Work History

Work History

Jan 2008 - Present

President / CEO

Dubai World Hedge Fund, Inc.
Private Equity Dubai World Hedge Fund’s Private Equity business makes control-oriented investments in cash flow generating, asset-based businesses primarily located in North America and Western Europe. The investments generally fall into core industries which include financial services, transportation & infrastructure, gaming, real estate and senior living. Within this business there are two segments: Private Equity Funds and Permanent Capital Vehicles. Credit Dubai World Hedge Fund’s Credit business is focused on investing globally, primarily in undervalued assets and distressed and illiquid credit investments. The team overlooks eight geographic locations and has experience and expertise to manage and service assets with operational complexity. Liquid Markets Dubai World Hedge Fund’s Liquid Markets business, which invests daily in markets around the globe, seeks to exploit opportunities in global currency, interest rate and equity markets and their related derivatives. Zyxxyxx Corp Partners Dubai World Hedge Fund’s Traditional Asset Management Business, Zyxxyxx Corp Partners, provides customized investment solutions across a broad spectrum of fixed income and growth equity strategies. Private Equity Dubai World Hedge Fund takes an “asset based” approach to private equity investing, and invests across a broad range of industries dominated by tangible physical and financial assets that we believe provide downside protection and stable cash flows. Industries in which we recently have been significant investors include transportation and infrastructure, financial services (particularly loan servicing and consumer finance) and senior living. The Dubai World Hedge Fund Private Equity business is executed through a series of Private Equity Funds which focus on control-oriented investments in asset-based businesses and asset portfolios in North America and Western Europe.
Jan 2009 - Present


Madison Avenue Equity Group, LLC
The firm's investment funds make debt and equity investments in U.S.-based small to middle-market businesses. Madison Avenue Equity Group has the ability to provide flexible transaction structures through a broad range of investment products and services. As a provider of both traditional debt financing and one-stop capital, we work with management teams and owner-operators to customize financing solutions. Madison Avenue Equity Group is focused on second lien debt, mezzanine debt, secured and unsecured subordinated loans, equity and real estate sale leasebacks. Target investments generally range from $5 to $30 million in companies with over $3 million in EBITDA. We seek investments in businesses with an established operating history, strong cash flow and sustainable market positions. We have invested in a broad spectrum of sectors such as: Light and Specialty Manufacturing, Industrial Products, Business and Government Services, Healthcare Services and Drug & Alcohol Rehabs. With an expansive capital base, Madison Avenue Equity Group has the ability to deliver creative and unique financing structures. We pride ourselves on acting quickly to get a deal closed, to assist with due diligence and to develop and execute exit strategies realizing the maximum value for our partners. VALUE-ADDED PARTNERS The Madison Avenue Equity Group's financing solutions provide capital to facilitate ownership transition, acquisition of family-owned or closely-held business, recapitalization and buyouts. Our investment funds have provided capital to numerous companies since inception. In these investments, Madison strives to be a value added partner to our private equity sponsors, management teams and owner operators. The Madison Avenue Equity Group's senior management team has a successful track record of investing in a broad range of industry segments. Our firm's principals have extensive experience in engineering successful transactions in a variety of complex market conditions.
2013 - Present

Chairman of the Board

Vanguard REIT, Inc.
Vanguard REIT, Inc. specializes in Drug and Alcohol Rehabs and Private Correction. Vanguard REIT, Inc. is a hybrid REIT.
Mar 2015 - Present

CEO - Managing Member

Recovery Institute of America, LLC
Apr 1999 - Present

President / CEO

Zyxxyxx Corp.
The Zyxxyxx Corp Companies' goal is to acquire NNN real estate from Third Party Sellers and Owner Occupants. PROPERTY TYPE: Triple net lease (NNN) office, industrial, manufacturing and medical buildings such as Drug and Alcohol Rehabs. ACQUISITION SIZE: $5 to $50 million (per asset) The Zyxxyxx Corp Companies have several advantages to offer clients in Real Estate financing solutions. In Sponsor-owned, private company triple net lease real estate transactions, the underwriting of the tenant is the most challenging piece of the puzzle. Zyxxyxx Corp has a unique advantage over its competitors in this area. The Zyxxyxx Corp Companies can leverage our extensive experience in middle-market corporate cash-flow lending and private equity investing to quickly underwrite the strength of any private tenant. Our edge in tenant underwriting and private equity knowledge gives Sponsors and Companies confidence in Zyxxyxx Corp's ability to close quickly on Sale Leaseback transactions. Unlike many of our competitors, Zyxxyxx Corp is an all cash buyer offering sellers no financing contingencies. Sale Leasebacks de-leverage balance sheets, improve credit statistics (off balance sheet financing) and increase equity value. Lower cost sale leaseback cap rates improve cash flow vs. alternative mezzanine financing. Zyxxyxx Corp has proprietary “sponsor-friendly lease documents” which allow for seamless exits from portfolio companies. Absolute triple net lease: Companies maintain complete control of real estate assets. No Financing Contingencies. All cash purchase. Real Estate Investments and Mortgages. The Zyxxyxx Corp Companies' real estate group leases business real estate and provides mortgage loans to private, middle-market companies. We focus on buy and hold investments in triple-net (NNN) real estate, purchased from owner occupants and third-party sellers. A typical Zyxxyxx tenant is a US based private company or non-investment grade public company with a strong operating history.
Feb 2014 - Aug 2015


Chapman House, Inc.

Worked with Chapman House CEO, corporate staff, Chapman House board and employees to develop financial goals and objectives for the hospital.  

Provided proactive, sound guidance regarding management of assets and investments, and financial trends within the facilities.  

Worked with department managers and patient care executives to implement financial plans and productivity benchmarks, and to monitor progress toward financial goals.  

Was actively involved in Chapman House system management approaches, corporate performance and the growth of a team-oriented culture.  

Establishes a five -year strategic financial plan for the individual facilities as part of the company’s strategic planning process. 

Employed a system of responsible accounting, including budget and internal controls. 

Ensured monthly financial statements and bi-weekly productivity reports were completed and distributed on a timely basis. 

Ensured all balance sheet accounts were reconciled on a monthly basis and a system of internal controls were in place to facilitate a clean audit opinion with no audit adjustments or internal control deficiencies noted. 

Maintained effective revenue cycle processes to keep patient accounts receivable at an acceptable level and also increasing the company’s cash flow. 

Maintained thorough working knowledge of federal, state and managed care reimbursement payment methodologies, including: contractual accounting, payment calculations, billing requirements and compliance issues.  

Specific areas of responsibility include: patient financial services; maximizing cash flow consistent with sound credit and collection policies while maintaining good rapport with the community; financial reporting with detailed analysis of financial statements and variances from budget; audits of financial statements and internal controls; examination of insurance policies to ascertain that the company’s assets were properly insured against loss and that the facility’s liability coverage meets Company’s management contract requirements 

Monitored capital asset expenditures and depreciation; prepares annual operating budgets with input and involvement at the departmental level, as well as capital budgets and cash flow projections; arranges lines of credit and maintains proper banking relations; and adheres to facility and Chapman House corporate compliance standards and procedures. 

Supervised the areas of Accounting, Admitting/Registration, Patient Financial Services, Credit and Collection, Purchasing, Health Information Management, Payroll and Cashier.