Team

TEAM ADVISORS
Jesse Rogers
Steve Brownlie
Randall Eason
Casey Lynch
Keoni Schwartz
Jonathan Altman
Alex Rolfe
Kristin Johnson
Carol Pereira
Iain Bridges
Sam Gaynor
Melissa Kennedy
Kevin Mason
Pete Meyerdirk
Greg Ruiz
Kai Li
Greg Corkran
Stephanie Gaufin
Matthew Lee
Nicolas Priem
Marc Pulde
Chase Beeler
Gene Becker
Tim Bruer
Brian Cohen
Lionel Conacher
Tony Faulkner
Jason Friedrichs
David Harding
Paul Harrington
Rob Kill
Leslie Lane
Chris Nicholson
Scott Olivet
John Pound
Dan Rudolph
Phil Sweeney

Jesse Rogers is Co-Founder and Managing Director of ACP. Previously, Jesse co-founded and was Co-Principal Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital (GGC). Prior to co-founding GGC, Jesse was a long time partner at Bain & Company, where he founded and served as the Global Head of Bain’s Private Equity Group (PEG). Under his leadership, Bain’s PEG became the global leader in this business. He was also a Director and was elected to the firm’s Governance Committee. Jesse was also an officer of J.P. Morgan. He received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Jesse is a current or past member of the Board of Directors of a number of public and private companies, including: Beringer Wine Estates, CCCS, Cydcor / 2020, Employer’s Direct Insurance, Endurance Re (observer), Eye Care Centers of America, Herbalife, Interstate National, Lexicon, Makena Capital (observer), Pinnacle, Rocket Dog, Ruiz Food Products, Tactical Holdings, and TauTona. In addition, he has served on several non-profit boards, including: Common Sense Media, Stanford University’s DAPER Investment Fund, The Stanford Athletic Board Executive Committee, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the United Way of the Bay Area.
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Steve Brownlie is a Managing Director of ACP. Prior to ACP, Steve was a Vice President at Lazard Alternative Investments and a Senior Associate at Golden Gate Capital where he focused on investments in the consumer products and retail sectors. He has also completed transactions in the financial services, industrial, and business services sectors. Prior to joining GGC, Steve worked as an investment professional at American Securities Capital Partners and an investment banking analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Credit Suisse. Steve received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
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Randall Eason is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of ACP. Prior to ACP, Randall was a Principal at Golden Gate Capital, where he was co-Domain Lead for the firm’s investments in the industrials vertical and also completed transactions in the consumer products and technology sectors. In addition, Randall helped to build and manage the firm’s credit investing activities, working extensively on the firm’s debt investing portfolio company, GGC Credit Opportunities. Previously, Randall was a consultant at Bain & Company in the San Francisco office and he worked in the Business Development group at Williams-Sonoma, Inc., evaluating future growth opportunities and implementing operational improvements. Randall received an M.A. degree in Sociology (Organizational Theory) from Stanford University and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics from Stanford University.
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Casey Lynch is a Managing Director of ACP. Prior to joining ACP, Casey Lynch spent 14 years as a middle market private equity investor. Most recently, Casey was a Partner of SFW Capital Partners L.L.C., a middle-market private equity fund with $300 million under management. Prior to joining SFW Capital, Casey was a Partner at Parthenon Capital L.L.C., a middle market private equity fund with $1.5 billion under management, where he led the healthcare investment activity for the firm. Previously, Casey also served as a Vice President of North Castle Partners L.L.C., a private equity fund focused on consumer healthcare products and services. Casey began his career at Bain & Company in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Casey has a Masters of Science in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business as well as a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University.
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Keoni Schwartz is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of ACP. Prior to ACP, Keoni was a Principal at Golden Gate Capital, where he served as Domain Lead for the firm’s investments in the financial services vertical and also completed transactions in the consumer products and technology sectors. In addition, Keoni helped to build and manage the firm’s public equities investing activities, working extensively on the firm’s public equity investing vehicle, GGC Public Opportunities. Prior to joining GGC, Keoni worked as a consultant in both the Boston and San Francisco offices of Bain & Company. Previously, Keoni also worked as a consultant for The Bridgespan Group, a 501(c)(3) consulting firm. Keoni received a B.A. in History with honors from Princeton University.
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Jonathan Altman is a Principal of ACP. He has a combination of private equity, start-up, operating, and consulting experience. Prior to ACP, Jonathan was President of ClearMechanic, a software business that improves the car repair process. Before that he worked at Berkshire Partners, LLC, a private equity fund, where he initiated investments and helped manage portfolio companies in the business services, retail and consumer sectors. Prior to that, Jonathan worked in Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s real estate group. He began his career at Bain & Company in the Boston and New York offices. Jonathan received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School with distinction as a Baker Scholar and graduated from Dartmouth College as valedictorian.
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Alex Rolfe is a Principal of ACP. Prior to ACP, Alex was a Principal at Alpine Investors, L.P. where he focused on investments in the software, business services and gaming sectors. Prior to Alpine, Alex worked at Golden Gate Capital, where he completed transactions in the technology and retail sectors. Alex began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. Alex received an M.B.A. with distinction as an Arjay Miller Scholar from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College.
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Kristin Johnson is the Director of Business Development of ACP. Prior to ACP, Kristin was a Principal in the fundraising group at TPG Capital, where she helped raise capital for the firm and manage investor relations. Previously, Kristin was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s corporate finance department, focused on working with private equity clients, for 10 years. Kristin began her career as a Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, focused on marketing-intensive clients. Kristin received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Math and Economics from Pomona College.
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Carol Pereira is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of ACP. Prior to ACP, Carol was the Chief Financial Officer of Opus Capital Group, a venture capital firm focused on seed and early stage IT investments, where she was responsible for all of the administrative and financial operations of the firm, including leading and managing the accounting, control, budgeting and financial reporting functions, producing quarterly and year-end limited partner financial and investment reports and assisting with fundraising. Previously, Carol was the Chief Financial Officer of Red Rock Ventures, an early stage IT venture capital firm. Prior to that, Carol was the Chief Financial Officer of Strata Biosciences, a functional genomics company. She was also the Chief Financial Officer of TeleSoft Partners, a venture capital firm focused on technology, communications and energy value chain companies. Carol’s earlier experience includes more than a decade in investment banking with The First Boston Corporation, Sterling Payot Company and HW Jesse & Co. Carol received an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Iain Bridges is a Vice President of ACP. Prior to ACP Iain worked at Cambrian Capital, an energy and natural resources investment fund covering the oil and gas sectors. At Cambrian, he was a Research Analyst, responsible for all facets from developing investment ideas to execution of the investment and management of the position. Prior to Cambrian, Iain was a senior associate at The Parthenon Group in both the Boston and San Francisco offices, where he worked across a number of industries including publishing, food and beverage, education and a variety of private equity due diligence projects. Iain received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. with honors in economics from Harvard University.
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Sam Gaynor is a Vice President of ACP. Prior to ACP, Sam was a Consultant in The Boston Consulting Group's Dallas office, working primarily with clients in the consumer and technology sectors. Sam received a B.A. in Economics and Chinese from Washington University in St. Louis.
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Melissa Kennedy is a Vice President of ACP. Prior to ACP, Melissa worked at GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where she focused on investments in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining GTCR, Melissa worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs. Melissa received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Kevin Mason is a Vice President of ACP. Prior to ACP, Kevin was the Director of Operations at Vizzia Technologies, a technology-enabled healthcare services firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Before that he worked as an investment professional at Fenway Partners focused on the business services, consumer and transportation sectors. Kevin began his career as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch. Kevin graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University.
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Pete Meyerdirk is Vice President of Business Development and Capital Markets at ACP, focused on the firm’s relationships with intermediaries, as well as financing for ACP’s portfolio companies. Prior to ACP, Pete was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking department, working with financial sponsor clients. Previously, Pete worked at GI Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, where he worked across a number of sectors, including data centers, wineries, specialty lending, and homebuilding. He also served as CFO of Duckhorn Wine Company, a GI Partners portfolio company. Pete started his career at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, where he worked on the Brand/Sales strategy team. Pete received an BA with honors in Social Studies from Harvard College.
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Greg Ruiz is a Vice President of ACP. Prior to ACP, Greg worked at Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. At Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, he focused on investments in the consumer, business services, and education sectors. Greg began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Greg received an M.B.A. with distinction as an Arjay Miller Scholar from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University.
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Kai Li is a Senior Associate of ACP. Prior to ACP, Kai was a Senior Associate Consultant in the San Francisco and Hong Kong offices of Bain & Company. At Bain, he advised clients in the technology, healthcare, telecom, and private equity sectors. Kai received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a B.A. in Public Health from the College of Letters & Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Greg Corkran is an Associate of ACP. Prior to ACP, Greg was a Consultant in The Boston Consulting Group’s Dallas office, working primarily with clients in the healthcare and travel & tourism sectors. Greg received a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Virginia.
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Stephanie Gaufin is an Associate of ACP. Prior to ACP, Stephanie was a Business Analyst in McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office. At McKinsey, she advised clients primarily in the telecom, financial institutions, media, and private equity sectors. Stephanie received a B.S. in Business Management, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
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Matthew Lee is an Associate of ACP. Prior to ACP, Matthew was an Associate Consultant in the New York office of Bain & Company, working primarily with clients in the private equity, retail, and technology sectors. Matthew received an A.B. in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard University.
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Nicolas Priem is an Associate of ACP. Prior to ACP, Nicolas was a Senior Associate Consultant in the Los Angeles and Brussels offices of Bain & Company. At Bain, he advised clients in the consumer, healthcare, and private equity sectors. Nicolas received a Masters in General Management from the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School and a MA in Finance from the Catholic University of Leuven, as well as completed his CFA level III.
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Marc Pulde is an Associate of ACP. Prior to ACP, Marc was a Senior Associate Consultant in the Boston office of Bain & Company. At Bain, he advised clients in the technology, healthcare, and private equity sectors. Marc also worked as an analyst at Sagard Capital, where he focused on the business services and healthcare sectors. Marc received a B.A. in Economics and History from Williams College.
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Chase Beeler is an Analyst of ACP. Chase received an M.A. in Russian and Soviet History from Stanford University and a B.A. in History from Stanford University and previously played in the National Football League.
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Gene Becker is an Operating Partner with ACP, where he focuses on investments in the insurance and consumer finance sectors, as well as on providing guidance to portfolio companies in the areas of corporate strategy, M&A, and sales and marketing. Prior to the formation of ACP, Gene worked closely with the principals of ACP for ten years evaluating and investing in financial services businesses. Previously, Gene had a 25 year career in various roles at American Bankers Insurance Group (now Assurant), including as Chief Executive Officer of the operating insurance subsidiaries and Chief Marketing Officer of the holding company. Under his leadership, American Bankers grew to be a leading provider of specialty P&C insurance products distributed primarily through financial institutions. Gene is a current or former board member of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, California Check Cashing Stores and Interstate National. Gene earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts from Biscayne College (St. Thomas University).
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Tim Bruer is an Operating Partner with ACP. Prior to joining ACP, Tim was the CEO of The ERGObaby Carrier Inc., where he generated significant top and bottom line growth on a worldwide basis, and led the acquisition and integration of Orbit Baby. Prior to ERGObaby, Tim served as CEO for several private equity-owned food companies, including Genisoy Food Co. and Nonni’s Food Co. Tim increased revenues at Nonni’s from $20 million to $155 million in 4 years, through new product and channel strategies. Additionally, Tim was Vice-President/General Manager for the Culinary Products Division of Nestle, where he led a turnaround that increased operating profit from ($17 million) to $20 million in two years. Earlier in his career, Tim was a Vice-President at Bain & Co., working predominantly on business strategy for consumer products companies, corporate acquisitions and post-merger-integration, and supply chain management. He served on the Board of Del Monte Foods and Authentic Specialty Foods. Tim holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from Stanford University.
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Brian S. Cohen is an Operating Partner for ACP. Most recently, Brian served as the President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company and its sister companies Western Service Contract Corporation, and The McGraw Company. During his tenure he streamlined operations, and generated double-digit growth in both revenue and operating income. Prior to Pacific Specialty, Brian led the successful turnaround of global software company, Clear Technology. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. In that capacity he directed Farmers’ 15,000 strong agent sales force to record sales results. In 2000, Brian founded and served as the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Farmers Financial Solutions, L.L.C. Under his leadership, the company became Farmers’ fastest growing business and was recognized as a global best in class organization by the Insurance Advisory Board. Prior to joining Farmers, Brian played a leading role in building a diversified retail and financial services company that catered to the Latino market. Brian was formerly a C.P.A. and a corporate lawyer. He earned his business degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the World Presidents Organization and currently Chairs the WPO/Harvard Presidents Program, an annual event held at the Harvard Business School.
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Lionel Conacher is a Senior Advisor for ACP, with primary responsibility for Canadian investment opportunities. Prior to joining ACP, Lionel was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas Weisel Partners, a San Francisco headquartered, full service investment bank, since 2008. Lionel managed the Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, and Wealth Management divisions of the firm across 13 offices in 5 countries. Prior to TWP, Lionel was co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westwind Partners Inc., a boutique institutional investment bank with a focus on energy, mining and TMT, based in Toronto, Canada. He grew the firm to $100 million in revenues and 100 people, and led the sale of the firm to TWP in 2007. Between 1985 and 2002 Lionel worked for a number of financial institutions including; Citigroup; Hees International Bancorp Inc. (now Brookfield Asset Management); and First Marathon Securities (now National Bank Financial). In addition, Lionel sat on the board of Great Lakes Power Corp. (now Brookfield Power) and Cadillac Fairview Corp. Lionel is currently a Trustee of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Harbourfront Centre, Respect in Sport and is a member of Young Presidents Organization (Norcal Chapter). Lionel holds an A.B. in Economics and Art History from Dartmouth College.
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Tony Faulkner is an Operating Partner with ACP. Prior to joining ACP, Tony was a Global Vice President for JABIL where he led operations for America, Mexico and Brazil with nine facilities and over 25,000 employees under his management. Prior to JABIL, Tony was an Operating Partner for the Blackstone Group where he was responsible for portfolio company growth strategies and operational improvements. Previously, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer for Lineage Power, where he was responsible for a global business turnaround, and held senior operational roles in multiple industrial companies including, Panasonic Automotive Systems, PBR International, Arvin Industries, and Ambrake. Tony is also a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer.

Tony earned business degrees from the University of Maryland and University of Kentucky and has completed several continuing business education programs.
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Jason Friedrichs focuses on Portfolio Support for ACP where he partners with management teams to drive change with ACP’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining ACP, Jason worked with the portfolio companies of private equity firm Advent International. As a Vice President, he drove strategic initiatives which created a foundation for growth at a family-run healthcare technology / business service firm, Connolly. He also led teams to drive multiple operational improvements that supported the successful turnaround at Charlotte Russe, a fast-fashion retailer. Jason began his career at Bain & Company. While working in Bain’s New York, Sydney, Boston and San Francisco offices, he helped drive organizational transformations and successful growth strategies across the telecom/technology, consumer, and business services industries. He also worked with Results Capital Partners, Bain & Company’s long-short hedge fund. Jason received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. with honors from Yale University.
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David Harding is a senior advisor to Altamont’s portfolio companies. Currently, he sits on the board of directors of Tall Tree Foods. He is helping the existing business, while more broadly identifying and assessing acquisition opportunities in the food and beverage industries.

Dave recently retired as a partner with Bain & Company (where he maintains an advisory relationship). He was with Bain for 30 years, and during that time led Bain’s work with numerous flagship clients. Dave was a founding member of Bain’s consumer products practice and in that role worked with the top executives of many of the world’s leading packaged goods companies. His work spanned strategy, operations, sales, marketing, and M&A. Dave is keenly interested in organizational effectiveness and served as a coach and mentor to his senior clients.

Dave was also the global leader of Bain’s M&A practice. Dave has co-authored 7 articles that have appeared in the Harvard Business Review on both Consumer Products and M&A issues. Dave is the co-author of Mastering the Merger, published by Harvard Business School Press, on the do’s and don’ts of successful merger management.

Prior to joining Bain, David was a CPA with the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen. David earned a BBA from the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated summa cum laude, with a major in Accounting. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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Paul Harrington is an Operating Partner for ACP. Most recently, Paul was President & CEO of Easton-Bell Sports, Inc., a leading designer and marketer of sports equipment for the Easton, Riddell, Bell, and Giro brands. Under his leadership the company successfully refinanced its entire capital structure, drove revenue growth with new category extensions in footwear, apparel and Powersports, increased gross margin through new product innovations, and invested in the company’s global operational capabilities. Prior to joining Easton-Bell Sports, Paul served as President and CEO of the Reebok Brand, responsible for all global functions reporting to Herbert Hainer, Chairman of the adidas Group. In this role, Paul worked closely with the NFL, NBA and NHL to create profitable growth by expanding the licensed product business and retail partnerships. He was also the senior Reebok executive on the team creating $225 million of integration and cost synergy opportunities across the adidas, Reebok and TaylorMade brands. Prior to the adidas acquisition, Paul was SVP/COO of Reebok International Ltd leading global sales, worldwide product development, operations and specialty brand portfolio strategy. Earlier in his career, Paul served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain for Levi Strauss & Co in San Francisco and held various senior product development positions with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University and earned an MBA from Babson College and IMD School of Business in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Rob Kill is an Operating Partner of ACP, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining ACP, Rob served as President & CEO of Virtual Radiologic Corporation, a provider of technology-enabled outsourced radiology solutions to over 2,500 hospitals. He also served as Virtual Radiologic’s Chairman of the Board in 2009 – 2010 while it was a public company. Before joining Virtual Radiologic, Rob was President of Misys Physician Systems, a developer of electronic medical record and practice management software applications. In this role, he was responsible for a software business serving more than 85,000 physician customers across the United States. Additionally, Rob served on the Board of Misys Healthcare Systems as well as on the Operating Board of its parent company, UK-based Misys plc. While at Misys, Rob was also President of the company's Physician Enterprise Systems unit and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the company's Transaction Services unit. Earlier in his career, he also spent 10 years with Baxter Healthcare, where he held senior leadership roles in operations, marketing, and sales. Rob currently sits on the Board of Directors for Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a high growth medical device company that markets products for the minimally invasive treatment of voiding dysfunctions and pelvic disorders. Rob holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
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Leslie Lane is an Operating Partner of ACP. Leslie has served as Chief Executive Officer of DAKINE since ACP’s acquisition of the company in July of 2013. Prior to joining ACP, Leslie spent 8 years as a senior executive with Nike Inc. At Nike, he held several roles including Vice President and General Manager for Global Running, where he managed all aspects of Nike’s multi-billion Running business; Director of the Affiliate Brands (where he spent considerable time on the highly successful acquisition and integration of Converse); and Director of Finance, Costing and Strategic Planning for Global Footwear. Leslie also served as Managing Director of the Nike Foundation. Prior to joining Nike, Leslie was Chief Operating Officer of PomWonderful, a subsidiary of Roll International, where he developed and built the PomWonderful beverage brand. Prior to PomWonderful Leslie was Chief Financial Officer for Roll International's Paramount Citrus and Paramount Farms businesses, the world’s largest vertically integrated grower and processor of fresh citrus, pistachios and almonds. Leslie began his career at Bain & Company where he worked in the London, Stockholm and San Francisco offices across a range of clients and industries.  Leslie serves as a director on the boards of DAKINE, Mervin, Robert Allen, Tall Tree Foods, and Blue Nile Inc., the leading on-line jeweler, where he has been the Lead Independent Director for the past few years, as well as serving on the Audit, Nominating and Governance and Compensation committees. Leslie graduated from the Harvard Business School and earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. John’s College, Oxford.
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Chris Nicholson is a Technology Partner of ACP. Prior to joining ACP, Chris was a Partner of Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm. At Vector, he spent over ten years successfully investing in a variety of technology companies and helping grow total assets under management from under $200 Million to over $2 Billion. Prior to Vector Capital, Chris was a corporate and securities attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, P.C. While at Wilson Sonsini, he worked with entrepreneurs, institutional investors and intermediaries on complex transactions for technology companies including initial and follow-on public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters and private equity transactions. Chris received a B.A. in Economics/Business with a Specialization in Computing from the University of California, Los Angeles (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
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John Pound is a Senior Advisor with Altamont Capital, where he focuses on investments in retail, multi-channel, and consumer products companies. John founded and manages Integrity Brands, Inc. where he invests in and advises companies where returns can be created through improvements in merchandising, operations, or strategic focus. He has been involved in a number of merchandising-led turnaround and growth investments, serving as a director during repositionings of Gymboree, and Cost Plus World Market. He was also an investor in turnarounds at Cache, Vans, Guess, Perfumania, United Retail Group, Kirkland’s, Value Vision, and New York & Co. He is currently on the boards of Spy Optic (OTCBB: SPYX, an action sport eyewear brand), Three Twins Ice Cream (the leading organic ice cream brand), Hunter Dixon, Inc. (a NY-based women’s fashion brand), and Jess Brown Design. John has served in senior operating roles in public retail and consumer direct companies and has advised numerous retail and brand companies on issues ranging from restructuring plans to new concept creation. He founded Integrity Brands in 1999, after a 15-year career in academia and public policy (including ten years on the Harvard University faculty and two years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission). John holds an A.B. from Harvard University, and the M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Yale.
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Dan Rudolph is an Operating Partner of ACP. Prior to joining ACP, Dan spent 10 years as the Chief Operating Officer / Senior Associate Dean for the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was responsible for the operational performance of the entire business school, including 350 staff, the $150 million annual operating budget and the full-time MBA, Executive Education, Sloan and PhD business education programs. He also led the efforts to design, fund and build the Knight Management Center, the GSB’s new 360,000 square foot LEED Platinum Certified campus, opened in 2011. Prior to joining Stanford, Dan had 20 years of experience working as a general manager and marketing executive in Silicon Valley. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Imparto, a Business-to-Business Internet Software Company that he sold in 1999. Previously, he spent four years at Intuit where he led the marketing team that acquired the first million QuickBooks customers. Dan also served as Intuit’s Vice President / General Manager for its Electronic Banking Business before selling the division to the Checkfree Corporation in 1997. He has also served on several for-profit and non-profit boards. Dan graduated from the Stanford GSB where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Williams College.
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Scott Olivet, Operating Partner. Scott helps source, evaluate and monitor investments broadly, with particular emphasis on consumer and retail businesses focused on the following sectors: sports, action sports, outdoor, street and fusion, and culturally relevant lifestyle brands.

Scott played a pivotal role in ACP’s investments in Dakine and Mervin Manufacturing, and is now Chairman of both, and Billabong, where he was the CEO-designate. Scott is currently executive chairman of RED Digital Cinema, a designer and manufacturer of professional digital cinematography equipment. Through Renegade Brands, a company he formed, he is an active personal investor in consumer-oriented companies focused on art, music, apparel, footwear, and accessories. He served as chairman of Collective Brands (CBI), a lifestyle, fashion and performance footwear company. After CBI’s CEO resigned, Scott stepped into an active leadership role. He simultaneously guided a successful turn-around of the Payless Shoesource business and led a strategic review of the company, which ultimately led to a successful split and sale of the company. Scott also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oakley, an optics and sports performance product company where he engineered an impressive turn-around and then a sale to Luxottica. Subsequent to the sale, he continued to manage the business for Luxottica as CEO and then as Chairman. Prior to joining Oakley, Scott served as Vice President, NIKE Subsidiaries (where the businesses that reported to him included Converse, Hurley, Bauer, Cole Hahn, Starter) and New Business Development; Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Store Design, and Construction with Gap Inc.; and as a partner with Bain & Company.

Scott is a current board member of Dakine (Chairman), Mervin Manufacturing (Chairman), Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL), Cedar Fair Entertainment (NYSE: FUN), and RED Digital Cinema (Executive Chairman). He is a past board member and Chairman of both Oakley and Collective Brands. Non-profit boards include Pomona College and Pacific Council on International Policy. Scott earned an M.B.A. from the GSB at Stanford University and a B.A. from Pomona College.
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Phil Sweeney is a Senior Advisor with Altamont Capital where he focuses on investments in the government and information services sectors and serves on the board of directors of Omniplex World Services. From 1996 to 2009, Phil served as a Co-Founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of US Investigations Services (USIS), now Altegrity. Phil also serves as a Senior Advisor to a diverse group of organizations in the alternative energy, business services, education and healthcare sectors where he provides forward thinking vision, smart growth strategies, progressive change management and decisive financial expertise to achieve growth, diversification and sustainability. He currently serves as a Board Member for businesses and non-profits including, Cleopatra Resources, Celtic Healthcare (owned by The Washington Post), Asbury Heights and Winchester Thurston School. Phil is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, and completed Executive Education programs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Business School, and Harvard Business School.
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