Bill is Chairman, a Founding General Partner, and a member of the firm’s investment committee. He has over twenty five years of experience in executing middle-market transactions, having been involved in a substantial number of acquisitions and divestitures as an investor and advisor. Bill began his career in the commercial banking business, ultimately holding senior executive positions at Michigan National Corporation and Standard Federal Bank. In 1983, Bill joined First Of Michigan where he was Senior Vice President and Co-Managing Director of the firm's investment banking business. In 1988, Bill founded W.Y. Campbell & Company, a successful financial advisory firm that was sold to Comerica Bank. Bill holds a B.A. from Albion College and an M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University.
WILLIAM F. McKINLEY Vice Chairman and Partner | email
Bill is Vice Chairman, a Founding General Partner, and a member of the firm’s investment committee. His experience includes direct client representation and relationship management for transactional business including sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital planning and structuring and direct placement of debt and equity securities. He has significant domestic and international merger and acquisition advisory experience, with a particular emphasis on manufacturing companies. Bill was a co-founder of W.Y. Campbell & Company, which was sold to Comerica Bank. Prior to that, Bill was a Vice President in the corporate finance department of First of Michigan Corp. Bill holds a B.S. from Babson College and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Mark H. Carroll is the Managing Partner and a member of the Investment Committee of Superior. Mr. Carroll is responsible for the day-to-day investment activities of the firm. Prior to founding Superior, Mr. Carroll served as a Director with Questor Management Company, LLC (“Questor”). Questor, a Southfield, MI based private equity firm with over $1.2 billion under management, is focused on control investments in distressed and underperforming middle-market companies. While at Questor, Mr. Carroll served as an executive officer of companies with combined annual revenue of approximately $1 billion. Prior to focusing on turnaround investments at Questor, Mr. Carroll was an Associate with Code Hennessy & Simmons, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management focused on investing in middle-market companies with high potential for growth. Mr. Carroll has gained hands-on operating experience through his position as a Plant Manager of Bronson Precision Products, a manufacturer of precision-machined components for the heavy-duty truck and automotive aftermarket industries. Mr. Carroll also has investment banking experience having worked in the Chicago office of BT Alex.Brown, Inc. where he was focused on leveraged lending and mergers and acquisitions and in the New York office of PaineWebber where he was solely focused on middle-market mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Carroll earned his Bachelors degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a M.B.A from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Masters of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar.
Scott J. Hauncher is a Managing Director of Superior. Mr. Hauncher is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments made by the firm. Mr. Hauncher joined Superior after spending eleven years in the middle market private equity industry at Long Point Capital, a private equity fund with over $300 million of committed capital that invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. At Long Point, Mr. Hauncher served as an officer and board member for companies with combined revenue of over $750 million. Prior to joining Long Point, Mr. Hauncher worked for Salomon Brothers and Deloitte & Touche LLP. He received a bachelor's degree with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Andrew J. Wiegand is a Vice President of Superior. Andy is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing investments made by the firm. His experience includes executing acquisitions as a principal investor, providing advisory services to mergers and acquisitions clients and arranging structured finance transactions. Andy's experience spans a wide variety of industries including food processing, logistics, natural resources and manufacturing. Prior to Superior, Andy was an Associate with Questor Management Company, a private equity firm focused on control investments in distressed and underperforming middle-market companies. Prior to Questor, Andy was an analyst in Chicago Investment Banking office of Merrill Lynch & Co. He holds a B.S. in Economics with summa cum laude distinction Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Daniel W. Wingard is an Associate of Superior. Mr. Wingard is responsible for evaluating and executing investments made by the firm. Prior to Superior, Mr. Wingard was an Associate in the Investment Banking Group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Mr. Wingard’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes transactions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, automotive, plastics, specialty services, and transportation. Prior to joining Stout Risius Ross, Inc., Mr. Wingard was a Financial Analyst in the Financial Controls, Systems, & Processes organization at Ford Motor Company. He holds a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University.
SCOTT A. REILLY Member of the Investment Committee and Partner | email
Scott A. Reilly is a Partner and a member of the Investment Committee of Superior. Mr. Reilly is the President of Peninsula Capital Partners, a leading private capital firm specializing in middle-market structured equity capital. Mr. Reilly has specialized in middle-market investing since 1988 and has participated in the formation and development of four investment firms specializing in middle-market private capital. Mr. Reilly has been involved in the placement of over $600 million of private capital in over eighty companies and has developed customized software for screening potential investments, reporting partnership results, simulating portfolio returns and monitoring portfolio performance. Prior to founding the General Partner, Mr. Reilly has been a General Partner of Huron Capital Partners since 1999 and President of Peninsula Capital Partners since 1995. From March 1994 through September 1995, Mr. Reilly was one of six founding partners of Seidler Capital (now Northstar Capital), the general partner of three middle-market mezzanine investment limited partnerships based in Minneapolis with capital commitments as of December 31, 2005 totaling over $300 million. Prior to his tenure with Seidler Capital, Mr. Reilly spent five years investing middle-market mezzanine capital at Churchill Capital, Inc., the Minneapolis-based general partner of four subordinated debt investment limited partnerships with investment capital, as of December 31, 2005, aggregating $650 million. Before joining Churchill Capital, Mr. Reilly was an officer in the Middle-market Leverage Finance Group at Security Pacific National Bank, and prior to that, as Associate in the Corporate Finance Group at Security Pacific Merchant Bank in Los Angeles. He received a B.B.A. from the University of North Dakota, and a M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Mr. Reilly is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.
BRIAN A. DEMKOWICZ Member of the Investment Committee and Partner | email
Brian A. Demkowicz is a Partner and a member of the Investment Committee of Superior. Mr. Demkowicz is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Huron Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market buyouts. Mr. Demkowicz has extensive experience in the private capital community in both private equity and leveraged finance, completing over 75 transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Prior to founding Superior, Mr. Demkowicz has been the Managing Partner of Huron Capital Partners since 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Demkowicz was a Director of Bulkley Capital where he managed the firm’s investment activities in Chicago. Prior to Bulkley, Mr. Demkowicz was a Principal at Waud Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm specializing in industry consolidations, management buyouts, and recapitalizations. He was responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing middle-market buyouts. Prior to Waud Capital, Mr. Demkowicz was an executive at Heller Equity Capital Corporation (now GE Capital Corp.), at that time a $120 million private equity group funded by Heller Financial, Inc. Mr. Demkowicz was responsible for all phases of the investment process, serving as a Director of companies with combined revenue in excess of $300 million. Mr. Demkowicz also worked as a senior member of the group’s operations team, where he was responsible for actively managing, restructuring, and selling troubled companies in the portfolio. Prior to Heller Equity, Mr. Demkowicz worked in Heller’s cash flow lending group and private placement group where he gained extensive experience in financing middle-market leveraged transactions. Mr. Demkowicz received a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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