Investment Team

Matthew Breunsbach

Vice President

Kara Davey

Associate

Justin Disch

Associate

Phil Dudley

Principal

Patrick Duffy

President and Managing Partner

Bob Emmert

Managing Partner

BJ Hansen

Vice President

Mike McCarthy

Partner

Teri Mercer

Chief Financial Officer

Chase Meyer

Principal

Mike Meyer

Operating Partner

Brian Zaversnik

Vice President

Matthew Breunsbach

Vice President

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8433 | Email | LinkedIn

Matthew Breunsbach joined McCarthy Capital in 2014. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Matt worked for Credit Suisse in the Business and Consumer Services Investment Banking Group. Before graduate school, he worked in management and financial roles in the business services, real estate and banking industries.

Matt received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Kara Davey

Associate

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8453 | Email | LinkedIn

Kara Davey joined McCarthy Capital in 2016. Her responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Kara worked in corporate development at Cision with a focus on sourcing, planning and executing mergers and acquisitions. During business school, she gained other relevant experience working in venture capital, investment banking and technology.

Kara earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts & Letters from the University of Notre Dame.

Justin Disch

Associate

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8453 | Email | LinkedIn

Justin Disch joined McCarthy Capital in 2014. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Justin began his career at McCarthy Capital as an analyst and previously held a variety of finance roles at First National Bank of Omaha, most recently as director of treasury.

Justin earned an MBA from Creighton University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Phil Dudley

Principal

Boston, MA | 617-330-9702 | Email | LinkedIn

Phil Dudley joined McCarthy Capital in 2009. His responsibilities include originating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private equity investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Phil worked in private equity and investment banking at Alta Communications and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., respectively.

Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.

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We’ve found that approaching our investments as partnerships with management not only improves results due to alignment and stronger relationships, but it adds purpose to our work.

Patrick Duffy

President and Managing Partner

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8405 | Email | LinkedIn

Patrick Duffy joined McCarthy Capital in 2007 and has more than 20 years of investment, corporate finance and transaction experience. His responsibilities include managing operations, raising investment capital, evaluating and making private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. He serves as chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Patrick earned a Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

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Corporate Experience

We place tremendous value on working with owners who wish to remain meaningfully invested in their businesses as we collectively pursue growth initiatives.

Bob Emmert

Managing Partner

Boston, MA | 617-330-9701 | Email | LinkedIn

Bob Emmert joined McCarthy Capital in 2008. His responsibilities include managing operations of McCarthy Capital’s Boston office, raising investment capital, evaluating and making private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Bob was a General Partner with Alta Communications, a media and telecommunications focused private equity firm based in Boston. He also worked in the Investment Banking division of DB Alex Brown and the Corporate Finance division of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he evaluated investment opportunities for the 1818 Fund, a private equity partnership.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Georgetown University.

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BJ Hansen

Vice President

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8408 | Email

BJ Hansen joined McCarthy Capital in 2008. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, BJ worked as an investment banker at George K. Baum Advisors.

BJ earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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It’s a privilege to link capital with strong management teams, adding value where we can and sharing the results of working together to build better businesses.

Mike McCarthy

Partner

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8414 | Email

Mike McCarthy founded the McCarthy organization in 1986. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to founding the McCarthy organization, Mike was involved in a variety of entrepreneurial activities.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. John’s University in Minnesota.

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Teri Mercer

Chief Financial Officer

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8430 | Email | LinkedIn

Ms. Teri Mercer joined McCarthy Capital in 2005. She has 15 years of corporate finance, tax restructuring and transaction experience. Her responsibilities include compliance, investor communications, underwriting assistance and structuring of investments. She also oversees the finance and administrative professionals.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Teri worked at Deloitte’s Omaha tax practice focusing on compliance and business transactions.

Teri earned a Master of Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Chase Meyer

Principal

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8410 | Email | LinkedIn

Chase Meyer joined McCarthy Capital in 2008. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Chase worked in corporate audit at Union Pacific and pension consulting at Towers Perrin, which is now Towers Watson.

Chase earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Mike Meyer

Operating Partner

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8411 | Email

Mike Meyer joined McCarthy Capital in 2013. Mr. Meyer provides management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Mike spent nearly twenty years at Tenaska, Inc., an Omaha-based privately-held energy company. His prior experience includes many years of financial and operations management in the banking and energy industries.

Mike earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University.

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Brian Zaversnik

Vice President

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8412 | Email | LinkedIn

Brian Zaversnik joined McCarthy Capital in 2013. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Brian was an investment banker in Credit Suisse’s Chicago office with a focus on business services and industrial clients and was a CPA in Deloitte’s Omaha office with a focus on corporate financial audits.

Brian earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Master of Professional Accountancy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Analyst Team

Phil Scheuerman

Breanne Falley

Thomas Sudyka

Stephen Palmtag

Finance & Administration

Jaime Burke

Controller

Kelly Franck

Executive Assistant

Alecia Hartwig

Marketing Coordinator

Beth Ibrahim

Executive Assistant

Scott Jordan

Manager, IT

Amber McTier

Executive Assistant

Michelle Swanger

Controller

Rene Volentine

Manager, Tax Compliance and Investor Reporting