No organization is built without careful guidance and mentoring of several individuals. Malabar has been privileged to have a distinguished board that has been guiding it since its inception. Malabar Investments’ board members include:
Ella Wong joined Value Partners in June 2004 and currently serves as Managing Director, Risk Management. She is responsible for managing and overseeing the Group’s risk management functions and middle office operations, and is also a member of the Group’s Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining Value Partners, Ella was a Senior Officer, Group Internal Audit at Guoco Group. Before that, she was an Assistant Manager with KPMG. Ella graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master of Science in Investment Management, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Studies from London Guildhall University (UK). She is a holder of Financial Risk Manager (“FRM”) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
VALUE PARTNERS GROUP
Steven Leischner has been a principal of Holding Capital Group ("HCG") since 1983. He is currently the CFO of various HCG related entities and oversees HCG’s finance, accounting, administration, and recruiting. He is an officer and board member of several of HCG’s portfolio companies and is active in managing HCG’s investments. Steven received his BS (cum laude) in Accounting and Business Administration from Wagner College and attained his Certified Public Accountant certification in 1982.
HOLDING CAPITAL GROUP
Carl Oppenheimer is Managing Partner of Oppenheimer + Close, an investment advisory firm. Prior to joining Oppenheimer + Close, he was a Principal at Milestone Venture Partners, and before that he was a Manager in the Business Development department of Sears, Roebuck and Company, where he focused on strategic M&A transactions. In April 2010 Carl was elected to the FINRA District 10 Committee. Carl received a B.A. from St. Lawrence University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
OPPENHEIMER + CLOSE
Ravi Nanwani is a lawyer and former investment banker. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of Greenway North in New York, where he works with global companies to provide strategies to improve all aspects of business, from customer service, to day-to-day operations. Ravi previously worked as an analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. He earned a Law degree from Columbia Law School, and his Finance degree from New York University's Stern School of Business.
We are privileged to have the following Board of Advisors who have mentored us from our early days:
David Broser has been President of RDA Ventures, LLC since 1993. He has helped RDA invest in over 30 companies in a variety of industries. Over the last few years, David has also helped RDA provide strategic capital to select hedge funds. David received his Law degree from Boston University, and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
James Donaghy joined Holding Capital Group ("HCG") in 1978. In addition to being an owner and an officer of Holding Capital Group companies, he serves as President of HCG’s primary investment entities, and is President of Holding Capital Asset Management, LLC. James holds an MBA, is a Certified Public Accountant, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972.
HOLDING CAPITAL GROUP
James W. Donaghy
“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”
- BOB PROCTOR