Our Team

A team of trusted professionals

With 75 years of combined private equity experience, the Atar team has crafted the Art of Possible with knowledge and precision, helping you to reach and exceed your goals. Meet the team.

Leadership Team

Cyrus Nikou

Cyrus Nikou

Founder and Managing Partner

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Robert Lezec

Robert Lezec

Senior Managing Director

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Vijay Mony

Vijay Mony

Managing Director

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Stanley Huang

Stanley Huang

Managing Director

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T.J. McCaffrey

T.J. McCaffrey

Director

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Organization

Tim Meighan

Tim Meighan

Principal

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Julio De Guzman

Julio De Guzman

Vice President

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Ammar Misto

Ammar Misto

Senior Associate

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Raymond Arsenault

Raymond Arsenault

Associate

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Senior Advisory Group

Atar’s Senior Advisory Group is an unrivaled, growing network of CEO’s, senior executives and industrialists who have deep relationships and expertise in Atar’s primary business sectors. They partner with Atar Capital in identifying platform and add-on acquisitions; expedite our due diligence process by highlighting growth possibilities and “red flags”; provide direction and oversight post-acquisition; and typically maintain an active role on our operating boards and committees.

DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING
Brad Laporte

Brad Laporte

SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING

CEO
Wincup

Brad Laporte joined WinCup in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Operations. In 2019 Brad was promoted to COO and ultimately was named CEO in 2020.

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Paul Tudor

Paul Tudor

BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION & ENERGY

CEO
Universal Douglas Lighting Americas

Paul Tudor joined Universal Douglas as CEO in September 2022. Paul brings over 16 years of experience leading transformations for private-equity, listed and government-owned companies across retail, distribution, manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

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Ty Anderson

Ty Anderson

BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION & ENERGY

Former CEO UDLA; Former President Panasonic Lighting Americas

Ty Anderson joined Universal Douglas Lighting Americas in 2009 and took the President role in 2020. Ty has an extensive career in manufacturing management with increasing levels of responsibility with a small number of international companies.

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DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
Kade Thomas

Kade Thomas

CONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL / FACILITY SERVICES

Managing Partner - KV Group and Longhorn Opportunity Fund
Former CEO – WLE

Kade has been involved in a variety of businesses, ranging from real estate and consumer and commercial services to hedge funds and manufacturing businesses. His most recent exit was a large commercial landscape business via a search fund he ran, selling to BrightView Holdings (NYSE: BV).

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Anthony DiIenno

Anthony DiIenno

FACILITIES SERVICES & MANAGEMENT

Former CEO
RWS Facility Services

Anthony DiIenno is former president and CEO of RWS Facility Services; and is a Senior Advisor to Atar where he focuses on the Facilities Management sector. Anthony also has expertise in waste management and recycling.

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AUTOMOTIVE & HEAVY TRUCK
Dr. Donald R. James

Dr. Donald R. James

AUTOMOTIVE

CEO
Solero Technologies

Dr. Donald R. James is a CEO, board member, automotive Executive President and strategic global business leader with over 24 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has boosted bottom-line results in complex manufacturing, technological and distribution industries, both domestically and abroad.

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Ramzi Y. Hermiz

Ramzi Y. Hermiz

AUTOMOTIVE

Board Member – Solero Technologies
Former CEO – Shiloh Industries

Ramzi Hermiz is an experienced global leader, trusted transformational advisor and environmental advocate. Hermiz has served as President, CEO and Board Director for public and private companies, as well as numerous philanthropic organizations. He has been featured on Bloomberg’s Daybreak Americas and named EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Richard Spitzer

Richard Spitzer

AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY

Managing Partner – Escavel Capital
Former Managing Partner and Head of Automotive & Industrials – Accenture

Richard Spitzer is a Senior Advisor to Atar Capital, where he focuses on the Automotive, Industrials & Fin-Tech sectors.  Since 2010, he has been an advisor and investor, in both venture capital and private equity.

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BUSINESS SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL MEDIA
Anthony Sci

Anthony Sci

BUSINESS SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY

CEO
Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence (KPI), the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis and awards, announced on July 7th, 2021, that Anthony Sci has joined the company as president and CEO.

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Manu Kaushish

Manu Kaushish

TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL MEDIA

CEO
Nirvana Digital

Manu Kaushish is a Senior Advisor to Atar Capital where he focuses on the Technology, Telecom, Media and Business Services sectors. Manu is a technology entrepreneur who has worked with startups and public companies to create, build and grow scalable Internet & Media businesses

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HEALTHCARE
Jill Winters

Jill Winters

HEALTHCARE

CEO
Pathways

Jill Winters joined Pathways/Pathways at Work as CEO in 2018; and is a senior advisor on the healthcare industry to Atar Capital. Jill is an experienced healthcare management executive and held positions of increased responsibility over 20 years at UnitedHealthcare, serving as President of its Medicare and Retirement Central Region as well as Chief Field Executive Officer of its Medicare Solutions Business.

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RETAIL, E-COMMERCE, BRANDING & CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Adam Ingrao

Adam Ingrao

RETAIL, E-COMMERCE, BRANDING & DISTRIBUTION

CEO
Microcel

Adam Ingrao brings to Microcel proven expertise in driving growth and expansion across new channels of business from his numerous leadership roles at Reebok, Ralph Lauren and the NFL. Most recently, Ingrao held the position of senior vice president of sales and strategy for Dorel Sports, a division of Dorel Industries, Inc, owners of a portfolio of global bicycle brands, including Cannondale, GT and Schwinn.

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Ryan Craver

Ryan Craver

RETAIL, E-COMMERCE, BRANDING & CONSUMER PRODUCTS

CEO
Commerce Canal

Ryan is a Senior Advisor to Atar Capital, where he focuses on the Retail, Consumer Goods and Branding sectors.

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ENERGY
Keyth Pengal

Keyth Pengal

ENERGY

CEO
Frontier Integrity Solutions (FIS)

Keyth Pengal joined Frontier Integrity Solutions (FIS) as CEO in 2017; and is a senior advisor to Atar Capital. Keyth focuses on evaluating the operating needs of Frontier Integrity Solutions and directs continuous improvement opportunities, due diligence and operational oversight of the company's advanced business model.

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Bill Boyer

Bill Boyer

ENERGY

Board Member - Frontier Integrity Solutions (FIS)
Former COO - Southcross Energy

Bill Boyer is a Senior Advisor to Atar Capital, where he focuses on the Energy, Oil & Gas sectors. Bill currently serves on the Board of Frontier Integrity Solutions, the leader in oil and gas mid-stream pipeline inspection services.

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