Our Team | Next Horizon

With more than 100 transactions valued in excess of $35 Billion, our leadership team consists of seasoned investors & operators with a successful track record of partnering with management teams.

Investment Team

Job title: CEO, Managing Partner

Mathew Lori


25+ years of private equity and alternative asset investment management experience

Former

  • Managing Director, New Mountain Capital
  • Managing Director, JPMorgan Partners

Sector Expertise

  • Business Services
  • Technology and Information

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Job title: Managing Partner

Nick Cafferillo


25+ years of executive leadership experience

Former

  • Chief Data & Technology Officer, S&P Global
  • Chief Operating Officer, S&P Global Market Intelligence & SNL Financial

Sector Expertise

  • Technology and Information Services

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Job title: Executive Partner

John Daileader


25+ years of private equity investment management experience

Current & Former

  • Advisory Board, Seaport Capital
  • Managing Partner, Greenbriar Equity Group LP ($4b AUM)
  • Principal, JP Morgan Partners

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Auto Aftermarket Services
  • Deep experience building, growing and optimizing auto aftermarket businesses

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Job title: Executive Partner

Robert Egan


25+ years of private equity investment experience

Former

  • Founding Partner, Alston Capital Partners
  • Managing Director, Principal and Senior Advisor at JPMorgan Partners

Sector Expertise

  • Environmental Services and Sustainability

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Job title: Associate

Ethan Jorasch


Experienced investment professional, responsible for the execution of Next Horizon's investment strategy and partnering with leadership teams to build more valuable businesses.

Former

  • Investment Banking, JMP Securities
  • Investment Banking, Jefferies Group

Sector Expertise

  • Business & Industrial Services
  • Technology & Information Services

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Job title: Director

Eric Li


Experienced investment professional, responsible for the execution of Next Horizon's investment strategy and partnering with leadership teams to build more valuable businesses.

Former

  • Investor, Altamont Capital Partners

Sector Expertise

  • Business & Industrial Services
  • Information & Financial Services

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Job title: Associate

Neil Patel


Experienced investment professional, responsible for the execution of Next Horizon's investment strategy and partnering with leadership teams to build more valuable businesses.

Former

  • Private Equity Investor, Gryphon Investors
  • Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Sector Expertise

  • Business Services
  • Industrials Services

Operating & Strategy Advisors

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Job title: Executive Partner

Tom Corbitt


25+ years of leadership development, executive coaching, talent analytics, sales organization optimization and transformation, and enterprise change management.

Current & Former

  • Founder & Managing Principal at Top Line HR
  • CHRO/CAO at SNL Financial
  • VP of Commercial Integration at S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Director of Human Resources roles at Capital One and Allianz

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Business Services
  • Information Services
  • Financial Services
  • Delivering commercial transformations including organization design, compensation planning, and implementation of sales modeling across small and large global organizations
  • Orchestrating complex post merger integrations of org design, comp plans, and implementation management and communications
  • Leading executive search placements and leadership development programs for high growth public and private equity sponsored companies

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Job title: Executive Partner

Marcus Daley


25+ years of executive, technology and operating leadership experience

Current & Former

  • Chief Technology Officer, S&P Global Ratings
  • Founder, NeuralMetrics
  • Chief Technology Officer, NICE inContact
  • Chief Technology Officer, SNL Financial
  • Chief Technology Officer, Market Force Information
  • Chief Technology Officer, Service Repair Solutions
  • Group Manager, Microsoft

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Technology and Information Services
  • Business Services
  • Deep experience leading & scaling technology organizations, software engineering & digital operations
  • Industry-recognized technical expert in digital transformations including agile methodologies, cloud technologies, distributed digital technologies, business intelligence, software & product development, and web services
  • Hands-on experience building and leading global and distributed engineering and operations centers
  • Recognized DeFi industry expert with extensive blockchain and crypto experience, patents and research

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Job title: Executive Partner

Amanda Duckworth


30+ years in marketing and communications with expertise in reputation and crisis management

Former

  • Chief Marketing Officer, Kleiner Perkins
  • Partner, Brunswick Group

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Reputation management through litigation, transactions, leadership changes, market challenges and full-fledged crises
  • Brand positioning, narrative development and messaging frameworks

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Job title: Executive Partner

John G Freeland


40+ years of executive leadership, business transformation and growth experience

Current & Former

  • CEO, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI Worldwide)
  • President, Worldwide Operations Salesforce.com
  • Managing Partner, Accenture
  • Founder & CEO, JF Fitness North America
  • Director, WNS (Holdings) Limited

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Technology and Information Services
  • CRM & Marketing Services
  • Insurance
  • Executive experience leading major business transformations
  • Deep experience building, growing and optimizing product and service verticals

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Job title: Executive Partner

Nate Haskins


23+ years of executive and operating leadership experience

Former

  • Chief Data Officer, S&P Global
  • Managing Director, Chief Data Officer SNL Financial

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Technology and Information Services
  • Business Services
  • Deep experience leading & scaling digital operations transformation.
  • Industry-recognized data expert in business process automation, robotic process automation, data governance, architecture and concordance
  • Hands-on experience building and leading distributed operations and contact centers

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Job title: Executive Partner

Adrienne Howard


15+ years of business transformation and growth experience

Current & Former

  • Chief Impact & Program Management Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, WorldStrides
  • Managing Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Technology & Information Services
  • Educational Travel & Experiential Learning Services
  • Strategic & Tactical Business Planning, Acquisition & Integration Management, Product Planning & Go to Market Strategy, Launch Management, Project Management, Leadership Development, Organizational Development
  • Recognized expert in strategic & tactical business planning
  • Deep experience leading program management, product management and go-to-market organizations

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Job title: Executive Partner

Mary Kayser


Experienced private equity CFO professional, responsible for managing the financial and operational functions at the firm.

Former

  • Chief Financial Officer, VMG Partners
  • Chief Financial Officer, SF Equity Partners
  • Assurance, Deloitte

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Job title: Executive Partner

Nathan Lucht


20+years of executive leadership, strategy development and business operations experience

Current & Former

  • CEO, InStep Health
  • EVP, Corporate Strategy and M&A, IRI Worldwide
  • Principal, Boston Consulting Group

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Media for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail
  • Data Monetization & Data Contracting
  • Global M&A and Post-merger Integration
  • Building and Leading Business Strategy & Transformation Teams

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Job title: Executive Partner

Kelvin Thompson


30+ years of executive human capital and leadership consulting experience

Current & Former

  • Founder, MontaRosa
  • Senior Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
  • President of US Operations & Chairman of Global New Media, Entertainment & Technology, Norman Broadbent International

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Executive Search, Leadership Consulting Services
  • Business Services
  • Extensive global experience helping organizations improve their teams, drive innovation and transform their culture and businesses
  • Industry recognized leadership consultant and speaker, providing global expertise on human capital, global growth and innovation, and the hiring of new thinkers

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Job title: Executive Partner

Robert I. Tomei


30+years of experience as an innovative busines leader, building consumer insights, shopper and digital media activations solutions, and high performing teams

Former

  • Divisional President, Consumer and Shopper Marketing, IRI
  • President, Consumer and Shopper Solutions, Nielsen
  • Director, Marketing and Promotional Services, Altria
  • Director, Marketing Services, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sector Expertise & Experience

  • Consumer Insights, Shopper and Digital Media Activation Programs
  • Big Data, Advanced Analytical Solutions
  • Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
  • Recruiting & Mentoring Team of Domain Experts
  • Industry Thought Leadership, Featured Speaker & Guest Lecturer

Operating & Strategic Advisors are not employees of Next Horizon but are independent contractors who provide strategic advice to Next Horizon and our portfolio companies.