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JJ Schonberg
Managing Director

Biography

Mr. Schonberg joined Falfurrias Capital Partners in October of 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Mangan & McColl Partners, LLC, a Charlotte-based, event-driven hedge fund. At Mangan & McColl Partners, Mr. Schonberg was responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of various domestic and offshore investment funds. Mr. Schonberg previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 1993-1998 as a Manager in the Personal Financial Services (PFS) group, specializing in individual income tax and financial planning for high net worth individuals.

Career Highlights

  • Joined Falfurrias Capital Partners in October of 2006
  • Nine years of prior alternative investment company experience
  • Formerly served as Chief Financial Officer of Mangan & McColl Partners
  • Responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of various domestic and offshore investment funds with assets totalling more than $1.1 billion
  • Formerly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Manager in the Personal Financial Services (PFS) group

Education

  • BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Masters in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Accomplishments

  • Built the largest bank in the United States, growing assets from $12 billion to $642 billion
  • Integrated over $90 billion in acquisitions
  • Hired and managed hundreds of executives
  • Successfully directed businesses through seven economic cycles
  • Managed early-stage businesses, including a startup that was guided to a successful sale to a private equity fund
  • Managed a private equity-backed business that generated strong returns through a sale to a strategic acquirer
  • Sourced, structured, and closed over 175 private equity transactions in three decades

Our Team

Since 2006, FCP has built an experienced and operationally-focused team with private equity, entrepreneurial, and senior executive experience.

Mr. Oken is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners, and he currently oversees the operations of the firm. ... Read More

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Marc Oken

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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Hugh McColl

Co-Founder and Chairman

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Ed McMahan

Partner

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Todd Taylor

Partner

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Chet Walker

Investment Committee Chair

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JJ Schonberg

Managing Director

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Rob Cummings

Managing Director

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Wilson Sullivan

Principal

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Chip Johnson

Principal

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Geordie Pierson

Vice President

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Matthew Kilian

Controller & CCO

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Andrew Veazey

Associate

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Katie-Rose Higgins

Analyst

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Carolyn Hubbard

Executive Administrator

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Donna Estes

Staff Assistant