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Elias Dokas
Managing Director

Elias Dokas focuses on investments in the Business and Media Services sector. Mr. Dokas has more than twenty years of private equity and investment banking experience. He began his career in 1991 as an investment professional at Merrill Lynch Capital Partners. Prior to joining MidOcean in 2008, Mr. Dokas was a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group where he spent eleven years.  Mr. Dokas received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Columbia University where he earned distinction in Physics.

Email: edokas@midoceanpartners.com

Abigail Johnson
Managing Director

Abigail Johnson joined MidOcean Partners in 2018 as a Managing Director focused on Marketing and Investor Relations as well as business development across private equity and credit vehicles. Prior to joining MidOcean, Abby held Head of Business Development roles at Venor Capital, Sphera Healthcare, and 3G Capital. Previously, she was a Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at S.A.C. Capital Advisors. She began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where she spent 5 years in Institutional Equity Sales. Abby earned a B.A. (Cum Laude) in History and International Economics from Dartmouth College.

Barrett Gilmer
Managing Director

Barrett Gilmer is a Managing Director at MidOcean Partners and focuses on investments in the Business Services sectors. Since joining MidOcean in 2004, Mr. Gilmer has been involved in the execution of MidOcean’s investments in OneLink Communications, Thompson Publishing Group, Penton, Insight Communications, Olympus Media, Fairway Media, Jones & Frank and Questex. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Gilmer worked at Lehman Brothers in the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Gilmer is currently a director of Jones & Frank and Questex. He previously served as a director of Penton, OneLink Communications, Olympus Media and Fairway Media, and as a board observer of Insight Communications. Mr. Gilmer received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College.

Email: bgilmer@midoceanpartners.com


Deborah Hodges
MD, Chief Operating Officer

Debbie Hodges, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, joined MidOcean Partners at its inception. Prior to her current position, Ms. Hodges was Chief Operating Officer of DB Capital Partners. Previously, she was instrumental in building DB Capital Partners Fund-of-Funds business. Prior to joining DB Capital Partners, Ms. Hodges was with the Capital Management Group at Bankers Trust. Ms. Hodges received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her BA from Princeton University.

Email: dhodges@midoceanpartners.com


Jonathan Marlow
Managing Director

Jonathan Marlow joined MidOcean Partners in 2009, and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to his current position, Mr. Marlow worked at Investcorp International Inc. in the private equity group. Prior to Investcorp, he served in a similar capacity at J.F. Lehman & Co., a lower middle market private equity firm focused on the aerospace, defense, marine and related niche industrial sectors. Before joining J.F. Lehman, Mr. Marlow was a financial analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in the investment banking department. Mr. Marlow received his B.A. cum laude, in Economics from Colby College.

Email: jmarlow@midoceanpartners.com


Daniel Penn
Managing Director

Daniel Penn joined MidOcean Partners in 2010 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to joining MidOcean, he was a Vice President at Ripplewood Holdings focusing on investments in the Consumer, Financial Services and Media sectors. Previously, Mr. Penn was Associate at JP Morgan Partners (now known as CCMP Capital). Mr. Penn received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Commerce with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Email: dpenn@midoceanpartners.com


Eric Roth
Managing Director

Eric Roth joined MidOcean Partners in 2018 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Eric has nearly two decades of experience in the consumer retail space, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of the Consumer Retail group at Lazard Middle Market. Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market, Roth was an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Dewey Ballantine LLP, a New York based, international law firm. He received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University.

Email: eroth@midoceanpartners.com


Frank Schiff
Managing Director

Frank Schiff joined MidOcean Partners at its inception and focuses on investments in the Business Services sector. Prior to his current position as a Managing Director at MidOcean Partners, Mr. Schiff was a Managing Director at DB Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Schiff was a Partner at White & Case LLP, where he was head of the corporate department. Mr. Schiff received his JD, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his BS, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado.

Email: fschiff@midoceanpartners.com


Andrew Spring
MD, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Spring, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, joined MidOcean Partners at its inception. Prior to his current position, Mr. Spring was a Director at DB Capital Partners. Mr. Spring also was an associate at White & Case LLP. Mr. Spring’s additional experience includes working as Counsel at Citigroup Investments, Inc. as Associate Counsel at World Color Press, Inc., and as a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Spring received his JD, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his BS, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Email: aspring@midoceanpartners.com


King Chong
MD, Director of Tax

King C. Chong, Director of Tax and Managing Director, is responsible for the tax compliance, planning and reporting functions for MidOcean’s private equity and credit hedge funds. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Chong was a Managing Director at Fund Tax Services, where he was involved in advising alternative investment funds on tax planning and compliance. Previously, Mr. Chong was a Senior Vice President at The Blackstone Group responsible for the tax compliance, planning and reporting functions for the private equity, energy, and the tactical opportunities funds. Mr. Chong was also a Director of Tax at Mourant, Director of Tax at Bisys, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Chong received his BS in Accounting from New York University and his MBA from St. John's University. Mr. Chong is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

Bill Allen
Vice President

Bill Allen joined MidOcean Partners in 2016 as the Vice President of Fund Accounting. Mr. Allen is responsible for managing the finance and operations of the MidOcean private equity funds. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Allen was the Controller of Leeds Equity Partners. Mr. Allen received his MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University.

Email: ballen@midoceanpartners.com


Andrew Gilbert
Vice President

Andrew Gilbert joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2011 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Gilbert worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on debt capital raising for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and recapitalizations. Mr. Gilbert graduated from Davidson College, where he received a B.A. in History.

Email: dgilbert@midoceanpartners.com


Sara Parker Badham
Vice President

Sara Parker is a Vice President at MidOcean Partners and focuses on investments in the Business Services sectors. Since joining MidOcean in 2012, Ms. Parker has been involved in the execution of MidOcean’s investments in Questex, Penton, Jones & Frank, Fairway Media, Olympus Media, Allant and Freshpet. Prior to joining MidOcean, Ms. Parker worked at UBS Investment Bank in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. Ms. Parker is currently a director of Questex. She previously served as a director of Penton, Olympus Media and Fairway Media. Ms. Parker received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University.

Email: sparker@midoceanpartners.com


Noah Bishop
Senior Associate

Noah Bishop joined MidOcean Partners in 2014 and concentrates on investments in the Business and Media Services sector.  Prior to MidOcean, he was an analyst with J.P. Morgan in their Leveraged Finance group, focusing on companies in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications space.  Noah graduated from Hamilton College where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics.

Email: nbishop@midoceanpartners.com


Steven Loeffler
Senior Associate

Steven Loeffler joined MidOcean Partners in 2013 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Loeffler worked at Peter J. Solomon Company as an analyst, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the consumer, retail and media sectors. Mr. Loeffler graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Email: sloeffler@midoceanpartners.com


Jay Royston
Senior Associate

Jay Royston joined MidOcean Partners in 2014 and focuses on investments in the Business and Media Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, he was an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a variety of advisory and capital raising assignments. Mr. Royston graduated from Duke University, where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Email: jroyston@midoceanpartners.com


John Battinelli
Associate

John Battinelli joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2016 and concentrates on investments in the Business and Media Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, he was an associate at Gridiron Capital, where he focused on investments in the specialty consumer, services, and manufacturing sectors. Prior to that, he was an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Wells Fargo Securities, where he worked on a variety of M&A advisory assignments. Mr. Battinelli graduated from Duke University, where he received a B.S. in Economics and a Markets & Management Studies Certificate.

Email: jbattinelli@midoceanpartners.com

Jesse Knapel
Associate

Jesse Knapel joined MidOcean Partners in 2018 as a Finance Associate. Mr. Knapel is responsible for supporting the finance and operation functions of the MidOcean private equity funds. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Knapel was a Middle Office Accountant at Man Group as well as an Associate II at Grant Thornton. Mr. Knapel earned his BS in Accounting from Penn State University. Mr. Knapel is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey.

Tony Morales
Associate

Tony Morales joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2018 and concentrates on investments in the Business Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, Tony was an analyst in the Financial Institutions group at Barclays, where he worked on a variety of M&A advisory and capital raising assignments. Tony graduated from Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Lindsay Picard
Associate

Lindsay Picard joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2018 and concentrates on investments in the Business Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, Lindsay was an analyst in the Communication, Media and Entertainment group at RBC Capital Markets, where she worked on a variety of M&A advisory and capital raising assignments. Lindsay graduated from Bowdoin College, where she received a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies.

Email: lpicard@midoceanpartners.com


Alex Saeed
Associate

Alex Saeed joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2017 and concentrates on investments in the Business Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, Alex was an analyst in the Healthcare group at Jefferies, where he worked on a variety of M&A advisory and capital raising assignments. Alex graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Email: asaeed@midoceanpartners.com


CJ Smith
Associate

CJ Smith joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2018 and concentrates on investments in the Business Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, CJ was an analyst in the Financial Sponsors & Leveraged Finance group at UBS, where he focused on debt capital raising for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and recapitalizations. CJ graduated from Colby College, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Email: CSmith@midoceanpartners.com