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Prior to co-founding Solamere, Tagg held a number of senior operating and investing roles. He served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, VP of Onfield Marketing and Head of Strategic Planning for Reebok, and Director of Strategic Planning and Finance for Elan Pharmaceuticals. Tagg worked as a management consultant for both McKinsey & Company and The Monitor Group. Tagg was also a successful entrepreneur, founding and selling a sports-related SaaS firm.
Tagg earned his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.Close
Eric has 24 years of experience leading direct private equity investments. He has overseen investments and acquisitions of over 100 companies, and has served on numerous Boards of Directors. Prior to founding Solamere in 2008, he was a Partner at Jupiter Partners. As partner, he sourced, led and served on the Board of three investment platforms that generated an 8.5x return on invested capital, which is fully realized.
Prior to becoming a principal investor, Eric was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company. He worked with a number of private equity firms on their investments - helping to conduct due diligence on potential acquisitions, and also helping with strategy and growth initiatives at their portfolio companies.
Prior to joining McKinsey, he was a private equity attorney at Latham & Watkins, where he represented The Carlyle Group, The Blackstone Group and other private equity funds in numerous acquisitions, sales, recapitalizations, bank loans and credit facilities, high yield issuances, and IPOs and other capital market transactions.
Prior to Latham & Watkins, Eric was selected as one of three law clerks to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court (1991-92), and as one of three law clerks to Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1990-91).
He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude and Valedictorian of the undergraduate College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.Close
Spencer has spent over a decade building the Solamere Network while working in the public and private sectors. Spencer previously served as the National Finance Chairman and Senior Advisor for the 2008 and 2012 Mitt Romney presidential campaigns. Likewise, he served as the National Finance Chairman for Speaker Paul Ryan. Spencer previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and COO in the Office of Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. Spencer also worked in the Executive Office of the Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee for the Winter Games of 2002.
Spencer is a current member of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Campaign Cabinet Board, and serves on the board of the Lupus Research Alliance.
Having spent many years growing up outside the United States, Spencer is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai. Spencer studied Economics and International Studies at Brigham Young University.Close
Paul joined Solamere Capital as a Partner and Chair of the Executive Partner Group in 2021. He is actively engaged in all aspects of Solamere's deal sourcing, diligence, portfolio value creation and network development activities.
Paul Ryan is the President of the American Idea Foundation and served as the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In office from October 2015 to January 2019, he was the youngest speaker in nearly 150 years.
During his tenure as Speaker, Ryan spearheaded efforts to reform our nation's tax code, rebuild our national defense, expand domestic energy production, combat the opioid epidemic, reform our criminal justice system, and promote economic opportunity. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, he worked to protect health care choices, advance free trade, and strengthen the economy. Before that, Ryan served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he outlined revolutionary blueprints to balance the federal budget and pay off the national debt.
In 2012, he was selected to serve as Governor Mitt Romney's Vice-Presidential nominee. Ryan was first elected to Congress at age 28 and represented Wisconsin's First District for two decades.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fox Corporation and of SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC, and serves on the Advisory Boards of Robert Bosch GmbH and CIS Credit Solutions.
In 2020, Ryan was named as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Executive Network Partnering Corporation. He is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame and a visiting fellow in the practice of public policy at the American Enterprise Institute. Ryan also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
He holds a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University.Close
Vaibhav Saraiya joined Solamere Capital in 2014 and has over 15 years of direct private equity investing experience. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, and adding value to Solamere's investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Vaibhav was Senior Vice President at Two Sigma, where he evaluated and executed private equity, niche credit, and other illiquid investments. Previously, Vaibhav worked at Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, and Jupiter Partners, where he evaluated and executed their investment in Vivint. Vaibhav started his career at Bain & Company where he consulted for private equity and corporate clients.
Vaibhav graduated cum laude from the dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance and engineering (BSE, BAS). Vaibhav also received his MBA with Honors (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School.Close
Scott Hutchins joined Solamere Capital in 2014 and has over 15 years of private equity experience investing in domestic and international venture capital and leveraged buyout limited partnerships and co-investments. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and adding value to Solamere's funds, co-investments and direct deals in partnership with our broad sponsor relationships, connecting our deep network of industry executives to our sponsor partners to help drive additional value in our portfolio.
Prior to joining Solamere, Scott was Senior Investment Officer at Mass PRIM, Massachusetts' $75 billion pension system running the firms private equity program. Prior to Mass PRIM, Scott worked on the Private Equity team at Liberty Mutual Asset Management where he was focused on venture capital funds, leveraged buyout funds and co-investments.
Scott graduated from Babson College.Close
Rob joined Solamere Capital as a Principal in 2019 and has over 10 years of direct private equity investing experience. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, and adding value to our investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Rob was a Vice President at Olympus Partners and an Associate at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, both middle market private equity firms. Rob began his career in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley where he focused on M&A transactions.
Rob graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Economics from Duke University and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.Close
Bill joined Solamere Capital as a Vice President in 2020. He is responsible for Solamere's deal sourcing activities.
Prior to joining Solamere, Bill served as Vice President of Sales at the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) in New York. While at GLG Bill was responsible for delivering GLG's full suite of proprietary consulting solutions to more than 400 private equity clients.
Prior to GLG, Bill spent 7 years in Institutional Sales at BlackRock in New York working with the firm's largest insurance clients. A lifetime entrepreneur, he started his first business at age 11, a successful landscaping and construction firm that was sold 15 years later.
Bill graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Finance. He and his wife live in Boston's Back Bay.Close
Patrick Brosnan joined Solamere Capital as an Associate in 2016. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, and adding value to our investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Patrick was an Analyst at Lazard Frères & Co. where he focused on M&A transactions.
Patrick graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.Close
Luke joined Solamere Capital in 2019. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, and adding value to our investments.
Prior to joining Solamere Capital, Luke worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley's Mergers & Acquisitions and Consumer Retail Group in Chicago. While there, Luke advised clients in the industrials and consumer retail sectors on M&A transactions, activist defense, debt financings, and equity offerings.
Luke received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated cum laude.Close
Brian Edgerley joined Solamere Capital in 2018. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, and adding value to our investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Brian was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company where he focused on strategy consulting and Private Equity diligence.
Brian graduated with a BAS in Economics from Harvard University. Brian also graduated with a MBA from Harvard Business School.Close
Tanner Montgomery joined Solamere Capital in 2022. He is responsible for originating, evaluating, and adding value to our investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Tanner was an Associate at CIC Partners, a middle market private equity firm. Tanner started his career as an investment banking Analyst at Harris Williams, where he focused on M&A transactions.
Tanner graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.Close
John joined Solamere as an Associate in 2020. He is responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, John was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Wells Fargo Securities in New York.
John graduated from the University of Virginia, where he received a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.Close
Alex Nadasi joined Solamere Capital as an Associate in 2022. He is responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Alex was an Analyst in the Infrastructure, Power & Renewables group at Rothschild & Co.
Alex graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Business.Close
Noah Nazmiyal joined Solamere Capital as an Associate in 2022. He is responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Noah was an Analyst in the Financial Sponsors group at Nomura in New York.
Noah graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where he received a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship.Close
Oliver joined Solamere Capital as an Associate in 2021. He is responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Oliver was an Analyst in the Industrials group at Evercore. He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.A. in Economics.Close
Stephen Stricker joined Solamere Capital as an Associate in 2022. He is responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments.
Prior to joining Solamere, Stephen was an Analyst at DC Advisory where he focused on M&A transactions and strategic advisory.
Stephen graduated from the University of Virginia, where he received a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.Close
Will joined Solamere Capital as the Head of Capital Formation in 2022. He is responsible for Solamere's capital raising activities and partners closely with the firm's LPs.
Prior to joining Solamere, Will was a Vice President of BlackRock's Family Office and Institutional Client Business in New York, responsible for new business development and capital raising across the firm's private and public market investments. Primarily partnering with Family Offices across the United States, he also spent time partnering with Endowments, Foundations, Pensions, Insurers, and UHNW Investors. Previously he spent time based in Toronto to grow the firm's institutional relationships and presence across Canada, notably the growth of the firm's Family Office business.
Will graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University in Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a focus on Finance and Economics. He currently resides in New York City.Close
Jim joined Solamere Capital in November 2013 as Controller and Vice President. He assumed responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer in 2015.
From 2010 to 2013, he was the Fund Controller of Bain & Company's Global Investments Group, where he managed the operations, financial reporting, and tax compliance of the private equity fund-of-fund and co-invest partnerships. Jim started his career with KPMG in 2004, working in their Boston and New York offices, as a Manager in their Alternative Investments audit practice.
Jim is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York; he graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in Management.
Jim lives in the South End of Boston.Close
Rachel joined Solamere Capital in 2016 as Accounting Manager and assumed the role of Controller and Vice President in 2018.
Before joining Solamere, Rachel worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years, providing audit and assurance services to both public and private clients as a manager in their Asset Management practice.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Accounting, and she is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.
Rachel lives in the South End of Boston with her husband and daughter.Close
Devon joined Solamere Capital as a Senior Accountant in 2020. She is responsible for supporting the Finance team.
Prior to joining Solamere, Devon was a Senior at Deloitte & Touche, LLP within their Audit and Assurance practice. Her client portfolio comprised of Public and Private Financial Service Industry leaders, with a focus in Private Equity.
Devon graduated cum laude with a BS in Finance and Accounting from Villanova University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.Close
Aevary joined Solamere Capital as a Staff Accountant in 2022. She is responsible for supporting the Finance Team.
Prior to joining Solamere, Aevary was an Audit Associate at KPMG in their Financial Services practice. Aevary graduated with a B.S and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Close
Bailey joined Solamere Capital in 2014. She is the Chief of Staff to Spencer Zwick and manages the Solamere Network. Bailey is also the Director of the E2 Summit and the Summit Series.
Bailey graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and American History.Close
Charleen joined Solamere Capital as an Executive Assistant in 2019. She is responsible for providing executive assistance to Eric Scheuermann, Vaibhav Saraiya, and Rob Polakoff.
Prior to Solamere, Charleen worked as an Executive Assistant at Bain Capital, Cherry Lane Capital Advisors and as an Office Manager at Farallon Capital Management. She began her career in investment firms at Narragansett Asset Management and held a previous administrative role at Fordham Development and University Relations.
Charleen graduated summa cum laude with a Master's degree in Educational Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from Fordham University. She is a Notary Public and a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP-OM): International Association of Administrative Professionals [IAAP].Close
Julia joined Solamere Capital as an Executive Assistant in 2017. She is responsible for providing executive assistance to Scott Hutchins and Jim Killian.
Prior to joining Solamere, Julia was a Senior Administrative Associate at Boston Children's Hospital. Julia graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Health Management and Policy.Close
Christina joined Solamere Capital in 2022. She provides executive assistance to Tagg Romney.
Prior to Solamere, Christina worked as a Family Assistant for families in Boston.
Christina graduated from University of Maine where she studied Psychology and Sociology.Close