Adam BlumenthalManaging Partner
Mr. Blumenthal is Founder, Managing Partner and Chairman at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous middle market companies over the course of three decades. From 2011 through 2017, Mr. Blumenthal also served as Independent Trustee, and Chair of the Investment Committee, of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, a $60 billion fund that pays retiree health benefits for over 700,000 UAW employees of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
Prior to founding Blue Wolf in 2005, Mr. Blumenthal served as First Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for NYC’s elected Comptroller from 2002 – 2005, with oversight of the city’s pension system. During his tenure, the City’s pension assets increased from $65 billion to $85 billion, primarily as a result of strong investment gains. Prior to that from 1989 to 2002, Mr. Blumenthal built and managed American Capital Ltd., a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine fund (NASDAQ: ACAS). During that time, Mr. Blumenthal played a central role in building the company from an unfunded start-up into a publicly traded company with over $1 billion invested in 63 middle market companies at the time of his departure.
Mr. Blumenthal is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Yale’s International Center for Finance and a Lecturer in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management (SOM). From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Yale SOM’s Board of Advisors and in 2009, he was named a Donaldson Fellow at the Yale SOM. He has also served as a trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.
Mr. Blumenthal serves on the Board of Directors of Finch Paper Company, Twin Rivers Paper Company, Elara Caring, Fox Rehabilitation, ClearSky Health, RHA Health Services, and Colson Group. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.× Close
Jeremy KoglerManaging Partner
Mr. Kogler is a Managing Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and has led the development of Blue Wolf’s healthcare vertical. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Kogler worked as a multi-strategy analyst focused on public securities at EnTrust Global (fka EnTrust Capital Partners), an investment management firm.
Mr. Kogler serves on the Board of Directors of Hallcon Corporation, CIVCO Radiotherapy, ModernMD Urgent Care, Elara Caring, Fox Rehabilitation, ClearSky Health, and RHA Health Services. He received a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.B.A. from Columbia University.× Close
Charles MillerPartner & Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Miller is a Partner and Chief Compliance Officer at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and has led investments across building and forest products, industrial and engineering services, and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Miller served as Blue Wolf’s primary external counsel and, prior to that, he was an equity partner at Patton Boggs LLP from 1997 to 2012. He served as the firm-wide Deputy Managing Partner, Managing Partner of the firm’s Dallas office, Chairman of the firm’s Business Department, and as an ex-officio member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
As an attorney, Mr. Miller counseled private equity funds, financial institutions, hedge funds, mezzanine and equity funds, and other institutional investors on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, structured and project financings, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, and restructuring and reorganization. Mr. Miller has also served as a Director at numerous non-profit organizations.
Mr. Miller serves on the Board of Directors of BW SLC Holdings, C&C Forest Products, Gloster Forest Products, Mustang Extreme Environmental Services, Petrosmith, and Vicksburg Forest Products. He also serves as a director of Conifex Timber (TSX: CFT) (Blue Wolf Capital Fund III, L.P. is the largest shareholder as a result of issuance of shares by Conifex to Fund III in connection with the sale of Suwannee Lumber and Caddo River Holdings).× Close
Mr. Patel is a Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and plays a leadership role in Blue Wolf’s industrial investments across a variety of niches. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Patel was a Vice President at Eos Partners, a private equity firm investing in middle market companies. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Patel was an Associate at Thomas H. Lee Partners. He began his career in the Global Transportation investment banking group at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Patel serves on the Board of Directors of Mustang Extreme Environmental Services, Petrosmith, Edge Industrial Technologies and Colson Group. He received a B.S. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.× Close
Natalie MarjancikManaging Director
Ms. Marjancik is a Managing Director at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, she was a Managing Director focusing on capital and debt advisory at Lincoln International. During her time there, Ms. Marjancik served as a key advisor to corporate and private equity clients on the structuring and arranging of debt finance across multiple sectors, including, among others, industrials, consumer, business services and healthcare. She also assessed and rendered opinions on companies’ debt capacities and various corporate transactional matters, including financing terms and structures available to borrowers. Prior to that, Ms. Marjancik practiced corporate law at Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she advised on domestic and cross-border capital raising transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures.
Ms. Marjancik received a B.S. with honors from Purdue University, a M.B.A. with honors from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.× Close
Mr. Grill is a Principal at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and serves as Chair of Blue Wolf’s ESG Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Grill worked as an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Citi.
Mr. Grill serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Rivers Paper Company, The State Group, Fox Rehabilitation, KDB, RHA Health Services, and Welch & Rushe. He received a B.S. in Economics from Duke University and is a member of Duke University Financial Partners.× Close
Mr. Nandwani is a Principal at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking group at Wells Fargo Securities.
Mr. Nandwani serves on the Board of Directors of ClearSky Health. He received B.S. degrees in Finance and Decision Information Sciences from University of Florida.× Close
Mr. Patel is a Principal at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Mr. Patel first joined Blue Wolf in 2011 and was involved in Blue Wolf’s investments in American Builders Supply, Snappy Air Distribution Products, and Twin Rivers Paper Company. He then spent time at Providence Equity, Apax Partners and independently acquiring a software company, where he served as CEO, before rejoining the firm in 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Patel worked at Madison Dearborn Partners and began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking group at Solomon Smith Barney / Citigroup.
Mr. Patel serves on the Board of Directors of CIVCO Radiotherapy. Mr. Patel received a B.A. and M.S. in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Chicago and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.× Close
Ms. Spaziani is the Director, Government Affairs at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and has more than two decades of experience in government and public affairs. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she spent over seven years at the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system, serving as Vice President of Communications, External Affairs, and Federal Relations. Prior to that, Ms. Spaziani was a consultant with Sachs Policy Group and worked on Capitol Hill in numerous roles, including Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Ron Kind, and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Marion Berry.
Ms. Spaziani received a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.× Close
Jared IsensteinVice President
Mr. Isenstein is a Vice President at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he was an Associate in the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions group at Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Isenstein serves on the Board of Directors of RHA Health Services. He received a B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.× Close
Michael MayrandVice President
Mr. Mayrand is a Vice President at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, he was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking group at Lazard Middle Market.
Mr. Mayrand serves on the Board of Directors of Colson Group. He received a B.A. in Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas.× Close
James ShovlinVice President
Mr. Shovlin is a Vice President at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, he was an Analyst in the Restructuring group at Guggenheim Securities.
Mr. Shovlin serves on the Board of Directors of C&C Forest Products, The State Group, Vicksburg Forest Products, and Welch & Rushe. He received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.× Close
Greg SingerVice President
Mr. Singer is a Vice President at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, he was an Associate at Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm investing in the healthcare, industrials, and business services sectors. Prior to that, he was a consultant in the strategy practice of Monitor Deloitte.
Mr. Singer received a B.S. in Economics and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.× Close
Mike TrivelliVice President
Mr. Trivelli is a Vice President at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, he was an Associate at Atairos, an independent, private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses across a wide range of industries. Prior to that, he was an Associate Director in the Global Industrials investment banking group at UBS after beginning his career in the Global Industrials investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Trivelli serves on the Board of Directors of Hallcon Corporation. Mr. Trivelli received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Miami University.× Close
Adem AbrhamSenior Associate
Mr. Abrham is a Senior Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was an MBA Summer Associate at FSN Capital. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Associate at Zoscales Partners and as an Analyst in product development and derivatives at JPMorgan Chase.
Mr. Abrham received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A from Connecticut College.× Close
Trent HolbrookSenior Associate
Mr. Holbrook is a Senior Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was an Associate at Eden Capital. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group at Citi.
Mr. Holbrook received a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.× Close
Imola PinterSenior Associate
Imola Pinter is a Senior Associate of Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she was a Research Analyst at Pzena Investment Management. Before that, Ms. Pinter worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Company’s Private Equity Practice and as a Consultant at Deloitte.
Ms. Pinter received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.S. from HEC Paris and a B.S. from the Corvinus University of Budapest.× Close
Mr. Baldwin is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, he was a Senior Strategy Analyst at Accenture and an Analyst in the Global Industrials investment banking group at Credit Suisse.
Mr. Baldwin received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.× Close
Mr. Carlson is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was an Analyst in the Healthcare investment banking group at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Carlson received a B.S. in Finance & Risk Management from St. Mary’s University.× Close
Mr. Fong is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, he was an Analyst in the Industrials Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group at Rothschild & Co.
Mr. Fong received a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College.× Close
Mr. Gibson is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, he was an Associate in the Healthcare investment banking group at Jefferies.
Mr. Gibson received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.× Close
Mr. Meyers is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, he was an Analyst in the Restructuring group at Perella Weinberg Partners.
Mr. Meyers received a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honors in Investment Management from McGill University.× Close
Mr. teGroen is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, he was an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking group at J.P. Morgan.
Mr. teGroen received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University Honors College and a M.S. in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.× Close
Ms. Schneider is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, she was an Associate in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking group at Bank of America.
Ms. Schneider received a B.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College as a Macaulay Honors Scholar.× Close
Mr. Smith is an Associate at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he was an Analyst in the Industrials Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group at Rothschild & Co.
Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.× Close
Mr. Reid is an Analyst at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He joined the firm in 2021 from the U.S. Air Force as part of the DoD SkillBridge program, which provides an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. He previously served as an Acquisitions Officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Reid received a B.S. in Business Administration from The U.S. Air Force Academy.× Close
Finance, Operations and Administration
Eve MongiardoChief Financial Officer & Managing Director
Ms. Mongiardo is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Ms. Mongiardo has an active role in management of the firm. She oversees all aspects of finance, investor relations and reporting, investment and tax structuring, fundings, valuations, cash management, and works closely with the investment team.
Ms. Mongiardo is a senior executive with decades of experience leading successful initiatives and optimizing financial management processes, and over 20 years as a private equity CFO. Prior to joining Blue Wolf, she provided consulting and advisory services through her own firm, including CFO advisory services, best practice, operational excellence review, and capital raising initiatives. Ms. Mongiardo spent 12 years with Irving Place Capital, where she was a Partner, and has held senior roles at Soros Private Funds Management and Goldman Sachs. She started her career at Deloitte, where she spent four years in the auditing practice.
Ms. Mongiardo is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. from Lehigh University and a M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She is involved with and sits on the boards of various professional and corporate organizations.× Close
Richard WinegarChief Operating Officer
Mr. Winegar is the Chief Operating Officer at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and is the architect of Blue Wolf’s Operating Partner, Safety, Health and Environmental, Cyber Security, and Procurement programs, and a founding member of Blue Wolf’s ESG program. Mr. Winegar has over 30 years of diverse experience across industries including oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and industrial equipment; as a senior executive, an advisor and a private equity operating partner. Since joining Blue Wolf, he has served as the interim COO of Pearl Technologies (Gloucester), ModernMD Urgent Care, and National Home Health Care. Mr. Winegar oversees internal Blue Wolf operations and Blue Wolf’s ESG, portfolio, Operating Partner and Strategic Advisor programs.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Winegar worked at Capgemini Consulting and served corporate and private equity clients in vaccine manufacturing, pulp and paper, Department of Defense, and capital equipment manufacturing. During this period, Mr. Winegar began his collaboration with Blue Wolf, serving as Lead Engagement Partner for Transformation Initiatives at Finch Paper Company and Pearl Technologies, and serving as interim COO at Channel Technologies Group.
Previously, Mr. Winegar served as a Principal at Tunnell Consulting, a leading operations and compliance consultancy serving Fortune 100 clients in life sciences. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at American Cyanamid, a global agriculture and specialty chemicals producer. Mr. Winegar began his career at Chevron USA as a Production and Facilities Engineer overseeing the design, contracting, and installation of offshore oil and gas production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Winegar serves on the Board of Directors of Edge Industrial Technologies. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a M.B.A. from Columbia University.× Close
Maureen BoxerVice President,
Ms. Boxer is the Vice President, Administration at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and manages Human Resources, Information Technology, Administration and Office Management. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, she was the Executive Assistant to the COO/CFO at Screenvision Media & Assistant to the President and Office Manager at Rafaella, a Perry Ellis Company.
Ms. Boxer received a B.A. in Sociology, magna cum laude, from College of Staten Island.× Close
Marina SuhanitskiVice President,
Ms. Suhanitski is the Vice President, Finance at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, she was a Controller at Quadrangle Group, a New York-based private equity firm. At Quadrangle, she focused on fund accounting for two private equity funds, management company reporting, and compliance work. Before Quadrangle, she was an Assistant Vice President at Citi Private Equity Services Inc., within the Private Equity Fund Accounting Group, where she managed all aspects of financial accounting and reporting for twelve funds with various clients among diversified sectors.
Ms. Suhanitski received a B.A. in Management and Economics from The Belarussian Trade and Economic University and a M.S. in Accounting from Pace University. Ms. Suhanitski is a Certified Public Accountant.× Close
Kelly CullinanPortfolio Reporting Manager
Ms. Cullinan is the Portfolio Reporting Manager at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, she worked in the Investment Management group at Deloitte & Touche, primarily auditing private equity funds.
Ms. Cullinan received a B.A. and M.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and member of AICPA.× Close
Antigona PerasevicAssistant Controller
Ms. Perasevic is the Assistant Controller at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, she was an Associate at HQ Capital Private Equity, a New York-based private equity firm. Before HQ Capital, she was a Senior Fund Accountant at SS&C Technologies.
Ms. Perasevic received a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from St. Francis College.× Close
Elmedina LokaSenior Accountant
Ms. Loka is a Senior Accountant at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, she worked at Crowe as a Staff Accountant in the Tax Department helping in the Global Private Client Services group.
Ms. Loka received a B.S in Accounting, magna cum laude, from College of Staten Island.× Close
Elizabeth ArrasmithExecutive Assistant
Ms. Arrasmith is an Executive Assistant at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, she worked in film production, as a writer and producer. In addition to private equity, her work experience includes venture capital, hedge funds, new media, and start-ups.
Ms. Arrasmith received a B.A. in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations, from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, at Washington State University.× Close
Hannah BraunExecutive Assistant
Ms. Braun is an Executive Assistant at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, she was the Executive Assistant to the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clearlake Capital Group. Before transitioning to private equity, she started her career in retail management as an Executive Team Leader at Target.
Ms. Braun received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.× Close
Helena LindExecutive Assistant
Ms. Lind is an Executive Assistant at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she worked as an EA/PA to the chairman of a global shipping business. She started out her career as a Personal Assistant in a family office and then moved on to an Executive Assistant role to the founders of a tech consulting company.
Ms. Lind is born and raised in Sweden, has studied Spanish and Latin American history in Nicaragua and has lived in New York since 2011.× Close
Helene NikasExecutive Assistant
Ms. Nikas is an Executive Assistant at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she was the Executive Project Manager at Material Bank and held executive support roles within the Private Equity, Alternative Asset Management and Investment Banking space.
Ms. Nikas studied International Criminal Justice with a focus in Human Rights at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.× Close
Enid ReynoldsExecutive Assistant
Ms. Reynolds is an Executive Assistant at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, she was the employment verifications assistant in the Human Capital Management Department at Goldman Sachs and the Executive Assistant in the Financial Modeling Group at BlackRock.
Ms. Reynolds received a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from CUNY-Hunter College.× Close
Operating Partners and Strategic Advisors*
Don ArmstrongOperating Partner
Mr. Armstrong is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners with over 40 years of experience in the Engineering and Construction industry in the areas of project management, commercial management, financial planning, management information, estimating, and learning. His fields of experience include gas plants, refineries, chemical facilities and nuclear and fossil power plants. Mr. Armstrong’s work has taken him to the Middle East, India, Africa, Europe and North America.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Armstrong led project controls and risk management diligence at The State Group, a Blue Wolf portfolio company. Prior to that, he spent 36 years at Bechtel, where he was part of the firm’s leadership team and a Principal Vice President. He last served as the appointed Dean of EPC Functions for Bechtel University. Mr. Armstrong also served as Corporate Manager of Project Controls, CFO and Business Manager for Bechtel’s Power Division, Manager of Project Controls and Contracts for Bechtel’s Oil and Gas Division, Project Controls and Business Manager on a $3.5 billion refinery project in India, and Deputy Project Manager on a $1.2 billion gas plant in Abu Dhabi.
From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Armstrong joined General Electric as a Senior Executive to assist in the creation of and operate as a key leader in the Corporate Projects Group to promote sound project management practices across the GE group of companies.
Mr. Armstrong received a B.S. in Mathematics from Canisius College and a M.B.A. in Operations Management from Penn State University.× Close
Tina BlasiStrategic Advisor,
Ms. Blasi is a Strategic Advisor of Healthcare at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Throughout her career, she has proven herself as both an entrepreneur and growth-focused CEO who has combined strategic vision and financial acumen to transform healthcare companies by building a winning culture, driving innovation and mentoring world-class executives and teams. Ms. Blasi is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur with more than 30 years in the healthcare industry.
Ms. Blasi is the former CEO of Magellan NIA, the specialty solutions division of Magellan (NASDAQ: MGLN), where she led the diversification of NIA from a Radiology Benefits Management company into six specialty areas of healthcare, grew revenues 230% to over $500 million, and increased profits from $8 million to $61 million. Prior to that, she was the co-founder of Lumenos, a pioneer company in consumer-driven healthcare. Lumenos was a whiteboard start-up company that was acquired by Anthem in 2005. Ms. Blasi also spent 10 years at Value Behavioral Health in several senior executive positions and ultimately as the COO integrating multiple acquisitions.
Ms. Blasi also held leadership positions at Jurgovan and Blair, leading the development of a physician-sponsored HMO in northeastern Pennsylvania. She started her healthcare career as an entrepreneur in home healthcare as the founder of an agency in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Ms. Blasi serves on the Board of Directors of Fox Rehabilitation, Elara Caring, RHA Health Services and CIVCO Radiotherapy. She received a B.S. from Bloomsburg State College.× Close
John BoncherStrategic Advisor,
Mr. Boncher is a Strategic Advisor of Industrial and Engineering Services at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He has nearly three decades of experience in driving strategic growth and profitability at Cupertino Electric (CEI), one of North America’s largest electrical engineering and construction firms. As president and CEO of CEI, Mr. Boncher helped to capitalize on the company’s core strengths, positioning CEI to dominate in major commercial, solar, data center and utility markets, while expanding its geographic reach. Under his leadership, the company gained a competitive advantage by employing cutting edge technological innovation on job sites while still prioritizing high-quality service and corporate integrity. Mr. Boncher began his career at Bank of America as a commercial banking officer.
Mr. Boncher serves on the Board of Directors of The State Group and KDB. In 2012, he was selected as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Ernst & Young. He received a B.S. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine.× Close
Ilona BresslerVice President,
Talent Acquisition and
Ms. Bressler is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition and HR Services at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, she served as a Talent Acquisition Associate at Goldman Sachs with oversight over recruiting for Operations and Corporate Workplace Solutions divisions in the Americas. Ms. Bressler started her career in Human Resources as an Executive Recruiter at Drum Associates.
Ms. Bressler received a dual B.A. degree in Human Resource Management and Psychology, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University.× Close
Jan Jerger-StevensOperating Partner
Jan Jerger-Stevens is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners with over 25 years of professional experience in HR and Operations. Her experience ranges from public, private and equity backed organizations along with working across a wide range of sectors including building materials, manufacturing and healthcare. Jan has a successful track record of developing/implementing strategies that drive the people, culture and business goals.
Jan served as the senior HR executive in a number of building material organizations with her most recent role as CHRO for Itochu Building Products where she spent two years transforming HR and prior to this, CHRO for PrimeSource Building Products. Jan was previously Vice President, Human Resources with HCSC. Jan was instrumental in driving HR transformation within HR and throughout the business. Jan previously spent eight years as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at GAF where she also served as a member of the Board of Directors. After joining GAF in 2007 as the result of the acquisition of ElkCorp, Jan was a member of the integration team and also led the successful HR transformation, driving innovative processes and programs, in areas of talent strategies and technology, employee engagement and recognition, talent acquisition, benefit/compensation and wellness program solutions, employee relations and safety initiatives.
Prior to her recruitment to ElkCorp, Jan spent over 15 years in HR global leadership positions with Jacuzzi Brands and Ingersoll-Rand Company. Jan received her MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and her undergraduate degree in management from Defiance College in Ohio. Jan also serves on the HR Committee for the YMCA.× Close
George JuddStrategic Advisor,
Building Products and
Mr. Judd is a Strategic Advisor of Building Products and Industrial Distribution at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He has spent his career managing turnarounds and growth strategies of under-performing businesses, including as CEO of Novo Building Products and previously as President and CEO of Blue Wolf’s former portfolio company, Snappy Air Distribution Products, where he transitioned from a Board role to CEO, rebuilt the management team, rationalized manufacturing facilities and repositioned the company for profitable growth and acquisitions.
Mr. Judd served as CEO of PrimeSource Building Products, North America’s largest fastener company. He led PrimeSource through its transition to a private equity sponsored company while growing revenues and earnings. Mr. Judd has also served as President and COO of BlueLinx Holdings from 2004 to 2008 and was President and CEO from 2008 to 2013. He was instrumental in guiding the company’s transition from a division of Georgia-Pacific Corporation to an independent, publicly held company. During his 20-year career at Georgia-Pacific, George held a series of positions managing sales, operations, and production in the Building Products Distribution Division.
Mr. Judd serves on the Board of Directors of Hardwood Distribution Incorporated (HDI) and serves as the Chairman of the C&C Forest Products board of managers. He is also an advisor to Ajustco. Mr. Judd has previously served on the Board of Directors of American Builders Supply, Suwannee Lumber Company, The Mulch & Soil Company and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing, PrimeSource Building Products and the Advisory Board of DOCU-SIGN. He received a B.A. from Western Connecticut State University.× Close
Jason KammOperating Partner
Mr. Kamm is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners and co-chairs Blue Wolf’s Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Committee. Mr. Kamm has over 25 years of professional experience in industry and consulting, working across a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotech, specialty chemicals, aerospace, and industrial component manufacturing. He has supported Blue Wolf portfolio companies since 2013 with critical projects including SHE improvement, post-merger integration, manufacturing process assessments, and process optimization. Mr. Kamm is experienced in managing both the people and the science of operational transformation and is a skilled Lean practitioner and change agent, adept at facilitating shop floor transformation and supporting executive teams with organizational change and program management.
Prior to joining Blue Wolf, Mr. Kamm has held the following positions: Managing Director of Summit Pharma Solutions, LLC, an operational transformation consultancy; Director, Principal, and Managing Consultant with Quintiles and Tunnell Consulting, and Plant Metallurgist and Materials Engineer with New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Timken Aerospace, and The Torrington Company.
Mr. Kamm received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in Mathematics/Statistics from the University of New Hampshire. He is also an industrial statistician and a trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt.× Close
Richard KoborOperating Partner
Mr. Kobor is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Mr. Kobor is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in engineering-driven industrial companies. His background includes a mix of general management, financial oversight, and engineering positions at domestic and international businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller privately-held enterprises.
Mr. Kobor is currently CEO of Colson Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Kobor served in succession as President, Power and Specialty Tools and President, Equipment Worldwide at Snap-on Inc. In those roles, he drove strong growth via targeted acquisitions, developed new products, and reduced costs through standardizing design and rationalizing the supply chain. He also previously served as a Managing Director at Bitzer SE in Sindlefingen, Germany, where he helped to steer a $700M global company through the recession. Before that, he was president of Bitzer’s North America division. He has also been EVP of Operations at Harbour Group-ACS Group/AEC, Inc., and Director of Operations in the Carlyle Compressor Division of United Technologies-Carrier Corporation. He began his career as a Welding and Shipfitting Supervisor at General Dynamics- Electric Boat.
Mr. Kobor serves on the Board of Directors of Petrosmith, Edge Industrial Technologies, and Colson Group. He received a B.S. in Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Engineering and an M.B.A. and M.S. in Engineering with Distinction from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management/Robert McCormick School of Engineering.× Close
Michael MusuracaStrategic Advisor,
ESG and Labor
Mr. Musuraca is a Strategic Advisor of ESG and Labor at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He is an internationally-known leader in the fields of responsible investing, pension fund and corporate governance, and collective bargaining. He advises Blue Wolf’s Principals and portfolio companies on these matters.
Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Musuraca was an Assistant Director in the Department of Research and Negotiations, District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. District Council 37 is one of the largest public-sector unions in New York City, representing 125,000 members who work for the City of New York, its covered organizations, and certain agencies of the State of New York. He worked for District Council 37 from 1988 to 2009.
From 1996-2009, Mr. Musuraca was a designated trustee to the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS), a 300,000-plus member pension fund. He also served, from 1997 until 2009, as a trustee to the Cultural Institutions Retirement System (CIRS) – a fund with members from the major cultural institutions and day care facilities in the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Musuraca was also a founding member of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Board and was the labor representative to the Advisory Board of the New York City Independent Budget Office. He previously served on the board of Sustainalytics, was chair of the Verité board and currently serves on the PRI Private Equity Advisory Committee and is a member of the advisory committee of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights.
Mr. Musuraca received a B.A. in Political Science from New York University, a M.A. in American History from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, and a Master’s in Philosophy from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has published a number of papers on labor affairs and urban history and politics in academic journals and has taught in the Department of Urban and Labor Studies at Queens College, City College, Rutgers University, and the New York City campus of Cornell University.× Close
Benfield PhillipsStrategic Advisor,
Forest & Building Products
Mr. Phillips is a Strategic Advisor of Forest & Building Products at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He has over 45 years of experience in general management, management of team development, acquisition/integration, and strategy. He previously held various positions with Lowe’s Company and later became of the COO of ProBuild. While at ProBuild, he was involved in various large and small acquisitions achieving revenues of over $6 billion at market peak with 450 locations and 22,000 employees.
Mr. Phillips serves on the Board of Directors of Finch Paper Company. He received a B.S. from North Carolina State University.× Close
Jonathan SolurshStrategic Advisor,
Industrial and Engineering Services
Mr. Solursh is a Strategic Advisor of Industrial and Engineering Services at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. His career has focused on value creation in special situations, from both an operational and strategic perspective. Spanning almost three decades, Mr. Solursh has acted as the accountable manager in a multitude of situations. He has taken on CEO, CFO and CRO roles, managing complex employee groups, stakeholders and commercial operations as a broad-based leader and change agent.
Mr. Solursh’s specialized knowledge and hands-on interim management experience have been developed working throughout North America, as well as in the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Russia. His focus has been on restructuring, management and balance sheet transactions in diverse industries, including airlines and support industries, manufacturing, construction, creative and branded products, distribution, trucking, telecommunications and retail. This experience contributes to his innovative and proven approach to restructuring and interim management and has allowed him to work with highly complicated and sensitive multi-jurisdictional matters.
In addition to being part of the Blue Wolf team, Mr. Solursh is the Managing Principal of R.e.l. group inc., a turnaround and restructuring firm. This allows him to bring a “team” management solution to special situations.
Mr. Solursh received a B.B.A. from Ryerson University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.× Close
Mike SutterOperating Partner
Mr. Sutter is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners with nearly 40 years of experience in industrial companies serving diverse markets with highly differentiated operating models. His background includes a mix of general management, engineering, operations, supply chain, product management, financial oversight, and human capital development, at domestic and international businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, and privately-held enterprises.
Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Mr. Sutter served as CEO of privately-held Airtech Vacuum, an international technology-driven solutions provider of vacuum and pressure technologies tailored to OEM’s serving rapidly growing markets such as alternative energy, medical and material handling, ultimately ending with a successful sale to a strategic buyer. Prior to that, Mr. Sutter served as CEO of privately-held Chromalox, a provider of innovate thermal processing solutions into international markets including oil and gas, power generation, and food and beverage. He led a successful sale to an international strategic buyer in 2017.
Before that, he held a general management role in the industrial process segment of ITT, where, among other accomplishments, he pioneered the Lean Enterprise operating model in the engineered-to-order portfolio. Before joining ITT Mr. Sutter and his team drove strong top- and bottom-line growth in the global industrial pump segment of Flowserve. Earlier in career Mr. Sutter held a variety of operations and supply chain positions with SPX, Bell & Howell, and Kulicke & Soffa Industries.
Mr. Sutter received a M.B.A. and a B.S.I.E. from Lehigh University. He earned a black belt in continuous improvement while at Bell & Howell.× Close
Chris ThomasOperating Partner
Mr. Thomas is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners with over 25 years of professional experience, predominately in the Building Products industry focused on financial and operational management. He has worked for private companies, family-owned companies, and publicly traded companies ranging from $75 million to over $300 million in revenue. His experience also includes working for three different private equity sponsors during various investment stages.
During his time with the firm, Mr. Thomas has served as CEO of Petrosmith and served on the Board of Directors of The Mulch & Soil Company, a Blue Wolf Portfolio Company. Currently, Mr. Thomas is the CEO of Mustang Extreme Environmental Services and a member of the Board of Directors of Petrosmith and Mustang Extreme Environmental Services.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Thomas successfully led the financial and operational turnaround and ultimate sale of Snappy Air Distribution Products, a Blue Wolf Portfolio Company, in late 2016. He served as both CEO and CFO during his time at Snappy. Prior to that, Mr. Thomas also served as CFO at Sto Corp. and held executive level financial positions at Republic National Cabinet Corporation and Polyvision Corporation. He began his career with Arthur Anderson in their assurance practice focusing on emerging growth manufacturing companies with domestic and international locations.
Mr. Thomas received a B.S. in Accounting from Auburn University and an M.B.A from Emory University.× Close
Tom TomlinsonOperating Partner
Mr. Tomlinson is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Mr. Tomlinson has over 30 years of diverse experience across multiple industries, including healthcare, consumer products, finance and aviation. He has served as a senior executive, including CEO and CFO, with public and privately owned companies.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Tomlinson served as CEO of Alliance Healthcare Services, a leading healthcare provider that operates in 45 states and provides clinical care and hospital-centric outsourcing solutions within radiology, oncology and interventional pain management. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Tomlinson served as the CEO for Midwest Dental, and spent 10 years with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in several senior roles – including CEO, President and COO, and Senior Vice President and CFO. During his tenure, he played a key role in CDI’s growth and development while creating the second-largest radiology and related services organization in the U.S. through the merger of Insight Imaging and CDI.
Prior to that, Mr. Tomlinson spent 17 years in predominantly finance-related roles, including as Executive Vice President and CFO of Department 56, a publicly traded wholesale and retail consumer products company; and President of Harmon Solutions Group, an insurance claim outsourcing company. He has also held numerous finance and development positions with organizations such as Northwest Airlines and American Airlines.
Mr. Tomlinson received a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and a M.B.A. from Columbia University.× Close
Linde Finsrud WilsonOperating Partner
Ms. Wilson is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners with over 30 years of experience across the healthcare ecosystem, including provider, payer, medical device, life science/pharma and tech. She has served as a senior executive, including CEO, COO, CSO and Managing Partner for a major consulting firm and has been a well-respected strategist and business advisor to numerous organizations and private equity firms.
Ms. Wilson joined the firm in 2021, after working with the Blue Wolf team as the lead engagement partner for several portfolio companies and leader of the healthcare deals team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. At PwC, Ms. Wilson started the healthcare deals strategy practice as part of the overall deals practice and served clients across the globe in assessing strategic opportunities for inorganic growth and value creation. Her practice developed specific strength in Japan and China, working with some of the largest Asian companies in the world. During her tenure at PwC, the practice experienced exponential growth and brought on multiple partners. Prior to PwC, Ms. Wilson was a CEO and COO at Aria Health (part of the Jefferson Health System) and Sharon Regional, as well as CAO at Colorado Children’s Hospital. Her experience also includes senior leadership positions at CommonSpirit, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and GE Healthcare, as well as interim CEO assignments in three private equity portfolio companies. She also founded 3 successful healthcare businesses and is the founder and chair of the Alliance for Innovation in Integrated Healthcare.
Ms. Wilson is the recipient of several honors and awards including: Healthcare Innovator of the Year (AHA), International Emerging Leader in Healthcare (Health Forum), and Mayor’s Commendation for Economic Development. She has also been a sought-after speaker on the future of healthcare and other topics.
Ms. Wilson received a M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and B.A. from the University of North Carolina and Cornell University. She is trained in Lean and Six-Sigma.× Close