The Team

Managing Partners

Sean Pierce - Partner

  • CEO of Yilport Holdings (2011-’16)

  • Increased revenue by 675% and EBITDA by 470% during tenure

  • Expanded port holdings from 1 to 17

  • Created a global technology strategy which served as the backbone for a lean organization

  • Delivered industry’s first GLC to manage all aspects of operations and customer service across multiple international infrastructure assets

Mat Goldsmith - Partner

  • Co-founder of Manabi S.A.

  • Co-founder of HRT Participacoes em Petroleo S.A.

  • Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets (Energy, Infrastructure, Mining)

  • Deep experience in financial markets, including investment banking and institutional equity sales

  • Significant track record in all aspects of private equity transactions


Russell Stevens - CFO

  • CFO of Bard Peripheral Vascular lead fastest growing global business at Becton Dickinson ($1.5 Billion in rev) 

  • CFO of Bard Latin America grew bottom line 60% in 1.5 years

  • Global experience in finance roles

  • Strong background for establishing process and reporting

  • Track record of leading implementation and cost cutting initiatives

  • Growth oriented with proven ability to leverage new technologies in F&A

John Rosen - CTO

  • Significant experience in all areas of port operations and related technologies.

  • Has led many technology deployments in ports worldwide

  • Responsible for all terminal management solutions at Tideworks Technology

  • Led RFID solutions for WhereNet

Peter Lindeback - Director PMO

  • Member of Macquarie Capital Funds Global Ports Team

  • Executive VP/COO of Jackson Kearny Group, turned company from losses to profitability

  • Consultant with Mercator international, Buy side and sell side advisor on some of the  world’s largest port transactions

Zach Christinson - GM Operations, Fenix Marine

  • 13 years experience in terminal operations in LA/LB

  • Vice President Ports America, direct oversight for the ITS and WBCT terminals, $500 million+ in annual revenue

  • Part of the Ports America M&A team

  • Site Manager TTI terminal

  • Vice President of Operations ITS

  • Also included in his duties was group office project work as the operational expert for enterprise projects, which ironically one of his tasks was Project Toucan

Scott Schoenfeld - GM Terminal Development, Fenix Marine 

  • 20 years of port industry expertise

  • Executive/operations with Maersk and APM Terminals  

  • Private Equity experience with Babcock & Brown’s North American Infrastructure Group

  • COO at PNCT (New Jersey) Led the turn-around, physical transformation and financial growth

  • General manager of Yokohama, Japan terminal, highest crane productivity in the world.

  • BS in Business Administration, Cal Maritime Academy