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RFE's Managing Directors have worked together an average of 19 years and average 24 years of private equity experience.

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Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
Michael FosterManaging Director and Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Foster joined RFE Investment Partners in 1989. He is currently a Director of Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Brook & Whittle, Camino Modular Systems, iMedX and ShelterLogic, as well as a Director of Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA).

Michael has been actively engaged in the private equity industry since 1978, initially as an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton, and later as a partner of O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, advising many private equity firms in scores of investment and acquisition transactions.

Michael is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Jurisprudence, magna cum laude, degrees.

mfoster@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6508

Managing Director
Jim ParsonsManaging Director

Jim Parsons joined RFE Investment Partners in 1986. He is currently a Director of Camino Modular Systems, Hastings Manufacturing, JSI Store Fixtures, Lectrus, PureRED Integrated Marketing, and Trident Motion Technologies.

In 1981, Jim joined Michigan Capital and Service, the private equity subsidiary of NBD Bancorp, Inc. and has been active in private equity since.

Jim is a graduate of Williams College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of Michigan, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

jparsons@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6503

Managing Director
Ned TruslowManaging Director

Ned Truslow joined RFE Investment Partners in 2001 as a Principal. He is currently a Director of Atrenne Integrated Solutions, EnsembleIQ, JSI Store Fixtures and PureRED Integrated Marketing.

Prior to joining RFE, Ned has been engaged in the private equity industry, initially as a Principal at Columbia Naples Capital (“CNC”), where he led several acquisition efforts for the group, before joining RFE.

Ned is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he received a Master of Arts in Management and International Relations, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

ntruslow@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6505

Managing Director
Peter ReiterManaging Director

Peter Reiter joined RFE in 1996 as an Analyst. Peter is currently a Director of Camino Modular Systems, Lectrus, PCX Aerostructures and Squan. From September 1992 until he joined RFE, he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP as an Auditor.

Peter is a graduate of Iona College, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, and New York University, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

preiter@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6507

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Don JuricicManaging Director and Chief Financial Officer

Don Juricic joined RFE in 1985, initially as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining RFE, Don worked for one year at Control Data Corp. Don is a graduate of Villanova University, where he received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, degree in Business Administration, and New York University, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

djuricic@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6504

Managing Director
Michael RubelManaging Director

Mike Rubel joined RFE Investment Partners as a Principal in 2009. He is currently a Director of Brook & Whittle, EnsembleIQ, iMedX, PCX Aerostructures, PureRED Integrated Marketing, ShelterLogic, and Trident Motion Technologies.

Prior to joining RFE, Mike was a Principal at Weston Presidio, a private equity firm where he worked for four years. He also worked for three years at Harris Williams & Co., a middle-market merger and acquisition advisory firm.

Mike is a graduate of James Madison University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics and was an Honors Program Scholar; and, of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

mrubel@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6506

Managing Director
Paul SchilppManaging Director

Paul Schilpp joined RFE Investment Partners as a Principal in 2012. He is currently a Director of Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Camino Modular Systems, JSI Store Fixtures, Lectrus, and Squan.

Prior to joining RFE, Paul was a Principal for five years at Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. He also worked for two years at Weston Presidio, a private equity firm; and at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., in their investment banking group.

Paul is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree in Economics and Business Administration; and, of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

pschilpp@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6501

Senior Director of Talent Management & Executive Recruitment
Harry SomerdykSenior Director of Talent Management & Executive Recruitment

Harry Somerdyk has served as RFE’s Director of Talent Management & Executive Recruitment since joining the firm in March 2015.

Prior to joining RFE, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer of Information Services Group (NASDAQ: III).
Before joining Information Services Group, Harry was Senior Director and Partner at Spencer Stuart for 11 years. Prior to Spencer Stuart, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Brand Development at Business Week.

His professional experience includes leadership roles in the media & business-to-business sectors, including Publisher of Digital News & Review, Sales & Marketing Director of AirMiles, Advertising Sales Director at Prodigy and Division Manager at Fortune Magazine. Harry began his career as a Research Analyst at Readers Digest and Promotion Copywriter at Fortune.

He is a cum laude graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication.

hsomerdyk@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6511

Vice President
Sean E. GillickVice President

Sean Gillick previously worked at RFE Investment Partners as an Associate/Senior Associate from 2010 to 2013, when he left RFE to enroll in the MBA program at Harvard Business School. In 2015 he rejoined RFE upon the completion of his MBA.

Prior to joining RFE in 2010, Sean worked for three years at Harris Williams & Co. as an Analyst in the Cobblestone | Harris Williams group.

Sean is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, degree in Finance and in Government, and Harvard Business School, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.

sgillick@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6502

Vice President
Bill BronanderVice President

Bill Bronander previously worked at RFE Investment Partners as an Associate from 2013 to 2015, when he left RFE to enroll in the MBA program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, he rejoined RFE upon the completion of his MBA.

Bill graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Business and Engineering. Prior to joining RFE, Bill worked for two years as an Investment Banking Analyst in Houlihan Lokey’s Global Industrials Group and before that, two years as an Analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Equity Trade Management Group.

bbronander@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6525

Controller
Tanu SunejaController

Tanu Suneja joined RFE in 2001, initially as an Accountant. Prior to joining RFE, Tanu, a CPA and a CA (India), worked for three years as an Auditor for Mohinder Puri & Company, India, and for two years as an Audit Manager for Vinod Krishna & Associates, India.

Tanu is a graduate of Hindu College, Delhi University, India, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

tsuneja@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6509

Senior Associate
Joseph SokolSenior Associate

Joe Sokol joined RFE in 2015. Prior to joining RFE, Joe worked for two years as a Senior Investment Banking Analyst at Sawaya | Segalas & Co., one year as a Private Equity Analyst at Fortress Investment Group and two years as an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays Capital.

Joe is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, degree in Finance.

jsokol@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6510

Associate
Matthew J. LynchAssociate

Matt Lynch joined RFE in 2015. Prior to joining RFE, Matt worked for two years as an Investment Banking Analyst at RBC Capital Markets and for one year as an Investment Banking Analyst at Marlin and Associates.

Matt is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in Finance and U.S. History.

mlynch@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6511

Associate
Connor HarringtonAssociate

Connor Harrington joined RFE in 2017. Prior to RFE, Connor worked for two years as an Investment Banking Analyst at Deloitte Corporate Finance.

Connor is a graduate of Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Mathematics.

charrington@rfeip.com
203-966-2800 x 6511