José Blanco is a Managing Partner at CVF Capital Partners and brings over 30 years of investment experience to the firm. Since the inception of the firm, Mr. Blanco has led investments into logistics, business services, food & beverage, recycling and telecommunications companies. Before co-founding the firm in 2005, Mr. Blanco served as a Regional Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at AIG Investment Corporation (AIG), where he supervised direct investments in a variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, logistics, distribution, business services, and financial services. Dedicated to promoting increased trade and investment between the U.S. and México, Mr. Blanco is on the Business Advisory Board for ProMéxico, part of México’s Secretariat of Economy.
Mr. Blanco earned a PhD in Economics from Utah State University, an M.S. from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. from Saint Michael’s College, where he is a member of the college’s academic hall of fame.
Edward McNulty is a Managing Partner at CVF Capital Partners and brings over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, investment, turnaround, and general advisory experience to the firm. Before joining the firm in 2006, Mr. McNulty held various senior positions in merchant and investment banking at the Chase Manhattan Bank. At Chase he oversaw multi-billion dollar leveraged credit portfolios and had oversight responsibility for the structuring and valuation of new leveraged finance transactions. He has acted as lead banker on over $23 billion worth of deals, primarily involving acquisition finance, but also including a substantial amount of recapitalizations and restructurings. In addition, Mr. McNulty was a founding partner of the ACI Capital America Fund, L.P., a mezzanine debt and equity fund headquartered in New York City. As a banker and investor he has focused on middle market companies, providing debt and equity financing, as well as actively working with management teams to grow their businesses.
Mr. McNulty earned a Masters in International Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.
Brad Triebsch is a Managing Partner at CVF Capital Partners and contributes over 25 years of experience in taking companies from concept to a successful exit. Prior to co-founding CVF, Mr. Triebsch served as a public finance investment banker for Westhoff, Cone and Holmstedt. Previously, Mr. Triebsch worked with former Los Angeles Dodger personnel on a successful turnaround for a sports medicine company. Mr. Triebsch also co-founded and was President of ConVault Mid-Atlantic, Inc., an Inc 500 environmental manufacturing firm. Early in his career, Mr. Triebsch worked for a boutique investment banking firm called First Chesapeake Capital and on Capitol Hill as an aide to Majority Whip Tony Coelho (D-CA).
Mr Triebsch is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California and attended law school at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Triebsch is a fourth generation Central Valley native and maintains strong business and political ties to the region. He serves on several public and private boards including the UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees, Fresno State’s Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship, The Stockton Business Council and nationally on the Board of Governors for the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)-the trade association for SBIC’s.
Stefan Okhuysen is a Principal at CVF Capital Partners and heads the San Diego office. Stefan brings over 10 years of investment, investment management and operational experience to CVF and has either led or participated in transactions in several sectors, including logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, business services, education, food and beverage, and retail. He has sat on a number of boards in these sectors, either as a member or advisor in both Mexico and the U.S.
Mr. Okhuysen joined CVF in 2011 but between 2013 and 2016 he served as Vice President at Tresalia Capital's Private Equity team, where he led and participated in several transactions throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
Prior to transitioning into Private Equity, Stefan was founder and CEO of SOU Group, a Los Angeles-based imports and distribution firm focused on Hispanic products. Previously, he worked at Banco Santander Suisse’s Asset Management division in Geneva, Switzerland, as a Fixed Income Analyst.
Stefan received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Financial Management from Tec de Monterrey.
Mike Stedron is a Vice President at CVF Capital Partners and head of the Portland Office. Mike has over 30 years of commercial banking experience, primarily working with small businesses to supply expansion capital, recapitalize their business, or acquire other businesses. Mike has developed a variety business forums to assist entrepreneurs in making informed decisions to transition their businesses and meet personal goals. These forums introduce both buyers and sellers to professional advisors (M&A, Legal, and Accounting) that can assist with a successful sale, purchase or expansion of a business. Mike has a wide range of industry experience that ranges from manufacturing to business services.
Mr. Stedron joined CVF in 2017 and has been living and working in the Pacific Northwest since 2007 where he has worked with the principal commercial banks in the region. Prior to transitioning into Private Equity, Mike had senior banking leadership positions as a SVP and Business Banking Market Manager at Chase Bank, Area Executive with IronStone Bank, and Market President at Meridian Capital Bank. Mike’s lending experience includes management buyouts, mergers, expansions and balance sheet restructurings.
Mike received an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Chris Carleson joined CVF Capital Partners in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at ING Variable Annuities as an internal wholesaler. As part of his responsibilities, he worked in conjunction with the external wholesaler to expand the Midwest territories by aggressively pursuing leads and modeling financial scenarios for the client. At CVF Capital Partners, Mr. Carleson analyzes new investment opportunities, participates in the due diligence process, and monitors investments in the portfolio.
Mr. Carleson received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. from the University of California, Irvine.
Jim Allred joined CVF Capital Partners in 2013 as an Analyst. Prior to joining CVF Capital Partners, Mr. Allred gained industry experience at Goldman Sachs Asset Management on the Fixed Income Product Management team, where he worked with high yield and securitized products. While at Goldman Sachs, he contributed to analyzing fund performance, writing market commentary, and generating client reports.
Mr. Allred graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business as a triple major with B.A. degrees in Finance, Economics, and International Business.
Charlie McNulty joined CVF Capital Partners in 2014 as an Analyst. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McNulty spent time on Capitol Hill working for Representative John Garamendi (CA, 3rd District) where he was responsible for constituent communications and tracking legislation related to security and privacy and financial regulation. Previously he worked for Advent Software, a San Francisco-based financial software company, in their business reporting division.
Mr. McNulty earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Anna Drouches joined CVF Capital Partners in 2013, and brings nearly a decade of financial accounting and reporting experience to the firm, including six years within the alternative investment industry. Previously, she was a fund accountant at Partech Ventures, a global venture capital firm with over $600M in assets under management, and was responsible for financial, tax, and compliance aspects of accounting for both the investment funds and the firm’s management company. Prior to, Mrs. Drouches was a financial statement auditor with Deloitte.
Anna is a CPA, and earned a B.S. in Accounting from Saint Mary’s College of California.