Team

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

  • 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.

  • 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
    Managing Director

    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.