About Kinetic Advisors

Senior Leadership


Sudhin Roy - Senior Managing Director


15 years of experience in leading corporate restructurings, M&A transactions and capital raising for middle-market companies.


From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Roy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities LLC where he led a team of investment bankers and restructuring advisors. The group focused on financial advice to middle-market companies related to capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and bankruptcy.


Mr. Roy founded the private equity firm Oracle Partners LLC, an investor in a number of companies in growth or turnaround situations.


Mr. Roy holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brian Creek - Managing Director


15 years of experience as a hands-on finance executive leading the successful turnaround of underperforming companies through the implementation of performance enhancements and cost reduction strategies.


From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Creek served as a Managing Director of FTI Consulting Inc. where he managed consulting teams responsible for the reorganization and financial restructuring of numerous companies in the automotive, retail and consumer products industries.


Prior to FTI, Mr. Creek worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Corporate Finance group and led project teams charged with implementing technology-based solutions, supplier management programs and cash flow forecasting initiatives.


Mr. Creek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Joseph Lauro - Managing Director


20 years of experience in private equity investing, turnaround management and corporate finance transactions.


From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Lauro served as Managing Director of Silver Ventures LLC where he managed a direct investment portfolio consisting of operating companies, hotels and real estate investments. He also led restructurings, investment plans and divestitures of portfolio companies.


Mr. Lauro was a Founding Member and Partner of Corporate Revitalization Partners LLC (subsequently CRG Partners Group LLC), a national turnaround management firm.


Prior to Corporate Revitalization Partners, Mr. Lauro spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen LLP as Capital Markets Director and Corporate Recovery Manager.


Mr. Lauro holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia where he graduated magna cum laude.

Jerome Merchant - Managing Director


20 years of experience in investment banking, capital raising and consulting for private companies, institutional and high-net-worth investors.


From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Merchant served as Managing Director of McGladrey Capital Markets LLC where he was responsible for the origination and successful execution of M&A transactions in the western U.S.


Prior to McGladrey, Mr. Merchant held executive positions with Citigroup and MetLife Investors, where he advised high-net-worth clients of Citibank, Smith Barney and Bank of America among others.


Mr. Merchant previously directed the west coast capital raising and acquisitions operations for Equus Capital Corporation, making equity-oriented management buyouts and strategic acquisitions.


Mr. Merchant holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics and Finance for the University of California at Davis. He is also Series 7 and 63 certified.

Jerry Mozian - Managing Director


30 years of broad business experience with specialized focus on middle-market distressed companies and turnaround situations, working for both creditors and debtors.


Mr. Mozian spent 12 years as a Partner at Tatum LLC where he was engaged in various executive and reorganizational roles.


Mr. Mozian has acted as Financial Advisor and Chief Restructuring Officer for a number of middle-market companies in the real estate, manufacturing, utilities and construction industries. He has also served as President, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer within the construction industry.


Mr. Mozian holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Certified Turnaround Professional.


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