Marco joined AEA in 2017 and focuses on investments in Europe.
Prior to joining AEA, Marco was an associate at Morgan Stanley in the UK mergers & acquisitions team.
Jeff joined AEA in 2015 as an Operating Partner. He is primarily focused on working with portfolio companies to maximize value creation through improved operating performance and cross-portfolio best practice development. He also works with AEA’s Risk Committee on the implementation of its ESG initiative. Jeff currently serves on the boards of LoneStar, Numotion, Sparrows, Springs Window Fashions, and Visual Comfort & Co, and previously served on the board of TricorBraun. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio company Pro Mach.
Before joining AEA, Jeff was the chief executive officer of NBTY Inc. NBTY is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of supplements. He was formerly a corporate officer of GE and most recently led the Global Services division of GE Oil & Gas as VP and GM, based out of Italy. He previously ran GE Inspection Technologies as president and chief executive officer, based out of Germany. Prior to that, he was the president of GE Home Electric Products. He also served as general manager of business development in GE Aircraft Engines. He joined GE in May of 1997 as the manager of business development at GE Lighting. Before joining GE, Jeff was vice president of marketing at a biotech start-up, Energy Biosystems Corporation. He started his career in management consulting with Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management) and Cannon Associates.
Frank Herr is an Operating Partner based in AEA Shanghai.
Frank is primarily focused on AEA’s portfolio companies in the industrial sector to improve value creation.
Prior to joining AEA in 2014, Frank spent 11 years with Eaton Corp, as general manager of Eaton’s Hydraulics business in Greater China region and Power Distribution business in North Asia. Frank also previously served as Managing Director China for Arvin Meritor, a major automotive and commercial vehicle supplier, and led the setup of two joint ventures with key original equipment manufacturers as well as the establishment of a wholly owned business in China.
Tommy 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 BMS Enterprises and Numotion.
Prior to joining AEA, Tommy was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in Atlanta.
Alex joined AEA’s London office in 2004 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2015. Alex currently focuses on AEA’s investments in Europe. In 2006, Alex relocated to Hong Kong for three years to help AEA establish its Asia presence and evaluate investment opportunities in the region. He is currently on the boards of LoneStar, NES Global Talent, Sparrows and Verdesian Life Sciences. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio company Industrial Acoustics Company.
Prior to joining AEA, Alex was at PwC in the Transaction Services team in London. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001.
Alan joined AEA in 1989 as a Partner and currently co-heads the AEA Small Business Funds and is a Partner of the AEA Middle Market Funds. Alan serves on the boards of CIMSense, Dayton Parts, LoneStar, Meritus Gas Partners, Omega, Pexco, SBP, SGLT, Sparrows, Spectrum Plastics Group, Unisyn Precision Components and Veseris. He has also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Aramsco, Balboa Instruments, Behavioral Interventions, Flow Control Group, Implus Corporation, In the Swim, Kranson, NCS, Phillips Pet Food and Supplies, PLZ Aeroscience, PPC, Shoes for Crews, SRS Roofing Supply, and Troxell Communications.
As a Partner from 1989 to 1999, Alan concentrated his investment activities in Industrial and Consumer / Retail companies, overseeing many of AEA’s successful investments during that period. Alan left AEA in 1999 and joined Peter Solomon Company, a boutique advisory firm, and then returned to the private equity business in 2002 with Saratoga Partners. He rejoined AEA in early 2004 and helped establish the AEA Small Business Funds.
Prior to joining AEA, from 1984 to 1989, Alan was with Lehman Brothers, first in the mergers and acquisitions department and then with the principal investment group. Previously, Alan worked at Citicorp and Pricewaterhouse and became a Chartered Accountant in England in 1980.