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 in 2017.
  • 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.
  • Current Board Member or Observer; MDA, Sparton, Vortex Controls, TruePic, T-Worx.
  • Former operations engineer at Onex portfolio company Celestica (NYSE: CLS).
  • Former manufacturing engineer at Nortel Networks.

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
  • Former Senior Associate at KippsDeSanto & Co., a DC-based middle market investment bank focused on aerospace, defense and government services.
  • 10+ years of experience in the aerospace / defense / industrial market.
  • Led 16 successful transactions with over $600m of enterprise value.
  • Key transactions include: Sale of Technigraphics to CACI, Sale of 2020 Company to Acentia/Snow Phipps, Sale of WBB to Lake Capital, and Sale of UEC Corporation to Arotech Corporation.

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 LLC, a Pritzker Organization (“TPO”) enterprise focused on real asset project development in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. NAWAH was sold to Hutchison Whampoa Limited in 2017.
  • Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary 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 of 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 at 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 the State of IL Teachers’ 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.

Rory Held

Board Advisor
  • EVP of Summer Road LLC, a New York-based, single-family office focused on public and private equity opportunities.
  • +15 years of experience investing in public markets.
  • Board Member of Peak Resosrts Inc and TruePic Inc.
  • Former Partner at SLS Capital, a +$1 Billion long/short equity hedge fund.
  • Former Analyst at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. a +$3 Billion asset manager.

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 Transportation Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation.
  • Former Staff Assistant for National Security Affairs to U.S. Senator Sam Nunn.
  • Former Special Assistant for Aircrew Matters to 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.