Antoine joined Compass in 2012. An aerospace engineer, banker, and investor, he leads Compass deal teams from sourcing through execution in addition to managing relationships with lenders and debt providers.
His 30 year experience includes: international operations in aerospace and defense at Airbus, Matra, Fairchild and L3 Technologies; investment banking at Salomon Brothers, Hambros Bank, and BNP Paribas; and private equity at 21 Partners, KCP, and Lagardere.
Antoine graduated from ISAE/SupAero, received his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management as a Rotary Foundation Scholar, and completed specialist executive programs in operations, strategy, and negotiations from Harvard and MIT.
Torey joined Compass Partners in 2018. She is responsible for managing the firm’s office, including HR & Recruiting, Accounting & Administration, and providing support to all team members.
Before joining Compass, Torey worked at Basso Capital Management, providing support to the CEO, Marketing & Investor Relations, Accounting, and Legal & Compliance teams. She also worked as a conference coordinator in the Global Access group at Jefferies and as an associate at Silicon Valley Bank in Boston.
Torey completed her BA in Communication at Boston College while captaining its Division-1 swim team.
James joined Compass in 2014. He manages the firm’s investment business and day-to-day operations in addition to leading Compass deal teams from sourcing through execution.
Before joining Compass, James served as a US Navy SEAL platoon commander and as a White House staffer, including a stint at the Office of Management and Budget.
James received his BA cum laude from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.
Steve founded Compass in 1997 and is its Managing Partner.
He assisted in raising and subsequently managed Compass’ successful $900+ million European Equity Fund. In 2016 that Fund’s team completed a €1.7 billion portfolio purchase of assets from Bridgepoint.
Prior to Compass, Steve ran the Mergers & Acquisitions departments at Lehman Brothers and then Morgan Stanley, and was on the latter’s Operating Committee as Co-CEO of Morgan Stanley International in London. He was Chairman of the US Naval Institute and remains on its Foundation’s Board, as well as those of Valero and Boston Private Financial, which he chairs.
Steve was a George F. Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, Lieutenant in the US Navy, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College.
Christian joined Compass in 2016 following a successful internship. He focuses on business development efforts, conducts in-depth analytics, and supports all facets of deal execution.
Prior to Compass, Christian worked as a financial analyst at an industrial manufacturing company.
Christian graduated from Johns Hopkins with a major in International Studies.
Gene joined Compass in 2008. He is responsible for sourcing and executing the firm’s advisory assignments and assists in execution on investing opportunities.
Prior to Compass, Gene was a senior banker at The Blackstone Group and Salomon Brothers, with over 20 years of experience advising companies and investors in the technology, communications, energy, chemicals, industrial products, personal care, retail & apparel, entertainment, business services, food & beverage and media sectors.
Gene was previously a Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Gene graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School and also attended the California Institute of Technology as a graduate student in chemistry.