Ben serves as a Technology Advisor to Seacoast Capital, having previously worked at the firm as a Senior Associate. Ben is currently Chief of Staff at Symphony, a global software development company providing digital strategy and product development services to a growing ecosystem of Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Symphony and Seacoast, Mr. Cao spent a summer at Google as a product manager working on next generation cloud computing solutions. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Cao spent 5 plus years at IBM as an engineer, product manager, cloud solutions client manager, and master inventor where he filed close to 200 patents in the areas of cloud computing, mobile user interfaces, streaming analytics, security and compliance, and mobile wireless networking. During his time at IBM, Ben helped to scale a 15-person emerging solutions team to a 300+ organization. He received his B.S. in computer engineering from Iowa State University, and completed his M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Phil Curatilo is a Marketing Advisor to Seacoast Capital, having previously served as a Principal & Chief Marketing Officer of the firm. Prior to joining Seacoast, Mr. Curatilo was Principal & Chief Marketing Officer for Cyprium Partners (and its predecessor firm, Key Principal Partners) where he was responsible for the development and growth of the firm’s brand in the U.S. and Canada and sourced middle market non-controlling debt and equity investments. Prior to Cyprium, he was Managing Director for Westham Capital, where he represented undermarketed institutional private equity funds and sourced and evaluated microcap investment opportunities. Prior to Westham, he was a General Partner for Riverside Partners, where he initiated the firm’s first formal marketing effort, managed its network of deal sources, and originated, screened, and analyzed low to mid-tech leveraged buyouts.
In addition to his private equity experience, Mr. Curatilo brings a well-rounded business career including professional and executive experiences in SBA 7(a) lending, strategy consulting, and professional, business, and consumer services. He also provided educational and consulting services to business executives in the former Soviet Union during the time of its governmental coup. Mr. Curatilo received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Jamie joined Seacoast Capital in 2006. Prior to joining Seacoast, Mr. Donelan worked as an Analyst in the Investment Banking group at Adams, Harkness & Hill (now Canaccord Genuity) in Boston, where he focused on public equity, M&A, and PIPE transactions primarily in the consumer sector. His prior work experience includes working in Business Development for EatingWell Magazine, and the corporate finance group of Dunkin’ Brands. He received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and also studied at the London School of Economics.
Tim serves as a Senior Advisor of Seacoast Capital, having previously been a Partner at the firm. Formerly, Mr. Fay was a co-founder of Key Mezzanine Fund I L.P. the antecedent entity of Key Principal Partners (“KPP”), a junior capital fund with over $1 billion in assets under management. Most recently at KPP, Tim managed the San Francisco office, and was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, executing and monitoring middle market investments across a wide range of industries. From 1995 to 1998, he worked at PMI Mezzanine fund, L.P., where he was responsible for determining the inherent risk and viability of prospective mezzanine and common equity investments.
Prior to that, he was with The Barclays Group, where he was an Associate Director in BZW’s Mezzanine Group and Corporate Finance Group. Fay began his career as a junior economist at The Federal Reserve Bank. From there, he worked as a Credit Officer for River Oaks Bank and Trust as well as various leveraged lending functions for Republic Bancorp and Standard Chartered Bank PLC. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas-Dallas.
Patrick joined Seacoast Capital in 2012. Prior to joining Seacoast, Mr. Gengoux spent six years at Pacific Capital Bank in Santa Barbara, CA, where he was a generalist working with distressed and underperforming middle market companies. He also worked with Signature Capital Advisers, a special situations private equity fund. He received his BA in Economics and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College, and he completed his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he received the J. Fred Weston Award for Academic Excellence in Finance.
Tom has been a Partner of Seacoast since its inception in 1994. Previously, Mr. Gorman joined Signal Capital in 1988 as an Assistant Treasurer responsible for all borrowings and short-term investments and in 1991 became a Senior Investment Manager of Signal responsible for junior capital investments. Prior to Signal, he was a Manager of Corporate Finance for General Motors Corporation and a lender with Shawmut Bank of Boston. He received an AB in Economics from Holy Cross College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
In addition to serving on the boards of several Seacoast portfolio companies, Mr. Gorman has served on the Board of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) and served as the President of the Northeastern Regional Chapter.
Doreen joined Seacoast Capital in 2014. Prior to Seacoast, Mrs. Gouveia worked as the Office Manager for Seguin Partners, a private equity fund which focused on growing lower middle market companies in the business services sector. Prior to Seguin Partners, Mrs. Gouveia worked as the Office Manager/CSU Manager for the Communications Lending Division at State Street Bank. Mrs. Gouveia holds an Associate in Science degree in business management from Marian Court College.
Jeff has been a Partner of Seacoast since its inception. Previously, Mr. Holland was a Senior Investment Manager in Signal Capital’s Merchant Banking Division and opened the San Francisco office in 1989. Prior to joining Signal in 1987, Mr. Holland was an Associate Consultant with The MAC Group, Inc., where he worked on strategy engagements in the financial services industry. Mr. Holland began his business career at Andersen Consulting. He received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
In addition to serving on the boards of several Seacoast and Signal portfolio companies. Mr. Holland is a past member of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) Board of Governors and past President of the Western Region of the SBIA, a member of the Advisory Council and past Chairman and President of the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California, and a past director of the San Francisco Association for Corporate Growth.
Tom joined Seacoast Capital in 2016. Prior to joining Seacoast, Tom opened and ran the San Francisco offices for private equity firms Lincolnshire Management, H.I.G. Capital and Guggenheim Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, structuring, financing and closing transactions. He has been a member of the board of directors of Automatic Bar Controls, Color Control, Component InterTechnologies, Energy Manufacturing, Fallon Luminous Products, Flexstar, Gordon Sign, Imperial Products, Patterson Gear, Peripheral Computer Support, Polaris Pool Systems, Signage Inc., Transworld and Williams Machine. Tom is also a past director of the San Francisco chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
He received a MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and an AB from the University of California, Berkeley.
Eben has been a Partner of Seacoast since its inception in 1994. Mr. Moulton had previously founded and was President of Signal Capital’s Merchant Banking Division, which successfully invested in buyout, growth and project financings. Prior to joining Signal in 1984, Mr. Moulton was a Vice President of Bank of New England where he was responsible for Project Finance. He also held various credit and commercial loan positions at the Bank of New England and was responsible for a major segment of the National Accounts Division.
Mr. Moulton received his undergraduate degree from Colorado College, a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt and his MBA in Finance from Columbia University. In addition to Seacoast portfolio board seats, he is a director of IEC Electronics Corp. (NASD: IECE) and Unitil Corporation (AMEX:UTL), and a trustee of Colorado College.
Alan joined Seacoast Capital in 2014. Prior to joining Seacoast, Mr. Rich worked as an Associate for Harris Williams & Co. in Boston, MA, where he executed M&A transactions primarily for middle market industrial companies. His prior work experience includes working at Wells Fargo Bank in their Debt Capital Markets Group, both as an Associate in the Private Placements Group and as an Analyst in the Corporate Syndications Group.
Mr. Rich received an AB in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
David joined Seacoast Capital in 2013. Previously, Mr. Romagnoli worked as an Analyst for Easterly Capital, a private equity firm in Beverly, MA where he focused on new investments. Prior to Easterly, he worked as an Equity Research Associate at Needham & Co in Boston. Mr. Romagnoli received a BS in Economics from Bates College and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, graduating with honors.
Julie started working with Seacoast Capital in October 2014. Prior to joining Seacoast full-time in 2020, Ms. Stroh served as Manager of Private Equity CFO Services for LeverPoint / Lamplighter Financial, where she worked with both SBIC and non-SBIC investment funds. Prior to that, Ms. Stroh served as CFO of a publicly traded SBIC fund located in Virginia reporting to both the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Ms. Stroh also worked for the SBA in the SBIC division. At the SBA, Ms. Stroh worked in the licensing division and managed all aspects of the distribution process for approximately 170 Participating Security Funds. Prior to her time at the SBA, Ms. Stroh spent 8 years in retail banking.
Ms. Stroh holds both an MBA and a BS in Finance from Old Dominion University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tori joined Seacoast in 2022. Previously, she was an Associate at JPMorgan Chase, providing a range of financial solutions to middle market companies. Prior to that, she was a Credit Analyst at California Bank & Trust where she completed the bank’s Credit Foundations Program and underwrote deals in various industries including consumer products, food & beverage, and container leasing. She received her BA in Economics and Finance at Loyola Marymount University.
Hugo joined Seacoast in 2019. Prior to Seacoast, Hugo was an Associate at Ruff Capital where he was responsible for evaluating control opportunities in the pet food and bedding sectors. Hugo also interned at Hydrant Partners, an event driven long/short equities manager, where he focused on their CATS (China/Argentina/Taiwan/Sweden) opportunities fund. Hugo has a certificate from obedience school.