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Our Team

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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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JD Martin

JD Martin

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JD joined Abry in 2019. His areas of focus include business and information services, industrial technology and services, insurance services, and financial technology and services. Prior to joining Abry, JD was a senior investment professional at Thomas H. Lee Partners. Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers in its Investment Banking Division and North Bay Capital, a hedge fund. He also played professionally in Major League Soccer. JD holds a B.S., with honors, from Rutgers University, an M.A. from Northwestern University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Rob Nicewicz

Rob Nicewicz

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Rob Nicewicz joined Abry in 2009. He has evaluated, overseen, financed, and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Rob’s area of focus have included communications, machine-to-machine, healthcare IT and data centers. Prior to joining Abry, Rob was a member of  the Technology, Telecom & Digital Media group of Harris Williams & Co.  Rob graduated magna cum laude from Babson College.

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Nathan Ott

Nathan Ott

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Nathan Ott joined Abry in 2012. He has diligenced, supervised, financed and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Nathan’s areas of focus include insurance services, healthcare service, business services and communications. Prior to joining Abry, Nathan was at M|C Partners where he was involved in a variety of media, communications and business services private equity investments. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Telecom, Media and Technology group. Nathan graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Bob Pan

Bob Pan

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Bob Pan joined Abry in 2007. He has diligenced, supervised, financed and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors. Bob’s areas of focus include cybersecurity, marketing services, communications and education. Prior to joining Abry, Bob was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group at UBS. Bob is a graduate of Duke 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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