VLADIMIR BREYTER, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Prior to joining TAP in 2011, Mr. Breyter1 worked at a number of middle-market private equity firms based in the United States and Europe. Mr. Breyter started his career in the Financial Sponsors Group of JP Morgan where he covered large-cap and middle-market private equity funds. While at JP Morgan, Mr. Breyter worked on number of transactions spanning a wide array of industries, including notable transactions such as the $33 billion buyout of HCA.
Mr. Breyter earned his MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School at the University of Rochester. Additionally, he graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Computer Science. Mr. Breyter is conversant in Russian.
ASHISH B. CHABRIA, MANAGING DIRECTOR - HEAD OF HEALTH CARE
Over the course of his career, Mr. Chabria1 has developed expertise across virtually all segments of the health care industry as a banker and also as an industry executive. Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Chabria established and ran the Health Care Corporate & Investment Banking Group at Mizuho Bank/Securities in the United States from 2010 to 2016. During his tenure, Mr. Chabria led the firm to unprecedented successes in M&A, Equity and Acquisition Financings, and played a significant role in landmark transactions such as Actavis’ $70 billion acquisition of Allergan and its $28 billion acquisition of Forest Labs. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Chabria served as Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at Pharmascience, one of Canada’s largest independent pharmaceutical companies. Between 2000 and 2008, Mr. Chabria took on increasingly senior positions with UBS Investment Bank’s Global Health Care Group. Mr. Chabria began his career in 1994 at Chemical Bank and its successor, Chase Manhattan, where he served in various functions, including as an associate in mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Chabria graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1994 with a BA in Accounting and Information Systems.
PETER MAJAR , MANAGING DIRECTOR - HEAD OF FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Majar1 was Managing Partner of Majar Advisors LLC, where he provided senior advisory services to select institutional clients within Financial Technology & Financial Services. Prior to Majar Advisors, Mr. Majar was Managing Director of Financial Technology & Co-Head of Diversified Financials for Piper Jaffrey where he also coordinated efforts with the financial sponsor coverage team on dedicated private equity funds in the financial service sector. Previously, Mr. Majar was a Managing Director at Sterne, Agee & Leech, Inc. and a Senior Partner at Freeman and Co., LLC where he spent 15 years helping build the franchise, both focused on the financial technology and financial services industries. Mr. Majar also was an officer at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he focused on the technology sector. Mr. Majar has strong historic relationships across the financial technology spectrum, including payments, digital banking and capital markets technology. Mr. Majar also has concentrated relationships across Financial & Business Services companies including the sub-sectors of broker-dealers, asset management, active mortgage REITS and select specialty finance. Mr. Majar played a key role in transactions that included Blackstone-Paysafe, Great Ajax, Instinet and Royal Bank of Canada.
Mr. Majar received his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington’s business school, which helps guide the school's dean in key strategic directions and initiatives.
IOANNIS MAVRIDIS , MANAGING DIRECTOR - LONDON
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Mavridis2 was a Director in the EMEA TMT investment banking group at Citi, an organisation he joined in 2003. He has held a variety of roles and has over 11 years of experience in investment banking / M&A, capital markets, markets and corporate finance across EMEA. Mr. Mavridis was responsible for covering telecom and media clients within Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2010 to 2015. Among the key roles he has played, are a number of transactions involving telecom operators such as Telenor, Telecom Italia, KPN, Millicom, OTE, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, TeliaSonera, Omatel and Batelco, landmark telecom privatisations such as Telekom Slovenije and telecom and media investments by large financial sponsors such as KKR, Apax and Providence.
Mr. Mavridis is fluent in Greek and speaks conversational German. He has received a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, US and a BSC in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece.
PATRIK S NELSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR - HEAD OF NORDIC - STOCKHOLM
Prior to joining TAP in 2010, Mr. Nelson1 was a Managing Director at Evercore Partners in the firm’s corporate advisory business, covering mainly the Power & Utilities sector having advised clients such as Consol Energy, Constellation Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon Corporation, PG&E Corporation and PNM Resources. Mr. Nelson also assisted in the firm’s Strategy and Business Development effort building out the firm’s asset management business being involved in Mizuho’s $120mm investment and M&A alliance and the formation of Evercore Wealth Management. Prior to joining Evercore in 2006, Mr. Nelson was an Executive Director in the Telecommunications Group at UBS Investment Bank starting his career at Dillon Read (a predecessor firm to UBS). Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Nelson worked in the corporate development department at Crane Company, a manufacturer of engineered industrial products. Mr. Nelson has extensive advisory and financing expertise in the telecommunications industry including Vodafone’s bid for AT&T Wireless, Infonet’s sale to BT Group, SBC’s sale of its stake in Bell Canada, Citizens Communications’ $700mm high yield financing and the IPO of Eschelon Telecom.
Mr. Nelson speaks fluent Swedish and is conversant in both French and Spanish. He graduated summa cum laude from Babson College with a B.S. in Finance.
TOBY PEARCE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Pearce2 was a Managing Director in the TMT Group at Houlihan Lokey in London. Mr. Pearce has over 20 years’ investment banking experience predominantly focused on M&A/advisory and capital markets in the Telecom/Communications and surrounding industries including Cloud/IT Managed Services. He was formerly Head of Media & Telecom at Houlihan Lokey, EMEA, and was previously at Rothschild in London and Hong Kong, where he was Head of Telecom, Greater China. He began his career as a corporate lawyer at CMS in London, following which he joined HSBC’s equity capital markets team in London, and then moved into corporate finance/M&A at HSBC. He has extensive experience in the initiation, structuring and managing of often complex transactions in the sector, including some situations involving high leverage
Mr. Pearce holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and was a practicing Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.
MATTHEW SHENKMAN , MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY - LONDON
Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Shenkman2 was Head of Internet and Digital Media EMEA for JP Morgan, based in London. Mr. Shenkman began his banking career at Lehman Brothers in the Technology Team before continuing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Team in New York. Mr. Shenkman moved to London to join Societe Generale’s TMT team prior to joining JP Morgan to focus on high growth internet companies. Prior to a career in investment banking, Mr. Shenkman spent 8 years in the US Navy as an Officer deployed in operations in the Middle East, Asia and Africa as well as serving as the US Naval Liaison Officer to France. He has played a key role in a number of transactions during his banking career for Mojang (Minecraft), King Digital, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Axel Springer, Yahoo!, Alibaba, eDreams Odigeo, eBay among others.
Mr. Shenkman speaks French and Japanese. He holds an MBA from London Business School, a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an AA in French from the Defense Language Institute of Monterey.
ARYEH SAND, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Sand1 joined the TAP Advisors Health Care group in April 2016. Prior to joining TAP, Mr. Sand was a Vice President in Mizuho’s Health Care Corporate & Investment Banking group in New York, where he was an integral part of the coverage team for all of the firm's major health care clients, including Allergan, Amgen, Biogen, Danaher, Express Scripts, Gilead, and Mallinckrodt. Mr. Sand has extensive advisory and financing expertise, and played meaningful roles in several important transactions including Actavis' $70bn acquisition of Allergan, Actavis' $28bn acquisition of Forest Laboratories, Mallinckrodt’s $690MM divestiture of its Nuclear Imaging Business, Upsher-Smith Laboratories' divestiture of its women's health brands, and Galena Biopharma’s divestiture of its Abstral and Zuplenz brands.
Mr. Sand received an Honours B.Comm degree from the University of Toronto.
Ms. Smith is in charge of all administrative and operational aspects of the Company.
Prior to joining TAP, Ms. Smith1 was a Vice President of Acquisitions and Real Estate Development for the Athena Group, where she analyzed real estate investments for Athena’s private equity fund and assisted in managing large real estate development projects in both the Las Vegas and Washington DC areas. Ms. Smith began her career at Prudential Securities working as an Analyst in the Consumer Investment Banking Group, followed by Deutsche Bank as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group as a generalist, and Morgan Stanley in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group and MSREF fund as a Summer Associate. After receiving her MBA, she joined the New York City Economic Development Corporation where she was an Assistant Vice President managing large-scale real estate development projects for the City of New York, including the new Yankee Stadium and Queens West in Long Island City, and spearheading economic development initiatives throughout the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.
Ms. Smith graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics and received an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.