Ara Partners Team
Mr. Cherington has executed approximately 50 transactions over 25 years of private equity experience in the energy, industrial and chemical industries.
Mr. Cherington serves on the Board of Directors of The Conservation Fund, a national land conservation organization. Mr. Cherington earned a Master of Business Administration, with honors, from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University.
Prior to joining R360 Environmental Solutions, Inc., Mr. Thacker was a founding partner of Paine & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that together with its predecessors, manages in excess of $3 billion in equity capital across three institutional funds. Prior to co-founding Paine & Partners, LLC, in July 2006, Mr. Thacker was a Managing Director at Fox Paine & Company, the predecessor firm to Paine & Partners, LLC. Mr. Thacker also previously worked for SCF Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on the energy services and equipment manufacturing markets. Mr. Thacker has led over 30 private equity transactions over his career.
Mr. Thacker sits on the Council of Overseers of Jones Business School at Rice University and serves as a director of the Hermann Park Conservancy. Mr. Thacker received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Steffek holds a PhD in materials chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
His educational background is in chemical engineering with a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MMA in international economics from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ms. Schmidtke earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona.
Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
Mr. Baik graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in commerce.
Prior to joining AMG, Mr. Narasimhan was an associate in the Boston office of Goodwin Procter, a prominent global law firm, where he counseled public and private companies and private equity firms on mergers and acquisitions and other transactional matters.
Mr. Narasimhan received a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Ms. Amato received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
Ms. Amato is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Association for Corporate Growth and Private Equity CFO Association.
Ms. Stamey received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master in accounting from Trinity University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Ms. Stamey is a member of the Texas Society of Public Accountants (TSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Junior League of Houston.
Mr. Smith earned a Master of Business Administration from Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University.
Mr. Cherington received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wheaton College (MA) and a Master of Business Administration, with honors, from Kent Business School in Canterbury, England.
Mr. Waiter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Merrimack College.