Our Team

Investment Professionals

Douglas F. Londal

Douglas F. Londal

Partner – Head of Private Capital Group

Mr. Londal joined MSD in 2015. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Londal was the President & COO of New Mountain Capital, LLC, an alternative asset management firm with over $15 billion of assets under management. Mr. Londal joined New Mountain in 2004 when the firm had one private equity fund and $770 million of AUM. He helped grow New Mountain to $15 billion of AUM by 2014 and into three separate businesses, including private equity, a long/short hedge fund and a publicly-traded debt BDC (NYSE:NMFC).
 
Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Londal spent 14 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He was a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area and, among other positions, served as Co-Head of the U.S. Merchant Banking business and Co-Head of U.S Mezzanine business. Mr. Londal has been directly involved in investing over $10 billion in private equity and mezzanine in transactions valued at over $20 billion. He has served on over 20 "for-profit" boards of directors (public and private) in roles including chairman and lead director, as well as chair of audit and compensation committees.
 
Mr. Londal received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

 

Kevin D. Brown

Kevin D. Brown

Managing Director – Private Capital Group

Mr. Brown joined MSD in 2016. Mr. Brown currently serves on the Board of Directors of DentalOne Partners. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Brown was a Partner with Court Square Capital where he worked primarily in the Industrials sector for 10 years. Prior to Court Square, Mr. Brown was a Vice President with Apax Partners focusing on investments in the Media, Late-Stage Software, and Tech-Enabled Business Services sectors. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors, including, Cadence Aerospace, ERICO Global, MacDermid, Pike Corporation and Wyle. Mr. Brown received his B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at The University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

David R. Caro

David R. Caro

Managing Director – Private Capital Group

Mr. Caro joined MSD in 2000. Mr. Caro currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kobalt Music Group, The Brickman Group and Waypoint Leasing Holdings. Mr. Caro is also involved in MSD's investment in Ultimate Fighting Championship, and was previously involved in MSD's investments in TimberStar Southwest, Tygris Commercial Finance and U.S. Electrical Services, Inc., among others. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Caro was an attorney in the Creditor’s Rights group at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Caro received his B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and received a J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law.

Shamit Grover

Shamit Grover

Managing Director – Private Capital Group

Mr. Grover joined MSD in 2009. Mr. Grover currently serves on the Board of Directors of Waypoint Leasing Holdings and WIRB-Copernicus Group. Mr. Grover is also involved in MSD's investments in Kobalt Music Group, The Brickman Group and Transaction Network Services, and was previously involved in MSD's investment in OneWest Bank. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Grover was at Merrill Lynch where he worked in the Global Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. Mr. Grover graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and double majored in Economics at Claremont McKenna College.

Jens M. Joller

Jens M. Joller

Vice President – Private Capital Group

Mr. Joller joined MSD in 2017. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Joller was a Principal with Apax Partners, where he worked since 2011 and served on the Board of Directors of GardaWorld and AssuredPartners. Prior to Apax, Mr. Joller was an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Joller received his B.A from the University of St. Gallen and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Nicholas L. Seshadri

Nicholas L. Seshadri

Associate – Private Capital Group

Mr. Seshadri joined MSD in 2016. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Seshadri was an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company, focusing on mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Seshadri received his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College.

Sam R. Stolowitz

Sam R. Stolowitz

Associate – Private Capital Group

Mr. Stolowitz joined MSD in 2015. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Stolowitz was an investment banking analyst in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Guggenheim Partners. Mr. Stolowitz received his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

David X. Wang

David X. Wang

Associate – Private Capital Group

Mr. Wang joined MSD in 2016. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Wang was as an Investment Banking Analyst with Morgan Stanley where he focused on advising companies in the Healthcare sector. Mr. Wang received his B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Legal and Transaction Support

Marcello Liguori

Marcello Liguori

Managing Director and Chief Transactional Counsel

Mr. Liguori joined MSD in 2005. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Liguori was an attorney in the Corporate group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Mr. Liguori graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.A. in American Government and received a J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law.

Kenneth S. Gerold

Kenneth S. Gerold

Senior Corporate Counsel

Mr. Gerold joined MSD in 2014. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Gerold was an attorney in the Corporate group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Mr. Gerold graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and received a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Chris Lunde

Chris Lunde

Corporate Counsel

Mr. Lunde joined MSD in 2013. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Lunde served as counsel to a former portfolio company of TPG Capital that provided data and software to clients in the insurance, banking and real estate industries. Mr. Lunde received a B.A. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, a J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law and an LL.M. with distinction in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.