Choosing an investment partner is a critical decision for a company. In our view, the right partner should be an excellent cultural fit, experienced yet humble, excited by your mission, and true to his or her word. We are proud of our track record supporting companies through the ups and downs of building a business. We encourage any company that is considering working with us to talk to CEOs and employees from our current and previous portfolio companies to understand how we have helped them grow their businesses.
Shiv Abrol is a Senior Associate at HCP. Prior to joining HCP, Shiv spent 2 years as an M&A Analyst at Rothschild. During that time, he worked on buy-side and sell-side M&A, capital structure advisory, and activist defenses across TMT, Industrials, and Consumer sectors. Shiv received his B.S. in Finance and Economics cum laude from New York Universitys Stern School of Business.
In his spare time, Shiv is an avid snowboarder and soccer player. He also enjoys reading, playing squash, and watching Shark Tank.
Trey Anderson is a Vice President at HCP. Prior to joining HCP, Trey served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Board member at Hattrick Sports Group, a European gaming technology company and portfolio company of Presidio Financial Partners, a private equity fund focused on technology and growth equity investments. Before assuming an operating role, Trey worked at Presidio Financial Partners as a member of the investment and corporate advisory teams. Prior to joining Presidio, Trey was an Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Technology group, where he focused on technology M&A transactions. Trey earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University, where he was also a Division I wrestler.
In his spare time, Trey enjoys fishing, skiing, reading, and rooting for the Duke Blue Devils.
Jim Greenwell is the CEO and President of Danal, Inc. With years of experience in the mobile telecommunications, payments, identity and software industry, Jim brings executive level know- how to drive the vision, growth and development of companies. Jim joined Danal from ACE*COMM Corporation (ACEC) serving as President and CEO. ACE*COMM was Hale Funds first investment and Jim was instrumental in creating a high yield return for the fund. Prior to ACE*COMM, Jim was the Sr. Vice President of the Americas and AsiaPac for LCC International (Nasdaq: LCCI). Jim began his career as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army where he served in Northern Iraq during Desert Storm. He holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Jim spends much of his personal time with his wife, seven year old twins and two year old son. He loves Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, skiing and traveling. He is an army “brat” and spent much of his childhood growing up in Italy and Germany. He speaks fluent Italian and travels to Italy regularly.
Roger Gross was appointed President/CEO of Crescent Silver LLC in May 2014 and has overall responsibility for execution of the company’s strategic priorities and operating plans. Mr. Gross also serves on the board of Crescent Silver LLC and Syringa Exploration.
Prior to joining Crescent Silver LLC, Roger served as Vice President of Nevada Operations for Midway Gold where he was responsible for management and permitting of Midway Gold’s Pan Project near Ely, Nevada. With more than 32 years or experience in the copper, gold, coal and industrial minerals mining sectors, Roger held management positions for Freeport’s Grasberg operation and Newmont’s Batu Hijau copper mine in Indonesia. He has executed improvements in safety, productivity, organizational effectiveness, people development, and regulatory and permitting functions.
Roger holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the School of Mines and Engineering – Montana Tech.
In his spare time, Roger enjoys fishing, auto racing, flying, and spending time with his family.
Prior to founding HCP in 2007, Martin was a founding member of Pequot Ventures (now known as FirstMark Capital) where he served as a member of the General Partner. From 2002 to 2007, Martin was a Managing Director and a Member of the Operating & Investment Committees helping to lead 7 funds with approximately $2.2 billion under management. Prior investments included Cobalt Networks (IPO, sold to Sun Microsystems for $2 billion), Flarion Technologies (sold to Qualcomm for $850 million), Celiant Corporation (sold to Andrew Corp. for more than $500 million) and Analex Corporation (sold to QinetiQ for $188 million). Prior to Pequot Ventures Martin was an Associate at Geocapital Partners and an Analyst at Broadview International. He received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University.
In his spare time, Martin enjoys giving back to the institutions that helped shape him as a youngster. He is a trustee of Pine Island Camp, the oldest boy's camp in the United States, and The Meadowbrook School. Martin also enjoys reading, is an avid skier, and has recently picked up cycling.
Jordan Jasser is the CFO for HCP with a focus on accounting, financial reporting and compliance. Prior to joining the fund, Jordan was a Controller at Sivik Global Healthcare, a healthcare and biotech focused hedge fund; a Controller at Olympia Capital Associates, a Global Administrator for hedge funds; and a Supervisor Accountant in the Investment partnership division of Anchin, Block and Anchin, LLP, a New York based accounting firm.
In his spare time, Jordan enjoys spending time with his son and coaching his twin girls’ soccer team as well as collecting sports cards and memorabilia. His prized possession, besides his twins, is the complete 1956 Topps Baseball card set completed piece by piece with his father after finding a Brooklyn Dodger card of Rube Walker in his father's basement.
Jude Panetta has joined Hale Capital as an Operating Partner in 2017 after a 30 plus year career leading technology companies in the Telecommunications, Satellite, Wireless and Power Industries. Before joining HCP as an Operating Partner, Jude Panetta served as: Vice President of Strategy and Technology at Comtech TCS; Vice President of Government Systems at TeleCommunication Systems Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of ASC Signal Corporation; Group President of Andrew Corp.; VP of Operations at Celiant (acquired by Andrew Corp.), VP of Operations at Adtran Corp.; and Director of Operations at Exide Electronics Corporation. During his career, Jude has held a leading role in over a dozen acquisitions and divestitures. He is a Graduate of GE's Manufacturing Management Program and holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Jude also serves as a Lieutenant in the St James, NC Fire Department.
In his spare time, Jude is an avid fisherman, loves to play golf and pickle ball, and enjoys reading, bike riding and travel.
Sterling Phillips joined Hale Capital as an Operating Advisor in 2015 after an extensive career leading technology and professional services companies in public and private sector markets. Sterling’s career includes successful roles as CEO of three companies (two public and one private-equity-owned), a three-year stint as a private equity partner, service as a director for multiple public and private companies and direct responsibility for more than 20 mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Sterling’s background has been principally in the information technology sector, having spent the first 24 years of his career with IBM. For more than 30 years his companies have focused on the U.S. government with a concentration in defense, intelligence and space segments. Sterling has BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In his spare time, Sterling is an avid golfer, reader and loves spending time with his nine grandchildren.
Hugh Platt-Hepworth, an Australian native, is an Associate at HCP. Prior to joining HCP, Hugh was an M&A Associate at Oasis M&A where he assisted in multiple national and international transactions. Prior to working at an investment bank, Hugh worked within Property 2000 in the industrial development arm. Hugh has earned both a B.A. and also a Masters of Business in Finance at Sydney University.
In his spare time, Hugh enjoys bird watching, competing in open water swimming races(with sharks), base jumping, traveling and crocodile hunting.
Marcus Richtel is a Business Development Associate at HCP. Prior to joining HCP, Marcus was an Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager at M&T Bank. Prior to becoming a Relationship Manager, Marcus was a Middle Market & Business Banking Credit Analyst. Marcus earned a B.S in Economics from Amherst College, where he was a Division III offensive & defensive lineman. During his time at Amherst College, Marcus was honored with becoming member of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
In his spare time, Marcus enjoys fishing, skiing, riding horses, and spending time with his family and friends.
Ying Xu is the Assistant Controller for HCP with focus on financial reporting, investor relations and marketing materials preparation, Compliance support and office managerial duties. Prior to joining the fund, Ying was a private equity fund administrator at LeverPoint Management LLC, located in upstate New York. Ying received her MBA degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a concentration in Finance in 2013.
In her spare time, Ying enjoys dancing, travelling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.