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  • Geoffrey S. Rehnert

    Co-Chief Executive Officer
    Co-Chief Executive Officer

    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
    Co-Chief Executive Officer

    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 General Partner and 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.

  • Kevin P. Magid

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Kevin P. Magid

    Kevin Magid joined Audax Group in 2000 and has overseen Audax Senior Debt since its inception. Previously, Kevin spent over 13 years as a leveraged finance professional. From 1995 to 2000 he served as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance/Merchant Banking Group of CIBC World Markets Corp. While at CIBC, Kevin specialized in raising bank debt, high yield debt and mezzanine financing for companies and private equity sponsors in a wide range of industries. He also sourced equity investment opportunities for CIBC’s merchant banking operations. From 1985 to 1987 and 1989 to 1995, Kevin also worked at Wasserstein Perella & Co., Kidder Peabody & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert principally in a leveraged finance role.

    Kevin received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.

  • Michael P. McGonigle

    Managing Director
    Managing Director

    Michael P. McGonigle

    Michael McGonigle joined Audax Group in 2007 and has led Audax Senior Debt since its inception. Previously, Michael was a Managing Director for GE’s Corporate Lending business. He joined GE in 1982 in the International Trading Operations Group and in 1986 he joined GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group. While at GE, Michael held various positions in its leveraged finance businesses, including new business origination, risk management and workouts. He was a founding member of business units which invested in par, distressed and second lien loans, building the sourcing and underwriting teams.

    Michael received an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Finance and Quantitative Methods from Fordham University.

  • Robert M. Kadlick

    Principal
    Principal

    Robert M. Kadlick

    Robert Kadlick joined Audax Group in 2007.  Previously, Robert was a Senior Vice President in GE’s Commercial Finance, Bank Loan Group.  He worked in new business underwriting and risk management, with responsibility for a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans. Prior to joining GE, Robert worked in accounting and finance at Vestron, Inc., the Penn Central Corporation, and KPMG International.

    Robert received an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University and a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College.  He is a C.P.A.

  • Anand R. Rao

    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President

    Anand R. Rao

    (212) 703-2724 | arao@audaxgroup.com | Download vCard

    Anand Rao joined Audax Group in 2008.  Previously, Anand was a Vice President in GE’s Commercial Finance, Bank Loan Group. He worked in new business underwriting and risk management, with responsibility for a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans. Prior to joining GE, Anand worked for Vanderbilt Capital Advisors and Reuters, where he performed research, analysis, and valuation of fixed income and structured products.

    Anand received an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Hartford.  He received a Master’s degree in Economics and Sociology and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Bombay, India.

  • Dinko A. Angelov

    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President

    Dinko A. Angelov

    Dinko Angelov joined Audax Group in 2008. Previously, Dinko was an Assistant Vice President with FirstLight Financial, a middle market commercial finance company. At FirstLight, he focused on new business underwriting and managed a portfolio of senior secured loans. Prior to joining FirstLight, Dinko worked as an associate with the Seabury Group.

    Dinko is a CFA charter holder and received a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Bridgeport.

  • Thomas F. Noto, Jr.

    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President

    Thomas F. Noto, Jr.

    Thomas Noto joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Thomas was a Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank, focusing on new business development. Prior to joining People’s, he was a Managing Director with GE Capital, for the NY Intermediary Team, originating and structuring middle market leveraged loans. Thomas spent 25 years at GE Capital in roles of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, risk, quality and new business development.

     

    Thomas is a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program and received a B.S. in Finance and Management from Northeastern University.
  • Noiel Brill

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Noiel Brill

    Noiel Brill joined Audax Group in 2015. Previously, Noiel was a Vice President in GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group. He was responsible for new underwriting and risk management, with a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans.

    Noiel received a B.S. in Business Management from Sacred Heart University.

  • Robert H. Burns

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Robert H. Burns

    Robert Burns joined Audax Group in 2015. Previously, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in the Financing Group based in London. While there, he structured and executed interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives, and provided financing solutions for Corporates and Sponsors. Prior to 2012, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for three years.

    Robert received a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.

  • Sean K. O’Keefe

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Sean K. O’Keefe

    Sean O’Keefe joined Audax Group in 2012. Previously, Sean was an Associate with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) on the Insurance Asset Management Team. At GSAM, he spent two years providing investment solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of each insurance client.  Product coverage included fixed income, private equity, and hedge funds.  Before GSAM, Sean spent six years in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain.

    Sean received a B.S. in Management from the United States Military Academy.

  • Pieter H. Smit

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Pieter H. Smit

    Pieter Smit joined Audax Group in 2013. Previously, Pieter was a Vice President at GE Capital in the Bank Loan and Corporate Lending businesses. During his 17-year tenure at GE Capital, he worked in new business underwriting and risk management, with responsibility for a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans.

    Pieter received an M.B.A. in Finance from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Stony Brook University.

  • Ante J. Sucic

    Vice President
    Vice President

    Ante J. Sucic

    Ante Sucic joined Audax Group in 2013. Previously, Ante was a Vice President in GE’s Commercial Finance, Bank Loan Group. He was responsible for new underwriting and risk management, with a portfolio of par and distressed leveraged loans. Prior to joining GE in 2001, Ante worked for Bechtel International as an engineer.

    Ante received an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.

  • Nate Green

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Nate Green

    Nate Green joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Nate worked in Webster Bank’s Sponsor & Specialty Finance group where he was responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of senior debt investments in the middle market. Prior to joining Webster Bank, Nate worked in various roles within GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group.

    Nate received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Fordham University.

  • Brian P. Ma

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Brian P. Ma

    (212) 703-2722 | bma@audaxgroup.com | Download vCard

    Brian Ma joined Audax Group in 2016. Previously, Brian was an Associate at The Bank of Ireland on the Leveraged Acquisition Finance Team. Prior to joining The Bank of Ireland, he worked at GE Capital’s Bank Loan Group and was a graduate of GE Capital’s Financial Management Program.

    Brian received a B.S. in Finance from Michigan State University.

  • Mary Drucker

    Associate
    Associate

    Mary Drucker

    Mary Drucker joined Audax in 2017. Previously, Mary was as an Associate Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, where she performed fundamental credit analysis on corporate finance transactions in the chemicals industry. Prior to that, she monitored a portfolio of high yield issuers at Moody’s.

    Mary received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College.

  • Michael E. Rettagliata

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, PRIVATE DEBT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, PRIVATE DEBT

    Michael E. Rettagliata

    Michael Rettagliata joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Michael was a Vice President on the Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS) team at The Blackstone Group. Prior to joining The Blackstone Group, he worked as a Senior Accountant at Deloitte Consulting.

    Michael received a B.S. in Accounting from Quinnipiac University.

  • Aileen C. Keaney

    Senior Vice President, Finance
    Senior Vice President, Finance

    Aileen C. Keaney

    Aileen Keaney joined Audax Group in 2000. Previously, Aileen was a Finance Associate at Summit Partners. She also was a Senior Accountant at Liberty Energy Corporation.

    Aileen received an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a B.S. from Boston College.

  • Sid Chowdhury, CPA

    Vice President, Finance, Private Debt
    Vice President, Finance, Private Debt

    Sid Chowdhury, CPA

    Sid Chowdhury joined Audax Group in 2014. Previously, Sid was a Manager in the Asset Management Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, he worked at Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners and the Audit Office of NSW in Sydney, Australia.

    Sid received a M. Com. in Accountancy and a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Wollongong in Australia and a B. Com. (Honors) in Accountancy from St. Xavier’s College in Calcutta, India. He is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as in Australia.

  • Stephen M. Hawkins

    Finance Manager, Private Debt
    Finance Manager, Private Debt

    Stephen M. Hawkins

    Stephen Hawkins joined Audax Group in 2014. Previously, Stephen was a Senior Associate in the Asset Management Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Stephen received an M.B.A. and M.S. in Accounting from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Jonathan Kaloyanides

    Finance Manager, Private Debt
    Finance Manager, Private Debt

    Jonathan Kaloyanides

    Jon Kaloyanides joined Audax Group in 2015. Previously, Jon was a Senior Accountant with the Gladstone Companies. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, he worked in the Asset Management Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Jon received a M.S. in Accountancy from Northeastern University and a B.S. (Honors) in Accountancy from Stonehill College. He is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Jonathan Barry

    Senior Associate, Finance, Private Debt
    Senior Associate, Finance, Private Debt

    Jonathan Barry

    Jonathan Barry joined Audax Group in 2016. Previously, Jonathan was a Vice President in CLO Analytics and Operations for NewStar Capital (f/k/a Feingold O’Keeffe Capital). Prior to joining FOC, he worked as a CLO Reporting Analyst at US Bank.

    Jonathan received a B.S. in Business Administration, with a dual concentration in Finance and Business Management, from Northeastern University.

  • Alex Bodkin

    Associate, Finance
    Associate, Finance

    Alex Bodkin

    Alex Bodkin joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Alex was an Assistant Vice President in Hedge Fund Services at J.P. Morgan.

    Alex received a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

     

     

     

  • Robert Raymond

    Associate, Finance
    Associate, Finance

    Robert Raymond

    Robert Raymond joined Audax Group in 2014.  Prior to joining the Senior Debt team in 2017, Robert was a Finance Associate on the Mezzanine team.

    Robert received a B.S. in Accounting from Westfield State University.

  • Noor Nijjer

    Financial Analyst, Finance
    Financial Analyst, Finance

    Noor Nijjer

    Noor Nijjer joined Audax Group in 2016. Previously, Noor was a Senior Consultant in the International Tax Transfer Pricing practice at Deloitte. Prior to joining Deloitte, she worked at Ernst & Young with their Financial Services Transfer Pricing team in New York.

    Noor received a M.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign and a B.A. in Business Management and Economics from the University of California – Santa Cruz.

  • Sarah Garber

    Operations Manager, Finance
    Operations Manager, Finance

    Sarah Garber

    Sarah Garber joined Audax Group in 2016. Previously, Sarah was a Finance Manager in the Middle Market division at Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital, she worked in the Global Operations division at Investors Bank & Trust.

    Sarah received a M.S. in Finance from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University and a B.B.A. in Finance from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Chris Walsh

    Senior Operations Analyst, Finance
    Senior Operations Analyst, Finance

    Chris Walsh

    Chris Walsh joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Chris was an Officer in Senior Loan Services at State Street Corporation.

    Chris received a B.S. in Business Management from Fairfield University.

  • Allison Samluk

    Operations Analyst, Finance
    Operations Analyst, Finance

    Allison Samluk

    Allison Samluk joined Audax Group in 2016. Previously, Allison was an Account Manager in the Bank Loan division at State Street. Prior to joining State Street, she worked at Banco Popular in Chicago.

    Allison received a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Boston College.