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. David is currently a Board Director for Centr, LLC. Previously, he was Chairman of the Falconhead Charitable Foundation and was on the boards of 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, Amazon.com, 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
Kevin Mailender

Member, HighPost Investment Committee

Kevin is a Senior Managing Director of HighPost Capital, responsible for leading the investment team. He is a member of the firm’s 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 ExlService.com 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.

 

Vice President
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.

Senior Managing Director, HIPstr I
Steven Himmel

Member, HIPstr 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 I
Sol Goldwyn

Member, HIPstr 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.

CFO/CCO
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).

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.

Director, Investor Relations
Nick Shevloff

Nick joined HighPost Capital in 2020 as Director of Investor Relations. Prior to joining HighPost, he worked in business development with a number of leading investment strategies, including in direct investments. Nick has over 20 years of experience in global capital markets, including leadership roles in building and running institutional equity sales teams at Numis, Société Générale, JP Morgan and Bear Stearns. Before moving to the United States, Nick qualified in the United Kingdom as a Barrister-at-law from The Inns of Court School of Law in London.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Business and Law from London University.

Associate
Paul Tupper

Paul joined HighPost Capital in September 2021 as an Associate. He primarily focuses on investment due diligence, financial modeling, deal sourcing, and consumer sector thematic research. Prior to joining HighPost, Paul worked at Centerview Partners as an investment banking associate focused on advising clients on M&A and restructuring transactions across a broad range of sectors with an emphasis on consumer, media and industrials.

Paul earned a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Princeton University, where he was also a member of the varsity baseball team.

Associate
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.

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.

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. 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 is currently a board advisor for fintech startup Bumped, where she has served since January 2021. She has also served on the board of New York City Center since September 2012. She has served on the board of directors of the Company since May 2021 and is a member of the Company’s audit 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.

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

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.

Chris resides in New York with his wife and two daughters.

Advisory Board Member
Mike Noell

Mike Noell is a successful private investor with significant experience in the consumer industry. He is a former Navy Seal having served on Seal Team 8 and Seal Team 6. In 1993, he founded BLACKHAWK, a leading U.S. manufacturer of tactical, outdoor and law enforcement equipment. He served as CEO for 17 years before successfully exiting in 2010 selling the company to Vista Outdoor. Following the success of BLACKHAWK, in 2015 Mike founded Sentry Products Group, specializing in high-end tactical products.  He served as CEO of Sentry from 2015 – 2021. During this time in 2018, Mike partnered with Falconhead Capital as a major investor and interim CEO of Airhead Sports Group, the number one brand of watersports equipment and winter leisure activity products based in Denver, CO. The company was successfully sold in 2021.

Mike was a board director of the Navy SEAL Foundation from 2003 – 2010.

He is a commercial pilot, a world-ranked competitive sailor, a nationally ranked competitive swimmer, an avid outdoorsman and resides with his family in Miami, FL.

TEAM
TEAM

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