John D. Shulman - Founder and Managing Partner
Prior to forming JCP in 2009, Mr. Shulman was a Managing Director at Allied Capital Corporation from 2001 to 2009 where he was a member of the Management and Investment Committees. Mr. Shulman currently serves on the Boards of Directors or Managers of Amerex Group LLC, Ceuta Group, Cranford Pharmaceuticals, Mitchell & Ness and Voss of Norway ASA. He is a member of the Board of the National Aquarium Institute, and is a former Board Member of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Mr. Shulman holds a B.S. degree in Finance from The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and he attended the London School of Economics.
Craig Hille - Managing Director
Prior to joining JCP in 2010, Mr. Hille was at Allied Capital Corporation from 2000 to 2010, and at the time of his departure, he was a Principal and served as a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Hille currently serves on the Board of Directors or Managers of BDS Solutions Group, Ceuta Group, Cranford Pharmaceuticals, Foundation Consumer Healthcare, French Transit Holdings and Mitchell & Ness. Mr. Hille holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Centre College and he attended the University of Virginia in its Ph.D. Mathematics program.
Chuck Dieveney - Managing Director
Prior to joining JCP in 2014, Mr. Dieveney was a General Partner and COO at JMI Equity from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Dieveney was a Principal at Allied Capital Corporation from 2003 to 2005. Prior to Allied, Mr. Dieveney was a General Partner and CFO at ABS Capital from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Dieveney serves on the Board of Directors or Managers for Continuum Health Alliance, LLC, Integrated Beverage Group, LLC, and Trusted Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Dieveney holds a B.B.A. degree (with honors) in Accounting from Loyola University and a M.S. in Taxation from American University.
Alex Deegan - Principal
Prior to joining JCP in 2014, Mr. Deegan was with NGP Energy Technology Partners from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Deegan was at Allied Capital Corporation from 2002 to 2010, and at the time of his departure, he was a Principal and served as a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Deegan currently serves on the Board of Directors or Managers of Foundation Consumer Healthcare, Penn Power and True Citrus. Mr. Deegan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Richmond and a B.A. from Davidson College. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and played professional soccer in the United States for over five years.
Benton Lee – Principal
Prior to joining JCP in 2011, Mr. Lee was at Allied Capital Corporation from 2006 to 2010, and at the time of his departure, he was a Senior Associate. Before joining Allied, Mr. Lee was in the M&A group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Lee currently serves on the Board of Managers of French Transit Holdings. Mr. Lee holds an M.B.A. degree (with distinction) in Management and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. degree (magna cum laude) in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Lee is a CFA® charterholder and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Kevin Kuntz – Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining JCP in 2010, Mr. Kuntz was at Allied Capital Corporation from 2003 to 2010, and at the time of his departure, he was a Vice President. Before joining Allied, Mr. Kuntz was in the High Technology Group at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Kuntz currently serves on the Board of Managers of BDS Solutions Group. Mr. Kuntz holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Accountancy from Wake Forest University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rich Owen - Operating Advisor1
Mr. Owen has been the Founder & CEO of several innovative and leading consumer goods companies. His secret sauce in launching and sustaining successful brands across multiple categories comes not only from experience but also his ability to immerse himself in the respective brand's culture. Mr. Owen has also held various senior executive positions at Procter & Gamble - developing brand, trade and marketing strategies. In 2001, Mr. Owen was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and has since been featured in numerous industry articles including Forbes magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Mr. Owen is the inventor on numerous consumer product patents and has created hundreds of products sold successfully at retail. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University.
Peter Mann – Operating Advisor1
Mr. Mann has extensive experience as an investor and CEO in the Over-The-Counter-Drug (OTC) and Personal Care industries. Mr. Mann has a history of acquiring and transitioning “orphan” brands into successful stand-alone companies. Mr. Mann began his career at Block Drug Company where he served in various roles, eventually becoming a Member of the Office of Chief Executive and President of the Americas Division. As Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prestige Brands Holdings, Mr. Mann was instrumental in the initial acquisition of a small portfolio of OTC and Household Brands in 2001, acquiring numerous additional brands and ultimately culminating with a successful initial public offering (NYSE: PBH) in 2005. Mr. Mann successfully worked with private equity groups at Prestige Brands and since at Blacksmith Brands and Bedrock Brands. Mr. Mann received an A.B. from Brown University.
Andrew Mueller - Vice President
Prior to joining JCP in 2013, Mr. Mueller was an Associate at Ares Management from 2010 to 2013. Before joining Ares Management, Mr. Mueller was in the Investment Banking group at Jefferies & Company. Mr. Mueller currently serves on the Board of Managers of BDS Solutions Group. Mr. Mueller holds a B.A. degree (with distinction) in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Ryan Osgood - Vice President
Prior to joining JCP in 2014, Mr. Osgood was an Associate at Barclays from 2011 to 2014. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Osgood served in the United States Navy as a Submarine Officer on the USS Olympia and as an Economics Instructor at the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Osgood serves on the Board of Directors or Managers at 3 Step and Madhava. Mr. Osgood holds an M.B.A. (with distinction) from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy.
Dan Semler - Senior Associate
Prior to joining JCP in 2016, Mr. Semler was an Associate at American Capital from 2014 to 2016 where he worked on turnaround and growth investments in middle market companies including hands-on operating involvement with portfolio companies. Before joining American Capital, Mr. Semler was in the Corporate Banking group at PNC. Mr. Semler holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
Bo Wang - Senior Associate
Prior to joining JCP in 2016, Mr. Wang was an Investment Banking Analyst at Harris Williams & Co. from 2014 to 2016 where he worked on mergers and acquisitions in the consumer industry. Before joining Harris Williams & Co, Mr. Wang was an analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Mr. Wang holds a B.B.A. with High Distinction with emphases in Accounting and Finance from the University of Michigan.
Kevin Phan - Associate
Prior to joining JCP in 2018, Mr. Phan was an Investment Banking Associate at Roth Capital Partners from 2014 to 2018 where he worked on mergers and acquisitions in the consumer and business services industries. Mr. Phan holds a B.S. degree in Science-Business from the University of Notre Dame.
Robert Eckstein – Associate
Prior to joining JCP in 2018, Mr. Eckstein was an Investment Banking Analyst at Lincoln International from 2016 to 2018, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions in the business services and industrials industries. Mr. Eckstein holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.
Sara Shockley - Investor Relations and Marketing Associate
Ms. Shockley joined JCP in 2016 and holds a B.A. degree Anthropology and Classics from Vanderbilt University.
Cheryl Snyder - Business Manager
Prior to joining JCP in 2013, Ms. Snyder was an Executive Assistant at B.F. Saul Company from 1977 to 2011.
Heather Clarke - Administrative Analyst
Prior to joining JCP in 2019, Ms. Clarke was a recruiter at Arena Technical Resources and Randstad Professionals. Ms. Clarke holds a B.S. degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University.
1 Mr. Owen and Mr. Mann are advisors to JCP and are not members of the investment team. They provide consulting services directly to JCP’s portfolio companies. Any compensation they receive from a portfolio company does not reduce the management fee payable to JCP pursuant to a “management fee offset” provision.