Our clients benefit from direct active involvement of one or more seasoned professionals, each with in excess of fifteen years experience. Collectively, CRP partners have successfully completed over 200 transactions and raised in excess of $2.0 billion in debt and equity financing.
Mr. Romero founded Capital Research Partners & Co. in 1989, and has over thirty years of corporate finance experience. He began his investment banking career in 1977, as a trainee with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, and founded Capital Research Partners & Co in 1989. Over the last twenty-six years, Mr. Romero has completed dozens of transactions at all levels of the capital structure including senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity-linked securities, as well as multiple merger and acquisition related transactions. Mr. Romero holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance from St. Michael’s College, was a founder of the Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for 15 years.
Phone : 203-557-4550
Mr. Kittredge affiliated with CRP in 2003 and has over 30 years experience in investment and commercial banking, and private equity/mezzanine debt investing. Prior to joining CRP, he had been with Andersen, Weinroth & Co., LP a private equity and merchant banking firm. Prior to that, he focused on private placement of debt and equity securities, and direct private equity investments at Loeb Partners, Chemical Bank, and Bankers Trust. At Signal Capital Corporation’s Merchant Banking Division, he managed a $300 million mezzanine debt, equity, and senior debt portfolio.
Don Kittredge holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
Phone : 203-557-4551
Mr. Fahrwald affiliated with CRP in 2018, where he provides strategic advice and execution support on M&A and capital market transactions within a variety of different industries. Prior to joining Capital Research Partners & Co. he was a member of the investment team at Volery Capital Partners, where he focused on industry research, financial modeling and supporting their pipeline development. He began his career in Zurich working on UBS’s equity & derivatives floor. Mr. Fahrwald graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, during which he received the opportunity to participate in an exchange program at Columbia University. Furthermore, Mr. Fahrwald passed the CFA level 2 exam.
Phone : 203-957-8757
Robert G. Donavan
Our good friend and trusted senior advisor Bob Donovan passed away on May 8th, 2018. He was 79. Mr. Donovan affiliated with CRP in 1995 and was previously a senior level executive at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Corporation, with a special focus on strategic business management and creative marketing. At Sandoz, he had P&L responsibility for the $250 million Senior Consumer Pharmaceuticals business, led the strategic planning initiatives and was responsible for Geographical Indications products sector marketing and new business development. As a leader in the industry, he was elected chairman and served as interim president of the Consumer Health Products Association, and was elected president of the Council on Family Health, the industry’s educational organization based in Washington, D.C. Born in Boston, he attended Boston Latin, the College of the Holy Cross, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Bob is survived by his wife Katje, his children John, Laura, Mark, and Matthew, and by eleven grandchildren. As a trusted and valued advisor to our firm, his thoughtful guidance, brilliant intellect, unparalleled decency, and friendship will be terribly missed.
Michael G. Chieco
Mr. Chieco affiliated with CRP in 2017. He is a financial and operational consultant with diversified industry and international experience. He started at Price Waterhouse as an auditor, and then transitioned to being President and CFO of Vopak N.V., a Dutch company, where he executed North American business strategy including multiple acquisitions and divestitures. From 2007-2012, Mr. Chieco was CFO for GGCP, the majority owner of GAMCO Investors. In 2012, Mr. Chieco began work as a consultant. His projects included special assignments for Vopak N.V., being an investor and CFO in an early stage software company with products used by the NBA, and being an advisor to an ESOP owned specialty chemicals distributor in California. Mr. Chieco is a CPA and graduated from Lehigh University with Honors majoring in Finance and Accounting.
Gary D. Mullin
James C. Collins
Mr. Collins joined CRP in 1992 and operates a consulting firm, James C. Collins & Associates, Inc., which provides corporate governance and strategic planning services to middle market companies. From 1966 to the founding of his own firm in 1987, Mr. Collins turned around three companies and was President and COO of Red Devil, Inc. He serves on the following Boards of Directors or Advisory Boards: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc., New York Wire Company, Tingley Rubber Corporation, Sunrise-Frozsun Co., Prototype & Plastic Mold Co., Inc. and Romanoff International Supply Corp. Mr. Collins holds a BA from the University of North Carolina and completed graduate studies at Drexel University.
Mr. Mullin affiliated with CRP in 2003 and has founded his own commercial real estate and finance advisory firm, FTG Financial. Previously, Mr. Mullin served as President and COO of the Bank of Southern Connecticut. A new commercial bank in New Haven, Connecticut targeting small businesses. Mr. Mullin was a co-founder of Business Lenders LLC, achieving top ten ranking among non-bank SBA lenders nationally. Mr. Mullin was also co-founder of Hamilton Partners, an executive search firm targeting the financial industry sector. At Fleet Financial Group, Mr. Mullin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Fleet Connecticut, Executive Vice President of Bank of New England, and Credit Officer Connecticut Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Mullin holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the University of New Haven.