Matt joined AVALT in 2015. Prior to joining AVALT, Matt spent three years at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s Special Situations Group, where he analyzed debt and equity investments across a variety of industries including software, business and financial services, and healthcare.
Matt received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Southern Methodist University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Marko started AVALT in 2015 with Mark and Ian. Prior to starting AVALT, Marko was a Principal at Bain Capital for eight years and was a senior member of the firm’s TMT group. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Marko was a Manager at Bain & Company for six years and was a member of Bain & Company’s Private Equity Practice. In 2014, Marko was the SVP of Corporate Development at C&S Wholesale Grocers, where he drove the M&A effort to acquire and integrate multiple acquisitions.
Marko received an MBA from the Wharton Business School, where he was a Palmer Scholar and the Ford Scholar for having the highest overall academic standing. Marko also received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University, where he graduated as the University Gold Medalist for the highest overall academic standing.
Marko lives in the western suburbs of Boston with his wife, Christine, and their two children.
Jim joined AVALT in 2015. Prior to joining AVALT, he was an entrepreneur, leading startups in the business services, cleantech, and retail grocery sectors. Earlier in his career, Jim was a consultant at The Parthenon Group and a private equity investor at Berkshire Partners. While at Berkshire, he led many of the firm’s diligence efforts in the retail and technology sectors.
Jim received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering, both from Princeton University’s aerospace engineering department, where he was the recipient of the Joseph Clifton Elgin Prize for community engagement.
Jim lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife, Kate, and their three children.
Scott joined AVALT in 2015. Prior to joining AVALT, Scott was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he was a member of Bain & Company’s Private Equity Practice and consulted in the healthcare and consumer products industries.
Scott received a BA in Economics from Harvard, cum laude, and was a two-year captain of the varsity soccer team.
Ian started AVALT in 2015 with Mark and Marko. Prior to AVALT, Ian spent 18 years at Bain Capital, where he was a Managing Director in the firm’s global private equity funds. Ian helped found Bain’s Asia private equity fund and from 2007-2010 was a Managing Director in its Hong Kong office, where he helped build Bain’s China practice.
During his tenure at Bain Capital, Ian led numerous deals across several industry sectors and geographies, including HDS, NXP, BRP, Loews Cineplex, Gome, Sunac, and Asimco. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ian worked at Bain & Company, where he consulted in the technology and consumer products industries.
Ian received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. Ian also received a BA in East Asian Studies from Yale, cum laude.
Ian lives in Boston with his wife, Marlene, and their two children.
Mark started AVALT in 2015 with Ian and Marko. Prior to starting AVALT, Mark spent 10 years at Bain Capital, where he was a Managing Director and Global Co-Lead of the firm’s portfolio group, a team of executives that partnered closely with leadership teams to define growth strategies, improve operational performance, and accelerate cultural change. During his tenure at Bain Capital, Mark worked closely with a number of consumer, technology, industrial, and business services companies, including Bloomin Brands (Outback Steakhouse), Burlington Coat Factory, Nutro Pet Foods, Trinseo, and Genpact. In 2014, Mark served as President of C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest grocery wholesaler in the United States.
Earlier in his career, Mark was with Mainspring, Inc., an e-business strategy consulting firm that was acquired by IBM in 2001. While at IBM, Mark played various roles, including Global leader of the Financial Services Business Transformation business, and was on the leadership team that evaluated and integrated PwC Consulting into IBM. Mark began his career at PwC.
Mark lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, with his wife, Gina, and their four children.
Karla joined AVALT in 2015 and provides administrative support to the senior members of the firm. In addition to maintaining managers’ daily schedules, travel, and correspondence, Karla is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the office.
To AVALT, Karla brings 13 years of experience in administrative support in the finance industry. Prior to joining AVALT, Karla supported the Global Fixed Income team at Loomis Sayles & Company.
Karla attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied Dance Performance & Arts Administration. In addition to training and dancing with The Boston Ballet, Karla was also a member of the Butler Ballet Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Meredith joined AVALT 2016. In addition to supporting the senior members of the firm from an administrative capacity, Meredith is responsible for the firm’s accounting and invoicing. Meredith maintains managers’ appointment schedules by planning and scheduling meetings, teleconferences, and travel.
Prior to joining AVALT, Meredith worked at Hancock Natural Resource Group for eight years. While at Hancock, Meredith was responsible for processing all Accounts Payable, along with providing support to the Corporate Finance team, CEO, and CFO.
Meredith received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition to her role at AVALT, she is currently studying to become a certified Health Coach at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.