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Our Team

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Garrett Blank

Garrett Blank

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Garrett Blank joined Abry in 2013. He is responsible for performing the diligence work on new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Garrett was a member of the Technology Group at Deutsche Bank. He graduated from Wesleyan University.

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Ralph Choufani

Ralph Choufani

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Ralph Choufani joined Abry in 2015. Ralph is based in London and is focused on sourcing European based businesses for all Abry funds. Prior to joining Abry, he was a Managing Director at Arma Partners Corporate Finance in London, where he focused mainly on pan-European internet infrastructure, hosting and telecommunications. Previously, Ralph was a principal at EIT, a MENA-focused TMT private equity firm. Ralph received an MBA from INSEAD, and both a bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Austin Heiman

Austin Heiman

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Austin Heiman joined Abry in 2012. He is responsible for performing the diligence work on new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Austin was a member of the Consumer Group at Barclays. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University.

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Chris Ritchie

Chris Ritchie

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Chris Ritchie joined Abry in 2014. He has evaluated, overseen, financed and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Chris’ areas of focus have included business services, insurance services and software. Prior to joining Abry, Chris was a member of the Financial Institutions Group of Houlihan Lokey. Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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James Scola

James Scola

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James Scola joined Abry in 2010. He has diligenced, supervised, financed and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. James’ areas of focus include communications, marketing services, software and business services. Prior to joining Abry, James was a member of the Technology Group of Credit Suisse. He graduated summa cum laude from the Liberal Arts Honors Program at Providence College in 2008.

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Greg Sheldon

Greg Sheldon

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Greg Sheldon joined Abry in 2016. He is responsible for performing the diligence work on new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Greg was a member of the investment team at HGGC. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at Barclays and an investment analyst at Prudential Capital. Greg graduated from Boston College in 2010.

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Medhini Srinivasan

Medhini Srinivasan

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Medhini Srinivasan joined Abry in 2016. She has evaluated, supervised, financed, and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Medhini’s areas of focus include software, information services, business services, communications and media & entertainment. Prior to joining Abry, Medhini was a member of the investment team at Moelis Capital Partners. Previously, she was an Associate at The Edgewater Funds and an investment banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan. Medhini holds an M.B.A. with Honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. with High Distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Caitlin Yanchek

Caitlin Yanchek

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Caitlin Yanchek joined Abry in 2017. She is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Caitlin was a member of the investment team at EQT Partners. Previously, she was an investment banking associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Caitlin graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual major in finance and economics.

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Avery Zuck

Avery Zuck

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Avery Zuck joined Abry in 2016. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Avery was a member of the investment team at Bain Capital Credit, where he was involved in a variety of control equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at City Capital Advisors. Avery graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2011.

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