Advisory Council

Circle Peak Capital’s Advisory Council members are highly accomplished individuals representing a wide variety of disciplines. The Advisory Board provides Circle Peak Capital with valuable investment expertise and guidance in the areas of deal flow, capital structuring, legal advisory, human resource management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Executive
Professional Background
David Greenstein
Mr. Greenstein is the President of Homestead, the home division if Li & Fung in the US. In addition to a remarkable career in creating and running successful home product companies, David was also responsible for the rebranding and sale of London Fog and Pacific trail to its present owners.
R. Glenn Hubbard
Mr. Hubbard is the Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics of the Columbia Business School; former chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department for Tax Policy.
Michael Fortier
Michael Fortier has held various origination and execution positions in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions with Salomon Brothers (Director), Morgan Stanley (Executive Director), Deutsche Bank (Managing Director) and JP Morgan (Managing Director). Michael graduated from Bowdoin College with an economics degree, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. For several years following his full time employment, Michael served as a senior advisor to Erste Bank.
Skip Karetsky
Mr. Karetsky is a 38-year financial industry veteran and managing member of wealth advisory firm, The Karetsky Group, LLC; previously, managing director of Morgan Stanley (Managing Director, Private Clients); Management Committee and managing director of OFFITBANK; managing director and principal of European Investors; founding member of Restricted Stock Group at Goldman Sachs.
Steven Kotler
Mr. Kotler is Vice Chairman of Gilbert Global Equity Partners. Prior to joining Gilbert Global in 2000, Mr. Kotler, for 27 years, was with Schroder & Co. and its predecessor firm, Wertheim & Co., where he served as its Chief Executive Officer and President.
Andrew Malloy
Prior to joining Monument Capital Group, Mr. Malloy was a Managing Director of Massey Quick & Co., Inc. a multi-family investment office with $3.2 Billion of assets under management, where he served as a member of the Investment Committee and participated in the development and implementation of asset allocation strategies and investment due diligence, as well as the investment committee governance process.
Sebastian Popik
Mr. Popik is Managing Partner for Aqua Capital Partners, a recently formed private equity firm. He has several years of experience in private equity, formerly as Managing Director of Pampa Capital. At Pampa, he played a key role in defining and raising a $365M Latin America focused agribusiness private equity buyout fund. Subsequently, he had hands-on responsibility for sourcing, structuring and managing portfolio companies, conducting buyouts of seed and pork processing companies for over $40M prior to departing. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for Salutia, a technology firm in Brazil and Argentina, a company he founded and ran for five years prior to exiting through a trade sale. Mr. Popik consulted for Booz & Co. in Latin America and the US, acquiring broad experience in agribusiness, food and ingredients by working with several leading multinationals in the region. Mr. Popik is on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Cippec, a leading Argentine think tank. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar, and has a BA in Economics from Universidad de San Andres.