Amanda R. Del Biaggio is a an Senior Executive Assistant responsible for providing comprehensive logistical and administrative support to both the Investment and Investor Relations Team. Prior to joining Arctos, Ms. Del Biaggio was an Executive Assistant at EnCap Investments for nine years where she provided direct support to Partners, Directors and other senior management. Prior to EnCap, Ms. Del Biaggio was an Executive Assistant to the Investor Relations Team at HM Capital Partners.
Jordan L. Solomon is a Partner of Arctos Partners. Mr. Solomon is on the Investment Committee, and directs the Firm’s strategy, sourcing, executing, and managing investments for the Firm.
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Mr. Solomon served as Executive Vice President of MSG Sports at the Madison Square Garden Company, where he was responsible for MSG’s $700 million annual sports business operations, including the New York Knicks (NBA) and New York Rangers (NHL). Mr. Solomon led commercial strategy for the teams, including sponsorships, ticketing, marketing, merchandizing, venue operations and analytics. He also interfaced with league executives of the NBA, NHL, and NBA G-League. Mr. Solomon was responsible for evaluating acquisitions for MSG Sports, leading MSG’s 2017 acquisition of Counter Logic Gaming. Under Mr. Solomon’s leadership, MSG Sports grew revenue and operating profits, grew direct to consumer ticket sales, and enhanced the fan experience through stadium renovations.
Mr. Solomon joined MSG from the NBA, where he was Vice President of Team Marketing and Business Operations, the internal consulting group of the NBA. In this role, he advised team owners and executives on strategies and tactics to increase team revenues and profitability. Mr. Solomon also led TMBO’s strategy and analytics group, which provided analytical insights on ticket pricing, retention modeling, and customer segmentation to all NBA teams.
Prior to the NBA, Mr. Solomon was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company in the Asset & Wealth Management and Sales & Marketing Practices. At McKinsey, Mr. Solomon advised senior executives on strategy, sales and marketing, and operations, and conducted due diligence for private equity firms. He served clients in the sports, media and entertainment, gaming and financial services industries. Mr. Solomon started his career with SVB Capital, where he was a Director of the Venture Capital Group and worked to launch SVB’s first fund of funds and venture capital fund.
Mr. Solomon graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BA in Economics and International Relations. He received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2018, Mr. Solomon was named a Forty Under 40 honoree by the Sports Business Journal.
Meaghan J. Murphy is the Director of Operations at Arctos Partners. Ms. Murphy is responsible for helping improve organizational processes to ensure work quality, productivity and efficiency is in line with firm goals and objectives. Ms. Murphy is also responsible for working with firm leadership to develop and implement firm policies and procedures and build the firm’s human resources function.
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Ms. Murphy served as the Office Manager at RedBird Capital Partners, a New York and Dallas based private equity firm. Ms. Murphy began working for RedBird in 2015 and was key in opening the Dallas office and the administration, development and implementation of firm policies and procedures. Additionally, while at RedBird, Ms. Murphy assisted in the accounting function of the Firm and managed, developed and executed both internal and external company events.
Prior to joining RedBird, Ms. Murphy served as the Dallas Office Manager at Park Hill Group, a global asset advisory and fundraising firm. While with Park Hill Group, she was tasked with the administrative oversight of the policies, practices and programs within the Dallas office.
Ms. Murphy holds a B.A. in both Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Larissa E. Wall is the Director of Finance at Arctos Sports Partners. Ms. Wall is responsible for the accounting, related reporting, and other financial aspects involving the firm, related funds, and affiliates.
Prior to joining Arctos, Ms. Wall spent over five years at Fortress Investment Group (Fortress), a premier, highly diversified global investment manager as Vice President. While at Fortress, Ms. Wall led an accounting team focused on the finance and reporting functions for multiple private equity style credit funds, which included opportunistic investments in commercial real estate and real estate-related assets, as well as undervalued assets with long dated cash flows. Outside of her primary finance responsibilities, Ms. Wall conceptualized and helped direct multiple annual Dallas office community outreach projects. These projects included providing 175 meals to children during the summer when they may not otherwise receive one and volunteering at a Dallas food pantry with a mission of getting nutritious food into the hands of our low-income neighbors through its distribution network and in-house pantry.
Prior to joining Fortress, Ms. Wall was a Senior Associate at Texas Pacific Group (TPG), a leading global private investment firm, where she spent over four years. She was responsible for revenue accounting for all business units, prepared revenue budgets and reforecasts, and was instrumental in continuous process improvement initiatives throughout her tenure at TPG. Ms. Wall also co-founded TPG Professional Women’s Network, which focused on promoting professional development through events aimed at connecting people and sharing knowledge.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Wall worked for Ernst & Young in New York, serving clients in the financial services industry, with a primary focus on private equity and hedge funds.
Ms. Wall graduated from Texas A&M University with distinction, where she received a BBA in Accounting and a MS in Finance, and she is a Certified Public Accountant.
Daniel G. Lewis is a Vice President at Arctos Partners. Mr. Lewis is responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution.
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Mr. Lewis was an Associate at MSD Partners in New York, where he served on the Private Capital Group as a generalist focused on Control Buyout and Structured Preferred Equity investments. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Lewis was an Analyst at PJT Partners where he focused on advising companies in the Technology and Business Services sectors.
Mr. Lewis graduated with distinction from The University of Virginia, where he received a BA in Statistics with a concentration in Econometrics.
David J. O’Connor is a Managing Partner at Arctos Partners. In addition to his investment responsibilities for Arctos Sports Partners, Mr. O’Connor directs the Firm’s business strategy, firm governance and investor relations.
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Mr. O’Connor was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG), whose assets include Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), Radio City Music Hall, the Forum, Counter Logic Gaming and a number of other entertainment properties.
During his time at MSG, Mr. O’Connor oversaw all aspects of MSG’s sports business operations including media, sponsorship, ticketing, suites, hospitality, merchandizing, and venue operations, as well as representing and interfacing with NBA, NHL, and WNBA commissioners and league officials. Mr. O’Connor led the successful spin-off of MSG into a pure-play live experience company from its predecessor company, MSG Networks. He restructured numerous individual departments, most notably ticketing and sponsorship, and secured new properties for venue expansion in Las Vegas and London.
Prior to joining MSG, Mr. O’Connor spent more than 30 years at Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”), where he served as Managing Partner of the world-wide entertainment and sports agency. He began his career in the mailroom at CAA and was soon promoted to agent, representing entertainment icons such as Sean Connery, Robert Redford, Eddie Murphy, Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Jerry Bruckheimer and Lorne Michaels. In 1995, Mr. O’Connor took over day-to-day management and ownership of the agency along with his partners. During his leadership tenure, Mr. O’Connor led the growth, expansion and diversification of the agency with the creation of CAA Sports, quickly establishing the division as the leading sports agency in the world. Mr. O’Connor worked with all major domestic and international sports leagues, federations, and major clubs, as well as sports icons. Mr. O’Connor also led CAA’s partnership with Texas Pacific Group Capital (TPG), and led the creation of Evolution Media Capital (investment banking and advisory) and the Evolution Fund (principal investing) in collaboration with TPG.
Mr. O’Connor is a founding advisor, investor and board member of the Premiere Lacrosse League, a professional outdoor lacrosse league launched in June 2019.
Mr. O’Connor graduated with a BA from Dartmouth College where he was a four-year letterman in lacrosse.
Forrest Richmond is a Vice President at Arctos Partners. Mr. Richmond is responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution.
Prior to joining Arctos Partners, Mr. Richmond was a Senior Associate at HarbourVest Partners, a global private equity firm, in their Boston office. Mr. Richmond joined the firm as an Associate and was responsible for the evaluation, structuring, execution, and monitoring of private equity transactions. At HarbourVest, Mr. Richmond executed transactions representing over $1 billion of equity deployment and played an integral role in building out the firm’s Technology, Media, and Telecom investing framework. Mr. Richmond’s deal experience spans preferred equity, fund restructuring, and single-asset direct investments including several large, industry shaping transactions.
Prior to joining HarbourVest, Mr. Richmond was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Richmond spent time in the firm’s New York and Palo Alto offices where he provided strategic M&A advisory to clients and executed transactions representing over $5 billion in value.
Mr. Richmond graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Global Systems and Management.
Jacob M. Harrison is an Associate at Arctos Partners. Mr. Harrison is responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution.
Prior to joining Arctos Partners, Mr. Harrison was an Analyst within Goldman Sachs’ TMT Investment Banking group in San Francisco, where he advised on a broad range of transactions across M&A, equity, and debt. Mr. Harrison has also previously interned with United States Cyber Command / NSA, and CNO-IP at the Pentagon.
Mr. Harrison graduated with a B.S. in Cyber Operations from the United States Naval Academy, where he also played quarterback on the varsity football team.
Zachary W. Baran is a Director at Arctos Partners. Mr. Baran is responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution, as well as helping lead thematic and data-driven research initiatives across the Firm (Arctos Insights).
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Mr. Baran was an Associate at Warburg Pincus in New York, a global growth equity firm, where he was a direct report to the firm’s President, a former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and the firm’s Head of Research, in a role that required expertise across corporate finance, macro and quantitative finance. His responsibilities included helping to develop firm strategy, contributing to internal economic research, and assisting with business development and fundraising opportunities. While at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Baran formulated and executed internal projects that provided actionable advice on portfolio and fund cash flow management, internal capital allocation, select investment theses, and fundraising strategy. In addition, Mr. Baran participated in three fundraises totaling $22 billion in commitments, assisted coverage professionals and provided key marketing content.
Prior to working at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Baran was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he focused on fundraising and investor relations for multi-strategy and private equity advisory relationships within the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group. In addition, he assisted in quantitative research into private equity and alternative assets.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Baran worked for Landmark Partners, a leader in the global private equity, real estate and infrastructure secondary markets, in their Quantitative Research Group, reporting directly to the Head of Quantitative Research and private equity leadership team. As one of the early members of Landmark’s Quantitative Research Group, Mr. Baran was critical to the development of several data tools and services that the firm utilized to position itself as a “thought partner” for large limited partners and other institutional asset managers.
Mr. Baran graduated with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy.
Robyn Sacks Slutzky is a Partner of Arctos Partners. In addition to leading the Firm’s investor relations and capital raising activities, Mrs. Slutzky directs investment strategy and firm governance.
Prior to joining Arctos Partners, Mrs. Slutzky served as Co-Head of Private Equity Due Diligence for JPMorgan’s Private Bank where she led a team that sourced and oversaw more than $40 billion in client commitments. In this capacity, she worked with some of the largest private equity firms and served on numerous Advisory Boards. In addition to her leadership role, Mrs. Slutzky led the firm’s expansion into Secondaries, Distressed, and Cyber Security. She also served as a member of the Private Equity Advisory Committee setting strategy and portfolio construction for JPMorgan’s annual Vintage fund-of-funds program and other internally managed products.
Mrs. Slutzky founded and Co-Chaired the JPMorgan Solutions Women’s Network focused on building inclusive cultures where women can thrive. She oversaw the implementation of initiatives focused on recruiting, developing, and promoting female talent at JPMorgan. She also served on a separate Diversity & Inclusion (“D&I”) committee tasked with integrating D&I into the Private Bank’s underwriting process and product offering.
Prior to joining JPMorgan, Mrs. Slutzky was an Investment Vice President at Prudential Financial, where she was responsible for making private equity fund and co-investments on behalf of the general account. Her earlier career included fund investing and co-investing roles at Quilvest and AlpInvest as well as investment banking experience at DLJ/Credit Suisse.
Mrs. Slutzky graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, where she received a BA in Finance. She received her MBA from the Columbia Business School.
Ian H. Charles is a Managing Partner at Arctos Partners. In addition to his investment responsibilities, Mr. Charles directs investment strategy, firm governance and investor relations for Arctos Partners.
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Mr. Charles served as a member of the private equity and infrastructure investment committees and Partner at Landmark Partners, a leader in the global private equity, real estate and infrastructure secondary markets. At Landmark, Mr. Charles helped design and execute the firm’s private equity strategy; helped build the firm’s quantitative research group; sourced and structured large, innovative liquidity transactions across the firm’s investment verticals; developed and presented the firm’s views on the macro environment and alternative asset classes at a wide range of industry conferences; and helped create the firm’s innovative preferred equity investment strategy. During his time at Landmark Partners, Mr. Charles was part of a team that sourced and oversaw transactions representing more than $10 billion in transaction value.
Prior to joining Landmark Partners, Mr. Charles was a co-founder of Cogent Partners, the first secondary market sell-side advisor. Cogent Partners, which was acquired by Greenhill & Co., is widely recognized for transforming the private equity secondary market by providing institutional-grade advisory services to sellers and providing a consistent source of deal flow for existing, new and non-traditional secondary buyers. At Cogent, Mr. Charles was responsible for leading the day-to-day management of the firm, sourcing and leading large secondary advisory mandates and creating the firm’s investment strategy and portfolio research business. Prior to co-founding Cogent Partners, he was part of an investment team executing secondary, primary, direct and co-investments that is now part of the Neuberger Berman alternative investments platform.
Mr. Charles graduated with honors from Texas Christian University, where he received a BBA in Finance and a BBA in Accounting. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and is a CFA® charterholder.
Tanner N. Houston is a Vice President at Arctos Partners. Mr. Houston is responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution.
Prior to the formation of Arctos Partners, Mr. Houston was an Associate at Landmark Partners, a leader in the global private equity, real estate and infrastructure secondary markets, where he was engaged in financial modeling, underwriting and general assessment of prospective and active private equity transactions. Mr. Houston’s deal experience spanned across the firm’s entire private equity solutions suite, including traditional secondaries, fund restructurings, preferred equity and single-asset transactions.
Prior to joining Landmark, Mr. Houston was an Associate in Greenhill & Co.’s secondary advisory team, where he was responsible for all aspects of client engagements and transaction execution, including preparation of engagement materials, valuation analysis, due diligence, structuring and marketing. During his time at Greenhill & Co., Mr. Houston closed transactions representing over $5 billion of alternative asset exposure.
Mr. Houston graduated with honors from Texas Christian University, where he received a BBA in Finance and a minor in Accounting.