Our team brings extensive experience, seasoned business judgment, complementary skills:
BNamericas, Information Clearinghouse / Market Service, 3E
Real Capital Analytics – observer
Mike Chinn joined Endicott Group as a Partner in 2019 with over 25 years of experience in the information services sector. He began his career as an analyst at SNL Financial and rose to lead the company as President in 2000 and then CEO in 2008. Mike led SNL through successive phases of rapid growth, scale, and global expansion. After completing a recapitalization transaction with New Mountain Capital in 2011, SNL doubled revenue to almost $300M in four years through strong organic growth and several acquisitions. In 2015, SNL was sold to S&P Global for $2.2B, and Mike was named President of the $1.8B revenue Market Intelligence division where he and the leadership team significantly improved organic revenue growth and profitability.
Mike graduated from University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics and History.
BNamericas, Columbia Lake Partners, Park Cities Financial Group – observer
First Capital Corporation, American Chartered Bank, Equity Bancshares, SJB Corporation, U.S. Century Bank, Bank Leumi USA, Community & Southern Holdings, Inc. – observer, NewBridge Bancorp – observer, Florida Bank Group – observer, Sterling Bancorp – observer
Wayne Goldstein co-founded Endicott Group in 1996 and its various investment vehicles – both hedge and private equity investment funds. Wayne has extensive experience working with management teams on executing operating strategies and maximizing shareholder value, implementing capital markets strategies including IPOs, and executing merger & acquisition transactions. Wayne also serves on numerous boards, both public and private. Prior to Endicott, Wayne was a Managing Director at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. specializing in investment banking for financial institutions. In addition, Wayne has extensive non-profit board leadership and governance experience.
Wayne graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Economics, and from New York University with an M.B.A. in Finance.
Y-Merge, SNL Financial, Coleman Research Group, Real Capital Analytics, Reorg
Will Pappas joined Endicott Group as a Partner in 2019 having spent over 25 years in the information services and software industry. Prior to Endicott, Will was Chief Commercial Officer and part of the management team at S&P Global. S&P acquired SNL Financial in 2015 for $2.2B, where Will was instrumental in growing the company’s revenue from $20M to $300M. After leading the commercial organization at S&P Global Market Intelligence (SNL+CapitalIQ), Will led sales at Kensho Technologies, a machine learning and artificial intelligence start-up that sold to S&P Global for $550M. Previously, Will worked as an investment banking analyst at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., as a salesperson at Multex.com and founder of Y-Merge, a data analytics company that was sold to SNL.
Will graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics and History.
MANTL, American Business Bank – Chairman
Radius Bancorp, Metropolitan Bank Holding Corporation, TGR Financial, Inc., Square 1 Financial, Inc., GovSpend – observer
Rob Usdan co-founded Endicott Group in 1996 and has spent over 30 years advising or investing in different companies. Throughout Endicott’s operating history, Rob has been instrumental in leading its hedge and private equity investment funds. Rob has extensive experience working with management teams on executing operating strategies and maximizing shareholder value, implementing capital markets strategies including IPOs, and executing merger & acquisition transactions. In addition, Rob serves on numerous boards, both public and private. Prior to founding Endicott, Rob was an Associate Director at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P.
Rob graduated from University of Virginia with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Art History.
Information Clearinghouse / Market Service, MediaRadar, CFRA – Advisory Board Member
Dan Seideman joined Endicott Group as a Principal in October 2020. Dan has over 20 years of experience in technology-enabled information services and financial industries. He joined SNL Financial in 2005, leading product management for the Media & Communications, Energy, and Metals & Mining divisions until its sale to S&P Global. Dan managed divisional strategy, operations, product management, and P&L during a period of rapid global expansion. At S&P Global, Dan led M&A, divestitures, strategic investments, and strategy for the Market Intelligence division. Previously, Dan was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers focused on media and communications; currently, Dan is a member of the Charlottesville Angel Network, an active early-stage investment network.
Dan graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in American Studies.
John Conklin joined Endicott Group as a Principal in March 2022. John has over 20 years of experience in technology-enabled information services and software companies. He joined SNL Financial in 2008, with responsibilities across product management, program management, and operational excellence until SNL’s sale to S&P Global in 2014. At S&P Global, John was the head of technology for all financial and commercial platforms. Previously, John worked as an early employee in the product and engineering groups at Salesforce. He was also Chief Technology Officer at Silverchair Information Systems, a firm specializing in digital publishing platforms for scientific, technical, and medical publishers.
John graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in multi-disciplinary Engineering and holds an M.B.A from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Park Cities Financial Group – observer, 3E – observer, GovSpend – observer
Hercules Offshore Liquidating Trust, TGR Financial Group, Inc.
J. Michael Gibbons is a Vice President at Endicott Group and is responsible for the execution of the investment Strategy. As such, Michael sources potential investments and oversees the financial analysis and due diligence process. Prior to joining Endicott in 2009, Michael was an analyst at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity Group; Hudson Insurance Capital partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the insurance industry; and Booz Allen Hamilton, as a Consultant in the Economic Business Analysis Group.
Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics.
Bradley Maneely is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Endicott Group. Brad oversees the financial and regulatory aspects of Endicott as well as the legal and documentation phases of investment transactions. Prior to joining Endicott in 2009, Brad was the Chief Financial Officer at Hudson Insurance Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the insurance industry. Prior to Hudson, Brad was a Senior Manager at Meisel, Tuteur & Lewis, P.C., a New Jersey-based public accounting firm, where he spent ten years focusing on the financial services industry. Brad is a New Jersey licensed Certified Public Accountant (Inactive).
Brad graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Sean Higgins is the Controller of Endicott Group, responsible for the preparation of fund accounting, the oversight of fund administration, and other fund level service providers. Sean manages the accounting for internal management company entities. Prior to joining Endicott in 2015, Sean was a Manager at Meisel, Tuteur & Lewis, P.C., a New Jersey-based public accounting firm, where he spent eight years providing audit and tax work for various financial services clients. Sean is a New Jersey licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Sean graduated from Rider University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
AJ Ross is an Associate at Endicott Group, responsible for the execution of the investment strategy, including financial analysis and the investment due diligence process. Prior to joining Endicott, AJ was an associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Jefferies LLC, a global investment banking firm, focusing on M&A. Prior to his role in the Technology Investment Banking group, he served as an analyst in the Municipal Investment Banking group at Jefferies focusing on Securitizations and Project Finance.
AJ graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Economics.
Maddy Crema is an Associate at Endicott Group. Prior to joining Endicott, Maddy was an associate at TrueBridge Capital Partners, an alternative asset management firm investing in venture-backed technology companies and premier venture funds. Prior to her role at TrueBridge, she was an analyst at Loeb.nyc, a collective providing capital and operational support for early-stage ventures. Maddy graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Jared Bochner is an Analyst at Endicott Group, responsible for building out Endicott’s deal sourcing pipeline and conducting market research on investment opportunities. Prior to joining Endicott, Jared was a Senior Research Associate at Preqin, an alternative investment data provider, where he held positions managing key datasets and producing private market investment research. Prior to joining Preqin, he served as an intern for the Government of Israel’s Foreign Trade Administration in New York.
Jared graduated from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Psychology.
Mina Melo joined Endicott Group in 2019. She has several years of managerial and administrative experience, having worked in sales and television prior to entering the finance industry. Mina graduated from CUNY – Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.
Ali Frazer joined Endicott Group in 2022. Prior to joining Endicott, she spent ten years teaching Spanish, and has a background in office administration as well as the service industry. Ali graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Spanish Education.
Reid Nagle spends his time building businesses and training racehorses. Reid currently owns a rapidly growing regional transportation company, All-in Removal, and has a real estate business that owns and manages Black Prong, a recently-acquired equestrian RV park in north central Florida, and Big Lick Farm, a thoroughbred training center also in north central Florida. Reid was the Chairman and CEO of SNL Financial, the leading global sector specific purveyor of news and corporate, market and financial information, until 2010. After New Mountain Financial acquired a majority interest in SNL in 2011, he remained a director and was SNL’s second largest shareholder. In September 2015, SNL was sold to McGraw Hill Financial, when it had 3,300 employees working in 23 offices in 11 countries around the globe. Prior to starting SNL in 1987, Reid spent ten years in the financial services industry. He was the CFO of a New Jersey savings bank (also serving as vice chairman and CAO) and subsequently worked with the financial services and arbitrage affiliates of Ivan F. Boesky and Co.
Reid graduated with a B.A. from Georgetown University, and from Johns Hopkins University with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Economy.
Tara Slone-Goldstein is the Founding Partner of Marketing Matters Ltd. Marketing Matters provides marketing, communications, and public relations consulting to Endicott Group. http://www.marketingmattersltd.com/