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

Roman Zelinsky

Roman Zelinsky

Senior Associate

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Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim

Senior Associate

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Gurinder Sidhu

Gurinder Sidhu

Associate

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Ammar Misto

Ammar Misto

Associate

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Liv Villa

Liv Villa

Executive Assistant

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Senior Advisory Group

Atar’s advisors are seasoned executives in their respective industries who have held or currently hold senior level positions at well-known, best-in-class companies. They partner with Atar Capital to assist on the pre-acquisition due diligence of all prospective acquisition targets, and work closely with Atar’s portfolio company management teams to develop their post-acquisition strategies and operational plans.

Our advisors hold expertise in industry verticals such as: Diversified Industrials; Energy, Oil & Gas; Facilities Management & Sustainability; Healthcare; Retail; E-Commerce; Branding & Consumer Products; Telecom & Business Services.

DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIALS
Ty Anderson

Ty Anderson

DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIALS

CEO
Universal Douglas 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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Richard Spitzer

Richard Spitzer

DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIALS

Managing Partner
Escavel Capital

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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ENERGY, OIL & GAS
Bill Boyer

Bill Boyer

ENERGY, OIL & GAS

Chief Operating Officer
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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Keyth Pengal

Keyth Pengal

ENERGY, OIL & GAS

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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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Anthony DiIenno

Anthony DiIenno

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

President & CEO
RWS Facility Services

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

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HEALTHCARE
Jill Winters

Jill Winters

HEALTHCARE

CEO

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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PACKAGING & FOOD SERVICE
Brad Laporte

Brad Laporte

PACKAGING & FOOD SERVICE

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

Adam Ingrao

RETAIL, E-COMMERCE, BRANDING & CONSUMER PRODUCTS

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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TECHNOLOGY, TELECOM & BUSINESS SERVICES
Mack Brothers

Mack Brothers

TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS SERVICES

CEO
Keypoint Intelligence

Mack is Chief Executive Officer of Keypoint Intelligence, with a focus on bringing clarity and data-driven insights to the digital imaging and document solutions industry globally.

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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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