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Meet The Team

Team

Joel Citron

Co-CEO*

Joel has over 35 years of experience in key roles in various operating and investment companies. He has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies in Europe and the U.S. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tenth Avenue Commerce and Bambuser AB. He also serves as a Director of Evolution Gaming and several other companies. He is active in many not-for-profit organizations. Joel holds an MA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Laurence Denihan

Co-CEO*

Laurence has over 30 years of experience in key roles in the real estate and hospitality industries, as well as in diversified operating businesses. Prior to TAH, he was a partner and owner of Affinia Hospitality, where he was the Head of Finance and Business Development. Laurence has significant experience in finance, strategic planning, operations and branding. He currently serves as a Chairman of the Board of The Bronx Brewery and as a Director of Tenth Avenue Commerce and several other companies. He is active in many not-for-profit organizations. Laurence holds a BA in Business Administration from Iona College.

Donald Denihan

CEO of TAH Properties*

Donald has been in the real estate and hospitality industries for over 30 years. Prior to TAH, he was Head of Construction and Technical Services for Affinia Hospitality and the Denihan Portfolio of Real Estate Assets. He is active in many not-for-profit organizations. Donald holds a BA in Business Administration from Iona College.

Don Ingham

Chief Investment Officer

Don brings over 15 years of experience investing in public and private companies to the team. He serves as a Director for The Bronx Brewery, Jolly Pets, PackIt, and Eve’s Addiction. Don holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia.

Charlie Rosse

Chief Financial Officer

Charlie has over 16 years experience investing in middle market private companies and is currently advising and supporting the management teams of TAH subsidiary companies. Charlie holds an MBA from Columbia University, as well as an MS in Finance and a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Kimberly Francis

Chief Marketing Officer

Kimberly has nearly two decades of marketing experience with consumer businesses, spanning client-side, agency, and consulting roles. Working with emerging and legacy brands, her expertise sits at the intersection of driving business growth, consumer value and resonance in culture. Kimberly holds a B.S. from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Michael Chapin

CEO of Tenth Avenue Commerce

Mike is the CEO of Tenth Avenue Commerce, and was the founder of From You Flowers, LLC, one of the largest online floral retailers. He has over twenty years of ecommerce and digital experience across various retail verticals. He currently serves on the board of Jolly Pets, PackIt, and Kerrits, and is active across community and not for profit organizations.

Spencer Lucian

COO of Tenth Avenue Commerce

Spencer has been guiding the Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Fulfillment initiatives at From You Flowers for over 10 years. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BSE in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.

Erik Anderson

Chief Compliance Officer

Erik brings over 15 years of operational, financial, and compliance experience working with various investment managers. His focus has been the buildout of operational and compliance infrastructure. Erik has a BS in Finance from Florida State University and is a CFA® charter holder.

Alex Schmelzer

Director, Business Development

Alex has over 25 years experience investing in public companies as well as operating a startup. At TAH, he is primarily focused on sourcing potential acquisitions. Before joining TAH, Alex was CEO of MesaRX Innovations and prior to that, he worked as a portfolio manager at Scoggin Capital Management. Alex holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from Yeshiva University.

Rebecca Pawelczyk

Director

Rebecca has over 20 years experience in accounting and finance in both public and private companies, and most recently was the CFO of PackIt. She holds a BA in Business Economics and Accounting from UCLA and is an active CPA licensed by the California Board of Accountancy.

Peter Owens

Director

Peter supports all aspects of the acquisition, integration, financing and ongoing management of TAH companies and properties. Prior to TAH, Peter was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financing Group at Goldman Sachs. Peter holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Princeton University.

Kelsey Denihan

Associate

Kelsey supports the business operations and finances of TAH companies. Previously, Kelsey was an Analyst focused on the Business Intelligence efforts of the Tenth Avenue Commerce companies. Kelsey holds a BA in Economics from Villanova University.

Janae Strickland

Analyst

Janae supports the strategy and operations of TAH companies. She holds a BA in Sociology from Harvard University.

Andrea Jaglal

Controller

Andrea also serves as Senior Accountant for the TAH Core Fund. She brings over 15 years of experience in accounting to the team. Prior to joining TAH, Andrea worked as a Private Equity Accountant at Strategic Value Partners and Swiss Re. She holds a BA in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College – City University of New York.

Monita Rebello

Executive Assistant

Monita started with Denihan Hospitality Group in 1990. Monita holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay.

Brenda Laverde

Executive Assistant

Brenda has been with the firm since 2018. Prior to TAH, she worked as an executive assistant for the PGA Tour. Brenda holds a BA in International Trade and Marketing.

*Also a member of the TAH Advisory Board