Shore Operating Partners bridge the financial expertise of Shore investment professionals with the operating and strategic needs of our portfolio companies. Shore Operating Partners represent leaders of their respective fields and facilitate the implementation of value creation strategies through past experience and a deep network of industry relationships.
Greg is an entrepreneur, executive, board member, investor, professor, author and speaker. Greg is currently the founder and managing member of G. Slamowitz & Company LLC, a family office based in Big Sky, MT. Greg is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy at the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, and the founding and managing partner of DesignedBuilt LLC, an innovative designer and builder of energy efficient modular homes, based in Big Sky, MT and Gdansk, Poland. Most notably, Greg was a co-founder and former co-CEO of Ambrose Employer Group, LLC, a professional employer organization (PEO), which was ranked among Crain’s New York’s list of the 50 fastest growing companies and was also recognized by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management as one of the “Best Companies to Work For in New York.” Greg oversaw the sale of Ambrose Employer Group to TriNet in a $200 million cash transaction. Greg had spent considerable time in Washington, DC with members and staffers of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives educating them about the challenges to and solutions for America’s businesses. He was a board member and president of his industry’s trade association and founded and led its political action committee. Greg was instrumental in the passage of the Small Business Efficiency Act. He was the recipient of the 2001 Ernst & Young New York Entrepreneur of the Year award in the employment services category. Greg also served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Emory University’s School of Law. Prior to co-founding Ambrose in 1997, Greg practiced tax law with Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin Brown & Wood) in New York City. He holds two law degrees – a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and a Juris Doctorate, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from New York University.
Dr. Kieran Slevin is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of North American Spine and Pain. Dr. Slevin is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. After growing up in Donegal, Ireland, Dr. Slevin attended the University College Medical School in Dublin. Before coming to the states, Dr. Slevin attended Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children and was awarded the Colman-Saunders Medal in Pediatrics. Dr. Slevin is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Medical Societies and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Slevin is also on the Board of Directors for the Spine Intervention Society and is their appointed delegate to the American Medical Association.
Anthony Sobel currently serves on the Board of Directors for Specialdocs Consultants. Most recently, Mr. Sobel served as CEO of Montana Metal Products, LLC, (“MMP”) a precision sheet metal fabrication and machining company located in Des Plaines, IL. Mr. Sobel led the successful sale of MMP in late 2014. Mr. Sobel also served as a Director and Chairman of the Board at CSI Technology Outfitters, a provider of software and hardware solutions.
Ken has over 30 years of experience in various management roles in the food and beverage sector across a spectrum of top companies in the United States. Ken currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sweet Harvest Foods, a leading honey supplier in the U.S. Ken previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer at Bellisio Foods, a leading frozen foods company, for several years. Prior to Bellisio Foods, Ken served as President of the Global Industrial Division at McCormick and as President of the US Consumer Division at McCormick, the top spices and seasonings company in the world. Ken previously spent time in marketing and brand management at Campbell’s Soup and Kraft Foods.
Shelly Sun currently serves on the Board of Directors of Transformations Care Network.
Currently, Tim previously served as a Director for Southern Veterinary Partners, a Shore Capital Portfolio Company based in Birmingham. Alabama. Tim is the Principal of Nashville Healthcare Investments. Previously, Mr. Martin was the Founder and CEO of Ambulatory Services of America’s family of companies, which included ASA, Radiation Oncology Services of America and Innovative Dialysis Systems. The company was sold to US Renal in 2013. Previously, Mr. Martin held roles as EVP and Chief Operating Officer of publicly traded Renal Care Group, (RCI) which sold to Fresenius in 2006. He is also a Principal of National Renal Care Holdings, and serves on Brown Brothers Harriman’s Healthcare Advisory Board.
Kevin R. Vasquez has held numerous executive-level positions with leading animal health companies over his 35-year career, including chairman, president, and CEO of Henry Schein Animal Health, executive vice president and CEO of Butler Animal Health, vice president of cattle and companion animal business of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, and executive vice president of Fermenta Animal Health.
David has more than 40 years’ experience in food & beverage and CPG. David began his career at General Foods where he spent fourteen years in a variety of brand management positions. In 1988 he joined a small consulting firm and in 1991 was hired by a private equity client to be VP of Marketing, and eventually CEO, of Mother’s Cookies a West Coast based cookie company. In 1995, he joined Brother’s Gourmet Coffee as Chairman, President & CEO. In 1996 his former private equity client acquired the Keebler Company in a leveraged buyout for $450 million. David joined the company as President of Keebler Brands, the company’s main operating unit. The company was taken public in 1998 and sold to the Kellogg Company in 2001 for $4.5 billion at which time David became Keebler’s CEO. In late 2002 he left Kellogg and, with a few former Keebler executives, formed TreeHouse LLC as a vehicle to make acquisitions in the food industry. In 2005 they invested in and led the public spinoff of a $700 million private label division of Dean Foods. From 2005 through 2011 he was President & COO of TreeHouse Foods, retiring in 2011 but remaining with the company as a Director and a Senior Advisor focused on strategy and acquisitions. TreeHouse is currently a leader in private label manufacturing with annual revenue of approximately $5.5 billion.
Dr. Richard Waldman is the founder and former president of Associates for Women’s Medicine, a provider practice based in Syracuse, New York.
Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Orthodontic Partners. In addition to serving on the Southern Orthodontics board, Dan is an Operating Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. Previously, Dan served as President and CEO of Smile Brands, a privately held dental service organization with ~$500 million in revenue, 4,500 employees (including 700 general and specialty dentists) and more than 360 offices. As President and CEO, Dan led the successful sale of the company to Gryphon Investors in 2016. In 2010, he joined Bausch + Lomb as Executive Vice President and Global President, Pharmaceuticals. Dan has also worked for Merck & Co., Schering-Plough, Pfizer Inc. and The Upjohn Company.
Mr. Wheelan currently serves as a Board Member for BrightView, Shore Capital's medication-assisted treatment platform investment. Mr. Wheelan is current CEO of Northeast Health Services, Shore Capital’s outpatient mental health platform investment. Mr. Wheelan was most recently the Executive Vice President and Region President for the Central, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Tri-state regions of Beacon Health Options, the nation’s largest specialty healthcare company focusing on individuals with serious mental illness, addiction and intellectual disability.
Chris was formerly the Platform CEO of Sirona Infusion and has over 20 years of experience in the home infusion industry. Chris most recently served as CEO of InfuScience, a portfolio company of Cressey & Company. Previously, Chris served as CEO of Critical Care Systems ("CCS") leading up to its successful sale to Curative Health Systems. Prior to CCS, Chris served as COO for the western division of Coram Healthcare. Chris' infusion career includes the acquisition of 15 branches and the development of 23 start-up branches.
Dr. Richard Zane currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Women’s Health Group. Dr. Zane is the CEO of Atlanta Women’s Health Group, the parent organization of 25 OB/GYN practices employing over 100 physicians. Dr. Zane is also currently the Vice President of the U.S.W.H.A., a national group of over 800 OB/GYNs. He has been in private practice since 1983, first as a solo practitioner and since 1984 as a partner at Roswell OB/GYN. Dr. Zane specializes in minimally invasive procedures such as hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and hysterectomy. He is board certified by the American College of OB/GYN and is a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. Dr. Zane graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and completed medical school at St. Louis University. He completed his residency training at Emory University.
Reid Zeising is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cherokee Advisors. Mr. Zeising founded BBAC LLC, which was created to acquire Back Yard Burgers, Inc., and served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, he founded Bluebird Advisors LLC, which focuses primarily on quantitative based, statistics arbitrage, mean reversion hedge fund strategies, and Institutional Advisors, which is a private merchant-banking firm. Through Institutional Advisors, Mr. Zeising invested in and advised Cosi, Inc. (COSI) and also participated in and advised on five separate financings for Cosi. Previously, Mr. Zeising was First Vice President of The Robinson Humphrey Company (RHC) in charge of European Capital Markets. Prior to RHC, Mr. Zeising ran an overseas office for Reich & Co., Southeast Research Partners, in Paris, France. Mr. Zeising is a member of YPO.