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Our Reputation and Experience Are Our Greatest Assets

True partnerships are defined by mutual respect, a shared commitment and an open sharing of ideas. We believe that not one person has all the answers and that through an open sharing of ideas the best strategy will consistently emerge.

Meet the Team

Anton Gladnikov

Founder and Managing Partner

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Anton is responsible for all aspects of Strategy, Fundraising, Deal Sourcing, and M&A.

Previously CFO at BBX Sweet Holdings and Capital Markets Team at BBX Capital ($1B Diversified Holding Company). Responsible for portfolio companies oversight in CPG and Building Materials sectors, market research, deal sourcing, due diligence, and integration.

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Joe K. Tamer

Co-founder and Senior Operating Partner

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Joe is responsible for Market Research, Strategy and Operations.

Previously CEO and Investor at Paint Tools S.A.S, a consumer discretionary product manufacturer. Director of M&A, Country Manager in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia; and Latin America. Transformation Leader and Chief of Staff to the Chief Growth Officer at Mondelez. Consultant at Bain and Co. and Equity Research at Morgan Stanley focused on US Household and Personal Care stocks.

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Kevin Coen

Senior Operating Partner and Investment Committee Member

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C-Suite Executive in the Consumer Goods Business with significant experience leading start-ups, turnarounds, acquisitions, integrations and spin-offs, and a proven track record of building successful brands while generating significant financial results.

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Brian T. Byrne

Investment Committee Member

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Brian advises global corporations in the Prestige Beauty/Personal Care, Financial Services, Food and Technology sectors.  He analyzes mega-trends, geopolitical themes and consumer insights to generate future scenarios directing WHERE TO PLAY and HOW TO WIN. 

Brian’s current focus is global finance and luxury sectors; his specific expertise spans Customer Experience (“CX”), Connecting Generations (in both the marketplace and in the workplace) and “Digital Futures” (designing agile talent strategies that can keep pace with digital technology innovation).

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Investment Committee Member

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An investor and thought leader. Michael has twenty years of experience in global financial markets, most recently as Chief Investment Officer in the International Wealth Management Division of Credit Suisse. He is the author of ‘The Levelling’ (PublicAffairs), which outlines what’s next in politics, economics, finance and geopolitics in the post globalization era.  He was a member of the World Economic Forum's Council on the New Economy, and a Forbes contributor, and a speaker at the 2020 TED Talk conference.

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