Albion River LLC

About Us

Albion River LLC (“Albion”) is a private direct investment firm focused on acquiring companies that produce highly technical Defense Products & Services. Albion is led by its group of partners, supported by a team of expert advisors and a deep network of industry and government professionals. Our capital comes exclusively from a handful of families and select institutional investors, enabling us to hold businesses until they have reached their potential under our stewardship.


Defense Products & Services

Defense Products & Services

We invest using our expert domain knowledge.
Process Driven


We leverage our filtering process to acquire companies with large moats and expand them.
Risk Off

Risk Off

Our underwriting is focused on eliminating impairment and prioritizes return of capital.


Our investment universe has no material correlation to the broader economy and capitalizes on uncertainty.


Any company we acquire is material to our performance.


Darren Farber

Managing Partner

  • Founder of Albion River.
  • Co-founder of NAWAH LLC, a Pritzker Organization (“TPO”) enterprise focused on infrastructure in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. NAWAH was sold to Hutchison Whampoa Limited.
  • Former special advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense – Business Transformation.
  • Former member of U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.
  • Board Member; Magpul, MDA (TSX: MDA.TO), AMPAC (formerly NASDAQ: APFC), Sparton (formerly NYSE: SPA).
  • Former operations engineer at Onex portfolio company Celestica (NYSE: CLS).
  • Former manufacturing engineer at Nortel Networks (formerly NYSE: NT).

Mark Schneiderman

Partner & General Counsel

  • Former member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s corporate and restructuring practice.
  • Key transactions include Kodak’s Chapter 11 reorganization, Fiat’s purchase of Chrysler, AIG’s restructuring.
  • Worked in Afghanistan for U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.
  • Clerked for Judge John Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Shelley Chapman of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Christos Tsentas


  • 15+ years of experience in the aerospace / defense / industrial market.
  • Former investment banker at KippsDeSanto & Co.
  • MBA from Columbia University; BS from the University of Virginia.

Shiv Patel

Vice President

  • Former investment banker at KippsDeSanto & Co.
  • Former finance associate at Capital One.
  • Candidate for MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia; BS from the University of Virginia.

Mark T. Kimmitt

Operating Partner

  • Retired Brigadier General United States Army.
  • Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs serving under President George W. Bush.
  • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, responsible for military policy development, planning, guidance and oversight for the region.
  • Former Deputy Director of Strategy and Plans at United States Central Command and Deputy Director of Operations and Chief Military Spokesman for Coalition Forces in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Former Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
  • Graduate of United States Military Academy, Harvard Business School (With Distinction), School of Advanced Military Studies and the National Defense University.

Jerry Lundquist

Operating Partner

  • Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co. and former head of its Global Aerospace and Defense practice.
  • Former Vice President of Emery Air Freight Corporation.
  • Member of the Commercial Space and Transportation Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation.
  • Former Staff Assistant to National Security Affairs to U.S. Senator Sam Nunn.
  • Former Special Assistant to Aircrew Matters for the Commander-in-Chief of the Military Airlift Command.
  • 8 years of service in the U.S. Air Force as an aviator with over 2000 hours of flight experience on Lockheed’s C5-A Galaxy.

Tom Snyder

Operating Partner

  • Retired United States Air Force Colonel.
  • Former Head of Contracting for the USAF Air Mobility Command.
  • Former Theater Head of Contracts for the Joint Contracting Command Iraq / Afghanistan.
  • Former Head of Acquisition / Contracting at the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations. (“TFBSO”) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • Former AF Materiel Command / PK Director.
  • Author of several additions to acquisition doctrine that are memorialized within the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation.
  • Graduate of University of Virginia, National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Contact Us

Main Office

2600 Tower Oaks Blvd.
Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20852

+1 (571) 321-5328