Peter J. Nolan
Peter Nolan founded Nolan Capital, Inc. in 2014 as the holding company for his family office to make long term investments in growth oriented companies.
Prior to founding Nolan Capital, Inc., Peter joined Leonard Green & Partners ("LGP") as Managing Partner in 1997 along with Jon Sokoloff and John Danhakl. Under their leadership, the firm completed approximately 100 principal investments and grew Assets Under Management from $500 million in 1997 to over $38 billion today. In 2019, Leonard Green raised approximately $15 billion for its most recent funds. Peter transitioned to his current role as Senior Advisor to Leonard Green & Partners in 2014.
Previously Peter was a Managing Director and Co-Head of DLJ's (now Credit Suisse) Los Angeles Investment Banking Division, which he joined in 1990. While at DLJ, Peter worked extensively with LGP, assuming the role of its lead investment banker in 1995. During his time at DLJ, Peter helped to build the Los Angeles investment banking office to the largest regional presence in the nation with over 100 professionals and acted as advisor to entities such as Adidas AG, the Government of Mexico, Saatchi & Saatchi PLC, Televisa S.A., Metromedia, Comcast Cellular, American Industrial Partners, CVS, Rite Aid, Steinway Selmer Corporation and Orion Pictures. Prior to DLJ, Peter had been a First Vice President in corporate finance at Drexel, Burnham, Lambert in Beverly Hills from 1986 to 1990, a Vice President at Prudential Securities, Inc. from 1982 to 1986 and an Associate at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.
Peter presently serves as Chairman of Diamond Wipes International, Ortega National Parks, and Fresh Brothers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Activision, Inc. and AerSale Holdings, Inc. Peter has served on the Board of Directors of Aspen Dental Management, Inc., FTD Group, Inc., Liberty Group Publishing, Inc., Motorsport Aftermarket Group, The Palms Hotel and Casino, Scitor Corporation, VCA Antech, Inc., Wavetek Corporation, White Cap Industries, LLC, Werner Ladder Corporation and the Supervisory Board of Adidas AG. Peter is a Trustee Emeritus and was vice chairman of the Executive Committee for Cornell University, and he is currently a member of the Investment Committee for the University's endowment. Peter serves as a trustee of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. Peter is Chairman of the Loyola High School Endowment and is a former Eagle Scout. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Finance from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Chief Investment Officer
Paras Mehta joined Nolan Capital in 2016. Prior to Nolan Capital, Paras was a Principal at Leonard Green & Partners, which he joined in 2014. Prior to Leonard Green, Paras was a Managing Director at Black Canyon Capital, the private equity affiliate of Canyon Capital Advisors, which he joined in 2005. Previously, Paras was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse in their Los Angeles office, where he worked since 2001. Paras currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Diamond Wipes International, Inc., Fresh Brothers, and La Fresh Group, Inc. Paras has previously served on the Board of Directors of Malibu Boats, Virgin America, TASI Holdings and Saunders & Associates. Paras earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Mathematics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and was a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Austin Browning joined Nolan Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Nolan Capital, Austin was a Partner at Silver Rock Financial, which he joined in 2016. Silver Rock is a multibillion dollar hedge fund platform focusing on both credit and equities. Austin was responsible for the Industrials, Homebuilding, and Building Products sectors, investing across the capital structure. Austin joined Silver Rock’s predecessor company in 2014 when it functioned as the family office for Michael Milken. From 2013 to 2014, he was an Associate at Cerberus Capital Management, an investment firm based in New York, where he worked in the Private Equity Group. From 2011 to 2013, he was an Analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, working in Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors within the Investment Banking Division. Austin received his Bachelor’s Degrees in both Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011.
Rob Weitz joined Nolan Capital in 2016. Prior to Nolan Capital, Rob worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Citigroup. Rob graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a BBA and a minor in Mathematics.
Drew Dunnington joined Nolan Capital in 2020. Prior to Nolan Capital, Drew was an Associate at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Services and Industrials Group at William Blair. Drew graduated from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Chief Financial Officer
Priscilla Park joined Nolan Capital in 2017. She has worked over 10 years in investment management with exposure to hedge funds, private equity, real estate, traditional funds, and securities. Priscilla started her career at Andersen Tax as a Tax Associate and later worked as Controller for Karlin Asset Management, an investment management firm with over $1B AUM. Prior to joining Nolan Capital, she was the Senior Vice President of Property and Fund Accounting at Hackman Capital Partners, an asset-based investment firm specializing in industrial real estate and equipment. Priscilla graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Priscilla is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.