Managing PartnerBernie Kropfelder is an executive with extensive experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management positions. Mr. Kropfelder was most recently the COO of Bedrock Brands, a portfolio company managing brands like St. Joseph Aspirin and Digel. Prior to that he was the EVP / GM of Ilex Consumer Products Group. Mr. Kropfelder was also President of Ashland Hardware, a B2B Business of Newell Rubbermaid. He also spent over 15 years in various roles Sales, Marketing and Execuitve Management roleswith Black & Decker. Mr. Kropfelder’s experience at managing and growing CPG companies has led to creating significant increases in investor valuation. He has a proven track record in asset purchases and sales.
PartnerMr. Singman has had a successful career by bringing a unique skill set to Investment Banking transactions. By combining the ability to source, structure and place, Mr. Singman has enjoyed success in the areas of private equity, venture capital and corporate restructuring. As a result of this diverse experience and knowledge base, Mr. Singman has the ability to create value in virtually any industry and at any point in a company’s growth cycle. In addition, Mr. Singman has an extensive international business network. Previously, Mr. Singman was the Head of Investment Banking at Wynston Hill Capital (WHC), where he was responsible for all investment banking activities. At WHC, Mr. Singman led banking engagements that include: Calgon Bath and Beauty, a venerable consumer brand in the bath and body soap business, Smith Electric Vehicles , the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles and Greenwave Reality, a global innovator of Smart Home Services. Mr. Singman graduated from the University of Maryland, with a B.A. in English in 1991.
Operating PartnerJeff Ela is a proven Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain Executive. He has managed the direct manufacturing as well as direct and indirect Sourcing Operations. Mr. Ela has managed transitions from direct manufacturing to full out sourced operations. Mr. Ela is a proven expert in Global operations and Sourcing. He has also managed the direct and third party Distribution and Transportation operations. He a proven tracked record of delivering meaningful productivity gains that are key to delivering investor value. Mr Ela has worked as VP of Operations for ILEX Consumer Products Group, Newell Rubbermaid and DAP. He was also a Director at Sweethart Cup. His extensive experience in both Asia and Mexico are critical skills in delivering cost savings.
PartnerMr. Kaban has over 20 years of experience in investments and business operations with a recent focus on consumer goods. His business success has been defined by his ability in to seize opportunities as they arise and bring value in the execution of maximizing those potential conditions. Prior to joining Bevel, Mr. Kaban was the managing partner of Tanzman, Rock and Kaban, a securities trading firm. Under Mr. Kaban’s leadership, Tanzman, Rock and Kaban grew to over 175 traders and was subsequently purchased by Etrade Financial Corp (NASD: ETFC). After leaving Etrade, he served as managing partner of MJSR Tech Valley development, LLC, a real estate development firm primarily focused in the Albany area. Mr. Kaban has invested in and operated businesses in various industries including consumer goods, real estate, financial services, and renewable energy. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
8600 LaSalle Rd, Suite 330
Towson, MD 21286
79 Madison Ave.
Towson, MD 21286
79 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016