financial advisory services, primarily for middle market and emerging growth companies.

      Jay graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with his Bachelor of Business Administration. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he is married and lives in New York City with his wife, daughter and son.

    • Thomas
      Vatier

      Partner, Executive Committee Member, Co-Head of PE Direct Deals

      Paris

      Biography

      Thomas is a Partner based in Paris. He co-heads Quilvest’s direct investment team and he is a member of  the Executive Committee.

      Since joining Quilvest in 2005, Thomas has participated in numerous private equity investments in France and in Europe, and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Acrotec, Vanksen, Sogetrel, Eudonet, EDH and Phaidon.

      Thomas started his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Lazard Frères, first in New York and then in London. While at Lazard, Thomas worked on buy-side, sell-side, and restructuring transactions in the US, Latin America, and Europe.

      Thomas is a graduate of ESCP (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) and holds a Master in Industrial Organization from La Sorbonne, awarded with honours.

      He lives in Paris with his wife and three children.

    • Guy
      Zarzavatdjian

      Senior Partner

      Biography

      Guy joined Quilvest in 2014 as a CEO of Quilvest & Partners. In 2018, Guy transitioned out of this previous role to become Senior Partner focused on the PE direct investments business. Guy has over 30 years of private equity experience across Europe, the USA and Emerging Markets. He has sourced and completed more than 50 private equity investments during his career in private equity.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Guy was a member of 3i Group Management Committee, Managing Partner of Growth equity investments, Managing Partner of Developing Markets, Chairman and Managing Partner of France and Managing Director of Benelux.

      Before joining 3i Group in 1987, Guy worked at Eli Lilly and for a family owned business.

  • Real Estate

    • Eli
      Brodlie

      Vice President

      New York

      Biography

      Eli joined Quilvest in 2021. He is a Vice-President on the Real Estate team focused on direct investments across the US.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Eli was a Senior Associate at Cerberus Capital Management within the Real Estate team. Prior to Cerberus, Eli was an Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup in the Real Estate & Lodging Group.

       

      Eli graduated from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor of Science.

    • Michael E.
      Foster

      Senior Advisor

      New York

      Biography

      Michael Foster is a Senior Advisor and member of the Investment Committee for Quilvest Real Estate since 2010.

      Mike has over 35 years of real estate investing experience in over 13 countries around the world. He spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley where he was the Global Head of Asset Management and the CEO of Morgan Stanley Properties for all of the Morgan Stanley family of real estate funds (MSREF), responsible for over $90BN of assets under management, over 200 in-house professionals and over 50 different third-party operating partners in 13 countries throughout the world.

      Since retiring from Morgan Stanley in April 2008, Mike has provided consulting services on a variety of real estate projects to clients in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and the U.S.

      Specifically, the major projects include building asset management companies in Spain, France and Germany, turning around a broken office development in Turkey, and liquidating the remaining asset portfolio in Europe for a major investment bank.

      He has also served as Senior Advisor to several PE Real Estate Firms such as GreenOak Real Estate, FREO Group, and most currently DEA Capital Real Estate France and Situs.

      Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked in the Goldman Sachs Whitehall Funds in their Asset Management Group, was Director of Corporate Real Estate at TIE/Communications and prior to that was Vice President of Operations at Citibank.

      Mike holds an MBA from Bryant College and a BA from Holy Cross College. He holds the IREM designation of CPM. He is also a retired Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

    • Barry
      Hammerman

      Partner, Executive Committee Member, Co-Head of Real Estate

      New York

      Biography

      Barry joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2010 as one of the initial members of the real estate investment team. He is a Partner in the New York Office and Global co-Head of Quilvest’s real estate investment activities, where he is responsible for executing direct real estate investments, managing the existing portfolio, and pursuing strategic initiatives. Barry is a registered officer of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Barry was a member of the investment team in DLJ/Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Private  Equity  Group  since  2001,  where  he  was responsible for acquiring and managing a diversified portfolio of opportunistic real estate investments for their discretionary funds.

      Barry graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with degrees in finance and accounting.

      Barry is married, with four children.

    • David
      Hunter

      Senior Advisor

      New York

      Biography

      David has been a Senior Adviser to Quilvest Real Estate since 2009 and sits on the Investment Committee.  He is a professional strategic adviser focused principally on UK and international real estate. He is on the boards of both listed and unlisted companies in the UK and overseas, including as chairman of Custodian REIT PLC and ICG-Longbow (the real estate division of Intermediate Capital Group plc), a non-executive director of GCP Student Living plc and a director of two Indian property funds. He has previously been chairman of NR Nordic and Russia Properties and of South African Property Opportunities.

      David qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1978 and had over 25 years’ experience as a fund manager, including as managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s € 8bn property fund business, before he set up his consultancy in 2005. He is a past president of the British Property Federation and was actively involved in the introduction of REITs to the UK. He is Honorary Swedish Consul to Glasgow and an Honorary Professor of real estate at Heriot-Watt University.

    • Marc
      Manasterski

      Senior Partner

      Biography

      Marc is a Senior Partner and Real Estate Advisor to the Executive Chairman of Quilvest Private Equity. He established and led Quilvest Real Estate until December 2018.

      Before joining Quilvest in February 2008, Marc was for more than 7 years Alliance Hospitality Group CEO. A group of companies which owned and managed Goldman Sachs key hotel portfolios in France, Belgium and Italy (80 hotels +/10.000 rooms over the period), sold to Blackstone in October 2007.

      Prior to that, Marc enjoyed more than 20 years of direct experience in Real Estate development. As CEO of several private investment funds owned by banks or/and high net worth individuals, he led the concept development and construction of two up market multi-component resorts and smaller redevelopment projects representing 180.000sqm of new built floor area.

      He also developed and sold before construction Mariott first fractional ownership resort in Europe. In addition, over the same period, Marc had the opportunity to audit, re-engineer or redevelop a dozen mixed-use developments, significantly changing the course of events.

      On the hospitality front, he restructured, renovated and managed two hotel portfolios (other than Goldman Sachs’) which included independent luxury hotels and mid-market branded properties.

      Overall, Marc has directly managed the bulk sale, or, divestment process of clusters of assets representing transactions between US$ 50 Million and US$ 1Billion, totalling US$ 1,7Billion.

      Before shifting to Real Estate, he started his career as a Marketing Planner and then Client Servicing Director. For 6 years, he covered the MEA region advising international clients including: Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, British American Tobacco, Rowntree MacKintosh, Toyota Cars, Singapore Airlines.

      Marc holds a H.N.D. in Marketing from the College for the Distributive Trades (London) and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married with two children.

    • Noam
      Sheps

      Principal

      New York

      Biography

      Noam joined the New York Real Estate Investment Team as a Principal in 2019.  Prior to joining Quilvest, Noam was a Senior Vice President in the Special Situations Debt Group at Clarion Partners LLC where he was responsible for the pursuit and strategic management of real estate mortgage loans.

      Prior to Clarion, Noam was a Senior Vice President at Westport Capital Partners LLC, a real estate private equity fund manager.

      Noam graduated from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) with a double major in Economics & Finance.

    • Matthew
      Stadtmauer

      Senior Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Matthew is a Senior Associate on the New York Real Estate Investment Team focused on evaluating and closing direct real estate investments across the Americas. Prior to joining Quilvest, Matt was an Investment Banking Analyst in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group, where he worked on a wide range of financing, sell-side and buy-side transactions within the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure sector.

       

      Matt graduated summa cum laude from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University with a degree in finance.

  • Private Debt

    • Sean
      Cheng

      Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Sean is an associate on the Private Debt team and is responsible for the diligence and structuring of new investments, as well as post-closing portfolio company activity. Prior to joining Quilvest, Sean worked as an investment associate at CDIB Capital International where he focused on direct and co-investment opportunities in the U.S.

      Prior to CDIB, Sean held positions with TIAA / Nuveen Asset Management and Perella Weinberg Partners.  Sean graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

    • Benton
      Cummings

      Partner, Executive Committee Member

      New York

      Biography

      Benton is a Partner, co-Head of the Private Debt team at Quilvest Capital Partners, based in New York. Benton is responsible for credit focused products at Quilvest and has over 20 years of private equity experience. He is a member of  the Executive Committee and registered officer of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2012, Benton was a Managing Director at Prospect Capital, a New York based Business Development Company (BDC) with approximately $2 billion in assets. While at Prospect, Benton was a member of Investment Committee and was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and closing senior debt, junior debt, and equity investments.

      Before joining Prospect, Benton was a Managing Director at Allied Capital, a leading BDC with over $4 billion in assets. Benton led Allied’s private finance group in New York with responsibility for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and executing investments.

      Prior to Allied Capital, Benton was an Associate with Morgan Stanley in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group where he focused on M&A and public equity and debt offerings.

      Benton earned a BA in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Benton is married with three children.

    • Charles
      Davis

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Charles is a Partner of Quilvest Capital Partners and its credit focused Private Debt group. Charles is responsible for all aspects of investment activities including sourcing, evaluating, negotiating and closing senior debt, junior debt and equity investments. He has over 20-years of experience as a private debt and equity investor and investment banking professional.

      Prior to joining Quilvest during 2015, Charles’s principal investing experience included positions in the New York, NY offices of Allied Capital, a private debt and equity investment manager, and Kohlberg Capital’s credit platform.

      Charles began his career as an investment banking professional in the M&A, corporate finance and research departments at Lehman Brothers in Menlo Park, CA and New York, NY and Merrill Lynch in New York, NY.

      Charles is a registered officer of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

      Charles is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

    • Henrik
      Falktoft

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Henrik Falktoft is a Partner of Quilvest Private Equity. He joined Quilvest USA in 2007, responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing private equity investments in the U.S., including growth equity investments, recapitalizations and buyouts. Since 2012 Henrik has responsible for credit focused products at Quilvest.

      He has four decades of international business experience and has held senior positions in private equity, investment banking and general management. He started his career in 1976 with A.P. Moller-Maersk, first in his native Denmark and then in Taiwan, Tokyo and New York in marketing and sales for Maersk Line’s shipping routes.

      After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987, Henrik joined Morgan Stanley in New York, where he worked on M&A, corporate finance and capital markets transactions, including a four-month stint in London.

      Henrik joined ZS Fund L.P., a New York private equity firm, as a partner in 1990. During his tenure, the firm made successful lead investments in a number of companies across a range of industries. He served as a director for public and private companies and was responsible for acquisitions and several highly profitable assets sales.

      Henrik next worked with Deutsche Bank in Tokyo, building a new private equity group for the bank and later in acquiring distressed mortgage portfolios. He was responsible for a number of strategic corporate initiatives, including a partnership with Mitsui Bank in investment banking and the formation of an Asian venture capital fund.

      He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.

    • Michael
      Knapp

      Vice President

      New York

      Biography

      Michael is a Vice President and is responsible for the diligence and structuring of new investments as well as post-closing portfolio company activity.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2018, Michael was as an Associate at Capital Southwest, a credit-focused BDC that is a lender to middle market companies across the capital structure.

      Prior to Capital Southwest, he served as an Analyst in Jefferies’ Global Industrials division where he worked on debt, equity and M&A transactions. Michael graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

    • Spencer
      Rabin

      Senior Associate

      New York

      Biography

      Spencer is a Senior Associate in the Private Debt team and is responsible for the diligence and structuring of new investments, as well as post-closing portfolio company activity.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2021, Spencer was an Associate in the Leveraged Finance Group at Modern Bank, N.A. where he evaluated and underwrote lower middle market sponsor-backed debt investments. Prior to Modern Bank, Spencer served as an Associate in KPMG’s Securitization Practice where he provided advisory services to issuers and underwriters across CMBS transactions.

      Spencer graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Certification in Management Information Systems.

  • Business Development

    • Ali
      Husseini

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Ali is a Partner, with responsibilities to develop and manage Quilvest’s investor base, and he is based out of the NY office.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Ali was Senior Vice President at Middle East Capital Group, a regional investment bank, heading the organization’s capital markets and fund raising activities.

      Ali started his career in 1986 at the Saudi French Bank, the Saudi affiliate of Banque IndoSuez. Following a year in the credit department, Ali moved to the Bank’s treasury and capital market department, and became a trader in the Foreign Exchange and Forward Currencies markets. In 1988 he moved to London with Saudi International Bank, in the forward currency trading unit and then in the asset management department as an Assistant Investment Manager, focusing on commodities based companies in the Canadian and Australian equity markets. In 1994, Ali rejoined the Saudi French Bank to head its Private Banking Department, in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia.

      Ali is a graduate of the George Washington University, Washington DC.

    • Sanjay
      Kohli

      Global Head of Investor Solutions and Capital Raising

      London

      Biography

      Sanjay is the Global Head of Investor Solutions and Capital Raising for Quilvest Capital Partners.

      Based in London, Sanjay leads the firm’s global capital raising efforts. Prior to Quilvest, Sanjay was Managing Director at Investcorp, a global alternative investment firm with over $40 billion AUM, responsible for European investors, fundraising and business development.

       

       

       

      Sanjay spent 11 years as a Partner at 3i Debt Management (the predecessor to Investcorp Credit Management) which he co-founded following the acquisition of Mizuho Investment Management from Mizuho Corporate Bank.

    • Philip
      Marchal

      Head of North American Investor Solutions and Capital Raising

      New York

      Biography

      Philip is Head of North America Investor Solutions and Capital Raising for Quilvest Capital Partners. Philip is responsible for managing Quilvest’s relationships with North American investors and raising capital for all of Quilvest’s investment strategies. Philip has 27 years of experience in financial services.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in December 2022, Philip headed the New York office of Probitas Partners, a leading global placement agent where for a decade he was responsible for managing the firm’s relationships with limited partners in northeastern North America.

      Prior to Probitas, Philip worked in New York as an investment banker for 17 years at BMO Capital Markets and JP Morgan. Philip began his career as an international trade specialist at the US Department of Commerce.

      Philip has an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA from Dartmouth College.

    • Jonathan
      Short

      Head of Capital Formation

      London

      Biography

      Jonathan is the Head of Capital Formation for Quilvest Capital Partners.

      Based in London, Jonathan is involved with the firm’s global capital raising efforts.  Prior to joining Quilvest in September 2023, Jonathan was an Investor Relations Manager at Montagu Private Equity, a leading European mid-market private equity firm with €11bn AuM.  Prior to Montagu, Jonathan spent two years in the primary fundraising team at Campbell Lutyens.  Jonathan began his career as a Fund Formation lawyer with SJ Berwin and Proskauer Rose.

      Jonathan holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School.

    • Marta
      Wypusz

      Director

      Paris

      Biography

      Marta joined Quilvest in 2011 and is Director in Paris office, responsible for developing relationships with private and institutional clients in Europe, with focus on Italy, Benelux and the Nordics.

      Marta started her career at Carrefour Property, a real estate arm of Carrefour Group, where she was part of the corporate finance team. She then joined BNP Paribas’ Global Equity & Commodity Derivatives team where she worked at the European Convertible Bonds desk.

      Marta graduated from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supériere de Commerce de Paris) and holds a Master in International Business from Poznan University of Economics.

      She lives in Paris with her husband and two kids.

  • Finance & Operations

    • Manuel
      Fischer

      Chief Compliance Officer

      New York

      Biography

      Manuel is the Group Compliance Manager. He is based in New York and is  specifically in charge of the Quilvest entities operating in the US. He is Principal of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2009, Manuel gained 15 years of experience in the financial sector. He worked successively as audit and compliance manager from 2004 to 2009 for Bank Sarasin Europe S.A. in Luxembourg.

      He joined Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg in 1999 as senior auditor and became head of internal audit in 2001.

      Manuel started his career in 1995 as external auditor with KPMG Luxembourg.

      Manuel is a graduate of ESC Reims (NEOMA) and has since 2008 a degree in Compliance Management of the University of Geneva.

    • Konrad
      Kanaan

      Senior Legal Counsel

      Paris

      Biography

      Konrad joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2024. He is a senior legal counsel and is based in Paris.

      Prior to joining Quilvest Capital Partners, Konrad was a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance in Luxembourg.

      Prior to that, he was an associate at Etude Bonn & Schmitt in Luxembourg

      He is admitted to the Bar in New York, Paris and Luxembourg and holds a LLM from Duke University.

    • Frances
      Madrid

      Head of Operations

      New York

      Biography

      Frances is the Director of Operations for the New York Office. She is responsible for the US budget and overseas all accounting and operational services in the US. Prior to joining Quilvest in January 2005, Frances was the CFO at The Onion, an American satirical media company and newspaper organization. While at The Onion, Frances was a member of the management team and prepared the consolidated financial statements. Prior to The Onion, Frances was the Assistant Controller at SG Capital Partners, a $450 million middle market private equity fund focused on growth and leveraged buyout investments. Frances was responsible for the accounting of the fund and management reporting.

      Frances earned her BBA in Finance from the Lubin School of Business of Pace University.