|Michael A. Monteleone - Managing Partner
||James J. Cesare - Managing Partner||
Mr. Monteleone is a Managing Partner of Point Lookout Capital Partners where he oversees prospective investments, negotiates and executes transactions, and manages portfolio company and limited partner relationships. Mr. Monteleone is a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to founding Point Lookout Capital Partners, he was a Managing Director for Harbourton Enterprises, a New York-based investment company, where he was responsible for the firm's private equity investments.
Prior to Harbourton Enterprises, Mr. Monteleone was a founding partner of First Dominion Capital, a New York-based merchant banking and asset management business that specialized in providing capital to leveraged, non-investment grade, middle market companies. Since its inception in 1997 until its sale to Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. in 2000, First Dominion Capital provided over $600 million in capital to a variety of businesses and had originated collateralized debt obligations totaling approximately $2.5 billion. Prior to First Dominion Capital, he worked for the New York-based Indosuez Capital, the merchant banking arm of Credit Agricole Indosuez.
Mr. Monteleone currently serves on the boards of Combined Systems, Tri-Tech Forensics, F.N.B. Capital Corporation (Advisory Board) and Hands Together (Trustee). Mr. Monteleone received a Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Cesare is a Managing Partner of Point Lookout Capital Partners where he is responsible for investment strategy, transaction origination, negotiation and execution, portfolio company oversight, and management of limited partner relationships. Mr. Cesare is a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Cesare represents his family interests as a member of the Board of Directors of a third-generation family-owned holding company which controls several businesses in the insurance, coal, alternative energy and real estate industries.
Prior to Point Lookout Capital Partners, Mr. Cesare was a corporate finance attorney in the Manhattan office of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, where he focused on private equity transactions and middle market acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Cesare has extensive experience in equity offerings and debt financings and has been involved in strategic mergers and acquisitions over a broad range of industries. In addition to his domestic U.S. experience, Mr. Cesare focused on venture capital and private equity transactions during a secondment to the Paris office of Spef-Venture (Seventure), a division of Natixis Private Equity.
Mr. Cesare currently serves on the boards of Combined Systems, Tri-Tech Forensics, Pagnotti Enterprises, and F.N.B. Capital Corporation (Advisory Board). Mr. Cesare received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.