Team


The Beekman Team has significant private equity experience and all its investment professionals are involved in evaluating new investment opportunities and portfolio company oversight.

John G. Troiano

Managing Partner & CEO
jtroiano@thebeekmangroup.com

Mr. Troiano is the Managing Partner, CEO and Co-Founder of TBG. Mr. Troiano has extensive experience in private equity, finance, turnarounds and restructurings, and portfolio company management and operations. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and manages TBG’s Industry Advisor network. He is the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of TBG Food Acquisition Corp. (“TBG FAC”), REVA, NorthStar Alarm, Ted’s Café, Direct Connect Holdings, LLC and is a member of the boards of Brite Media, LLC, Delaware Valley Management Holdings, Inc., OneWater Marine, New Vision Cinemas, and New England Management Services. Mr. Troiano also served as interim-CEO of TBG FAC during 2006 after its emergence from bankruptcy.

Prior to co-founding TBG in 2004, Mr. Troiano was Partner and Managing Director of Onex’ New York office where he was significantly involved in and managed some of Onex’ most successful investments, such as SKY Chefs, Hidden Creek Industries and Celestica. Mr. Troiano began as one of two investment professionals in Onex’ New York office in 1996, and grew the office to eight investment professionals by 2004. Mr. Troiano was promoted to Managing Director in 1999. Onex, which is a publicly-traded investment company with offices in New York and Toronto, is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms and has portfolio companies which aggregate approximately $20 billion in aggregate revenues and approximately $10 billion in total capital under management.

Prior to Onex, Mr. Troiano spent two years from 1992 to 1994 at Gleacher & Co., a mergers and acquisition boutique founded by Eric J. Gleacher, former worldwide head of M&A for Morgan Stanley & Co., and was at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1991 working with its Merchant Banking and Investment Banking groups. Mr. Troiano has significant transactional experience in the aviation, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, business services, restaurant, automotive, industrial and technology, media and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Troiano received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Troiano earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Troiano is on the board of two academic institutions, has sponsored oncological research for the treatment of terminal brain cancers, has endowed a perpetual scholarship for underprivileged middle school children in his hometown, and is also involved with various charitable organizations.

print

Investment Team

Investment Professional

John G. Troiano

Managing Partner & CEO
jtroiano@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Troiano is the Managing Partner, CEO and Co-Founder of TBG. Mr. Troiano has extensive experience in private equity, finance, turnarounds and restructurings, and portfolio company management and operations. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and manages TBG’s Industry Advisor network. He is the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of TBG Food Acquisition Corp. (“TBG FAC”), REVA, NorthStar Alarm, Ted’s Café, Direct Connect Holdings, LLC and is a member of the boards of Brite Media, LLC, Delaware Valley Management Holdings, Inc., OneWater Marine, New Vision Cinemas, and New England Management Services. Mr. Troiano also served as interim-CEO of TBG FAC during 2006 after its emergence from bankruptcy. Prior to co-founding TBG in 2004, Mr. Troiano was Partner and Managing Director of Onex' New York office where he was significantly involved in and managed some of Onex' most successful investments, such as SKY Chefs, Hidden Creek Industries and Celestica. Mr. Troiano began as one of two investment professionals in Onex' New York office in 1996, and grew the office to eight investment professionals by 2004. Mr. Troiano was promoted to Managing Director in 1999. Onex, which is a publicly-traded investment company with offices in New York and Toronto, is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms and has portfolio companies which aggregate approximately $20 billion in aggregate revenues and approximately $10 billion in total capital under management. Prior to Onex, Mr. Troiano spent two years from 1992 to 1994 at Gleacher & Co., a mergers and acquisition boutique founded by Eric J. Gleacher, former worldwide head of M&A for Morgan Stanley & Co., and was at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1991 working with its Merchant Banking and Investment Banking groups. Mr. Troiano has significant transactional experience in the aviation, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, business services, restaurant, automotive, industrial and technology, media and telecommunications industries. Mr. Troiano received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Troiano earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Troiano is on the board of two academic institutions, has sponsored oncological research for the treatment of terminal brain cancers, has endowed a perpetual scholarship for underprivileged middle school children in his hometown, and is also involved with various charitable organizations.
View Profile +

Andrew V. Marolda

Managing Director
amarolda@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Marolda is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of TBG. Mr. Marolda has substantial experience in private equity, turnarounds, operations, accounting and finance. Mr. Marolda is a member of the Investment Committee and has oversight responsibility for portfolio company operations and strategic improvement initiatives. Mr. Marolda is a member of the Boards of Directors of TBG FAC, REVA, Ted's CaféŽ, Delaware Valley Management and New England Management Services. Prior to co-founding TBG in 2004, Mr. Marolda held a number of senior operating roles with Fortune 500 companies including American Express where he managed financial structuring and analysis for the company's strategic equity investments, and Philips Electronics where he was responsible for corporate strategy, planning and analysis. He began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young in 1991 providing audit services to clients in the financial services sector, and subsequently joined Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice advising distressed companies in Chapter 11 reorganizations, debt refinancing and business divestitures. He has diverse industry and transaction experience in healthcare, food and restaurants, information technology, consumer and financial services. Mr. Marolda received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, with a concentration in Accounting and was elected a Joseph Wharton Scholar. Mr. Marolda earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management with Distinction and Dean's Honors.
View Profile +

Andrew M. Brown

Managing Director
abrown@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Brown is a Managing Director of TBG. Mr. Brown has 20 years of experience in private equity, senior and subordinated debt investing and finance. Mr. Brown is a member of the Investment Committee and has responsibility for sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring TBG's investments. Mr. Brown is a member of the Board of Directors of REVA, NorthStar Alarm, Brite Media LLC, Direct Connect Holdings, LLC, and Elite ISI. Prior to joining TBG, Mr. Brown was a Principal at Patriot Capital Funding and its successor by merger, Prospect Capital Corporation. While at Patriot and Prospect, Mr. Brown sourced and led over 20 debt and equity investments in lower middle-market companies. Prior to joining Patriot, Mr. Brown was a Vice President in GE Capital's Global Sponsor Finance group, where he executed and monitored numerous debt investments in middle-market companies. Mr. Brown began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent time in both the Assurance and Transaction Services practices. Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Business at Lehigh University and an MBA with honors from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
View Profile +

Christopher J. Artinian

Managing Director
cartinian@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Artinian is a Managing Director of TBG.  He has over 25 years of restaurant and retail experience, with both private and public companies, and focuses primarily on TBG's restaurant and consumer services investments.  Mr. Artinian currently serves on the Board of Directors of TBG FAC and Ted's Cafe. Mr. Artinian joined Beekman after leading TooJay’s Gourmet Deli, Bakery, & Restaurant, serving as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, and previously, was President and CEO of Morton's The Steakhouse, the largest fine dining brand in the world. Mr. Artinian was a success story at Morton's, starting in a back of the house kitchen position and rising through the ranks to eventually become the CEO of this leading publicly-traded steakhouse. Throughout his career Mr. Artinian has been recognized for leveraging his deep operational experience in developing winning strategies and exceptional teams. Passionate about the restaurant business, Mr. Artinian has provided key insight and commentary on the industry to numerous media outlets including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg News, and is a sought-after guest speaker for industry conferences and events.
View Profile +

James (Jim) H. Clippard

Principal
jclippard@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Clippard is a Principal at TBG and has over 10 years' experience in private equity, and senior and subordinated debt investing. Mr. Clippard is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring TBG's investments. Mr. Clippard is a member of the board of directors of New Vision Cinemas and Direct Connect Holdings LLC. Prior to joining TBG in 2016, Mr. Clippard was a private equity transaction professional at Prospect Capital Management, a private investment platform with approximately $6.5 billion under management. At Prospect, Mr. Clippard focused on middle market transactions in U.S.-based companies, particularly control investments in the industrial and business services sectors, including payment processing. Prior to joining Prospect, Mr. Clippard was a Principal at Circle Peak Capital where he executed private equity transactions in the consumer, financial services, and industrial sectors. Mr. Clippard began his career in equity derivatives at The Goldman Sachs Group (SLK unit) and The Bear Stearns Companies (Bear, Wagner unit). Mr. Clippard received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Clippard also studied at the London School of Economics.
View Profile +

Michael J. Dobeck, Jr.

Vice President
mdobeck@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Dobeck is a Vice President at TBG. With nearly 25 years' real estate industry experience, he has been responsible for guiding and managing the acquisition, development/redevelopment, leasing, asset management and disposition of numerous assets across multiple sectors. Mr. Dobeck is responsible for TBG's real estate initiatives with particular focus on the growth strategies and value optimization of portfolio companies such as TBG Food Acquisition Corp, Ted's CaféŽ Escondido and New Vision Theatres. Mr. Dobeck is a Board member of Ted's CaféŽ Escondido. Prior to joining The Beekman Group in 2011, Mr. Dobeck was with publicly traded REIT Acadia Realty Trust, where he concentrated on the development and redevelopment of retail, office and mixed-use assets in the New York City tristate area. Prior to Acadia Mr. Dobeck was an Asset Manager with private equity group Argent Ventures where his primary focus was the redevelopment of the 1M square foot Manhattan Mall/100 West 33rd Street. Mr. Dobeck began his career at publicly traded REIT Forest City Enterprises. Where he was Director of Development and Leasing and was responsible for redevelopment and the pursuit of new development opportunities that included expansion in mid-Atlantic and southeast markets, and project strategy and execution. Mr. Dobeck received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Urban Planning, Design and Development from Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs.
View Profile +

Edward S. Chung

Senior Associate
echung@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Chung is a Senior Associate at TBG and is responsible for transaction execution and financial analysis, opportunity sourcing and portfolio company management. Mr. Chung joined the firm in 2014 and is involved in the firm's healthcare portfolio companies. Prior to joining TBG, Mr. Chung worked in the Corporate Strategy Group at Providence Service Corporation, a national behavioral health and medical transportation provider. Prior to Providence Service Corporation, Mr. Chung worked at Signal Hill, a middle market investment bank where he focused on sell-side M&A advisory and private capital raising assignments for high-growth technology and media companies and government outsourced healthcare and business services companies. Mr. Chung holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
View Profile +

Jonathan D. Tanenbaum

Senior Associate
jtanenbaum@thebeekmangroup.com
Mr. Tanenbaum is a Senior Associate at TBG and is responsible for transaction execution, financial analysis and portfolio company management. Mr. Tanenbaum joined the firm in 2015 and is involved in the firm's consumer and restaurant portfolio companies. Prior to joining TBG, Mr. Tanenbaum worked at Sun Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on turnaround investments, in its New York office. While at Sun Capital, Mr. Tanenbaum evaluated, executed and managed private equity investments and transactions across a variety of industries. Prior to Sun Capital, Mr. Tanenbaum worked at J.P. Morgan Securities in its Diversified Industrials and Leveraged Finance investment banking groups where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, and equity offerings. Mr. Tanenbaum received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, and earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
View Profile +

Neeraj Prathipati

Associate
nprathipati@thebeekmangroup.com

Mr. Prathipati is an Associate at TBG and is responsible for transaction execution, financial analysis and portfolio company management. Mr. Prathipati joined TBG in 2017. Prior to joining TBG, Mr. Prathipati worked at Frazier Healthcare, a middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare services investments. Prior to Frazier Healthcare, Mr. Prathipati worked at MTS Securities, a healthcare investment bank, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare services space. Mr. Prathipati received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from Boston College.

View Profile +

Shaun Caesar

Associate
scaesar@thebeekmangroup.com

Mr. Caesar is an Associate at TBG and is responsible for transaction execution, financial analysis and portfolio company management. Mr. Caesar joined TBG in 2017. Prior to joining TBG, Mr. Caesar worked at Goode Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on consumer and retail investments. Prior to Goode Partners, Mr. Caesar worked at Wells Fargo Securities in the Consumer and Retail Investment Banking Group in New York, NY, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for a number of middle market, Fortune 500 and private equity clients. Mr. Caesar received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance.

View Profile +

Finance and Operations

Kristel Ermel

Director of Finance
kermel@thebeekmangroup.com
Ms. Ermel is a Director of Finance at TBG and manages Beekman's fund accounting, audit, tax and all other aspects of firm's financial reporting, HR, compliance and investor relations. Ms. Ermel joined TBG in 2015. Prior to joining TBG, Ms. Ermel spent two years at New York based private equity secondary fund of funds group Pomona Capital where she was responsible for every aspect of accounting and financial reporting for a $1.3 billion secondary fund. Prior to Pomona, Ms. Ermel worked for New York based asset management firm PineBridge Investments where she handled all aspects of accounting and administration for their private equity fund of funds group. Prior to PineBridge, Ms. Ermel spent three years as a senior accountant at Flag Capital where she was responsible for multiple private equity fund of funds. Ms. Ermel began her career at Ernst & Young providing audit services to clients in the financial services sector. Ms. Ermel holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting from Mercy College and a Diploma of Banking from Audentes University.
View Profile +

Angela Judd

Executive Assistant
ajudd@thebeekmangroup.com

Ms. Angela Judd is an Executive Assistant at TBG, supporting Managing Partner and CEO John Troiano. Prior to joining TBG, Angela spent more than 20 years supporting senior executives at Lehman Brothers and AIG, as well as other global corporations in the banking, finance, technology and life sciences industries.

View Profile +

Jenny Finnegan

Office Manager
jfinnegan@thebeekmangroup.com
Ms. Jenny Finnegan is Beekman's Office Manager and Payables Manager for TBG. Ms. Finnegan has been with TBG since 2008. Prior to joining TBG, Jenny spent 5 years in hospitality as a department head for Carnival Cruise Lines.
View Profile +

Jana Gerrard

Finance and Operations
jgerrard@thebeekmangroup.com
Ms. Jana Gerrard is in charge of TBG special events, travel, board meeting coordination, special projects, and executive assistance to team. Ms. Gerrard has been part time with TBG since 2006. Prior to joining TBG, Ms. Gerrard worked at Limited Design Services and Onex Corporation's New York City offices. Ms. Gerrard received degrees from Robert Morris College, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Society of Human Resources Management.
View Profile +

Danielle Fiore

Office Assistant
dfiore@thebeekmangroup.com

Ms. Danielle Fiore joined TBG in 2016 as an Office Assistant. She is responsible for the coordination of research and information for TBG projects as well as providing administrative support. Ms. Fiore has a background in administrative support, healthcare and customer service. Prior to joining TBG, Ms. Fiore was a front desk manager at Excelsior Grand.

View Profile +
Industry Advisors

Industry Advisors

Read More +