Jim Tumulty  //   Principal and CEO

Mr. Tumulty has over 30 years' experience in the financial sector and has worked across a broad range of services including restructuring, capital markets, corporate finance, and M&A. He has spent the past twelve years at the Seaport Group and Raymond James, where he has led a team of professionals focused on investment banking services for the steel, paper and manufacturing industries. Mr. Tumulty served as CEO of Morgan Joseph’s Broker/Dealer and ran the High Yield, Restructuring, and “Difficult Financing” groups. He also started and ran the steel industry banking practice at Morgan Joseph. Mr. Tumulty was a director and major shareholder at Libra and ran the High Yield Trading Desk and Restructuring effort at Libra Securities. Mr. Tumulty played key roles in the Distressed and Restructuring groups at Paine Webber, Scotia Capital and Nat West Bank. Mr. Tumulty began his career in the International High Yield Bond Department at Drexel Burnham Lambert. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Tumulty was an active participant as creditor, committee member or advisor in 19 steel industry restructurings. Mr. Tumulty is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miami Valley Steel Services, and is a significant shareholder. Mr. Tumulty is a founding shareholder of New Star Metals (now Material Sciences Corporation), a rapidly growing steel processing concern, and has recently joined the board of directors. Mr Tumulty has been recently selected to the Board of Directors of Hunters Specialties Products, a leading outdoor apparel, equipment and accessory company. Mr. Tumulty received his B.A. from Temple University in 1987 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1995. 

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Ed Siegel  //   CFA, Principal and CFO

Mr. Siegel has over 26 years of experience in investment banking and financial analysis. He spent the past twelve years as an executive in Steel and Industrial Banking groups at the Seaport Group and Raymond James & Associates. He also was Manager of High Yield and Corporate Fixed Income desk analysts following three and one‐half years as manager of High Yield Research at TD Securities' New York office where he led TD’s Industrial Research efforts. Prior to TD, Mr. Siegel was a High Yield Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers for two and one‐half years. Mr. Siegel followed the Paper & Forest Products Industry, the Packaging Industry and the Steel Industry for Lehman Brothers High Yield Fixed Income group. Mr. Siegel’s prior experience include a similar role at Scotia Capital Markets and prior to that another two and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Siegel’s areas of expertise include Paper & Forest Products companies, Packaging companies, Steel companies, Cable Television companies, Automotive parts companies and General Industrial companies. Mr. Siegel was appointed to the Board of Directors at Miami Valley Steel Services in 2014. His operating financial models have benefited a number of executives and investors in the steel industry. Mr. Siegel achieved an Institutional Investor ranking for his work in the Paper & Forest Products Industry in 1997 and still remains highly regarded by institutional investors. Mr. Siegel has an undergraduate degree from Tufts University (1982) and earned his CFA designation in 1991.

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Jeremy Breazzano  //   Principal

Mr. Breazzano joined Calibre in 2014 as a Vice President and became a Principal in 2015.  Prior to joining Calibre Group, Mr. Breazzano spent two and one-half years working as an Associate for Citigroup in the Telecom, Media, and Technology Investment Banking group. While there he worked on numerous capital markets and M&A advisory transactions, primarily focused on the telecom infrastructure and wireless sectors.  Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Breazzano spent two years working as an Analyst for Raymond James in its Industrials Investment Banking group.  While there, Mr. Breazzano predominantly worked on M&A advisory transactions within the steel sector. Mr. Breazzano currently serves on the Board of Directors at Jet East Aviation, a company that provides aircraft maintenance services on corporate-sized jet airframes and engines.  Mr. Breazzano also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Essintial Enterprise Solutions, a national provider of enterprise infrastructure services and support solutions for distributed technology.  Mr. Breazzano received his M.B.A. (with Distinction) from the Johnson School at Cornell University, and received his B.A. in political science from Union College.

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Rich Caruso  //   Operating Partner

Rich serves as an operating partner at the Calibre Group. He also serves in a similar role at North Park Capital and as an independent consultant providing financing and restructuring services and has a history of serving in various interim management (CEO, CFO and COO) assignments. Rich began his career in 1983 as a CPA at the Pittsburgh office of PWC prior to becoming the CFO of Ormet Corporation and Ravenswood Corporation. After approximately 15 years with Ormet, Rich became a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group, working on numerous corporate restructurings including Winner Steel (interim COO and advisor to equity) and Neenah Foundry (Chief Restructuring Advisor and Interim CEO). Rich left Huron to become the CFO of RG Steel prior to becoming an independent consultant. In Rich’s 30+ years, he has been involved in originating and closing over $2 billion of financing transactions ranging from approximately $10 million to over $500 million.  In 2007, Rich received the Turnaround & Workouts magazine Successful Restructurings recognition for his work on the successful restructuring and sale (without a bankruptcy filing) of Winner Steel.

Rich has served on numerous corporate (including Neenah Foundry, Motorcoach Industries, Ameribank) and non-profit boards (including the National Aviary, Baptist Homes)  and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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