Benji joined AEA in 2012 as a member of the Small Business Fund team. He rejoined AEA in 2017 after business school. Benji serves on the boards of 50 Floor, Dayton Parts, Pexco, SBP and Veseris.
Prior to joining AEA, Benji worked in the investment banking group at Lincoln International, focusing on mergers & acquisitions in New York and Chicago.
Charlie joined AEA in 2016 as a member of the Small Business Fund team. He currently serves on the boards of Allied Power Group, Meritus Gas Partners and Unisyn Precision Components.
Prior to joining AEA, Charlie was an analyst at Harris Williams & Co. in the industrials group.
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.
John joined AEA in 2004 as a Partner and is co-head of the AEA Small Business Funds. He currently serves as a board member of 50 Floor, American Expediting, Barnet Products, CLS Management Services, Connexus Resource Group, IGL Holdings, Montway, Pexco and SGLT. John also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Colony Hardware, Entregado Group, Evans, Galco, Implus Footcare, In the Swim, Industrial Controls Distributors, National Rehab, NCS, Phillips Pet Food and Supplies, PLZ Aeroscience, Sextant Education and Troxell Communications.
Before joining AEA, John was a managing director at Arena Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in small companies in the consumer and business services sectors. Previously, he was a managing director in the leveraged finance group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, he worked at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. and NYNEX Corp.