Most Influential Private Equity Investors & Advisors


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The right private equity investor does more than provide an infusion of cash for your business. He or she – and the institution they represent – can genuinely prepare your organization (with the right resources, capital and guidance) for the next level of growth and beyond. Similarly, having the right private equity advisor in your corner can make the difference on your company’s path to success or otherwise. There are some truly outstanding professionals making up the Los Angeles private equity lending and advising landscape. We’ve listed 44 of them here, along with some basic information about their careers, practice and some relevant projects they’ve been involved with.

Congratulations to the trailblazing professionals who made this list and thank you for your contributions to the local business community’s success.

Letter from the Publisher

Anna Magzanyan

Private equity invested $331 billion into U.S. businesses over the course of last year. This represents a remarkable $26 billion increase from 2017, when private equity invested a total of $305 billion in the American economy.
Those climbing numbers also represent the important role that private equity investors and advisors play in terms of our financial landscape overall.

For this issue, we’ve reviewed the careers of many of the most notable private equity related professionals in the region and have selected some of the very best of them to be showcased here. Divided into two alphabetically listed groups (Private Equity Investors and Private Equity Advisors), you’ll find some of Los Angeles’ leading experts on the subject, along with some basic information about their careers and specialties.

Congratulations to each of the 44 superb professionals who made this list and thank you for your contributions to the local business community’s success!

Best regards,
Anna Magzanyan
CEO & Publisher


Christopher Brothers – Solace Capital Partners
David Gendron – Three Point Capital
Tom Gores – Platinum Equity
Dan Groen – Clearlake Capital
Travis Haynes – Balmoral Funds
Jeremy Holland – The Riverside Company
Robin Nourmand – Balmoral Funds
James Oh – Transom Capital Group
Marty Sarafa – Century Park Capital Partners
Loren Schlachet – The Riverside Company
Rick Shuart – Caltius Structured Capital
Alex Soltani – Skyview Capital, LLC
Jim Upchurch – Caltius Capital Management
Jonathan Victor – Balmoral Funds
Thomas Wehinger – Regent, LP
Jeff White – Skyview Capital, LLC
Brett Wyard – Solace Capital Partners
Guy Zaczepinski – Century Park Capital Partners
Adam Abramowitz – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Larry Braun – Sheppard Mullin
Anthony Consoli – Massumi + Consoli LLP
Eva Davis – Winston & Strawn LLP
Steve Davis – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Brian Gaede – EY
Lloyd Greif – Greif & Co.
Luke Guerra – Kirkland & Ellis
David Horwich – Green Hasson Janks
Marc A. Jones – Loeb & Loeb
Peter Massumi – Massumi + Consoli LLP
Daren Mesrobian – Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
Joel Montminy – Creo | Montminy & Co.
Pardis Nasseri – Palm Tree
Rita O’Neill – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Marvin Padilla – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Anant Patel – Green Hasson Janks
Nishen Radia – FocalPoint Partners, LLC
Alison Ressler – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Fabio Simi – Marsh
Michael N. Steuch – Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Andy Torosyan – Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
Jeremy Weitz – Buchalter
Randy Wells – CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Michael Woronoff – Kirkland & Ellis