Prior to founding FPH with Mr. Parker, Mr. Finlay co-managed a series of private equity funds for MidMark Capital starting in 1997. During this time he sat of the boards of directors of nine companies in a variety of industries and led numerous acquisitions, refinancings and company sales. Prior to MidMark, Mr. Finlay spent time with several boutique investment banks in New York and Connecticut, and worked briefly in the financial press for a division of Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Finlay has developed a particular expertise orchestrating the spinout of orphan divisions of large industrial companies. In addition, Mr. Finlay possesses unique international experience, having completed transactions in China, Korea, France, Brazil and numerous other countries.
In addition to his activities at FPH, Mr. Finlay is also currently a director of a test & measurement company, and a marketer of women's hygiene products. He is Treasurer and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Performing Arts Center, where he co-chaired two capital campaigns which raised in excess of $10 million. Mr. Finlay is a founding member and sits on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth's New Jersey chapter, and also is a member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Tax Council.
Mr. Finlay graduated from Yale University (1990) with a B.A. in Philosophy and received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School (1995). He resides in Far Hills, NJ with his wife Teresa and three children. Mr. Finlay's favorite pasttimes include sailing, skiing and cycling.
Prior to founding FPH with Mr. Finlay, Mr. Parker, beginning in 2000, co-managed a series of private equity funds for MidMark Capital, the predecessor to FPH. While at MidMark, Mr. Parker sat on the boards of directors of eight companies and was responsible for shepherding several key investments from beginning to end which earned aggregate cash-on-cash returns in excess of five times.
Prior to joining MidMark, Mr. Parker was at Regent Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in New York City, where he helped the firm invest in 14 businesses in transactions valued at $350 million. Prior to Regent Capital, Mr. Parker worked in sales and marketing, most recently in Hong Kong for Thomson Financial Services, a leading provider of financial information, and earlier for a privately held manufacturers' representative of process control instrumentation and fluid power components.
Mr. Parker has extensive experience investing in and helping management teams dramatically grow healthcare services companies. Companies in this industry, with byzantine reimbursement dynamics, burdensome regulatory environments and unique growth opportunities, require deep expertise to successfully scale their business models. Mr. Parker has proven himself in this complicated field.
Mr. Parker graduated from Yale University in 1991 with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Economics. He received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1998. Mr. Parker lives in Westfield, New Jersey with his wife, Dyanna, and their three children. Mr. Parker’s hobbies include golf, tennis and squash.
Debbie St. Clair joined FPH predecessor MidMark Capital in 2012. She is responsible for certain accounting and customer relations tasks, as well as managing the FPH office. Prior to joining MidMark, Debbie held similar positions at EV Custom Systems in Kenvil, NJ and RSD America in Teaneck, NJ. Debbie has two children and resides in Denville, NJ with her husband.