Team

Who We Are

Our entire investment team works together to evaluate and support investments. We have the experience and cohesiveness to efficiently make investments decisions or support our portfolio companies.

Investment Team

Robert Migliorino Managing Director

Bob is a founding partner of W Capital. Bob brings 30 years of experience in operations, management and venture capital having led business operations and turnarounds for several GE businesses and as a founding partner of a leading venture capital fund. Bob has significant industry expertise in the software, internet, digital media and technology services industries.

Prior to the founding of W Capital in 2001, Bob was a founding partner of Canaan Partners, having participated in the management buyout of General Electric’s venture capital arm (GEVENCO) to form Canaan. At Canaan, Bob invested in a range of portfolio companies with a focus in software and technology services. Prior to forming Canaan, Bob spent 15 years with General Electric with operating roles in GE’s Information Services, Industrial and Power Delivery divisions. Bob holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Current Investments:
  • Acquia
  • Brainshark
  • SS8 Networks
  • Tremor Video
Former Investments:
  • Coremetrics
  • Double-Take Software
  • eDocs
  • Exa Corporation
  • Hemosense
  • Intranets.com Khimetrics
  • Metastorm
  • Neolane
  • Ping Identity
  • Quickarrow
  • SiGe
  • SilverStorm Technologies
  • WhereNet
David S. Wachter Managing Director

David is a founding partner of W Capital Partners.  Since founding the firm in 2001, W Capital has become a leading participant in providing private equity shareholders with liquidity for their investments.  David and the firm are cited frequently in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investment Dealers Digest, VentureWire, Financier Worldwide, Venture Capital Journal, PE International and PE Analyst.  He has spoken around the world regarding the growing market for liquidity in private equity at Columbia Business School, Wharton, SuperReturn, SuperInvestor and the Dow Jones PEA conference.  He was elected one of the 30 Rising Stars in Private Equity by Private Equity International.

Prior to the founding of W Capital in 2001, David held senior roles as an investment banker and private equity investor for 15 years at Lehman Brothers, Jefferies and Unterberg. David holds an MBA with distinction from New York University and a BS in Engineering, magna cum laude, with a major in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Tufts University.

Current Investments:
  • First Data
  • Fresh Direct
  • Mindbody
Former Investments:
  • American Traffic Solutions
  • Ancestry.com
  • Artemis Medical
  • Blackboard
  • Conduit
  • Demand Media
  • Green Dot
  • Hertz
  • Internet Brands
  • Open Table
  • Plateau Systems
  • QuinStreet
  • Sensitech
  • TechProcess Solutions
  • Vanguard Health
  • WR Hambrecht + Co
  • Yodlee
Stephen Wertheimer Managing Director

Steve is a founding partner of W Capital Partners. Steve brings 25 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments. Steve previously founded and managed a distressed debt investment fund and has particular expertise in financings and recapitalizations.

Prior to the founding of W Capital in 2001, Steve headed Paine Webber’s Asia investment banking division in Tokyo, held senior roles at CRT Capital Group, founded Water Capital Management and was a tax structured international finance specialist at First Chicago and Bank of America. Steve is a member of the International Council of Advisors of The National Geographic Society. Steve holds a MM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Finance from Indiana University.

Current Investments:
  • Brainlab
  • First Utility
  • Inspirato
  • Jordan Health Services
  • NIBC
  • Payoneer
  • Ravn Air Group
  • RealD
  • Tunnel Hill
Former Investments:
  • Color Spot Nurseries
  • Dynacast
  • Financial Engines
  • High Technology Solutions
  • Hydro Resources
  • Milk Specialties
  • Moosejaw
  • Prodigy Health Group
  • RiskMetrics
  • World Kitchen
Alison Killilea
Alison Killilea Managing Director

Alison is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners where she is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing new direct investment opportunities and for managing existing portfolio companies. Alison is focused on acquisitions of direct investments from shareholders of private companies including private equity firms, mezzanine lenders, venture capital firms and company founders.

Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Alison worked in investment banking at Piper Jaffray and Robertson Stephens.  At Piper, Alison originated and structured private convertible securities financings for public companies. Previously, at Robertson Stephens, Alison helped establish both the U.S. structured private convertible business and the firm’s European private capital markets effort.  She also focused on private capital offerings for technology, consumer and healthcare companies in the United States. In 2014 and 2015, Alison was named on GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 list of growth investors.

Alison received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Middlebury College.

Current Investments:
  • CollegeNet
  • First Utility
  • Vision Critical
Former Investments:
  • American Traffic Solutions
  • Demand Media
  • Fios
  • Forte Design Systems
  • Green Dot
  • Medidata
  • Merchant e-Solutions
  • Metastorm
  • Milk Specialties
  • Prodigy Health Group
  • QuinStreet
  • TechProcess Solutions
Todd Miller
Todd Miller Managing Director

Todd is a Managing Director of W Capital where he focuses on identifying and developing liquidity solutions for shareholders in private companies and providing growth capital to those companies. Todd brings over 20 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments.

Before joining W Capital, Todd was a Managing Director at Paul Capital where he was largely responsible for sourcing and structuring financing and liquidity solutions for private equity investors, including GPs, financial institutions, family offices, hedge funds, and non-institutional investors. Prior to joining Paul Capital, Todd was a Partner of AEP Capital, a multi-strategy family office, where he focused on origination and execution of buyouts, growth investments, and debt financing solutions. Previously, Todd spent eight years at TH Lee Putnam, a growth equity and buyout fund sponsored by Thomas H. Lee Partners. While at TH Lee Putnam, Todd helped structure, execute, and manage a wide variety of investments, including some of the firm’s leveraged, take-private, and cross-border transactions. Todd began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch where he focused on financial institutions.

Todd holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Finance from University of Wisconsin.

Current Investments:
  • GroundTruth
  • Kony
  • Payoneer
  • RealD
Former Investments:
  • SESAC
Katie Stitch Managing Director

Katie is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners, where she focuses on sourcing and evaluating new transaction opportunities and managing the firm’s existing investments.  Katie works with private equity GPs, venture capital firms, financial institutions and mezzanine lenders as well as company founders and employees to monetize equity investments in privately held businesses.  Katie is also active in the management of W Capital’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining W Capital in 2005, Katie was an Analyst at Banc of America Securities where she worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for companies in the energy space.  Katie also has experience in sales and trading with JPMorganChase and public relations with Ogilvy and Mather.

Katie is the Co-President of the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN).

Katie is a graduate of The Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.S. from The Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences.  While at Penn, Katie served as the Co-Chair of the Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board and was a member of the Women’s Varsity Squash team.

Current Investments:
  • Color Spot Nurseries
  • First Data
  • FreshDirect
  • SS8
  • Tunnel Hill
Former Investments:
  • Ancestry.com
  • Financial Engines
  • Halcon Resources
  • Moosejaw
  • Oriental Trading
  • Plateau Systems
  • Standard Bank
  • Three Dog Bakery
  • Universal Studios Escape
  • Vanguard Health
  • World Kitchen
  • Znyx
Blake Heston Managing Director

Blake is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners, where he focuses on sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. Blake works closely with private equity shareholders to structure liquidity solutions for non-control equity interests in private companies and with portfolio company management teams to finance growth and acquisition opportunities. He is actively involved with several of the firm’s portfolio companies through board and advisory roles.

Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Blake worked at Lehman Brothers and First Albany Capital. At Lehman Brothers, Blake was involved in structuring various M&A, leverage buyout and financing transactions for clients in the Technology M&A Group. At First Albany, Blake worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for middle-market companies in the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors.

Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and also studied at the University of New South Wales.

Current Investments:
  • Acquia
  • Brainshark
  • Inspirato
  • Jordan Health Services
  • Mindbody
  • Ravn Air Group
  • Vision Critical
Former Investments:
  • BigFix
  • Coremetrics
  • Demand Media
  • Dynacast
  • Hertz
  • iContact
  • Merchant e-Solutions
  • M*Modal
  • Neolane
  • Partminer
  • Ping Identity
  • SiGe Semiconductor
  • StillSecure
Simon Harris Vice President

Simon is a Vice President at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Simon joined W Capital in 2008 and was previously in the Communications and Media Investment Banking groups of Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. At Lehman and Barclays, Simon worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of global telecom clients.

Simon holds a Joint Honors degree in Economics and Geography from the University College London. Simon is also a Board Member and Trustee of the University College London Friends and Alumni Association.

Current Investments:
  • Brainlab
  • First Data
  • First Utility
  • GroundTruth
  • NIBC
  • Payoneer
  • RealD
  • Tremor Video
Former Investments:
  • Amphastar Pharmaceuticals
  • Courion
  • Dynacast
  • iContact
  • MarketTools
  • Moosejaw
  • Neolane
  • Oriental Trading
  • Pandora Media
  • Prodigy Health Group
  • SESAC
  • TechProcess Solutions
Kyle Morgan Vice President

Kyle is a Vice President at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Kyle joined W Capital in 2009 from Insight Venture Partners where he invested in growth stage companies across the software, internet and information services sectors.

Kyle graduated with an A.B. in Economics and a certificate in finance from Princeton University. At Princeton, Kyle was a member of the Varsity Water Polo team and twice received Academic All-American honors.

Current Investments:
  • CollegeNet
  • FreshDirect
  • Kony
  • Mindbody
Former Investments:
  • American Traffic Solutions
  • Conduit
  • Milk Specialties
  • Ping Identity
  • Yodlee
Eric Friddell Associate

Eric is an Associate at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Eric joined W Capital in 2016 from Credit Suisse’s Financial Institutions Group, where he was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Eric graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, where he concentrated in Finance and Accounting.

Jerry Hendrix Associate

Jerry is an Associate at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Jerry joined W Capital in 2016 and was previously an Analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Industrials group, where he was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Jerry graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Economics.

Constance Su Associate

Constance is an Associate at W Capital Partners where she focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Constance joined W Capital in 2017 and was previously an Analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Industrial Group, where she was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Constance received a Bachelor of Business Administration, with high distinction, from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Finance & Administration

John Lambrech
John Lambrech Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

John joined W Capital as its Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Officer in 2011. John has 20 years of experience in the financial, operational and administrative areas of the private equity and venture capital industries. At W Capital, John is responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s finance and accounting initiatives including treasury management, GAAP accounting, tax accounting and budgeting. John is also responsible for limited partner communications, fund administration, financial reporting and human resource management. In addition, John assisted in the design of and oversees the Firm’s compliance program.

John is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and round tables. Recent topics include investment valuations, trends in limited partnership terms, the secondary direct market and human resource management for non-investment professional teams at private equity firms.

Prior to joining W Capital, John spent 15 years at Canaan Partners, a $3 billion global venture capital firm. At Canaan, John held Analyst, Associate and Director positions wrapping up his tenure as the firm’s Director of Finance. In that role, he was responsible for the full spectrum of the firm’s finance, accounting and investor relations efforts. John also has professional experience as a CPA for Ernst & Young in the Entrepreneurial Services Group where he serviced financial services firms as well as private equity backed companies.

John holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Accounting and Economics from SUNY Oneonta.

Kathy Glass
Kathy Glass Chief Administrative Officer

Kathy is the Chief Administrative Officer at W Capital. Kathy brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Roles included administrative, operational, compliance and finance positions within private equity, hedge fund, distressed debt and reorganization firms.

Prior to joining W Capital in 2014, Kathy provided compliance consulting services to multiple registered advisers. Kathy was Vice President of Operations, Administration and Compliance at Tiedemann Trust Company where she designed, implemented and oversaw those departments for an alternative investment strategy Trust Company. As Chief Compliance Officer at TIG Advisors, Kathy implemented a comprehensive compliance program for a registered investment adviser hedge fund group. Kathy spent 11 years as Vice President and Controller, with multiple operating and finance roles, at WPN Corporation, a private investment firm focused on distressed securities and corporate reorganizations, and its affiliate, Stonehill Investment Corp., a distressed debt/equities hedge fund.

Kathy holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Joe-Migliorino
Joe Migliorino Finance Manager

Joe joined W Capital Partners in 2002. He is responsible for the financial, accounting and reporting activities of the firm. Joe earned his BA in Economics and Business from Lafayette College and a Certificate of Financial Analysis from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Rudy-Singh
Rudy Singh Finance Manager

Rudy joined W Capital Partners in 2012. He is responsible for all aspects of fund administration including accounting, reporting, treasury and custodianship. In addition, Rudy assists with portfolio company data reporting and analysis. Prior to W Capital, Rudy was the Controller and Accounting Supervisor for the law firms of Angel & Frankel, PC and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Rudy earned his BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College.

Lilly-Tsui
Lilly Tsui Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Lilly joined W Capital Partners in 2007. As an Office Manager, she is responsible for various administrative and operational aspects of the firm. Prior to W Capital, Lilly was a Senior Scheduling Coordinator for the Vaccine Division of Merck & Co. Lilly holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Amanda Mayberry
Amanda Mayberry Executive Assistant
Colleen-Keeley
Colleen Keeley Administration