Founder, Chairman & CEO
David Moross

Chairman, HighPost Management Company
Chairman, HighPost Investment Committee
Chairman, HIPstr Investment Committee

David has considerable experience as an investor in the consumer private equity industry. In 1998, David created a partnership with the late Mark McCormack of IMG, the world’s premier sports marketing & management company. Together they founded Sports Capital Partners, the first institutionally managed sports media and sports investment fund. David also created the private equity fund group, Falconhead Capital, which focused on similar areas of investing as well as the broader consumer sector. Prior to that, he started his career with Whitehall Financial Group in 1993, where he rose to the position of Vice Chairman. In 2019, David co-founded HighPost Capital, where his mission is to lead and build the organization into one of the world’s premier modern investment firms focused on the consumer and consumer technology sectors.

David is a member of the Development Board of the University of Texas, a Trustee of the Silver Shield Foundation and a Trustee of the Weizmann Institute of Science. He has also served as a Board Director of the NY Fund for Public Health, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and was a Vice Chairman of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Previously, he was Chairman of the Falconhead Charitable Foundation and has served on the boards of Centr, LLC; Airhead Sports Group, LLC; ESPN Classic Sports, Europe; Maritime Telecommunications Network, LLC; National Power Sport Auctions, LLC; NYDJ Apparel Company; ESCORT Holdings, LLC; Competitor Group, LLC; Bollé Inc.; Rita’s Italian Ices, LLC; GPSi Holdings, LLC & Multi-Flow Industries, LLC.

David received a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Founding Partner
Mark Bezos

Chairman, HighPost ESG Committee
Director, HighPost Management Company
Member, HighPost Investment Committee
Member, HIPstr Investment Committee

Mark is a transformational connector of ideas and people. He has built a career applying keen insights, empathy, and intuition to unlock value for companies, individuals, and missions.

Mark started his career at global redoubtable agencies such as DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi and Lintas. In 1999, at the age of 29, he chose to start his own marketing firm in the highly competitive arena of NYC — Bezos/Nathanson Marketing Group (BNmg). Despite the dot- com recession, under Mark’s leadership BNmg was able to compete for and win business, establishing itself as an award-winning marketing boutique. The agency focused on brands in consumer categories such as airlines (Swiss, Sabena), hotels (Ramada, Howard Johnsons, Travelodge), spirits (Johnnie Walker, Talisker, Cardhu), fashion retail (KemoSabe) and others. Mark was able to successfully sell the agency to an international holding company in 2006. Upon selling BNmg, Mark’s career took a turn towards philanthropy. At the urging of a friend, he joined New York’s largest poverty-fighting non-profit, Robin Hood. At Robin Hood,  Mark applied his consumer-insight and story-telling skills to compel some of the world’s wealthiest money managers and business icons to give generously in support of New Yorkers in need. During his time at Robin Hood, Mark was also responsible for producing some of the largest fund-raising events in history – from the 12.12.12 concert providing relief after Hurricane Sandy (featuring The Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and more) to Robin Hood’s annual Big Benefit which raised a record-setting $101M in one night in 2015.

Throughout Mark’s time in marketing and at Robin Hood, and as a result of his family’s good fortune with the growth of his brother’s company,, Mark was able to get a look at several interesting early-stage investment opportunities for personal investments. The combination of access to interesting opportunities, Mark’s vast, close-knit, and well- connected personal network and his lifetime of knowledge of consumer behavior and insights has established the foundation for Mark’s role at HighPost.

Senior Managing Director, HP Buyout/Late-Stage Growth
Kevin Mailender

Member, HighPost Buyout/Late-Stage Growth Investment Committee

Kevin is a Senior Managing Director responsible for leading the buyout and late-stage investment team and a member of the investment committee.

Prior to joining HighPost in January 2021, Kevin was a Partner of Oak Hill Capital, where he led the Consumer, Retail & Distribution group and served on the Investment Committee. Over his 18 years at Oak Hill, Kevin participated in executing and managing over $2.0 billion of private equity investments across consumer products, specialty retail, restaurants, consumer/retail services and value-added distribution. His Oak Hill investment experience includes businesses such as Berlin Packaging, Checkers Drive-in Restaurants, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ: PLAY), Duane Reade, Juice Plus+, The Container Store (NYSE: TCS), The Hillman Companies and The Imagine Group. Certain of these investments have received notable industry recognition, including Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s “Deal of the Year” and Private Equity International’s Operational Excellence Award. Additionally, Kevin played meaningful roles in developing Oak Hill’s leading Operating Talent and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs. Before joining Oak Hill in 2002, Kevin was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley.

Kevin earned an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

Senior Managing Director
Dave Gubbay

Chairman, HighPost Valuation Committee
Director, HighPost Management Company

Dave joined HighPost Capital as a Senior Managing Director responsible for Portfolio Company Operations. Since 2002, Dave has been a Partner with Falconhead Capital, a private equity firm focused on control growth equity buyouts in the consumer, leisure and lifestyle sector, where he participated in industries ranging from food & beverage, sporting & media, fitness and consumer goods. Dave has enjoyed a long and varied career across both operations and acquisitions having served in a number of senior executive roles in publicly-listed as well as privately-held companies across many industries including financial services and consumer. He served as Chairman and Director of a Miami based HMO, Neighborhood Health Partnership, Inc and helped structure and participated in its buy-out; served as Chairman and Lead Independent Director of a NASDAQ listed time-share company, Sunterra Corporation (“SNRR”); and was the principal owner of and built the first internet service provider forthe cruise maritime industry, Digital Seas International Inc.

Dave started his career in 1982 with Whitehall Financial Group, the Moross family office, which included making control investments in operating companies. He rose to the position of Chairman and CEO in 1989 of the financial services operating group which included several A+ rated life insurance, health and annuity companies, which eventually became listed on the NYSE as Life Partners Group Inc (“LPG”), and were sold in 1996 to Conseco Inc. Subsequently in 1997, he led mergers and acquisitions in North America for Fortis Inc, which completed the acquisitions of John Alden and American Bankers Life Insurance companies. He served as a senior executive for Norwegian Cruise Line Holding ASA, in which Whitehall had a significant investment, which was sold in a hostile take-over in 2000. In 2001, he joined Gary Wendt as part of the senior executive team at Conseco Inc. to assist with their turnaround plan.

He currently serves as a director of India Ltd, a business management and analytics company based in New Delhi, India. He has served on the boards of Maritime Telecommunications Network, LLC; Extreme Fitness Inc; Javo Beverage Company Inc; GPS iHoldings, LLC; and Multi-Flow Industries, LLC.


Senior Managing Director, HIPstr
Steven Himmel

Member, HIPstr Venture Capital Investment Committee

Mr. Himmel has over 15 years of experience identifying, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities, as well as managing funds.

Prior to joining HighPost, Mr. Himmel held the position of Partner at Vanterra Capital, which is based in New York City. Mr. Himmel joined the Firm in 2008 as its first investment professional, and he became deeply involved in every aspect of the business. Mr. Himmel made direct investments, co-investments, and strategic fund anchoring throughout his tenure at Vanterra in private equity, venture capital, and credit.

Mr. Himmel was the driving force behind the Firm’s venture and growth equity franchise, which capitalized on the significant market opportunity in consumer and consumer technology. Mr. Himmel was in charge of idea generation, due diligence, portfolio management, fundraising initiatives, and key hiring decisions during this time.

Mr. Himmel has served on the boards of several consumer companies, including Feradyne Outdoors, Felix Gray, Naadam, Package Free, BIOHM, and Cleancult. He worked as an Analyst in Credit Suisse’s Leveraged Finance Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.


Senior Managing Director, HIPstr
Sol Goldwyn

Member, HIPstr Venture Capital Investment Committee

Sol started his career covering the financials subspace and broadened his coverage to include the consumer goods segment. The transition to private transactions is a natural extension of his work and leverages knowledge built over a career in the hedge fund industry. Most recently, Sol lead the European investment efforts at Nokota Management, a global multi strategy hedge fund. Previously, Sol was managing European long/short equity portfolios at several hedge funds including Folger Hill, Dabroes and Caxton. Over the years he has managed portfolios ranging between $350mn – $2bn in exposure size. During his tenure at Dabroes, where he was a founding partner, the firm was awarded the 2013 EuroHedge award for Top European Equity Hedge fund >$500mn. Sol’s primary coverage has been the financials subspace and has broadened out over the last 7 years to include consumer, retail, HPC, media and industrials. Sol started his career in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was an analyst in the Technology group.

He graduated with honors, with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

Managing Director, HP Buyout/Late-Stage Growth
David Weston

David is a Managing Director for the buyout and late-stage investment team, responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing new investment opportunities.

Prior to joining HighPost in July 2023, David was a Partner at North Castle Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in consumer-driven product and service businesses based in Greenwich, CT.  Over his 16 years at North Castle, David focused his efforts on the execution and oversight of private equity investments across a variety of sectors including fitness, health & beauty services, franchising, weight management, veterinary health, amongst others. He served on the boards of Barry’s, CR Fitness, Encore Vet Group, EWC Growth, HydroMassage and Mack Weldon. In addition, David worked closely with the members of the executive management teams of the firms’ investments in Curves, Flatout, International Fitness, Ibex, Jenny Craig, Kettlebell Kitchen and Mynd Spa & Salon. David also led North Castle’s new employee recruiting, training and development efforts. Prior to joining North Castle in 2007, David worked as an Analyst in investment banking in the retail and consumer group at Credit Suisse.

David earned a B.B.A. with high distinction in Finance and Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Vice President, HP Buyout/Late-Stage Growth
Shreya Kedia

Member, HighPost ESG Committee

Shreya joined HighPost Capital in July 2021 as a Vice President. She primarily focuses on investment due diligence, financial modeling, deal sourcing, and consumer sector thematic research. Prior to HighPost, Shreya worked at Alleghany Capital, the private equity investment arm of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). While at Alleghany Capital, she worked on sourcing, evaluating, and executing middle-market investments across a broad range of sectors with an emphasis on consumer, media, hospitality, business services, and industrials. She assisted with management of portfolio company operations, add-on acquisitions and refinancing transactions for Jazwares, Concord Hospitality, and Wilbert Funeral Services. Additionally, Shreya spearheaded Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy for Alleghany Capital, built reporting frameworks and templates for all Alleghany Capital portfolio companies and led the publication of the company’s inaugural ESG Report. In order to gain operating experience, Shreya interned at Walmart’s (NYSE:WMT) Online Grocery division during her MBA program and then joined the Pet team at Walmart eCommerce upon graduation. Prior to starting her MBA program, Shreya worked as an associate at Gridiron Capital, a leading middle-market private equity fund. At Gridiron, she executed the fund’s investments in Motion Recruitment Partners and Tokyo Joe’s, a dividend recapitalization for Performance Health and Wellness, and multiple add-on acquisitions for several portfolio companies. Shreya started her career at Barclays and then worked at Perella Weinberg Partners as an investment banking analyst focused on advising clients on M&A and restructuring transactions across a wide range of sectors.

Shreya received a B.S. in Operations Research with a minor in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Bialik

Gary joined HighPost Capital as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, in May 2021, after spending over 20 years focused on private equity accounting and operations at both private and public firms.

Gary started his accounting career in 1999 at Ernst & Young specializing in the audit of private equity funds and hedge funds. He then moved to Castle Harlan, a middle-market buyout firm, as Assistant Controller where he rose through the ranks to Chief Financial Officer overseeing finance, compliance and other operational areas of the firm. In addition to having responsibilities for Castle Harlan’s domestic funds, Gary was instrumental in the implementation and maintenance of three international fund structures across Europe and Australia. Gary also served as Manager at SS&C Technologies, a leading fund administrator, responsible for the financial reporting of private equity funds.

Gary graduated with a BA in Speech and Drama from Yeshiva University, after which he obtained an MBA with a specialization in Accountancy from Baruch College at The City University of New York (CUNY). Gary is a New York State licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a Registered Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

Financial Controller
Eldrick Binuya

Eldrick joined HighPost Capital as Financial Controller in January 2023. Eldrick has over 12 years of experience in finance and accounting management in both private and public firms.

Prior to joining the team, Eldrick held the position of Vice President of Finance at a venture capital firm based in Nevada.  He is responsible for managing the firm’s investment reporting, financial, tax, and administrative functions. Eldrick began his accounting career at Grant Thornton Philippines and Grant Thornton US, both public accounting firms, focusing on service, commercial and asset management.

Eldrick earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Saint Louis University (Philippines). Eldrick is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts and Philippines (inactive).

Executive Assistant
Cristina Lucero

Cristina Lucero joined the HighPost team in November 2019. Previously, she was with The Georgetown Company where she joined as receptionist. After two years she was promoted to Office Manager spearheading the firm’s office move into a larger facility. Previously, she worked in the hospitality and retail industry for several years, most notably as the retail manager for Ralph Lauren stores in NJ, Boston, and East Hampton.

She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Elon University.

Assistant to Chairman & CEO
Linda Marr

Linda Marr joined HighPost Capital in 2019 as Director of Administration. Previously, she was with Falconhead Capital since 2001, where she served as Director of Administration and Human Resources. Prior to Falconhead, Linda was the practice manager for a surgical practice overseeing the daily operations of the out-patient surgical facilities in Los Angeles and New York. She began her career in the fundraising department with the NY Special Olympics and has served as a Director for the Falconhead Foundation.

Senior Associate, Investor Relations
Tayler Mullen

Tayler Mullen has spent the duration of her career working with high-net-worth and institutional investors in the private wealth space. Her relationship building skills and efficiency in helping to build solid investor groups within her network has been a recognized and rewarded attribute by those with whom she has worked.

Tayler joined the Investor Relations team at HighPost in 2023 as a Senior Associate, where she focuses primarily on investor outreach, external communications, and relationship management.

Prior to joining HighPost, Tayler spent 7 years in private wealth at top Canadian firms, based primarily out of Toronto. A Canadian native, Tayler graduated with a Bachelor of Management from the University of British Columbia.

Charlie Nuss

Charlie joined HighPost Capital in June 2020, from Barclays where he was an investment banking analyst in their Industrials group.

Charlie graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in Arabic.

Doug Schaffer

Doug joined HighPost Capital in July 2023 from Guggenheim Securities, where he was an investment banking associate in their Power & Renewables group.

Doug graduated cum laude from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics.

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations
Jay Steinle

Jay joined HighPost in 2024, bringing two decades of investor relations and fundraising experience in the alternative investment sector. Most recently, he was Partner, Investor Relations, at Atlantic Street Capital, a lower middle market consumer, healthcare and business services-focused private equity firm, where he directed all aspects of the firm’s capital formation process across primary and secondary funds. Prior to Atlantic Street Capital, Jay was Managing Director for global fundraising at Lighthouse Investment Partners, an equity, credit and relative value alternative investment firm. There he developed and coordinated business priorities, including the launch and expansion of the firm’s separate account business, the formation of a socially responsible hedge fund strategy, and the successful launch and growth of North Rock, an industry-leading hedge fund platform. Prior to Lighthouse, Jay was Director of Marketing for EACM Advisors, a division of BNY Mellon Asset Management.

In addition to his professional commitments, Jay is a volunteer Governing Board member and Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee of the South Florida Water Management District, the state agency overseeing Everglades restoration and more broadly managing and protecting Florida’s water resources.

Jay received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont.

Vice President, HIPstr
Sheri Sussex

Sheri joined HighPost in May 2023 as part of the HIPStr team. She primarily focuses on developing investment theses, executing investment due diligence, deal sourcing, and portfolio company monitoring. Prior to joining HighPost, Sheri was a Vice President at Bloom8, an early-stage venture fund based in New York. She previously worked as a Manager in the Deal Advisory practice at KPMG, performing financial and commercial due diligence for private equity buyers.

Sheri earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.S in Accounting from the University of Southern California, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. Sheri is additionally a California state licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Advisory Board Member
Stacy Bash-Polley

Stacy Bash-Polley is a Senior Advisor focusing on Tactical Opportunities (BTO) and Blackstone Growth (BXG) portfolio investments as of April 2022. Stacy is an independent director at BlueOwl (OWL), a large Alternative Investment company, where she serves on the Audit Committee.

She is a former partner of Goldman Sachs, where she gained over 25 years of experience in finance and commercial leadership from August 1994 to March 2019. Stacy served as a member of Goldman Sachs’ Partnership Committee from 2008 to 2016 and was a founding member of Goldman Sachs’ Client and Business Standards Committee (CBSC) formed in response to the 2008 financial crisis and served as the Co-Chair of the Securities Division of CBSC from 2008 to 2015. She also served as the Global Head of Client Relationship Management & Strategy from September 2014 to December 2018 and as a member of the Americas Diversity Committee from 2012 to 2015. Previously, Stacy worked as a Consultant in the Information Technology Practice of EY from August 1989 to July 1992.

Stacy has been a board member New York City Center since September 2012 where she co-chairs the Marketing and Digital Communications Committee.

Stacy earned a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Executive Vice President / Managing Director IMG Tennis
Gavin Forbes

Gavin is currently the Executive Vice President and Worldwide Managing Director of IMG’s Tennis Division. Originally from South Africa, Gavin obtained a BA in Business from the University of Texas where he was granted a tennis scholarship.  He joined IMG in 1986 and has been involved in all areas of the company and the tennis business, including sponsorships, commercial opportunities, and buying/selling/organizing/managing various sporting events.  In addition to being a senior executive, on the agent side, his personal clients have included.

Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Mary Joe Fernandez, Mary Pierce, Maria Sharapova and Iva Majoli. Gavin has been instrumental in helping to create the television pool for some of the world’s top-tier global sporting events, including the ATP Master Series. In November 2008, Gavin was appointed to the Board of Directors of the ATP Tour and was re-elected in 2020 for another 3-year term.

Gavin resides in Gates Mills, Ohio with his wife Venetia of 30 years and two sons, James and Charles.

Advisory Board Member
Curtis Martin

Curtis Martin began his NFL career with the New England Patriots, earning the honor of Rookie of the Year in 1995. He then joined the New York Jets in 1998 where he played for 8 years and was a 5-time pro bowler. He finished his career as the 4th leading rusher of all time and in 2012 was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Driven to give his best while helping others, he founded the Curtis Martin Job Foundation. A non-profit organization that continuously provides financial support to single mothers, children charities, individuals with disabilities, low-income housing providers and financial support to Surgicorps International. In addition, Curtis is the foundation’s sole financial supporter and is committed to funding the foundation’s endeavors.

In May 2019, Curtis received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, accredited for his work and support of the ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to develop a resolution to pain management for professional athletes.
In addition to his passion for helping others through his foundation, Curtis is also influencing the business world as Founder and CEO of his company Luduss Holdings, committed to entrepreneurship and investments. He is currently on the board of directors for Centr, LLC.

Utilizing football as his vehicle to impact others, Curtis is an accomplished businessman, role model, philanthropist and living proof that, “Life is what you make it!”

Advisory Board Member
Charley Moore

Charley is President of The Moore Group based primarily in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Wise River, Montana.  He was previously employed by International Management Group where he represented PGA TOUR players including two World’s #1’s and a wide variety of corporate consulting clients.  He also oversaw the launch of IMG’s golf digital efforts.

Charley joined Falconhead Capital as an Advisory Board member and an Operating Partner, having served on a variety of deal pursuit, diligence and operational roles including Chairman of NYDJ, which resulted in a significant return for the fund. Additionally, he served on the boards of GPSI, Inc, Escort Radar Holdings, Inc and The Golf Warehouse, Inc.

The Moore Group currently focuses on advising senior executives of the PGA TOUR and the LPGA TOUR in a variety of strategic areas including growth strategies, media, M&A, and real estate. Charley has had a successful history investing in the outdoor and recreational industries as well as oversight operational roles in a number of private equity-backed portfolio companies. He also advises sports technology start-ups across the sports landscape.

Charley is a 1985 University of Notre Dame BBA and 1989 Wharton School of Business MBA graduate. His philanthropic efforts revolve around Golf Fights Cancer, The North Florida Land Trust, and Feeding America am.

Advisory Board Member
John Robertshaw

John is the Chairman of Aviditi Advisors. He co-founded the firm in 2019. He participates in the business and client matters of Aviditi.

John has more than 30 years of financial experience as a senior management member and business builder of the leading private placement / advisory groups at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse Securities. He has originated, executed or has been part of more than 300 capital raises, aggregating in excess of $450 billion, co-heading Credit Suisse’s Private Funds Group from 2004 to 2013.

He is also the Co-Founder, former Chairman and one of the leading investors of iCapital Network, a global, market-leading financial technology platform that simplifies access to alternative investments for High Net Worth, Broker-Dealers and Wealth Platforms with more than $81 billion of private equity, hedge fund and other alternative assets on its platform. The Company was a Forbes FinTech 50 winner in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and 2021.

John has previously served as an Advisory Board member of Falconhead Capital, a Board Director of Airhead Sports Group, among numerous other board memberships.

John received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.

Advisory Board Member
Chris Weil

Co-CEO & Founder
Horizon Sports & Experiences

Chris Weil is Co-CEO and Founder of Horizon Sports & Experiences (HS&E). Launched in November 2022, HS&E’s core focus is on IP creation and monetization, strategic advisory and consulting, media rights, sponsorship marketing, and experiential strategy and activation.

Previously Chris spent 20+ years as Chairman & CEO of Momentum Worldwide where he oversaw the company’s growth from two offices to 30 around the globe and led the company to be one of the largest and most-awarded sports and brand experience agency in the world.

In 2007, Weil coined the term “Phygital” as a way to describe the intersection between physical and digital ecosystems where all brand experiences lie.

Accolades include Weil being named one of the top 100 People Who Make Advertising Great by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), and under Weil’s leadership at Momentum, the agency was concurrently named Best Sports Marketing Agency, Best Experiential Agency, Best Place to Work, and Agency of the Year 41 times around the globe.

Weil was the first non-traditional advertising executive—and the youngest ever elected—to serve as chairman of the 4A’s. During his two-year term, Weil was instrumental in launching the organization’s High School Initiative and was later named chairman of the High School Initiative Board. In this role he worked closely with the first two New York public schools to offer comprehensive vocational training for advertising and media careers, and allowed diverse new talent the opportunity to join the advertising and marketing worlds.

Outside of HS&E, Weil serves as a Board Member for both HighPost Capital and consumer product company, Magic Spoon.

Weil lives with his wife and two daughters in New York.


HighPost Capital was created out of friendship and mutual respect.

We’re building a culture that reflects those values with a clear premium on teamwork, integrity and a strong desire to succeed on behalf of our investors and our portfolio companies.

Alignment of interests is paramount in building a uniquely qualified team