Andrew M. Bursky – Managing Partner
Mr. Bursky has been Managing Partner of Atlas Holdings LLC since its inception in January 2002. From June 1999 to April 2002, Andy was a Co-Managing Partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Pegasus”), a private investment partnership with approximately $2 billion of capital under management, focusing on control investments in middle-market companies at points of stress or significant change. Andy joined Pegasus in 1999 after 19 years with Interlaken Capital, Inc. (“Interlaken”), a private equity concern focusing on contrarian style, value-oriented investments in middle-market companies. Andy was a co-founder and the Senior Managing Director of Interlaken. While at Interlaken, Andy was responsible for all investments and business development activities, with a primary focus on industrial manufacturing, business services, financial services and distribution. Andy serves as a Trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships and Washington University in St. Louis and on the Executive Board of No Labels. In addition, Andy currently serves on the Board of Managers for a number of Atlas portfolio companies. Andy is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard Business School.
Timothy J. Fazio – Managing Partner
Mr. Fazio has been Managing Partner of Atlas Holdings LLC since its inception in January of 2002. He and Andy have worked closely together for more than 17 years. From June 1999 to January 2002, Tim was Principal and Vice President at Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private investment partnership with approximately $2 billion of capital under management, focusing on control investments in middle-market companies at points of stress or significant change. Prior to joining Pegasus, Tim was a Vice President at Interlaken Capital, Inc., a private equity concern focusing on contrarian style, value-oriented investments in middle-market companies. Tim currently serves on the Board of Managers for a number of Atlas portfolio companies. Tim is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sam G. Astor – Partner
Mr. Astor joined Atlas in 2007 and serves as a Partner. Sam has led the formation, financing and oversight of several Atlas portfolio companies and has been involved in the evaluation and analysis of numerous businesses and transaction opportunities. Sam serves on the Board of Managers of Erickson Construction and Novipax. Mr. Astor is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Daniel E. Cromie – Partner
Mr. Cromie joined Atlas in 2002 and serves as a Partner. Dan has approximately 12 years of private equity experience, throughout which period he has worked with Andy and Tim. Dan serves on the Board of Managers of Bridgewell Resources LLC, Capital Equipment Resources LLC, Erickson Framing Holdings LLC, Phoenix Industrial Services LLC, RedBuilt LLC and Soundview Paper LLC. Prior to joining Atlas, Dan served as a consultant for the Commodity Operations Group of Goldman Sachs in a variety of capacities including as a member of the development team of an integrated fixed income, currency and commodities operations system. Concurrently, Dan toured the country as a professional musician. Prior to his professional music career, Dan was a Senior Analyst at Interlaken. Dan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Edward J. Fletcher – Partner
Mr. Fletcher joined Atlas in 2007 and serves as a Partner. Prior to joining Atlas, Ed served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wood Resources LLC, an Atlas platform company. Before that, Ed was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a publicly-traded wireless information and communication services company, where he had oversight and responsibility for all financial aspects of the organization. He began his career in 1993 at Ernst & Young LLP ("E&Y") in the Assurance Advisory Services Practice. Ed serves on the Board of Managers of Banker Steel, Detroit Renewable Energy LLC, Finch Paper Holdings LLC, Merchants Metals LLC, New Wood Resources LLC and Veritas Steel LLC. He is also on the Advisory Board for Twin Rivers Paper Company. Ed is a graduate of Fairfield University and has received professional certifications as a Public Accountant in the State of New York and as a Fraud Examiner.
Jacob D. Hudson – Partner
Mr. Hudson joined Atlas in 2005 and is a Partner. During his career with Atlas, Jake has led the evaluation and execution of numerous transaction opportunities as well as the formation, financing and oversight of several Atlas portfolio companies. Jake serves on the Board of Managers of Atlas AGI Holdings LLC, Atlas AGI Holdings (Cayman) LP, ACR II Motus Integrated Technologies Coöperatief U.A., and on the Supervisory Board of AGI Global Holdings Coöperatief U.A. Jake is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Philip E. Schuch – Partner
Mr. Schuch joined Atlas in 2003 and serves as a Partner. Prior to joining Atlas, Phil was employed at E&Y for over 14 years and was a principal of the firm's Transaction Support Group, participating in over 100 domestic and foreign due diligence engagements for private equity investor groups and strategic buyers. At E&Y, he had active participation in company financings and significant involvement in fraud/litigation engagements, including numerous projects involving the United States Department of Justice. Phil serves on the Board of Managers of Atlas AGI Holdings (Cayman) LP, AGI Global Holdings Coöperatief U.A., Atlas Capital Resources Coöperatief U.A., Atlas AGI Holdings LLC, ACR II Motus Integrated Technologies Coöperatief U.A., ACR II Aluminium Group Coöperatief U.A., and Twin Rivers Holdings Partners. Phil is a graduate of West Virginia University and a Certified Public Accountant.
Jerome E. Lay – Principal
Mr. Lay joined Atlas in 2009 and serves as a Principal. Jerome has participated in the formation, financing and oversight of several Atlas portfolio companies and has led the evaluation and analysis of numerous opportunities. Jerome serves on the Board of Managers of Novipax and ASG. Jerome is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael W. Sher – Principal
Mr. Sher joined Atlas in 2010. Prior to joining Atlas, Michael served as a Research Associate at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. covering large-cap banks. Michael has participated in the formation, financing and oversight of several Atlas portfolio companies and has led the evaluation and analysis of numerous opportunities. Michael serves on the Board of Managers of Aludium and Iconex and is on the Advisory Board for Twin Rivers Paper Company. In addition, Michael serves on the Rising Leaders Council of New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer management organization. Michael is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
Jason Squire – Principal
Mr. Squire joined Atlas in 2010. Prior to joining Atlas, Jason was a member of the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan, where he executed a variety of M&A and capital-raising assignments. Jason has participated in the formation, financing and oversight of several Atlas portfolio companies and has led the evaluation and analysis of numerous opportunities. Jason serves on the Board of Managers of Banker Steel, Merchants Metals, Tecumseh, and Veritas Steel. Jason is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
David A. Filippelli – Principal – Public Affairs and Communications
Mr. Filippelli joined Atlas in 2014 and serves as Principal – Public Affairs and Communications. David manages the public affairs and strategic communications functions at Atlas. He brings over 17 years of experience to Atlas and its portfolio companies, having served in senior roles in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Atlas, he served as the Chairman of the governmental affairs practice of Gibbons P.C. In this role, he managed a team of consultants and served as lead public affairs advisor to several high-profile enterprises, including one of the world's largest hospitality companies, several integrated health systems, large regional food retailers,and a leading consumer products manufacturer. Much of his work focused on driving business growth through the successful pursuit of business incentives and public funding at the state and federal level. Before entering the private sector, David served for several years as legislative and communications director to a Member of Congress currently serving on the House Ways and Means Committee. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and American University's Washington College of Law.
Cheri F. Reeve – Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Reeve joined Atlas in 2010 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Atlas, Cheri was employed at Commonfund for over 11 years and was Controller for the firm's real estate group. At Commonfund, Cheri was responsible for the accounting and reporting for the real estate funds and participated in asset and debt valuation. Cheri is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Fairfield University.
Neil Mahajan – Vice President
Mr. Mahajan joined Atlas in 2016. Prior to joining Atlas, Neil served as a Vice President at Avenue Capital Group, a hedge fund firm focusing on distressed securities. From July 2008 to June 2010, Neil served as an Analyst at Peter J. Solomon Company, an investment banking advisory firm, where he focused on Restructuring and M&A assignments. Neil is a graduate of Brown University.
Michael P. O’Donnell – Vice President
Mr. O’Donnell joined Atlas in 2014 and serves as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Atlas, Michael had his own regulatory consulting practice. Before that Michael was a Director and Senior Counsel for a specialty finance fund, and a senior member of Belgrade and O’Donnell, P.C., a Chicago law firm focusing on Civil Trial and Appellate Practice. Michael began his professional career as a prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois.
Troy E. Schirk – Director of Information Systems
Mr. Schirk joined Atlas in 2007. Troy has led the implementation of numerous IT transitions and is deeply engaged in information systems assessments during the due diligence process as well as assisting in the planning and implementation of systems separation in the context of corporate carve out transactions. Prior to joining Atlas, Troy was employed by Forest Resources LLC as IT Director, ComGraphics, Inc. as IT Director, and served as a Senior IT Consultant on major IT projects for Hyundai Motor America. Troy is a graduate of the University of Windsor.
Armando Imbrogno – Controller
Mr. Imbrogno joined Atlas in 2012 and serves as Controller. Prior to joining Atlas, Armando was employed at Commonfund for over twelve years in various oversight roles in the real estate and fund accounting groups. At Commonfund, Armando was responsible for fund and investor reporting and compliance, along with the oversight of the outsourced fund accounting function for Commonfund’s marketable and non-marketable funds. Before joining Commonfund, Armando supervised a team of global fund accountants at J.P. Morgan Chase, Global Investor Services. Armando is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport.
Nicholas A. Liso – Fund Controller
Mr. Liso joined Atlas in 2013 and serves as Fund Controller. Prior to joining Atlas, Nick was a Senior Associate at Ernst and Young (“EY”) for over three years in the assurance practice. While at EY, Nick primarily specialized in the financial services industry. Nick is a graduate of Marist College.
Berat Rifati – Senior Fund Accountant
Mr. Rifati joined Atlas in 2015 and serves as the Senior Fund Accountant. Prior to joining Atlas, Berat was a Senior Associate at KPMG in the alternative investments tax practice. While at KPMG, Berat primarily provided tax consulting and compliance services to private equity, real estate, and manufacturing clients. Berat is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University.
Amanda C. Campiolo – Staff Accountant
Ms. Campiolo joined Atlas in 2015 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to joining Atlas, Amanda was an accounting intern at Nanavaty, Nanavaty, & Davenport where she primarily focused on individual and business entity tax returns and planning. A native Brazilian, Amanda is fluent in Portuguese and is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University.
Daniel T. Merriam – Senior Associate
Mr. Merriam joined Atlas in 2014. Daniel supports due diligence teams with research, analysis and financial modeling. Previously, Daniel served as a Field Analyst at Finch Paper LLC, an Atlas Portfolio Company. Daniel is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
Mike Riccione – Senior Associate
Mr. Riccione joined Atlas in 2014. Mr. Riccione supports due diligence teams with research, analysis and financial modeling. Prior to joining Atlas, Mr. Riccione was a member of the Industrials Investment Banking Group at Macquarie Capital, where he executed a variety of M&A and capital-raising assignments. Mr. Riccione is a graduate of Colgate University where he was a member of the Varsity Football Team.
Michael Evar – Associate
Mr. Evar joined Atlas Holdings in 2016. He supports due dilligence teams with research, analysis and financial modeling. Previously, Michael served as a Field Analyst at Soundview Paper, an Atlas Portfolio Company. Prior to joining Atlas, Michael worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, where he advised manufacturing, logistics and consumer goods clients on operational and M&A projects. Michael receieved his B.A in economics from Northwestern University.
Matt Goodling – Associate
Mr. Goodling joined Atlas in 2016. He supports due diligence teams with research, analysis and financial modeling. Previously, Matt served as a Field Analyst at Soundview Paper, an Atlas Portfolio Company. Prior to joining Atlas, Matt was a Corporate and Investment Banking Portfolio Management Analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he performed financial and credit analysis to support the management and underwriting process of a multi-industry loan portfolio. Matt is a graduate of the University of Richmond.
Aditya Panda – Associate
Mr. Panda joined Atlas in 2016. He supports due diligence teams with research, analysis and financial modeling. Prior to joining Atlas, Aditya worked as a growth equity investor at Bain Capital Ventures and managed an operations team for a Bain-backed software business. Aditya is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.
James T. O'Donnell – Associate
Mr. O’Donnell joined Atlas in 2015. James supports due diligence teams with research, analysis and financial modeling. Previously, James served as a field analyst at Erickson Construction, an Atlas Portfolio Company. James is a graduate of McGill University.
Vishal Seernani – Associate
Mr. Seernani joined Atlas in 2015. Prior to joining Atlas, Vishal was a member of the Financial Services & Technology Investment Banking Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he executed a variety of M&A and capital-raising transactions. Vishal is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology.
David Shi – Associate
Mr. Shi joined Atlas as an associate in 2015. Previously, David served as a Manager in the Strategic Planning Group at American Express. David is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lyle Gestal – Associate, Business Development
Ms. Gestal joined Atlas in 2014 as an associate focusing on business development. Previously, Lyle was a business owner in Jackson Hole, WY and prior to that she worked at Reynolds Cycling LLC where she was responsible for product management and development. Lyle is a graduate of the University of Montana.
Margaret D. Defonce – Administrative Manager
Ms. Defonce joined Atlas in 2002 and is the Administrative Manager. Prior to joining Atlas, Margaret held administrative management positions with a variety of financial services firms including SoundView Technology Group, Trainer, Wortham & Company, Inc. and Bear Stearns. Margaret is a graduate of the Southern Virginia College for Women.
Kathleen Dillon – Administrator
Ms. Dillon joined Atlas in 2008 and serves as the Administrator. Kathy held business administrator positions at various firms including Sheltering Arms Childrens Services, First Capital Asset Management, Inc., and E.F. Hutton & Co. Kathy is a graduate of the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University.
Colleen Kelly – Administrative Assistant
Ms. Kelly joined Atlas in 2016 as an administrative assistant, also supporting various finance operations. Colleen has completed internships with Zweig-DiMenna & Associates LLC, Discover Capital LLC, and GE Capital. Colleen earned a finance degree from Fairfield University.
Adam Levy – Chief Restructuring Officer
Mr. Levy serves as the Chief Restructuring Officer of Twin Rivers Paper. He has over 20 years of experience across a number of industries in a variety of roles, including serving as CRO/COO/CFO, financial executive and advisor. Industries in which Adam has experience include publishing, branded apparel and textiles, automotive components, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, technology and real estate.
Josef M. Haak – Vice President Finance
Mr. Haak is a product of the Atlas Field Analyst Program and currently serves as Vice President Finance for Detroit Renewable Energy LLC. Joe joined Detroit Renewable Energy LLC in 2011 as a Field Analyst. Prior to joining Detroit Renewable Energy LLC, Joe was an Associate at Peregrine Capital Partners LLC, a boutique middle-market investment banking and consulting firm, where he executed a variety of M&A, capital raising, and management consulting assignments. Joe supports the senior management team and works directly alongside the Chief Financial Officer conducting continuous improvement initiatives and business analytics. Joe is a graduate of Colgate University.
Alexander Rotolo – Director Corporate Development
Mr. Rotolo is a product of the Atlas Field Analyst Program and currently serves as Director Corporate Development for Finch Paper LLC. Alex joined Finch Paper LLC in 2013 as a Field Analyst. Prior to joining Atlas, Alex served as an Analyst at Rogerscasey where he monitored investments for institutional clients. Alex also served as an Associate at Realization Services, Inc., a boutique turnaround manager and merchant bank, where he performed financial analyses to support the turnarounds of manufacturing companies. Most recently, Alex served as Marketing Manager for EnTitle Insurance Company, a direct-to-consumer title insurance provider, where he oversaw business-to-business and business-to-consumer strategies, and supported capital raising efforts. Alex is a graduate of Connecticut College.
Matt Delfini – Field Analyst
Mr. Delfini joined Aludium in 2015 and serves as the Field Analyst. Matt supports the senior management team and works directly alongside the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer executing strategic initiatives and business analytics. Prior to joining Atlas, Matt served as a transaction advisory services consultant for Ernst & Young LLP. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Will Duncan – Field Analyst
Mr. Duncan joined Iconex in 2016 as a Field Analyst. Will supports the senior management team and works directly with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer implementing strategic initiatives, improving financial planning and analyzing business operations. Prior to joining Iconex, Will was an analyst in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leveraged Finance Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Will holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.
Andrew Hove – Field Analyst
Mr. Hove joined RedBuilt and New Wood Resources as a Field Analyst in 2015. Andrew assists the senior management teams and works directly alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operations Officer to improve monthly forecasting, manage the sales and operations processes, track industry opportunity data, and implement key growth initiatives. Andrew graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Psychology.
Alex Ryan – Field Analyst
Mr. Ryan joined Erickson Construction as a Field Analyst in 2016. He assists the senior management team and works directly alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operations Officer executing strategic initiatives and business analytics. Prior to joining Atlas, Alex was a member of the Industrials Investment Banking Group at Houlihan Lokey, where he executed a variety of M&A and capital-raising assignments. Alex is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Beavens has over 25 years of management, finance and operations experience in the energy-from-waste industry as well as nearly 20 years of experience in the public utility industry. In 1988 he joined Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.’s Gloucester County New Jersey location and was instrumental in establishing the first ever regulated energy-from-waste facility rate order approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in 1990. From 2001 to 2012 he was Vice President Finance for Wheelabrator, a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, having responsibilities for all finance and accounting activities of its 23 US and 6 China based operating facilities as well as offices in Hampton, NH and international offices in Shanghai, China and London, UK.
Mr. Beavens serves as President and COO of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC having joined the team in 2013.
Mr. Black brings nearly two decades of experience running and working with governments and regulatory authorities to his work with Atlas, having served as a senior advisor to Canadian politicians on policy and government operations. During his last stint in government, he was charged with overseeing the negotiation of agreements facilitating major policy overhauls and investments in sectors like electricity, energy, forestry, manufacturing, the fisheries and shipbuilding. Paul is a graduate of government studies at Acadia and Dalhousie universities.
Mr. Black serves as an advisor to Atlas on Public Affairs and Canadian investments, and is an observer on the Board of Twin Rivers Paper Company.
Mr. Critchfield has worked in environmental audit, risk transfer and due diligence for over 30 years. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of EMSOURCE, Inc., President of Compliance Systems Worldwide, Inc., and a board member with several Global Forest Partners, LP investment funds, having previously served as a senior environmental manager with International Paper Company and the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System.
Mr. Critchfield serves as an advisor to Atlas on environmental risk assessment and management and is an investor in Atlas.
Mr. Hepp has more than 30 years of management, engineering and operations experience in the energy-from-waste (EFW) industry. In 1999, he led the effort to complete the management buyout of the air pollution control businesses owned by Waste Management, while founding Halcyon Technologies, an engineering, project management and construction company to serve the independent power industry. Prior to founding Halcyon, Mr. Hepp worked for 17 years for Wheelabrator Technologies, responsible for all aspects of plant operations, construction, engineering, project execution and environmental management, including 16 EFW facilities.
Mr. Hepp serves as a member of the Board of Managers of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC and an advisor to Atlas in the energy sector.
Ms. Hogan joined Merchants Metals as President and CEO in 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms. Hogan was with Bridgewell Resources, most recently as Vice President, Business Development. Previously, Ms. Hogan served in a variety of roles within Wesco Distribution, Inc. where she ultimately led the global distribution of lighting, solar and alternative energy products. Ms. Hogan also served as a member of the management team of Strategic Distribution, Inc. a leading provider of on-site integrated supply services focusing on the indirect material chain for large industrial consumers. Ms. Hogan is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and a LEAN Blue Belt.
Ms. Hogan serves as President and CEO of Merchants Metals, Inc.
Mr. Justice has over 30 years of experience in mining operations, management and strategy development/implementation. Most recently, he was VP and GM of the coal related assets of Lightfoot Capital Partners LLC (LCP) of NYC until the successful acquisition of these assets by James River Coal Company in April of 2011. Prior to LCP, Mr. Justice evaluated potential mining acquisitions for Imagine Natural Resources (INR) of Richmond, VA. This work led to the purchase of a large metallurgical coal reserve that was developed and later sold to Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Prior to joining INR in 2006, Mr. Justice held President/GM positions at Alpha Natural Resources, Peabody Energy Corp and Shell Mining. Mr. Justice received an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Justice serves as an advisor to Atlas in the coal industry.
Mr. Kellogg has founded and held leadership roles in industrial businesses in numerous industries including chemicals, distribution, natural gas exploration and production, petroleum trading and real estate. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Basic Management, Inc., Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Grupo Transmerquim, S.A., Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Pioneer Partners LLC, and Co-Founder and Board Member of Susquehanna Exploration & Production Company, LLC.
Mr. Kellogg serves as Chairman of the Board of Managers of Bridgewell Resources LLC, an advisor to Atlas in the chemicals, distribution, real estate and natural gas industries and is an investor in Atlas.
Mr. Rothaupt has thirty plus years of operations, engineering and management experience in the electric power industry. Mr. Rothaupt worked for AES Corporation, a global energy company, serving as Plant Manager and Vice President of Operations for Eastern North America. Mr. Rothaupt was introduced to the energy sector in the 1970s Mr. Rothaupt is a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Engineering.
Mr. White is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC. He has twenty years of investment banking experience with large public sector infrastructure projects, including waste-to-energy facilities. He was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and co-head of the Infrastructure Finance Group until his retirement in 2007.
Mr. White serves as Chairman and CEO of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC and is an investor in Atlas.
Mr. Wood has three decades of experience in the energy business as an engineer, general manager and senior executive. He currently serves as President and CEO of Thermoenergy, a water purification technology business. Previously, he served at the U.S. Department of Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary-Clean Coal, President and CEO of Babcock Power, President and COO of Babcock & Wilcox and President of WTI International Wheelabrator Environmental Systems Inc., dealing with international mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Wood serves as an advisor to Atlas in the energy and power generation industries.