Team

We are a team of professionals with outstanding investment track records and years of private equity, strategy consulting, investment banking and operating experience.

  • Geoffrey S. Rehnert

    Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
    Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

    Geoffrey S. Rehnert

    Geoffrey S. Rehnert is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Audax Group.  Along with his business partner, Marc Wolpow, Mr. Rehnert manages the firm, chairs the firm’s investment committee, and has overseen all phases of Audax Group’s development since its founding in 1999.

    Prior to co-founding Audax Group, Mr. Rehnert helped to start Bain Capital, where he was a General Partner and then a Managing Director.  While at Bain Capital, Mr. Rehnert helped to initiate Bain Capital’s leveraged acquisition efforts, served on the boards of over 25 portfolio companies, and established the firm’s middle market-focused deal generation and relationship development efforts.  Prior to working at Bain Capital, Mr.  Rehnert worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and as a commercial banker at The Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (now J.P. Morgan and Company).

    Mr. Rehnert received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and he received an A.B. with Honors in Economics from Duke University.

    Mr. Rehnert serves on the Board of Duke University Management Company (DUMAC), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and the Dean’s Strategic Council at Stanford Law School.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Joslin Diabetes Center and of the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

  • Marc B. Wolpow

    Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
    Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

    Marc B. Wolpow

    Marc B. Wolpow is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Audax Group. Along with his business partner, Geoff Rehnert, Mr. Wolpow manages the firm, chairs the firm’s investment committee, and has overseen all phases of Audax Group’s development since its founding in 1999.

    Prior to co-founding Audax Group, Mr. Wolpow was a Managing Director of Bain Capital, where he focused on middle market private equity opportunities, took shared responsibility for Bain Capital’s mezzanine fund, and co-founded the firm’s structured debt business, Bain Capital Credit.  Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1990, Mr. Wolpow worked as a leveraged finance professional at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.  Mr. Wolpow received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Wolpow serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is Co-Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, and of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.  He previously served as a trustee of The Park School and of Belmont Hill School and as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Wharton School.

  • Adam A. Abramson

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Adam A. Abramson

    Adam is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Adam was with the private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, where he focused on evaluating and executing leveraged buyouts across a number of industries and assisted portfolio companies with strategic initiatives and add-on acquisitions. He also previously worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. within its real estate principal investment group.

    Adam received an A.B. from Harvard College.

  • Donald G. Bramley

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Donald G. Bramley

    Don is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Don was a Partner with The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm. At Parthenon, he advised senior executives at major companies on a broad spectrum of business issues, including corporate and business unit strategy, profit improvement, merger integration, and acquisition due diligence.

    Formerly, Don was a Managing Director with Meredith, Martin & Kaye, a $1.5 billion investment management company. In addition, he served in FMC Corporation’s corporate development department and in Salomon Brothers corporate finance department.

    Don received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Middlebury College.

  • Mark D. Cordes

    Managing Director Capital Markets
    Managing Director Capital Markets

    Mark D. Cordes

    Mark is a Managing Director, Financing for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he was one of the founding Managing Directors of NewStar Financial, Inc. and focused on providing customized financing solutions to middle market companies. Prior to NewStar, Mark spent seven years in FleetBoston’s Financial Sponsor Group in Boston and five years in Bank of America’s Corporate Banking Group in Chicago.

    Mark received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Babson College.

  • Jason S. Ellis

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Jason S. Ellis

    Jason is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at the Cobble Hill Group.

    Jason received a B.S. from Duke University.

  • Oliver C. Ewald

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Oliver C. Ewald

    Oliver is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Oliver worked as a Case Team Leader in Bain & Company’s LBO Group, where he advised private equity clients on strategic due diligence issues. He also worked as a Manager in the Corporate Audit Staff at General Electric.

    Oliver received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University.

  • Franklin H. Foster

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Franklin H. Foster

    Franklin is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Franklin worked at Coast Crane Company as Vice President of Corporate Development and at NEBC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, as well as at Salomon Smith Barney in investment banking.

    Franklin received a B.A. from Middlebury College.

  • Asheesh B. Gupta

    Managing Director Portfolio Support
    Managing Director Portfolio Support

    Asheesh B. Gupta

    Asheesh is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Asheesh worked as the Director of Performance Improvement and Supply Chain Management at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation and Accenture.

    Asheesh received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Jay C. Jester

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Jay C. Jester

    Jay is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Jay was a General Partner with Florida Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm. At FCP he focused on developing new platform investments and assisting portfolio companies with add-on acquisitions. He also worked at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Company where he focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions.

    Jay received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Young J. Lee

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Young J. Lee

    Young is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Young was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., where he worked with its Merchant Banking and Leveraged Finance Groups. He also worked at J.P. Morgan and Company, Inc. in its Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

    Young received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Harvard College.

  • Timothy S. Mack

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Timothy S. Mack

    Tim is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity.  Previously, he worked at Bain & Company.

    Tim received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Cornell University.

  • Pamela F. Martin

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Pamela F. Martin

    Pam is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, she worked at The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm.

    Pam received an M.B.A. from Stanford University and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

  • John J. Mitchell

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    John J. Mitchell

    Jay is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in its Healthcare Investment Banking Group.

    Jay received an A.B. from Princeton University.

  • Keith R. Palumbo

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Keith R. Palumbo

    Keith is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Keith was with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the private equity group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he focused on executing control leverage buyout transactions and portfolio company management. Prior to joining DLJ, he worked at Chemical Banking Corporation.

    Keith received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from Lehigh University.

  • Joseph P. Rogers, Jr.

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Joseph P. Rogers, Jr.

    Joe is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm.

    Joe received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Williams College.

  • David J. Wong

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    David J. Wong

    David is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity.  Previously, he worked at The Monitor Group.

    David received a B.S. from Georgetown University.

  • Joshua M. Aronson

    Senior Vice President Deputy General Counsel
    Senior Vice President Deputy General Counsel

    Joshua M. Aronson

    Josh is a Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Previously, he was an Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP.

    Josh received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Bowdoin College.

  • Tamarah Belczyk

    Senior Vice President Deputy General Counsel
    Senior Vice President Deputy General Counsel

    Tamarah Belczyk

    Tamarah is a Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Previously, she was an Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP.

    Tamarah received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, an M.S. from Boston University College of Communication and a B.A. from Amherst College

  • Principal

    Iveshu R. Bhatia

    Iveshu is a Principal for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Lazard Frères.

    Iveshu received a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Engineering from Stanford University.

  • Principal

    Ryan W. Bruehlmann

    Ryan is a Principal for Audax Private Equity.

    Ryan received a B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Brian P. Doherty

    Senior Vice President Capital Markets
    Senior Vice President Capital Markets

    Brian P. Doherty

    Brian is a Senior Vice President, Financing for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Brian was a Credit Analyst for a Leverage Loan/High Yield manager at Callidus Capital Management. Prior to Callidus, he was an Associate, Corporate Banking with JPMorgan Chase & Company.

    Brian received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Michael C. Fondo

    Executive Vice President Tax & Tax Counsel
    Executive Vice President Tax & Tax Counsel

    Michael C. Fondo

    Mike is a Executive Vice President of Tax and Tax Counsel at Audax Group in Boston. Previously, he was Director of Taxation at Fidelity Investments. Prior to Fidelity, he was Of Counsel at Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP. Michael is a former Attorney-Advisor on the U.S. Tax Court in Washington DC where he clerked for the Honorable Laurence J. Whalen and former Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law.

    Mike received his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from Boston University and his L.L.M. in Taxation from Chicago-Kent School of Law.

  • Principal

    David A. Goldenheim

    David is a Principal for Audax Private Equity.  Previously, he worked at L.E.K. Consulting.

    David received an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and an A.B. from Harvard College.

  • William G. Gonzalez

    Senior Vice President Business Development
    Senior Vice President Business Development

    William G. Gonzalez

    Billy is a Senior Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Billy was with the private equity firm Sterling Partners, where he focused on evaluating and executing leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments in the Healthcare Industry. Prior to that, he worked in Private Equity at New MainStream Capital and Goldman Sachs & Co.

    Billy received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. from Duke University.

  • Steven H. Maxwell

    Senior Vice President | Portfolio Human Capital
    Senior Vice President | Portfolio Human Capital

    Steven H. Maxwell

    Steve is a Senior Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, Steve worked in the executive search industry and was the Talent Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners. Prior to that, he was an operating executive at several technology companies.

    Steve received a B.A. from Denison University.

  • Principal

    Timothy J. Porter

    Tim is a Principal for Audax Private Equity.  Previously, he worked at L.E.K. Consulting.

    Tim received a B.A. from Duke University.

  • Christopher Satti

    Senior Vice President Business Development
    Senior Vice President Business Development

    Christopher Satti

    Chris is a Senior Vice President, Business Development. Previously, he worked as an advisor to the Mayor at the City of Boston. He also worked as a strategy consultant at The Monitor Group.

    Chris received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    Senior Vice President | Portfolio Office of the CFO
    Senior Vice President | Portfolio Office of the CFO

    Mauricio Sanchez

    Mauricio is a Senior Vice President for Audax Private Equity focused on supporting portfolio company CFOs.  Previously, Mauricio held senior advisory roles for companies undergoing transformational change.  Prior to that, he worked in investment banking.

     

    Mauricio received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

  • Principal

    Harold (Beau) Thomas, Jr.

    Beau is a Principal for Audax Private Equity.

    Beau received an A.B. from Princeton University.

  • Kevin M. Cox

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Kevin M. Cox

    Kevin is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity.

    Kevin received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

  • Joe DeJean

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Joe DeJean

    Joe is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Water Street Healthcare Partners where he focused on investing in middle market healthcare businesses.  Prior to that, Joe worked at Goldman Sachs & Co.

    Joe received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. from Indiana University.

  • Matthew Dewey

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Matthew Dewey

    Matt is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse.

    Matt received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.

  • Matthew G. Gosselin

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Matthew G. Gosselin

    Matt is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity.

    Matt received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from Babson College.

  • Sandra J. Mason

    Vice President Capital Markets
    Vice President Capital Markets

    Sandra J. Mason

    Sandra is a Vice President, Financing for Audax Private Equity. Previously, she was a Vice President at Energy Capital Partners where she focused on providing flexible capital solutions to middle market energy companies. Prior to Energy Capital Partners, Sandra was a Director at Barings.

    Sandra received a B.B.A from the University of Michigan and is a CFA charterholder.

  • John E. Gray

    Vice President
    Vice President

    John E. Gray

    John is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity.

    John received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.

  • Bennett P. Myer

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Bennett P. Myer

    Ben is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at The Jordan Company and Credit Suisse.

    Ben received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

  • Jay W. Petricone

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Jay W. Petricone

    Jay is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity.

    Jay received a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College.

  • Frank Puccio

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Frank Puccio

    Frank is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Quad-C Management.

    Frank received a B.S. in Corporate Finance & Accounting from Bentley University.

  • Nathan L. Shippee

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Nathan L. Shippee

    Nate is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity.

    Nate received an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Williams College.

  • Gregory S. Smith

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Gregory S. Smith

    Greg is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Macquarie Capital Advisors.

    Greg received a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.

  • Mike Stewart

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Mike Stewart

    Mike is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Oak Hill Capital Partners and Lazard Frères & Co. LLC.

    Mike received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University.

  • Dylan Trumble

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Dylan Trumble

    Dylan is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity. Previously, he worked at Macquarie Capital Advisors.

    Dylan received a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.

  • David C. Winterle

    Vice President Portfolio Support
    Vice President Portfolio Support

    David C. Winterle

    David is a Vice President for Audax Private Equity.  Previously, David worked as the Director of Business Development at American Well.  Prior to that, he was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company and an Associate at JP Morgan Asset Management.

    David received an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.