Team

Investment Team

JEVIN SACKETT
Chief Executive Officer, SNH Capital Partners

JEVIN SACKETT
Chief Executive Officer, SNH Capital Partners

Jevin is a Managing Director and CEO of SNH Capital Partners. Jevin oversees SNH’s investment activities, organizational strategy, firm governance and leadership to the Business Strategy and Transformation Group. Since its founding in 1996, Jevin has played an active role in each of SNH’s investments. He is an active board member of National Credit Center, Sperian Energy, SettlementOne, Sackett Business Group (SBG) and is a current member of SNH’s Investment Committee. Given his personal interest in support of underprivileged children, Jevin is also a strong proponent of exploring the business opportunities presented in developing countries, and currently supports a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and families both in the U.S., and internationally.

JEVIN SACKETT
Chief Executive Officer, SNH Capital Partners

Jevin is a Managing Director and CEO of SNH Capital Partners. Jevin oversees SNH’s investment activities, organizational strategy, firm governance and leadership to the Business Strategy and Transformation Group. Since its founding in 1996, Jevin has played an active role in each of SNH’s investments. He is an active board member of National Credit Center, Sperian Energy, SettlementOne, Sackett Business Group (SBG) and is a current member of SNH’s Investment Committee. Given his personal interest in support of underprivileged children, Jevin is also a strong proponent of exploring the business opportunities presented in developing countries, and currently supports a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and families both in the U.S., and internationally.

JOHN BAUER
Chief Operating Partner

JOHN BAUER
Chief Operating Partner

John is a Chief Operating Partner for SNH’s Automotive, Financial Services and Human Capital Management portfolio companies.  He provides executive oversight of the critical functions and related investment decisions that help ensure the success of our portfolio companies.  Before joining SNH, he served as Senior Vice President at CoreLogic, a leading provider of property, financial/consumer information, as well as data, analytics and business services. John was the President of the Credit and Transportation group of companies, and managed a portfolio of 13 companies that generated $400 million of annual revenue. John received his Bachelors and a Masters in Business Administration from James Madison University.

JOHN BAUER
Chief Operating Partner

John is a Chief Operating Partner for SNH’s Automotive, Financial Services and Human Capital Management portfolio companies.  He provides executive oversight of the critical functions and related investment decisions that help ensure the success of our portfolio companies.  Before joining SNH, he served as Senior Vice President at CoreLogic, a leading provider of property, financial/consumer information, as well as data, analytics and business services. John was the President of the Credit and Transportation group of companies, and managed a portfolio of 13 companies that generated $400 million of annual revenue. John received his Bachelors and a Masters in Business Administration from James Madison University.

AJIT HABBU
Chief Portfolio Officer

AJIT HABBU
Chief Portfolio Officer

Ajit is a Chief Portfolio Officer and guides investment decisions by working to develop and implement investment themes as well as sourcing, developing, negotiating, and executing investment opportunities.  In his previous capacities as CFO for several leading corporations, including SNH Capital Partners, Ajit’s areas of focus and expertise included mergers and acquisitions, development of internal financial controls, audits, and investments.  Before joining SNH, Ajit served as CEO of Emricap LLC, a consulting company assisting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and private equity groups.  In addition, Ajit served as CFO of SmartSynch, Ener1 Group, Recall Corporation, and the Educational Business Unit of IBM.  Ajit received his MBA from the University of Chicago, a MS in Systems & Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

AJIT HABBU
Chief Portfolio Officer

Ajit is a Chief Portfolio Officer and guides investment decisions by working to develop and implement investment themes as well as sourcing, developing, negotiating, and executing investment opportunities.  In his previous capacities as CFO for several leading corporations, including SNH Capital Partners, Ajit’s areas of focus and expertise included mergers and acquisitions, development of internal financial controls, audits, and investments.  Before joining SNH, Ajit served as CEO of Emricap LLC, a consulting company assisting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and private equity groups.  In addition, Ajit served as CFO of SmartSynch, Ener1 Group, Recall Corporation, and the Educational Business Unit of IBM.  Ajit received his MBA from the University of Chicago, a MS in Systems & Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

ADITYA DABAS
Vice President

ADITYA DABAS
Vice President

Aditya is a Vice President in the Private Equity Group.

Prior to joining SNH, Aditya was with the CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), one of the world’s largest sovereign pension plans, based in New York, and was formerly with Grey Mountain Partners, based in Boulder, Colorado. Aditya has led deal teams through sourcing, diligence and underwriting across the technology, energy, manufacturing and consumer sectors. In addition, Aditya was an MBA Associate at 3i Private Equity, based in New York, an Associate with Perseus, based in Washington, DC, and an Investment Banking Analyst with Citigroup, based in New York.

Aditya received his MBA from Columbia Business School, Master of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University , and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

ADITYA DABAS
Vice President

Aditya is a Vice President in the Private Equity Group.

Prior to joining SNH, Aditya was with the CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), one of the world’s largest sovereign pension plans, based in New York, and was formerly with Grey Mountain Partners, based in Boulder, Colorado. Aditya has led deal teams through sourcing, diligence and underwriting across the technology, energy, manufacturing and consumer sectors. In addition, Aditya was an MBA Associate at 3i Private Equity, based in New York, an Associate with Perseus, based in Washington, DC, and an Investment Banking Analyst with Citigroup, based in New York.

Aditya received his MBA from Columbia Business School, Master of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University , and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

RAMYA VARMA
Vice President

RAMYA VARMA
Vice President

Ramya is a Vice President in the Private Equity Group.

Prior to joining SNH, Ramya deployed equity and debt capital toward high-growth, U.S.-based businesses at Advantage Capital, a $2 billion double-bottom-line impact investing firm based in Austin. Ramya previously spent eight years as a private equity investor at Seaport Capital in New York, evaluating, executing, and managing control investments in the technology, media, communications, and business services sectors. Concurrent with these roles, she served as a board director or observer at fifteen portfolio companies across a variety of industries.

Ramya received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Finance & International Business from New York University.

RAMYA VARMA
Vice President

Ramya is a Vice President in the Private Equity Group.

Prior to joining SNH, Ramya deployed equity and debt capital toward high-growth, U.S.-based businesses at Advantage Capital, a $2 billion double-bottom-line impact investing firm based in Austin. Ramya previously spent eight years as a private equity investor at Seaport Capital in New York, evaluating, executing, and managing control investments in the technology, media, communications, and business services sectors. Concurrent with these roles, she served as a board director or observer at fifteen portfolio companies across a variety of industries.

Ramya received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Finance & International Business from New York University.

ALEX STUMP
Vice President

ALEX STUMP
Vice President

Alex is a Senior Associate focused on private equity investments. He works on a variety of deal structures including growth-equity, buyouts, and rollups. Alex is currently involved with SNH portfolio companies PeopleFacts and NCC. Alex was formerly the Senior Director within the Business Strategy and Transformation group at SNH, responsible for implementing SNH’s proprietary operating strategies and business intelligence throughout its portfolio companies. Also serving as the Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for SNH, Alex partnered with portfolio companies on in-depth financial analysis and modeling.  Prior to joining SNH, Alex served as Director of Development for On The Record Sports Inc., a sports-focused social networking start-up company. At Upper Deck Company, Alex was a strategic leader working on deals with athletes, agents, and licensing properties. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, with an Accounting emphasis.

ALEX STUMP
Vice President

Alex is a Senior Associate focused on private equity investments. He works on a variety of deal structures including growth-equity, buyouts, and rollups. Alex is currently involved with SNH portfolio companies PeopleFacts and NCC. Alex was formerly the Senior Director within the Business Strategy and Transformation group at SNH, responsible for implementing SNH’s proprietary operating strategies and business intelligence throughout its portfolio companies. Also serving as the Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for SNH, Alex partnered with portfolio companies on in-depth financial analysis and modeling.  Prior to joining SNH, Alex served as Director of Development for On The Record Sports Inc., a sports-focused social networking start-up company. At Upper Deck Company, Alex was a strategic leader working on deals with athletes, agents, and licensing properties. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, with an Accounting emphasis.

CONSTANTIN SAVA
Analyst

CONSTANTIN SAVA
Analyst

Constantin is an Analyst with the investment team. He formerly served as a Trader & Portfolio Operations Analyst for the Investment Counsel Company of Nevada. Constantin received his Bachelor of Science from UNLV.

CONSTANTIN SAVA
Analyst

Constantin is an Analyst with the investment team. He formerly served as a Trader & Portfolio Operations Analyst for the Investment Counsel Company of Nevada. Constantin received his Bachelor of Science from UNLV.

JAKE FLORES
Portfolio Analyst

Portfolio Operations & Administration

ALAN FAIGIN
Senior Advisor and General Counsel

ALAN FAIGIN
Senior Advisor and General Counsel

In his role as Senior Advisor and General Counsel, Alan W. Faigin consults on legal processes for mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance, litigation, employment matters and risk management. He also serves on the board of Sperian Energy.

Prior to joining SNH, Alan served as General Counsel for a publicly-traded financial services company overseeing both insurance and banking acquisitions. Subsequently, he was appointed interim CEO and successfully sold over $10 billion of bank assets. He has acted as Chief Restructuring Officer in the operation and sale of several large distressed companies.

Alan is a graduate of the University of California (San Diego) and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). He is licensed to practice law in California.

ALAN FAIGIN
Senior Advisor and General Counsel

In his role as Senior Advisor and General Counsel, Alan W. Faigin consults on legal processes for mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance, litigation, employment matters and risk management. He also serves on the board of Sperian Energy.

Prior to joining SNH, Alan served as General Counsel for a publicly-traded financial services company overseeing both insurance and banking acquisitions. Subsequently, he was appointed interim CEO and successfully sold over $10 billion of bank assets. He has acted as Chief Restructuring Officer in the operation and sale of several large distressed companies.

Alan is a graduate of the University of California (San Diego) and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). He is licensed to practice law in California.

CHAD SMITH
Business Strategy & Transformation – Engagement Leader, Operations,
Revenue Optimization

CHAD SMITH
Business Strategy & Transformation – Engagement Leader, Operations, Revenue Optimization

In his role as Business Strategy & Transformation – Engagement Leader, Operations, Revenue Optimization, Chad Smith leads BST team members on value creation initiatives across portfolio companies. Using Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies, Chad provides hands-on analysis and oversight on process improvement projects, strategic initiatives, and business intelligence. Chad also serves as an advisor and consultant to the investment team.

Prior to joining SNH, Chad served as Director of Business Process Improvement at Bridgepoint Education, a San Diego-based, for-profit education services company. A Los Angeles native, Chad holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Management from Ashford University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University. In addition, Chad received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from San Diego State University.

CHAD SMITH
Business Strategy & Transformation – Engagement Leader, Operations, Revenue Optimization

In his role as Business Strategy & Transformation – Engagement Leader, Operations, Revenue Optimization, Chad Smith leads BST team members on value creation initiatives across portfolio companies. Using Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies, Chad provides hands-on analysis and oversight on process improvement projects, strategic initiatives, and business intelligence. Chad also serves as an advisor and consultant to the investment team.

Prior to joining SNH, Chad served as Director of Business Process Improvement at Bridgepoint Education, a San Diego-based, for-profit education services company. A Los Angeles native, Chad holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Management from Ashford University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University. In addition, Chad received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from San Diego State University.

CORY FORSSTORM
Business Strategy & Transformation – Business Intelligence, Revenue Optimization

CORY FORSSTROM
Business Strategy & Transformation – Business Intelligence, Revenue Optimization

As Business Strategy & Transformation – Business Intelligence, Revenue Optimization within the BST group, Cory is part of the team that designs and implements the SNH Business Intelligence platform. Prior to joining SNH, Cory served as the Operations/Business Analyst for Athena Cosmetics Inc. In that capacity, he was responsible for providing ongoing reporting and analysis to Executive Management. Additionally, he implemented new systems for gathering labor and cost data, as well as built out a suite of operational scorecards and metrics that provided insight to capacity utilization, resource planning, and cost efficiencies. Cory obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

CORY FORSSTROM
Business Strategy & Transformation – Business Intelligence, Revenue Optimization

As Business Strategy & Transformation – Business Intelligence, Revenue Optimization within the BST group, Cory is part of the team that designs and implements the SNH Business Intelligence platform. Prior to joining SNH, Cory served as the Operations/Business Analyst for Athena Cosmetics Inc. In that capacity, he was responsible for providing ongoing reporting and analysis to Executive Management. Additionally, he implemented new systems for gathering labor and cost data, as well as built out a suite of operational scorecards and metrics that provided insight to capacity utilization, resource planning, and cost efficiencies. Cory obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

EMILY MONTGOMERY
Chief of Staff

EMILY MONTGOMERY
Chief of Staff

In her role as Chief of Staff, Emily is responsible for driving strategic cross-functional initiatives and ensuring that company commitments and priorities are being executed. Emily communicates with Senior Executives and managers across the organization and serves as the central point of contact for all Internal Communications.

Prior to joining SNH, Emily was a practicing attorney. During her legal career, Emily was a federal magistrate judge law clerk, state prosecutor, and civil defense litigator. In 2017, she co-founded software firm Juristech LLC, which provides a digital keyboard designed for lawyers.

Emily holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles—School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.

EMILY MONTGOMERY
Chief of Staff

In her role as Chief of Staff, Emily is responsible for driving strategic cross-functional initiatives and ensuring that company commitments and priorities are being executed. Emily communicates with Senior Executives and managers across the organization and serves as the central point of contact for all Internal Communications.

Prior to joining SNH, Emily was a practicing attorney. During her legal career, Emily was a federal magistrate judge law clerk, state prosecutor, and civil defense litigator. In 2017, she co-founded software firm Juristech LLC, which provides a digital keyboard designed for lawyers.

Emily holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles—School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.

JOHN WILLIAMSON
Vice President, Business Development

JOHN WILLIAMSON
Vice President, Business Development

As Vice President, Business Development, John cultivates relationships with founders, CEOs, and boards seeking partnership with SNH in their go-forward growth plans. In that capacity, John maintains active outreach within SNH’s core expertise vertical areas, and facilitates communication between these executives and the investment team.

John has been a leader in business development at various SNH portfolio companies since 1999. John received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with an emphasis in marketing and finance, from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He has held a Broker’s license from the California Department of Real Estate since 2008. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Business & Finance (“IBF”), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing more skillful and prepared financial services leaders.

JOHN WILLIAMSON
Vice President, Business Development

As Vice President, Business Development, John cultivates relationships with founders, CEOs, and boards seeking partnership with SNH in their go-forward growth plans. In that capacity, John maintains active outreach within SNH’s core expertise vertical areas, and facilitates communication between these executives and the investment team.

John has been a leader in business development at various SNH portfolio companies since 1999. John received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with an emphasis in marketing and finance, from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He has held a Broker’s license from the California Department of Real Estate since 2008. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Business & Finance (“IBF”), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing more skillful and prepared financial services leaders.

KATERINA CREWS
Managing Director of
Business Strategy & Transformation

KATERINA CREWS
Managing Director, Business Strategy & Transformation

In her role as Managing Director of Business Strategy & Transformation, Katerina Crews oversees a core team that drives value by actively engaging SNH’s portfolio companies through a multi-phase operational excellence process both pre- and post-acquisition. Katerina directs and augments SNH’s strategic capabilities through operational improvements, commercial analytics, business development, strategic procurement, information technology, and financial and organizational management.

Prior to joining SNH, Katerina spent over 16 years at McKinsey & Company, delivering organizational, strategic, and change management results across sales and marketing, digital transformation, product delivery, and client development. Katerina received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from St. Mary’s College of California.

KATERINA CREWS
Managing Director, Business Strategy & Transformation

In her role as Managing Director of Business Strategy & Transformation, Katerina Crews oversees a core team that drives value by actively engaging SNH’s portfolio companies through a multi-phase operational excellence process both pre- and post-acquisition. Katerina directs and augments SNH’s strategic capabilities through operational improvements, commercial analytics, business development, strategic procurement, information technology, and financial and organizational management.

Prior to joining SNH, Katerina spent over 16 years at McKinsey & Company, delivering organizational, strategic, and change management results across sales and marketing, digital transformation, product delivery, and client development. Katerina received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from St. Mary’s College of California.

KEN KAUPPILA
Senior Engagement Leader

KEN KAUPPILA
Senior Engagement Leader

In his role as a Senior Engagement Leader, Ken drives operational excellence in infrastructure, information security, and platform development within our portfolio companies and partners with the investment team on these areas throughout the lifecycle of our investments.

He joined SNH after serving as Vice President, Strategy, at Hitachi. Prior to that, he led and managed all aspects of the 5-year, $100 million business turnaround and digital transformation for Merchants Fleet as CIO. Earlier in his career Ken held a variety of executive roles at Experian, where he most notably launched Experian Automotive and built the national vehicle database.

Ken received his MBA from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Michigan Technological University.

KEN KAUPPILA
Senior Engagement Leader

In his role as a Senior Engagement Leader, Ken drives operational excellence in infrastructure, information security, and platform development within our portfolio companies and partners with the investment team on these areas throughout the lifecycle of our investments.

He joined SNH after serving as Vice President, Strategy, at Hitachi. Prior to that, he led and managed all aspects of the 5-year, $100 million business turnaround and digital transformation for Merchants Fleet as CIO. Earlier in his career Ken held a variety of executive roles at Experian, where he most notably launched Experian Automotive and built the national vehicle database.

Ken received his MBA from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Michigan Technological University.

KRISTIN HANNA
Director of Asset Management

KRISTIN HANNA
Director, Asset Management

As SNH’s Director of Asset Management, Kristin oversees corporate real estate functions, including leadership of the planning and development of facility projects--from their inception to completion—and ensuring they are in full compliance with corporate policies and standards.

Prior to assuming her current position, Kristin worked for San Diego-based Sackett Business Group (SBG) where she worked with investment staff to oversee real estate and venture capital investments.

KRISTIN HANNA
Director, Asset Management

As SNH’s Director of Asset Management, Kristin oversees corporate real estate functions, including leadership of the planning and development of facility projects--from their inception to completion—and ensuring they are in full compliance with corporate policies and standards.

Prior to assuming her current position, Kristin worked for San Diego-based Sackett Business Group (SBG) where she worked with investment staff to oversee real estate and venture capital investments.

TANIYA MANGAN
Business Strategy & Transformation – Strategic Procurement

TANIYA MANGAN
Business Strategy & Transformation – Strategic Procurement

In her role as Business Strategy & Transformation – Strategic Procurement, Taniya is responsible for leading sourcing, purchasing and procurement to optimize financial savings and drive efficiencies across SNH’s portfolio. These include performing cost analyses by company using industry benchmarks, negotiating with external vendors, and reporting key functional metrics to facilitate long-term expense control and reduction.

Prior to joining SNH, Taniya worked at EA Health and Quality Built, both in San Diego, CA.

TANIYA MANGAN
Business Strategy & Transformation – Strategic Procurement

In her role as Business Strategy & Transformation – Strategic Procurement, Taniya is responsible for leading sourcing, purchasing and procurement to optimize financial savings and drive efficiencies across SNH’s portfolio. These include performing cost analyses by company using industry benchmarks, negotiating with external vendors, and reporting key functional metrics to facilitate long-term expense control and reduction.

Prior to joining SNH, Taniya worked at EA Health and Quality Built, both in San Diego, CA.