Team

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

Partner
  • 10+ years of experience in the aerospace / defense / industrial market.
  • Former investment banker at KippsDeSanto & Co; having executed on 16 sell-side transactions in the government services / aerospace / defense sector.
  • MBA from Columbia University; BS from the University of Virginia.

Paul Brinkley

Board Advisor
  • Managing Director at Tracker Capital Management, a single family office established by Cerberus founder Steve Feinberg.
  • CEO and co-founder of NAWAH, a Pritzker Organization (“TPO”) enterprise focused on real asset project development in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. NAWAH was ultimately sold to Hutchinson Whampoa Limited.
  • Former U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and founder of the Business Transformation Agency.
  • Founder and former Director, Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Former Chief Information Officer and SVP Customer Service at JDS Uniphase.
  • Former Director of Computer Integrated Manufacturing at Nortel Networks
  • Owner of 4 U.S. patents; published researcher in process optimization , production economics and artificial intelligence.

Zak Doehla

Board Advisor
  • Managing Director of BLG Capital Advisors, a Chicago based single family office active globally in private markets investing.
  • Board Member of Industrial Outdoor Ventures, KAO Data Campus and advisory board member at several U.S. private equity funds.
  • Former Director of Private Equity at Members Capital Advisors, a wholly owned RIA of CUNA Mutual Group, a $16B mutual insurance holding company.
  • Former Senior Investment Officer at State of IL Teacher’s Retirement System, managing a $5 Billion private equity portfolio.
  • Former Director at a Hedge Fund backed specialty finance company.
  • Collectively invested over $4.5 Billion in global private equity co-investment and fund opportunities.

Jerry Lundquist

Board Advisor
  • 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.