Leadership
Our team consists of top-tier leaders and private equity professionals. We pride ourselves in our ability to act quickly, our efficiency and commitment to follow-through. Each member brings a unique skill set to our firm and is essential to our overall success.
Brian Dean / Senior Vice President, Operations

Brian Dean provides executive oversight and management of portfolio companies in the food and beverage vertical for Skyview. He is responsible for the strategy and operational performance of his portfolio companies including analysis of bolt on acquisitions to support exit value.

Mr. Dean, a graduate of the Chase Manhattan Bank training program turned to the food industry where he was an executive at Best Foods and Sara Lee before turning to private equity. His positions ranged from EVP of Sara Lee Bakery to CMO of Birds Eye Foods to CEO of Ecce Panis, an artisan bread company he ran and sold for J.P. Morgan Partners. More recently Mr. Dean was President of Victoria Fine Foods LLC, a premium Italian food company he helped acquire and run for Huron Capital subsequently sold to B&G Foods. While CMO at Birds Eye he developed and launched the microwaveable Steam Fresh sub- brand which used a patented multi-layer package with steam valve that grew to $110MM in its first year and was named IRI’s #1 New Product introduction in the U.S.

Mr. Dean earned an MBA in  International Marketing from the Thunderbird School of International Management and B.A. in English Literature from Clark University. He resides with his wife in Chatham, NJ .

Alex Soltani

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Darryl Smith

President, Global Portfolio Operations

Darren Loos

Senior VP of Finance, Global Controller

Jim Hall

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Jeff White

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Shrikar Kasturi

Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Jared Cohen

Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Dean Estrada

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Rick Bigelow

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Rod Stoddard

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Manel Sweetmore

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Matt Thompson

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Ross Ely

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Angie Batterson

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Krishna Viswanadham

Vice President, Technology

Baudelio Bueno

Vice President, Business Development

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