OUR TEAM

Our firm is led by Howard P. Milstein and the Milstein family, widely acknowledged for their integrity and success over three generations in investing, real estate, banking, manufacturing, energy, international business and philanthropy.

Our Staff

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KARL H. HECKENBERG

PRESIDENT & CEO

Karl is the President and CEO of Emigrant Partners and its affiliated company Fiduciary Network. In addition, he sits on the Board of Managers of the aforementioned companies. Karl has worked in financial services throughout his entire career and has previously worked for Merrill Lynch, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab.

He also serves on the boards of Sarasota Private Trust Company, New York Private Trust Company and Cleveland Private Trust Company, and is Executive Vice President of Emigrant Bank. Karl was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

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ALEX MOSTOVOI

CFO/COO

As CFO, Alex is responsible for the operational and financial aspects of the business. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Alex was at Focus Financial Partners developing and implementing an innovative IPO structure. Before Focus, he was on the finance team at Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts.

From 2006-12 Alex was with Strategic Value Partners, where he structured and restructured investments in a variety of specialized global assets including power plants, commercial aircraft, real estate, health care facilities and manufacturing companies. Alex graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has a master’s degree from NYU School of Law.

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JAMIE SKLAR

GENERAL COUNSEL

Jamie is the General Counsel of Emigrant Partners. He is a corporate attorney with over 18 years of experience in managing mergers and acquisitions, private equity, fund formation and other complex transactions.

Prior to Emigrant Partners, Jamie was a partner at a boutique law firm focused on representing asset managers and family offices in private equity transactions and related matters. In addition, he has served as senior in-house counsel for private equity fund managers and asset management groups. Jamie graduated from McGill University in Montréal with two law degrees with Great Distinction, and an MBA.

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BRIAN HAZAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR - NEW INVESTMENTS

Brian is the Managing Director of Emigrant Partners, focused on executing new investments for both the Emigrant platform and its portfolio of firms. Prior to Emigrant Partners, Brian was with Bregal Sagemount, a private equity fund focused on investing in growth-stage businesses.

He previously spent time with Focus Financial Partners in their mergers and acquisitions and business development group. Originally from New York, Brian started his career at Colebrooke Capital, a middle-market investment banking firm. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University.

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JENNY SOUZA

Managing Director – Affiliate Management & Strategic Development

Jenny is a Managing Director of Emigrant Partners, focused on partnering with portfolio firms on strategic growth initiatives. Jenny has 20 years of experience in financial services, including institutional asset management, wealth management and investment banking. Prior to joining Emigrant Partners, Jenny was a Senior Vice President responsible for Affiliate Management at BrightSphere Investment Group (NYSE: BSIG, formerly Old Mutual Asset Management), a $200 billion multi-boutique asset management company.

Prior to BSIG, Jenny was Director of M&A and Strategic Planning at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. As an investment banker at Berkshire Capital Corporation and Canaccord Adams, Jenny executed M&A and raised public and private capital for financial services firms and consumer companies. Jenny holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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RYAN FLEER

ASSOCIATE

As an Associate, Ryan sources and executes new investments for both the Emigrant platform and its existing portfolio of firms. He was previously an Analyst at Société Générale in their Equity Derivatives Middle Office.

Prior to Société Générale, he served as an Intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition, Ryan serves as a Mentor at StreetWise Partners, as well as on the Volunteer Leadership Board. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations, magna cum laude, from Tufts University.

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William Ross

Associate

William is an Associate and focused on sourcing and executing new investments for both the platform and our existing firms. William was previously a Fixed Income Portfolio Management Associate at U.S. Trust, managing over $1B of fixed income assets. Prior to U.S. Trust, he worked as an intern at Wolfe Research.

William received his MA in Management from the University of St Andrews in the UK and was an active member of the varsity ice hockey and lacrosse teams.

ADVISORY BOARD

HOWARD MILSTEIN

Howard Milstein is Chairman and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust, Milstein Properties, and various Milstein brothers operations throughout New York and Chicago. Mr. Milstein is a Founding Partner of FriedbergMilstein, an alternative asset investment manager.

His civic and philanthropic efforts include Chairman of American Skin Association, Trustee Emeritus and Presidential Counsellor of Cornell University, Overseer of Cornell Medical College, among others. He is a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and of the Executive Committee of the HLS Dean’s Advisory Board. Mr. Milstein earned a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Cornell University and earned JD/MBA degrees from Harvard University.

BARRY FRIEDBERG

Barry Friedberg is the President and Co-Founder of FriedbergMilstein, an asset management firm that has responsibility for investing more than $900 million in leveraged finance assets. FriedbergMilstein was founded in 2003.

Prior to forming FriedbergMilstein, he was Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee at Merrill Lynch. From 1985 through 1993, Mr. Friedberg led the Global Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was head of the merger and acquisitions group of A.G. Becker & Co. Mr. Friedberg is Chairman of the Board of the New York City Ballet and a member of the Investment Committee, as well as the Investment Committee of Boys & Girls Harbor. Mr. Friedberg is a graduate of Princeton University.

BILL STAUDT

Bill Staudt is Vice Chairman of Emigrant Bank and Partner at Emigrant Capital Corporation. Prior to Emigrant, Mr. Staudt was founding Managing Partner of Environmental Capital Partners, as well as Managing Partner of Hamilton Capital Partners, which sponsored leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies in the United States and Sweden.

He has substantial management experience, most recently as President and CEO of Sirit Inc. and formerly as President of Hamilton Development Corporation. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Companies and Fiduciary Network. Mr. Staudt received a BA in Economics from Yale University and a JD from University of Michigan Law School.

ANDY AUGENBLICK

Andy Augenblick is the President of Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. Prior to co-founding the company, he was President and Co-Founder of Related Companies, a privately held real estate and investment company. Before forming Related Companies in 1985, he was a Consultant at McKinsey & Company.

In addition, Mr. Augenblick was named one of the Top 100 Collectors in the United States by Art & Antiques Magazine. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.

EMIGRANT AFFILIATES

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PERSONAL RISK MANAGEMENT

A boutique personal insurance brokerage focused on the unique needs of successful individuals and families

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EMIGRANT FINE ART FINANCE

Loans to clients, individuals, art dealers, trusts and estates, foundations and museums on art with a minimum value of $2 million

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GALATIOTO SPORTS PARTNERS

Provides best in class advisory, lending, capital raising and other services to clients in the professional sports industry

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NEW YORK PRIVATE TRUST COMPANY

A Delaware-chartered full service advisor friendly trust company

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NEW YORK PRIVATE FINANCE

Advises active private investors on the best ways to finance strategic investments, and partner’s with them by making direct, tailored personal loans to fund such investments

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SUMMITAS

Wealth management portal to create virtual family office with secure email, digital vault and access to unique services

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ABACUS FINANCE

Partners with private-equity sponsors to provide cash flow-based, classic senior-debt solutions exclusively to lower-middle market companies nationwide

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APERTURE MEDIA PARTNERS

Aperture Media Partners is a media finance, advisory and production company focused on feature films and episodic entertainment

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EMIGRANT CAPITAL CORP.

ECC provides long-term equity and related capital to established middle-market businesses that can benefit from our financial, operational and strategic resources

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COMPANY

With 1 million+ square feet, Company houses a curated community of top-tier companies that span the innovation spectrum from venture-backed startups to large enterprises

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