James joined AEA in 2008 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of API Technologies, PST and Swanson Industries.
Prior to joining AEA, James was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and Los Angeles.
Vinay joined AEA as an Associate in 2004 and became a Partner in 2016. Vinay focuses on investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors. In 2006, he relocated to Hong Kong for three years to help AEA establish its Asia presence and evaluate investment opportunities in the region. He currently serves on the board of API Technologies and Excelitas Technologies. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio companies Evoqua Water Technologies and Dematic.
Prior to joining AEA, Vinay was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in San Francisco and London.
Tom joined AEA in 1999 and became a Partner in 2003. He focuses on investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of API Technologies, NES Global Talent, Numotion, PST, SitelogIQ, and TricorBraun. He also served on the board of Evoqua Water Technologies. Tom previously served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Behavioral Interventions, Cogent Healthcare, Dematic, Houghton International, Kranson Industries, Northern China German Automotive, Pregis, Pro Mach, RelaDyne and Unifrax.
Before joining AEA, Tom was with the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch, where he advised a broad range of private equity investment firms. As part of what was at the time the leading financial sponsor coverage practice on Wall Street, he worked with many large-cap and middle-market firms on all aspects of their investment activities.
Tom is a certified public accountant.
Brian joined AEA in 1999 and became a Partner in 2003. He was promoted to President in 2018 and to Chief Executive Officer in 2019. He focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrials sector. Brian currently serves on the boards of Evoqua Water Technologies, Excelitas Technologies and Visual Comfort & Co. He also served on the board of Swanson and the boards of former AEA portfolio companies At Home, CPG International, GMS, Henry, Houghton International, Noveon International, Pregis, Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, Springs Window Fashions, SRS Roofing Supply and Unifrax.
Before joining AEA, Brian was an executive at BT Capital Partners, the private equity group of Bankers Trust. At BT Capital, he focused on companies in the chemicals, general industrial and services sectors. His investments included leveraged buyouts in the chemicals and packaging sectors. Before entering the private equity industry, Brian advised corporate management and boards of directors throughout the world on financial and strategic issues. One such position was with the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, during which he was located in New York and Hong Kong. He also was in the New York office of McKinsey & Co., advising clients on corporate and divisional business strategy. During his tenure there, Brian focused on clients in process industries and other industrial businesses, including chemicals, pulp and paper, agribusiness and general industrial manufacturing and services.