• Our teams

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  • Ari Benacerraf

    Partner of FACP

    Ned Brown

    Managing Director

    Rolf Classon

    Operating Partner

    Jamie Engelhardt

    Principal

    Michelle Florio

    Controller

    Kevin Geaney

    Principal

    Michael Gruppuso

    Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of FACP

    Jonathan Hazan

    Operating Partner

    Dylan Kugler

    Investment Associate

    Michael Langer

    Managing Director

    Adam Lehrhoff

    Partner of FACP

    Reid Perper

    Chief Investment Officer of FACP

    Donal Smith

    Operating Partner

    Mark Witkowski

    Director

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    Ari Benacerraf

    Partner of FACP

    Ari is a Partner of FACP and a member of the Investment Committee.

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Ari co-founded Diamond Castle where he has been a Partner since 2005. Previously, Ari served as a Managing Director at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, where he had been a Principal and a Vice President since 1995. Prior to DLJ, Ari served as a Vice President at Bankers Trust Company for three years. Ari started his career as an Associate at Banque Nationale de Paris. 

    Ari currently serves on the boards of The Stepping Stones Group, Zenith American Solutions, Suture Express, Inc., Beacon Health Options, and Multi-Color Corp. Representative prior board appointments include: Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., NES Rental Holdings, Inc., and Catamount Energy Corporation.

    Ari holds a BA in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

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    Ned Brown

    Managing Director

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Ned was a Partner at Health Evolution Partners (HEP), a healthcare-focused private equity firm, since 2011. Prior to HEP, Ned was a Managing Director at TPG Biotech where he established and co-led the medical technology investment practice for three years. Before that, Ned was a co-founder and Partner of Healthcare Investment Partners (HIP). Before that, Ned spent 18 years in leadership positions for several investment banks, most recently Credit Suisse First Boston.

    Ned currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cardiovascular Systems, where he is the Lead Director.

    Ned holds a BA in English Literature from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and has completed additional graduate studies towards his M. Phil at Oxford University. Ned has also completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Directors' Consortium program.

     

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    Rolf Classon

    Operating Partner

    Rolf Classon is an Operating Partner at FACP and FAPI focused on Life Sciences and Medical Technology.

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Rolf was a Senior Advisor at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) Capital Partners, which he joined in 2015.  Prior to BBH, he was the senior Operating Partner in life sciences at Health Evolution Partners, since 2011.  Previously, Rolf held various management positions within Bayer AG, including as Chairman of the Executive Committee of its subsidiary Bayer HealthCare AG, until his retirement from the company in 2004.

    Rolf currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perrigo and as a member of the Board of Directors of Fresenius Medical Care, Catalent and Freedom Innovations.

    Rolf received his chemical engineering certificate from the Gothenburg School of Engineering and a business degree from Gothenburg University.

     

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    Jamie Engelhardt

    Principal

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Jamie was an Associate at Diamond Castle, which he joined in 2015. Previously, he was an Associate in the Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Lazard and an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan.

    Jamie currently sits on the board of The Stepping Stones Group.

    Jamie holds a BS from Yeshiva University.

     

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    Michelle Florio

    Controller

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Michelle was the Controller at Diamond Castle, which she joined in 2007. Previously, Michelle was an Assistant Controller at Clearwater Capital Partners, which she joined in 2006. Prior to Clearwater Capital Partners, she was an Assistant Vice President at JP Morgan Partners.

    Michelle holds a BBA from Hofstra University and an MBA from Dowling College.

     

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    Kevin Geaney

    Principal

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Kevin spent two years as an Associate at Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Houlihan Lokey and an Associate at Grosvenor Capital Management.

    Kevin currently serves on the board of Zenith American Solutions.

    Kevin holds a BBA and BA from The University of Notre Dame and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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    Michael Gruppuso

    Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of FACP

    Prior to joining FACP in 2018, Mike served as a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital's Infrastructure Strategy and served as Chief Financial Officer at Highstar Capital until it was acquired by Oaktree in 2014. Before working in financial services, Mike served as CFO for two private equity portfolio companies in the energy and environmental services sectors.  Mike began his career at Ernst & Young.

    Mike holds a BS from New York University.

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    Jonathan Hazan

    Operating Partner

    Jonathan Hazan is an Operating Partner at FAPI and FACP focused on Healthcare Information Technology.

    He is the founder and former CEO of Datix, a global leading patient safety software provider and portfolio company of FAPI and FACP.

    During Jonathan's tenure as CEO from 2009 to 2015, Datix evolved from a UK-centric, largely on-premise software firm to a SaaS-based provider of patient safety software and analytics, serving over 550 clients worldwide, including hospitals across the US, UK, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. He is Chairman of Patient Safety Learning, a foundation promoting patient safety around the world.

    Jonathan graduated from Durham University with a BSc in Computer Science.

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    Dylan Kugler

    Investment Associate

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Dylan was an Analyst in the Technology M&A group at Evercore, which he joined in 2015.

    Dylan holds a BS in Finance and Economics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

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    Michael Langer

    Managing Director

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Michael was a Partner at Diamond Castle which he joined in 2005. Before that, Michael worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Previously, he was an Associate at Leonard Green & Partners and was an Analyst in the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank. 

    Michael currently serves on the boards of The Stepping Stones Group, Zenith American Solutions, Averhealth, Beacon Health Options and Suture Express. Representative prior board appointments include Healthmap Solutions and Managed Health Care Associates.

    Michael holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Adam Lehrhoff

    Partner of FACP

    Adam is a Partner of FACP and a member of the Investment Committee.

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Adam spent thirteen years as a Partner at ZS Fund based in New York.
    Prior to that, Adam spent six years at and was a founding Partner/Principal of Kidd & Company (after having joined its predecessor in 1995). Before that, he spent two years in DLJ's Investment Banking Group in New York. 

    Adam currently sits on the board of Amerijet LLC. Prior board appointments include VPSI LLC, Transervice Logistics LLC, ECS Refining LLC, and SOS Security LLC.

    Adam graduated with a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Reid Perper

    Chief Investment Officer of FACP

    Reid is the Chief Investment Officer of FACP and a member of the Investment Committee.

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Reid was a Senior Advisor supporting European investments for Health Evolution Partners (HEP), a healthcare-focused private equity firm which he joined in 2010. Previously, he was a founder and Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Partners which he founded in 2003. Before that, Reid was Co-Head of European Private Equity at Credit Suisse and Managing Director of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Reid began his career at DLJ in 1988 and was a founding member of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners in 1992, the firm's private equity group.

    Reid is currently a Director of Datix Holdco Ltd. and Pragma Wealth Management Ltd. Prior board appointments include: Kisimul School Holdings Ltd., IVAC Holdings, Inc., Fiberite Holdings, Inc., Charles River Laboratories, Inc., Gala Group Limited, Nycomed Holdings A.S., NextPharma Technologies S.A. and Biopartners GmbH.

    Reid holds a BS from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

     

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    Donal Smith

    Operating Partner

    Donal Smith is an Operating Partner at FAPI and FACP focused on Data and Financial Technology.

    He is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Credit Benchmark, a credit risk data and analytics provider founded in 2013, backed by Index Ventures and Balderton Capital.

    Prior to co-founding Credit Benchmark, Donal was CEO of Data Explorers, a business specialising in securities lending data, which he helped to grow from 2008 to 2012 before it was sold to IHS Markit.  Recently he served as chairman of BI-SAM Technologies SA, a leading financial data services and analytics provider which was sold to Factset in March 2017. He is currently Chairman of Pirum Systems, a financial technology provider of securities finance automation and portfolio company of Five Arrows Principal Investments. He has also served as CEO EMEA & Asia of Thomson Financial, a division of Thomson Reuters, and as CEO of FT.com.

    Donal holds a BA in the History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin.

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    Mark Witkowski

    Director

    Prior to joining FACP in 2017, Mark was a Vice President at Diamond Castle, which he joined in 2009. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at J.P. Morgan.

    Mark currently sits on the board of The Stepping Stones Group and is a Director of Community Choice Financial, Inc. and KDC Solar, LLC.

    Mark holds a BS from the Ohio State University.

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