Brian Finn has over 35 years of experience in financial services and private investments, largely at Credit Suisse (CS). He has also held a variety of corporate and philanthropic board roles. In 2013, Finn retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Finance Corp (AMF) and as a Senior Advisor to CS. His private investment activity accelerated after that.
From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Finn was Chairman and Head of Alternative Investments (AI) at CS, one of the world's leading alternative managers with over $100 Billion Assets Under Management. Mr. Finn held many positions within CS and its predecessor firms, including President of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), President of Investment Banking, Co-President of Institutional Securities, CEO of Credit Suisse USA and a member of the Office of the Chairman of CSFB. He was also a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group.
He began his career in 1982 as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group (M&A) at The First Boston Corporation, ultimately becoming Co-Head of M&A in 1993. From 1997 to 2002 he was a partner at the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. He rejoined CS in 2002.Mr. Finn serves on of the boards of Scotts Miracle Gro and Owl Rock Capital. He is Chairman of Star Mountain Capital, a lower middle market credit investment firm. He is Chairman of Covr Financial Technologies, a tech enabled insurance provider. He is also an Investment Partner at Nyca Partners (Fintech VC).
David Sica is a Partner at NYCA Partners, a leading venture capital firm focused on connecting innovative companies to the global financial system. Notable exits he led include Affirm, Payoneer, Blend, Avid, Poynt (sold to GoDaddy).
Prior to joining NYCA, David was a Director at Visa Corporation, focusing on the merchant side of the business during a period of government regulation and new payment innovation. Before Visa, David worked at Merrill Lynch in Real Estate Investment Banking and Institutional Sales, specializing in emerging markets.
David is a graduate of The George Washington University.
John Gregory is an expert in quantitative methods of valuing securities and businesses and a successful entrepreneur. He serves as Managing Director of Princeps Capital Limited, a global private equity and investments firm, which he joined in 2017. In addition to leading Princeps’ due diligence function, he has structured investments ranging in size from small investments in technology startups to oil & gas transactions valued at over $10 billion.
He began his career at the Corporate Executive Board in Washington DC, where he held numerous positions including Senior Research Manager in the practice group for Chief Financial Officers of Fortune 500 companies. Subsequent to that he co-founded and served as CFO of TerraShare.com, a top 100 internet company, where he devised the company’s referral highly successful referral marketing program and led the company through two rounds of fundraising. John co-founded and sold a technology startup to Circuit City.
John also has extensive experience in developing quantitative strategies (including AI-based strategies) for hedge funds and has authored a number of white papers on various finance topics. He received an MBA (analytic finance, econometrics, and statistics) from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 2003.