Investment Team

Patrick Duffy

President and Managing Partner

Bob Emmert

Partner

Chase Meyer

Partner

Phil Dudley

Partner

Teri Mercer

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer

Matthew Breunsbach

Managing Director

BJ Hansen

Managing Director
Lauren Pugliese

Lauren Pugliese

Managing Director, Head of Nicholas Street Real Estate

Brian Zaversnik

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Tyler Cyboron

Chief of Staff, VP of Investment Operations

Justin Disch

Vice President

Thomas Sudyka

Senior Associate

Alyssa Anglin

Senior Associate

Mary Beth Brosnihan

Senior Associate

Peter Schropp

Director, Real Estate

Jonathan Wegner

General Counsel

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.

Prior Portfolio
  • Bearence
  • Benaissance
  • HHA eXchange
  • Life Care Services
  • MarketSphere Consulting
  • Medical Solutions
  • Vornado Air
Community and
Corporate
  • Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha - Board Member

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

Partner

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

Bob Emmert joined McCarthy Capital in 2008 and has more than 20 years of investment and investment banking experience. 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.

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

Prior Portfolio
  • Advantor Systems
  • Bamboo Rose
  • DSCI
  • NRG Media
  • Remi
  • Seven10
  • TriMech
Community and
Corporate

Chase Meyer

Partner

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 and pension consulting.

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

Prior Portfolio
  • Bearence
  • Environmental Planning Group
  • MarketSphere Consulting
Community and
Corporate

Phil Dudley

Partner

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.

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

Current Portfolio
Prior Portfolio
  • Advantor Systems
  • Bamboo Rose
  • HHA eXchange
  • NRG Media
  • Remi
  • Seven10
  • TriMech
Community and
Corporate

Teri Mercer

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer

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

Teri Mercer joined McCarthy Capital in 2005. She has more than 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.

Community and
Corporate

Matthew Breunsbach

Managing Director

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 in a 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 Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Prior Portfolio
  • AmeriSphere
  • Benaissance
  • Quantum Workplace
Community and
Corporate

BJ Hansen

Managing Director

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.

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.

Prior Portfolio
  • DSCI
  • MarketSphere Consulting
  • TriMech
Community and
Corporate
Lauren Pugliese

Lauren Pugliese

Managing Director, Head of Nicholas Street Real Estate

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8406 | Email | LinkedIn

Lauren Pugliese joined McCarthy Capital in 2022. Her responsibilities include originating and evaluating new real estate investment opportunities, structuring and executing real estate investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. Lauren leads our real estate practice.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Lauren originated and managed real estate investments for a publicly-traded finance company and a private insurance company.

Lauren received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Nicholas Street Real Estate Investments

Community and
Corporate

Brian Zaversnik

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

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 Chicago 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 in Accounting from the University of Iowa.

Prior Portfolio
  • DSCI
  • Life Care Services
  • Medical Solutions
  • Signal 88 Security
  • SKC Communications
Community and
Corporate

Tyler Cyboron

Chief of Staff, VP of Investment Operations

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8417 | Email | LinkedIn

Tyler Cyboron joined McCarthy Capital in 2018. He supports the firm’s investment process, investor reporting and strategic talent management. His responsibilities also include evaluating new investment opportunities, executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Tyler worked for a specialty-finance company where he analyzed new investment opportunities and managed portfolio investments.

Tyler received an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Doane College. Tyler is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder.

Current Portfolio
Prior Portfolio
  • Environmental Planning Group

Justin Disch

Vice President

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8432 | 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 Associate and previously held a variety of finance roles at a regional bank, 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.

Prior Portfolio
  • Signal 88 Security
  • SAFE Boats

Thomas Sudyka

Senior Associate

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8403 | Email | LinkedIn

Thomas Sudyka joined McCarthy Capital in 2017. His responsibilities include originating and evaluating new investment opportunities, executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. He also oversees the Associate Team.

Thomas began his career at McCarthy Capital as an Associate and previously worked in PwC’s M&A Transaction Services group. 

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

Prior Portfolio
  • Quantum Workplace
  • SKC Communications

Alyssa Anglin

Senior Associate

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8481 | Email | LinkedIn

Alyssa Anglin joined McCarthy Capital in 2020. Her responsibilities include evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Alyssa held various strategic and operational roles at a global eCommerce company and at a Nebraska-based software company.

Alyssa earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

Mary Beth Brosnihan

Senior Associate

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8456 | Email | LinkedIn

Mary Beth Brosnihan joined McCarthy Capital in 2021. Her responsibilities include evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private investments and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Mary Beth worked in private equity.

Mary Beth earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and holds a Bachelor of Science of Foreign Service, International Politics in Foreign Policy and Policy Process from Georgetown University.

Community and
Corporate

Peter Schropp

Director, Real Estate

Omaha, NE | 402.991.8411 | Email | LinkedIn

Peter Schropp joined McCarthy Capital in 2022. His responsibilities include evaluating real estate investment opportunities, structuring and executing transactions and management oversight of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Peter worked in capital markets and investment sales for a publicly-traded real estate company.

Peter received a Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Jonathan Wegner

General Counsel

Omaha, NE | 402-991-8404 | Email | LinkedIn

Jonathan Wegner joined McCarthy Capital in 2019. He has 12 years of experience in structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions, and he is responsible for oversight of all of McCarthy Capital’s legal matters.

Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Jonathan worked at Omaha law firm Baird Holm LLP, where he chaired its Corporate Transactions & Wealth Management Section.

Jonathan received a fellowship to study at Oxford University and holds degrees from Creighton University School of Law, Northwestern University, and Santa Clara University.

Community and
Corporate

Associate Team

Jaski Bir

Associate

Spencer Nussrallah

Associate

Jack Petty

Associate

Niko Shad

Associate

Finance & Administration

Denise Alderson

Controller

Sabrina Carauta

Staff Accountant

Connie Davis

Executive Assistant

Kelly Franck

Executive Assistant

Renee Hairston

Administrative Assistant

Beth Ibrahim

Executive Assistant

Matt Jandrain

Staff Accountant

Rene Volentine

Manager, Tax Compliance and Investor Reporting

McCarthy Capital Core Values & Behaviors

Integrity ▾

We are honest, principled and fair.

  • We strive to make the right decisions, not necessarily the easy ones.
  • We communicate honestly, directly and authentically.
  • We treat all stakeholders fairly; we desire long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
  • We do what we say we will do.
  • We give more than we take.

Rigor ▾

We work hard, are probing, strive for excellence and have deep technical expertise.

  • We have a strong work ethic.
  • We ask probing questions and examine situations from multiple perspectives.
  • We exercise intellectual rigor and are comfortable being challenged.
  • We have deep technical experience, yet we are genuinely interested in learning and growth.
  • We display emotional and social intelligence in our interactions.

Results ▾

We are accountable, add value and achieve growth.

  • Our people are self-directed and take full ownership of their responsibilities.
  • We constantly strive to create value and improve.
  • We go above and beyond to produce the highest quality work.
  • We finish what we start, and deliver in a timely manner.
  • We balance independent work with a high degree of collaboration.

Relationships ▾

We build and maintain trusted partnerships, internally and externally.

  • We invest in partnerships – relationships based on trust and competence are imperative to achieving mutual objectives.
  • We are truthful and respectful in communicating with others.
  • We build rapport such that others are eager to work with us.
  • We exercise self-awareness and self-management.
  • We strike the right balance between challenging and supporting each other.