Investment Team

David Van Geyzel , , , President & CEO

Mr. Van Geyzel is the President & CEO of Alleghany Capital Corporation (“Alleghany Capital”). He is a member of the board of directors of Bourn & Koch, Inc.; IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC; Jazwares, LLC; R. C. Tway Company, LLC; Stranded Oil Resources Corporation; WWSC Holdings, LLC. and Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.

Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2007, Mr. Van Geyzel was an investment professional at Copper Arch Capital LLC, where he focused on investments in the public equity markets, and Brown Brothers Harriman’s 1818 Mezzanine Funds, L.P. (“BBH”), where he focused on a variety of private equity and mezzanine debt transactions in a wide range of industries. Before BBH, Mr. Van Geyzel worked in UBS Warburg LLC’s Leveraged Finance Group.

Mr. Van Geyzel graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in both History and Economics. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Udi Toledano , , , Chairman

Mr. Toledano is the Chairman of Alleghany Capital. He is a member of the board of directors of Bourn & Koch, Inc.; IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC; Jazwares, LLC; R. C. Tway Company, LLC; Stranded Oil Resources Corporation; WWSC Holdings, LLC and Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.

Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2013, Mr. Toledano managed UTA Capital LLC, an Alleghany Capital-funded special situation fund. Prior to that, he managed Millennium 3 Opportunity Fund, a venture capital fund. Previously, Mr. Toledano was President of Andromeda Enterprises, Inc. and CR Capital Inc., both private investment companies, where he invested in industries such as manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, technology, and shipping. Earlier in his career, Mr. Toledano worked at Interactive Data Corporation and Peat, Marwick and Partners. He is the lead director of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP), which he co-founded in 1994, and has served on numerous public and private boards.

Mr. Toledano holds a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics and an M.B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

John Daly , , , Principal

Mr. Daly is a Principal of Alleghany Capital. He is a member of the board of directors of First Act, Jaz Entertainment, and Jaz Toys HK and an observer to the board of directors of WWSC Holdings, LLC and R.C. Tway Company, LLC. Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2013, Mr. Daly was an Associate at BBH Capital Partners L.P., the private equity arm of Brown Brothers Harriman, where he executed transactions and worked with portfolio companies in a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on technology-enabled business services, media, and telecommunication investments.

Prior to BBH, Mr. Daly worked in the Financial Institutions coverage group and Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions team at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.

Mr. Daly graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English. He also holds an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was recognized as a Bendheim Fellow.

Rob Hulick , , , Principal

Mr. Hulick is a Principal of Alleghany Capital. He is a member of the board of directors of Bourn & Koch, Inc., First Act, Jaz Entertainment, and Jaz Toys HK and an observer to the board of directors of IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC. Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2013, Mr. Hulick was an Associate at BBH Capital Partners L.P., the private equity arm of Brown Brothers Harriman, where he focused on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity transactions across a wide range of industries, including transaction and portfolio coverage experience in the healthcare, infrastructure, and manufacturing sectors.

Prior to BBH, Mr. Hulick worked in Cronus Partners’ Manufacturing & Industrial and Health Care investment banking groups.

Mr. Hulick graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English. He also holds an M.B.A. in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rich Albano , , , CFO

Mr. Albano is the Chief Financial Officer of Alleghany Capital. Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2017, Mr. Albano was a partner in RSM’s transaction advisory services practice and was a member of the firm’s national Consumer and Industrial products industry leadership team.

Prior to RSM, he was a senior manager in the transaction advisory services practice of Ernst & Young.

Mr. Albano graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Accounting and from Seton Hall University with an M.B.A. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Oren Bentley , , , Associate

Mr. Bentley is an Associate of Alleghany Capital. Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2018, Mr. Bentley was an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies LLC in the Leveraged Finance group, where he focused on underwriting and execution for M&A, leveraged buyouts, refinancings, and recapitalizations across a wide range of industries, including in the healthcare, technology, and manufacturing sectors.

Mr. Bentley graduated magna cum laude from Bentley University with a B.S. in Finance.

Operating Partners

Chris Ayers , , , Operating Partner – Manufacturing

Mr. Ayers is an Operating Partner of Alleghany Capital. He is focused on manufacturing investments.

Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2017, Mr. Ayers was the President and Chief Executive Officer of WireCo WorldGroup, Inc. (“WireCo”), a leading producer of specialty steel wire ropes and high performance synthetic ropes. Prior to WireCo, he served as served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa Inc. and President of Alcoa’s Global Primary Products Group. Before Alcoa, Mr. Ayers held several executive positions at Precision Castparts Corp. (“PCC”), a manufacturer of metal components and products, including as PCC Executive Vice President, President of the PCC Forgings Division, and President of Wyman Gordon Forgings. Mr. Ayers began his career at Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft engine division of United Technologies Corporation. He is currently a Director of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP) and Arconic Inc. (NYSE:ARNC).

Mr. Ayers graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.A. and M.A. in Aerospace Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.