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Our Team

Crystal Ridge Partners' investment professionals have extensive experience in all phases of private equity investing.

Managing Principals
Jack Baron
Don Hofmann

Senior Advisors
Mark Solow
Andrew Tananbaum
 


Managing Principals

Jack Baron, Managing Principal
jack@crystalridgepartners.com

Mr. Baron is a former Senior Partner of JP Morgan Partners and its predecessors. He was responsible for marketing, new business development and the management of certain investments and personnel within the firm. Mr. Baron previously held senior management positions in banking and investment banking with JP Morgan and its predecessors prior to joining the private equity unit 15 years ago. He holds a BS from Lehigh University ('79) and an MBA from Fordham University ('82), and is currently an executive in residence to the MBA program at Lehigh University.

Don Hofmann, Managing Principal
don@crystalridgepartners.com

Mr. Hofmann is a former Senior Partner of JP Morgan Partners and its predecessors. He was a senior partner for 15 years and was involved in all aspects of the management of the firm. He was the practice group leader for certain industry groups and managed many of the firm's lead investments in the industrial sector. Mr. Hofmann was the founder to MH Equity, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company's private equity unit, prior to its merger with Chemical Bank. He also held senior level positions within the investment banking sector. He holds a BA from Hofstra University ('79) and an MBA from Harvard Business School ('83).

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Senior Advisors

Mark G. Solow, Senior Advisor

Mr. Solow is an investor in the fund, and is involved in evaluating investments. Prior to the 1995 co-founding of GarMark Partners, a $410 million mezzanine fund, Mr. Solow was Senior Executive Vice President and Global Head of Investment and Corporate Banking at Chemical Banking Corporation and was a member of the Corporation's Management Committee. Mr. Solow worked closely with Mr. Baron and Mr. Hofmann for over 10 years at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. and Chemical Banking Corporation.


Andrew Tananbaum, Senior Advisor

Mr. Tananbaum is an investor in the fund, and is involved in evaluating investments. Mr. Tananbaum is President and CEO of Capital Factors, LLC. Mr. Tananbaum previously was President and CEO of Century Business Credit Corporation, which was sold to Wells Fargo & Co. in 1999. Mr. Tananbaum received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

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