Our Team

Meet the team offering a fresh approach to the corporate carve-out landscape

FOUNDERS
Matt Magan
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; leads investing efforts. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Matt was a Principal at Summit Park, a Charlotte-based private investment firm. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at Wachovia Securities. Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland. MBA: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Magan

Partner matt@tenoaksgroup.com

Michael Hahn
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; leads investing efforts. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Mike spent nearly 5 years in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. There, he worked across a number of service offerings, particularly turnaround management and M&A. Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University. MBA: Columbia Business School, Columbia University.

Mike Hahn

Partner mike@tenoaksgroup.com

FOUNDERS
Matt Magan
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; leads investing efforts. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Matt was a Principal at Summit Park, a Charlotte-based private investment firm. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at Wachovia Securities. Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland. MBA: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Magan

Partner matt@tenoaksgroup.com

Michael Hahn
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; leads investing efforts. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Mike spent nearly 5 years in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. There, he worked across a number of service offerings, particularly turnaround management and M&A. Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University. MBA: Columbia Business School, Columbia University.

Mike Hahn

Partner mike@tenoaksgroup.com

TRANSACTION EXECUTION
Ladd Watts
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all aspects of carveout separation and post-closing value creation. Prior to Ten Oaks, Ladd was Chief Financial Officer of a private equity-backed portfolio company. Previously, Ladd was a Finance leader at Mars. Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington; Post-Graduate: Thunderbird School of Global Management; Certified Public Accountant.

Ladd Watts

Partner – Separation & Value Creation ladd@tenoaksgroup.com

Andrew Lovrovich
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all aspects of carveout separation and post-closing value creation. Prior to Ten Oaks, Andrew was a private equity operating professional at Summit Park and Chief Operating Officer of a portfolio company. Previously, Andrew was an M&A consultant at West Monroe Partners, specializing in Divestiture Management. Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University.

Andrew Lovrovich

Partner – Separation & Value Creation andrew@tenoaksgroup.com

Curtis Griner
×General Counsel & Transaction Partner at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all legal aspects of transactions and investment holdings. Prior to Ten Oaks, Curtis was an attorney at McGuireWoods for over a decade and focused on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate governance, and commercial litigation. Undergraduate Degree: Indiana University; Law Degree: Duke University (JD and LLM).

Curtis Griner

Partner and General Counsel curtis@tenoaksgroup.com

Joe Petosa
×Vice President at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, execution and monitoring. Prior to Ten Oaks, Joe was an Associate at Ridgemont Equity Partners. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray. Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina.

Joe Petosa

Vice President joe@tenoaksgroup.com

Austin Smith
×Austin is an Investment Professional at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Austin was an Associate at Berkshire Global Advisors, a New York-based investment Bank. There, he worked across a number of M&A transactions focused in the financial services industry. Undergraduate degree: Trinity College.

Austin Smith

Investment Professional austin@tenoaksgroup.com

Michael Elliott
×Michael is an Investment Professional at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Michael was a Senior Associate for a Michigan-based secondary private equity firm. There, he led the firm’s origination and execution efforts focused on purchasing mature fund interests and fund-of-funds from global institutions. Undergraduate degree: University of Michigan.

Michael Elliott

Investment Professional michael@tenoaksgroup.com

Louis Hashtroudi
×Louis is an Investment Professional at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Louis was a Partner at Edengen, a Los Angeles based investment fund focused on global undervalued companies. Previously, Louis was a Global Equities Trader at Citigroup in London covering institutional clients and cross border transactions. Undergraduate Degree: University of Southampton.

Louis Hashtroudi

Investment Professional louis@tenoaksgroup.com

TRANSACTION EXECUTION
Ladd Watts
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all aspects of carveout separation and post-closing value creation. Prior to Ten Oaks, Ladd was Chief Financial Officer of a private equity-backed portfolio company. Previously, Ladd was a Finance leader at Mars. Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington; Post-Graduate: Thunderbird School of Global Management; Certified Public Accountant.

Ladd Watts

Partner – Separation & Value Creation ladd@tenoaksgroup.com

Andrew Lovrovich
×Partner at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all aspects of carveout separation and post-closing value creation. Prior to Ten Oaks, Andrew was a private equity operating professional at Summit Park and Chief Operating Officer of a portfolio company. Previously, Andrew was an M&A consultant at West Monroe Partners, specializing in Divestiture Management. Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University.

Andrew Lovrovich

Partner – Separation & Value Creation andrew@tenoaksgroup.com

Curtis Griner
×General Counsel & Transaction Partner at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all legal aspects of transactions and investment holdings. Prior to Ten Oaks, Curtis was an attorney at McGuireWoods for over a decade and focused on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate governance, and commercial litigation. Undergraduate Degree: Indiana University; Law Degree: Duke University (JD and LLM).

Curtis Griner

Partner and General Counsel curtis@tenoaksgroup.com

Joe Petosa
×Vice President at Ten Oaks Group; responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, execution and monitoring. Prior to Ten Oaks, Joe was an Associate at Ridgemont Equity Partners. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray. Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina.

Joe Petosa

Vice President joe@tenoaksgroup.com

Austin Smith
×Austin is an Investment Professional at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Austin was an Associate at Berkshire Global Advisors, a New York-based investment Bank. There, he worked across a number of M&A transactions focused in the financial services industry. Undergraduate degree: Trinity College.

Austin Smith

Investment Professional austin@tenoaksgroup.com

Michael Elliott
×Michael is an Investment Professional at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Michael was a Senior Associate for a Michigan-based secondary private equity firm. There, he led the firm’s origination and execution efforts focused on purchasing mature fund interests and fund-of-funds from global institutions. Undergraduate degree: University of Michigan.

Michael Elliott

Investment Professional michael@tenoaksgroup.com

Louis Hashtroudi
×Louis is an Investment Professional at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Louis was a Partner at Edengen, a Los Angeles based investment fund focused on global undervalued companies. Previously, Louis was a Global Equities Trader at Citigroup in London covering institutional clients and cross border transactions. Undergraduate Degree: University of Southampton.

Louis Hashtroudi

Investment Professional louis@tenoaksgroup.com

OPERATING PARTNERS
John Moorefield
×John is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group and most recently a Director, EVP, and Chief Transformation Officer of Aflac’s Asian operations. He has also held positions as Chief Information Officer, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, and Strategic Manager for multiple companies. Undergraduate and Masters Degree: North Carolina State University.

John Moorefield

Operating Partner johnm@tenoaksgroup.com

Elizabeth Magan
×Elizabeth is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, she was a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she specialized in large-scale transformation engagements. Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. MBA: Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. JD: University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Elizabeth Magan

Operating Partner elizabeth@tenoaksgroup.com

Aaron Brown
×Aaron is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, he spent over 4 years as an Executive at IPA and over 7 years leading sales and commercial operations at MedAssets. He started his career as an equities analyst at Morgan Stanley. Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon.

Aaron Brown

Operating Partner aaron@tenoaksgroup.com

Caroline Howell
×Caroline is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group and former Executive with 10 years of experience in M&A advisory, growth strategy development, and performance improvement. Most recently, she led ServiceMaster’s M&A team, both adding multiple new commercial capabilities and refining their global customer acquisition strategy. Undergraduate Degree: The University of Tennessee.

Caroline Howell

Operating Partner caroline@tenoaksgroup.com

Sean Boes
×Sean is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group, a US Army Veteran and a former Operations Consultant with McKinsey & Company. He specializes in improving procurement, logistics, and manufacturing operations. Undergraduate Degree: The University of Michigan. MSE: Florida Institute of Technology. MBA: University of Virginia.

Sean Boes

Operating Partner sean@tenoaksgroup.com

Adrienne Moorefield
×Adrienne is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, she spent 7 years in Deloitte’s Strategy and Analytics with a focus on helping clients at the intersection of business technology and transformation. At Deloitte, her passion for diversity and inclusion drove her to develop and implement multiple initiatives focused on recruiting and retaining underrepresented minorities. Undergraduate Degree: NC State University.

Adrienne Hahn

Operating Partner adrienne@tenoaksgroup.com

Giorgi Kuprashvili
×Giorgi is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Vice President at AlixPartners, specializing in performance improvement. He has also held a position of Treasurer and other leadership roles at the largest financial institutions in the Central and Eastern European region. Undergraduate degree: Caucasus School of Business. MBA: Columbia Business School, Columbia University.

Giorgi Kuprashvili

Operating Partner giorgi@tenoaksgroup.com

Charles Gerhold
×Charles is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks. Previously he co-founded HFG, an HR tech firm he sold to Monster.com. He was VP Human Capital Solutions for TMP Worldwide and Global Director of Talent Management & Acquisition at Scotts Miracle-Gro. Charles has consulted and coached leaders in many settings, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Undergraduate Degree: Marietta College. Master’s Degree: University of Tulsa.

Charles Gerhold

Operating Partner charles@tenoaksgroup.com

David Kimball
×David is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a serial entrepreneur scaling businesses in transportation, software, and healthcare. Most recently he led eastern operations for Collective Medical, which was acquired by Point Click Care in 2020 for $650 million. Undergraduate degree: Marriott School of Business, BYU. MBA: Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

David Kimball

Operating Partner davidk@tenoaksgroup.com

Amala Garg
×Amala is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, she worked in Deloitte’s Digital practice where she drove large-scale transformation programs and specialized in brand revitalization for divested businesses. Amala is passionate about creating opportunities for underprivileged children and serves on the board of an educational non-profit. Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University.
Amala Garg

Operating Partner amala@tenoaksgroup.com

OPERATING PARTNERS
John Moorefield
×John is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group and most recently a Director, EVP, and Chief Transformation Officer of Aflac’s Asian operations. He has also held positions as Chief Information Officer, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, and Strategic Manager for multiple companies. Undergraduate and Masters Degree: North Carolina State University.

John Moorefield

Operating Partner johnm@tenoaksgroup.com

Elizabeth Magan
×Elizabeth is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, she was a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she specialized in large-scale transformation engagements. Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. MBA: Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. JD: University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Elizabeth Magan

Operating Partner elizabeth@tenoaksgroup.com

Aaron Brown
×Aaron is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, he spent over 4 years as an Executive at IPA and over 7 years leading sales and commercial operations at MedAssets. He started his career as an equities analyst at Morgan Stanley. Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon.

Aaron Brown

Operating Partner aaron@tenoaksgroup.com

Caroline Howell
×Caroline is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group and former Executive with 10 years of experience in M&A advisory, growth strategy development, and performance improvement. Most recently, she led ServiceMaster’s M&A team, both adding multiple new commercial capabilities and refining their global customer acquisition strategy. Undergraduate Degree: The University of Tennessee.

Caroline Howell

Operating Partner caroline@tenoaksgroup.com

Sean Boes
×Sean is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group, a US Army Veteran and a former Operations Consultant with McKinsey & Company. He specializes in improving procurement, logistics, and manufacturing operations. Undergraduate Degree: The University of Michigan. MSE: Florida Institute of Technology. MBA: University of Virginia.

Sean Boes

Operating Partner sean@tenoaksgroup.com

Adrienne Moorefield
×Adrienne is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, she spent 7 years in Deloitte’s Strategy and Analytics with a focus on helping clients at the intersection of business technology and transformation. At Deloitte, her passion for diversity and inclusion drove her to develop and implement multiple initiatives focused on recruiting and retaining underrepresented minorities. Undergraduate Degree: NC State University.

Adrienne Hahn

Operating Partner adrienne@tenoaksgroup.com

Giorgi Kuprashvili
×Giorgi is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Vice President at AlixPartners, specializing in performance improvement. He has also held a position of Treasurer and other leadership roles at the largest financial institutions in the Central and Eastern European region. Undergraduate degree: Caucasus School of Business. MBA: Columbia Business School, Columbia University.

Giorgi Kuprashvili

Operating Partner giorgi@tenoaksgroup.com

Charles Gerhold
×Charles is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks. Previously he co-founded HFG, an HR tech firm he sold to Monster.com. He was VP Human Capital Solutions for TMP Worldwide and Global Director of Talent Management & Acquisition at Scotts Miracle-Gro. Charles has consulted and coached leaders in many settings, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Undergraduate Degree: Marietta College. Master’s Degree: University of Tulsa.

Charles Gerhold

Operating Partner charles@tenoaksgroup.com

David Kimball
×David is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a serial entrepreneur scaling businesses in transportation, software, and healthcare. Most recently he led eastern operations for Collective Medical, which was acquired by Point Click Care in 2020 for $650 million. Undergraduate degree: Marriott School of Business, BYU. MBA: Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

David Kimball

Operating Partner davidk@tenoaksgroup.com

Amala Garg
×Amala is an Operating Partner at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, she worked in Deloitte’s Digital practice where she drove large-scale transformation programs and specialized in brand revitalization for divested businesses. Amala is passionate about creating opportunities for underprivileged children and serves on the board of an educational non-profit. Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University.
Amala Garg

Operating Partner amala@tenoaksgroup.com

STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Kevin Nolan
×Kevin is the founder of OTR Capital and Nolan Transportation Group. A born entrepreneur and natural salesperson, Kevin started his career at C.H. Robinson. He founded Nolan Transportation Group in 2005 and OTR Capital in 2011. He remains actively involved in all-things-freight, and is seen as one of the most influential executives in the industry. Undergraduate Degree: Presbyterian College. MBA: Mercer University

Kevin Nolan

Board Advisor

David Dooley
×David is a Strategic Advisor at Ten Oaks Group and is also currently the Chief Strategy Officer at CBI Workplace Solutions. He previously held the role of CEO of RT Dooley and founded two personal investment vehicles, Dooley Family Holdings and Grateful Doo Investments. Undergraduate Degree: UNC Chapel Hill.

David Dooley

Board Advisor

Robby Lowe
×Robby is a Strategic Advisory at Ten Oaks Group, Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Robby led sales and strategic business development for 20+ years selling locally, regionally and nationally to Fortune 500 Companies. Robby was awarded the 2019 CORENET “Service Provider of the Year” by his peers in the corporate real estate industry. Undergraduate Degree: Appalachian State University.

Robby Lowe

Sales & Marketing Advisor robby@tenoaksgroup.com

Dan Hoover
×Dan is a Strategic Advisor at Ten Oaks Group and also the CEO of GRIFFIN Solutions Group, a Ten Oaks Group investment partner. He is a senior hands-on leader that partners with clients and company stakeholders to design and deliver optimal data solutions on-time. Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Military Institute. MBA: Virginia Tech.

Dan Hoover

IT Advisor dan@tenoaksgroup.com

Gary Green
×Gary is a Strategic Advisor at Ten Oaks Group as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cameron Carmichael, a premier executive search firm. He has led hundreds of searches on behalf of private equity groups, and was formerly a technology executive and an investment banker subsequent to his time as a Navy Officer. Undergraduate Degree: Duke University. MBA: Harvard Business School.

Gary Green

Executive Search Advisor

Sasha Yelisyeyev
×Sasha is an Advisor at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Bank of America and Deutsche Bank in London covering a wide number of sectors and geographies. Undergraduate Degree: University of Alberta. Executive Education: Columbia Business School.

Sasha Yelisyeyev

Advisor

Philip Frossling
×Philip is an Advisor at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking teams of J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Carnegie in London, Oslo and Stockholm, covering Northern and Emerging Europe. Undergraduate Degree: University of Southampton.

Philip Frössling

Advisor

STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Kevin Nolan
×Kevin is the founder of OTR Capital and Nolan Transportation Group. A born entrepreneur and natural salesperson, Kevin started his career at C.H. Robinson. He founded Nolan Transportation Group in 2005 and OTR Capital in 2011. He remains actively involved in all-things-freight, and is seen as one of the most influential executives in the industry. Undergraduate Degree: Presbyterian College. MBA: Mercer University.

Kevin Nolan

Board Advisor

David Dooley
×David is a Strategic Advisor at Ten Oaks Group and is also currently the Chief Strategy Officer at CBI Workplace Solutions. He previously held the role of CEO of RT Dooley and founded two personal investment vehicles, Dooley Family Holdings and Grateful Doo Investments. Undergraduate Degree: UNC Chapel Hill.

David Dooley

Board Advisor

Robby Lowe
×Robby is a Strategic Advisory at Ten Oaks Group, Prior to Ten Oaks Group, Robby led sales and strategic business development for 20+ years selling locally, regionally and nationally to Fortune 500 Companies. Robby was awarded the 2019 CORENET “Service Provider of the Year” by his peers in the corporate real estate industry. Undergraduate Degree: Appalachian State University.

Robby Lowe

Sales & Marketing Advisor robby@tenoaksgroup.com

Dan Hoover
×Dan is a Strategic Advisor at Ten Oaks Group and also the CEO of GRIFFIN Solutions Group, a Ten Oaks Group investment partner. He is a senior hands-on leader that partners with clients and company stakeholders to design and deliver optimal data solutions on-time. Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Military Institute. MBA: Virginia Tech.

Dan Hoover

IT Advisor dan@tenoaksgroup.com

Gary Green
×Gary is a Strategic Advisor at Ten Oaks Group as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cameron Carmichael, a premier executive search firm. He has led hundreds of searches on behalf of private equity groups, and was formerly a technology executive and an investment banker subsequent to his time as a Navy Officer. Undergraduate Degree: Duke University. MBA: Harvard Business School.

Gary Green

Executive Search Advisor

Sasha Yelisyeyev
×Sasha is an Advisor at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Bank of America and Deutsche Bank in London covering a wide number of sectors and geographies. Undergraduate Degree: University of Alberta. Executive Education: Columbia Business School.

Sasha Yelisyeyev

Advisor

Philip Frossling
×Philip is an Advisor at Ten Oaks Group. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking teams of J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Carnegie in London, Oslo and Stockholm, covering Northern and Emerging Europe. Undergraduate Degree: University of Southampton.

Philip Frössling

Advisor