Team

Igor Klebanov
Managing Partner

Selected Investment & Transactional Experience

Igor Klebanov has 15 years of experience in principal investments, mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, operational turnarounds, and corporate restructuring. Prior to founding Glanstone Capital, Mr. Klebanov served as a senior executive at two large private equity firms; on the Corporate Development / M&A staff at General Electric; as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms in the Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice of McKinsey & Co., as an investment banker focused on M&A and restructuring at JP Morgan, and as CEO of a business-to-business e-commerce company. Mr. Klebanov holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School (Palmer Scholar), an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA in in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (summa cum laude). Mr. Klebanov is involved with a number of non-profits, including the YRF Darca and the Milken Institute. Mr. Klebanov is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events on various topics, including M&A Best Practices, Keys to Successful Execution of Corporate Strategy, Acquisition & Integration Roadmap for Corporate Acquirers, and Investment Outlook in selected industries. While over the course of his career Mr. Klebanov has worked on transactions in numerous industries, he currently concentrates on Business & Information Services, Education, Entertainment & Media, and Logistics & Infrastructure.

Selected Investors

Aspect

Andy Love is the Founder and Managing Partner of Aspect Investors, LLC, a private investment firm focused on search funds. Prior to founding Aspect, Mr. Love served as Chief Executive Officer of Behavioral Health Group (“BHG”), a substance abuse services company that he co-founded in 2006 and sold to the Frontenac Company in 2011. Mr. Love formed BHG through a search fund that he co-founded, VantageCap Partners, in December 2003.

Prior to founding BHG, Mr. Love was a founding team member of Broadband Venture Partners, a Dallas-based growth equity firm focused on the telecommunications and enterprise software industries. Earlier in his career, he was an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company.

Mr. Love holds a BA in Plan II Honors, magna cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and departmental distinction. He also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

Brad Buser has a decade of private equity investment experience and has spent much of that time in an operationally-focused manner across a wide variety of industries and situations. Over his investment career,Brad has led or been a key team member on more than 20 executed transactions with a combined enterprise value exceeding $1.5 billion.

Prior to joining Aspect Investors, Brad was a Principal at Insight Equity, a Dallas area-based operationally intensive middle-market private equity firm with over $1 billion in capital under management. During his nearly 7 years at Insight, he helped to lead transaction sourcing and execution efforts and spent considerable time on Boards and on the ground advising and managing portfolio companies via Insight’s “hands-on” investment strategy.

Before Insight, Brad was an investment professional at Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm where he helped to execute on Wind Point’s strategy of backing strong and proven CEOs in acquiring established businesses. Earlier, Brad was an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago.

Brad holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. While at HBS, Brad was a Summer Associate with the private equity team of The Blackstone Group. Brad graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame where he received his BBA in Finance. Brad is a CFA Charterholder and CPA.

B.A. Cullum has extensive experience with acquisitions, business development, and real estate development. Prior to joining the Aspect team, he was the Director of Acquisitions & Business Development at ClubCorp, the largest owner/operator of private golf clubs, country clubs and business clubs in North America. During his time at ClubCorp, B.A. played a key role in the company’s acquisition of over $390 million worth of golf and country club properties. B.A.’s proactive sourcing efforts across the U.S. served as a critical component of ClubCorp’s extensive deal pipeline and directly led to a number of successful off-market transactions.

Previously, B.A. worked at JP DiNapoli Companies, a closely held real estate investment firm, and the Beck Group, a national construction and architecture company. Early in his career, B.A. was an analyst with the Dallas Cowboys, where he focused on development of the Cowboys’ new stadium and management of the Jones family’s commercial real estate development projects.

B.A. earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds a Master in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA from Stanford University.

Matthew Burr

Matthew Burr is a general partner at Matland Capital, where he is responsible for a hedge fund portfolio.  He previously worked at Cambridge Associates, where he was a hedge fund analyst and also assisted universities, foundations, and high net worth families with asset allocation, investment manager selection, and market research.  Matthew Burr received his BA, cum laude, from Harvard University, and has a master’s degree from Duke University in Environmental Management.

Craig Burr

Craig Burr’s career has been devoted almost exclusively to venture capital and private equity activities, having founded Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. in 1979. Previously, Mr. Burr was a Partner at TA Associates. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Venture Capital Association.  He is presently a private investor and serves on the Boards of Directors of several private companies. Mr. Burr received his AB, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Todd Sandoz

Todd Sandoz serves as Head of Equities, Americas at Barclays. Previously, he was the Global Head of Execution Services and Equity Trading at Nomura.  Prior to Nomura, Mr. Sandoz spent 17 years at Credit Suisse, where he was Head of Global Foreign Exchange and Short-Term Interest Rates Trading, Co-Head of Americas Equities, Global Head of Cash Equity Trading and Execution, and Head of Equity Derivatives and Equity Trading, Asia Pacific.  Mr. Sandoz started his career as a Convertible Bond Trader at Citadel in 1993.  Mr. Sandoz received a BA in Economics from Yale University.

W. Robert Dahl

Bob Dahl is a Managing Director and co-founder of WRD Capital, a venture capital firm serving out of Connecticut. Previously, Bob was a founding partner of Arrowhawk Capital Partners. From April 1999 until June 2006, Mr. Dahl served as the head of Global Healthcare for the Carlyle Group.  Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Dahl served as co-head of healthcare investment banking in North America at Credit Suisse First Boston.  Earlier in his career Mr. Dahl was a CPA for Price Waterhouse.  Mr. Dahl is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and received a BA from Middlebury College.

Malcolm Macintyre

Malcolm Macintyre is a Managing Director of Capella Capital. He has 25 years of experience in infrastructure investments, investment banking and chartered accounting, including as an investor, developer, advisor and financier of greenfield and brownfield transport and social infrastructure projects.  Mr. Macintyre has led some of the largest and most complex Public Private Partnership transactions in the US and Australia, raised billions of project specific equity and debt financing for major infrastructure projects, and led establishment of managed infrastructure funds.  Mr. Macintyre served as the Head of the Babcock & Brown’s North American Transport and Social Infrastructure team.  His other positions included senior roles at Infrastructure Capital Partners and ABN AMRO’s Infrastructure Capital Group.

Kent Weaver

Kent Weaver is Chairman and CEO of Progressive Home Care, a Northern California-based home health care agency. Previously, Mr. Weaver held executive positions for KnowledgeLINK, a venture-backed technology services company that enables channel marketing process management. Prior to this, he served as regional CFO and business analyst in Pepsico’s Pizza Hut Division.  Mr. Weaver began his career with Ernst & Young. Kent received his MBA from UCLA and a BS from the University of Southern California.

Marc Rowan

Mr. Rowan is a co-founder, Senior Managing Director and Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Managing Partner of Apollo Management, L.P., which he co-founded in 1990.  Prior to that time, Mr. Rowan was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, with responsibilities in high yield financing, transaction idea generation and merger structure negotiation.  Mr. Rowan currently serves on the boards of directors of the general partner of AP Alternative Assets, L.P., Apollo Global Management, LLC, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Caesars Acquisition Co., Norwegian Cruise Lines and Beats Music.  He has previously served on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment, Inc., Cablecom GmbH, Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Countrywide PLC, Furniture Brands International, Mobile Satellite Ventures, LLC, National Cinemedia, Inc., National Financial Partners, Inc., New World Communications, Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc., Samsonite Corporation, SkyTerra Communications Inc., Unity Media SCA, Vail Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham International, Inc.

Mr. Rowan is also active in charitable activities.  He is a founding member and Chairman of the Youth Renewal Fund and a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Mr. Rowan also serves on the boards of directors of Jerusalem Online and the New York City Police Foundation.  Mr. Rowan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS and an MBA in Finance.

NIP Investment I, LLC

Richard Augustyn is Founder and CEO of both NIP Group, a top 100 business insurance broker, and Extensis Group, a top 20 HR Outsourcing company.  Mr. Augustyn has been a successful serial entrepreneur and accomplished investor for more than 20 years.  He currently serves on the board of several high-growth companies.  His early business success landed him a spot among the Forty Under 40, a program that honors young men and women who have made outstanding contributions to their fields.

Larry Dunn is CFO of NIP Group, Inc. and a member of its management committee. Mr. Dunn’s business career spans over 25 years in the insurance and financial services industries. Prior to joining NIP Group he was Managing Director and Chief Operational Risk Officer for a major subsidiary of GMAC Financial Service (GMAC) a global financial services company, a senior financial executive at American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and Treasurer of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., one of the world’s largest Managing General Agents (MGAs). He began his career in public accounting as a member of the insurance practices first at KPMG and later at Deloitte & Touche. He also served as President of the Society of Insurance Financial Management. Mr. Dunn graduated from Pace University with a BBA in Accounting with highest honors and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).