Team

Allan Karp,
Co-Founder

  • Co-founder of KarpReilly, LLC,  2006 – Present
  • Co-CEO of Apax Partners, L.P., 2005 – 2006. Member of the U.S. Investment and Operation Committees and a member of the Apax Worldwide Executive Committee.
  • Co-founder, Saunders, Karp & Megrue (SKM), 1990 – 2005
  • B.S. in Chemistry from University of California – Santa Cruz and M.S. in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management
  • Began his career at Morgan Stanley in the M & A Department, moving to the Private Equity Department in 1986. Played a leading role in the creation and marketing of Morgan Stanley’s $2.0 billion private equity fund. Principally responsible for fund’s acquisition of Tom Thumb (Cullum Companies), a major southwestern food retailer, in August 1988 and the acquisition of Colt Industries in May 1988.
  • Prior to M.I.T., Allan served as a staff scientist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, where he designed sonar systems for the U.S. Navy. Prior to that he did graduate work in molecular and atomic physics at M.I.T. He also worked as a consultant in the technology management group at Booz-Allen and Hamilton and for IBM as part of the research group in the magnetic bubble memory development effort at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose.

Chris Reilly,
Co-Founder

  • Co-founder of KarpReilly, LLC, 2006 – Present
  • Partner of Apax Partners, L.P., 2005 – 2006.  Head of US Retail and Consumer Group.  Member of US Investment and Operating Committees.
  • Partner, Saunders Karp & Megrue (SKM), 1990 – 2005. Member of SKM Investment and Management Committees.
  • Began career at Bankers Trust and later joined Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Banking Department, 1986 – 1990
  • B.S. in Accounting from Providence College, M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • Vice Chair and member of Board of Trustees at Providence College, Chair of Finance Committee

Adam Burgoon,
Partner

  • Partner of KarpReilly, LLC 2007 – Present
  • Formerly with Apax Partners, L.P. and Saunders, Karp and Megrue, 2001-2007
  • Began his career in the M&A departments of Gleacher Partners and Merrill Lynch
  • Graduated summa cum laude with high honors in economics and a minor in philosophy from Colgate University

Andrew Keating,
Partner

  • Partner of KarpReilly, LLC, 2017 – Present
  • Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, 2010 – Present
  • Joined the firm as a Senior Associate in 2007
  • Former Associate at Goode Partners, a consumer private equity firm and at Sandler O’Neill & Partners in the Investment Banking Group
  • Began his career at KPMG LLP in public accounting
  • B.S. in Accounting from Lehigh University
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Billy Logan,
Partner

  • Partner of KarpReilly, LLC, 2008 – Present
  • Former Partner of Apax Partners, L.P., 2005 – 2008
  • Billy has worked with the KarpReilly co-founders since 1997, when he joined Saunders Karp & Megrue as an associate
  • Began his career at Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate fund
  • B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Serves on the Advisory Board of UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South

Hank Spring,
Partner

  • Partner of KarpReilly, LLC, 2018 – Present
  • Joined the firm as an Associate in 2009
  • Began his career at NewStar Financial, a middle-market focused leveraged finance firm
  • B.S. in Management, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management

Ajay Natrajan,
Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief Financial Officer of KarpReilly, LLC
  • Joined the firm as Controller in 2011
  • Former Senior Associate at Cerberus Capital Management and Assistant Controller at Wexford Capital in the private equity fund administration group
  • Began his career at KPMG, LLP in the Consumer and Industrial Markets Practice
  • B.S. in Finance from Purdue University
  • Masters in Accounting from Pace University
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut

Ryan Greene,
Principal

  • Principal of KarpReilly, LLC
  • Joined the firm as an Associate in 2011
  • Began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Real Estate Group, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking Department
  • B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management and B.A.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Drew Skolnik,
Vice President

  • Vice President of KarpReilly, LLC
  • Joined the firm as an Associate in 2014
  • Began his career at Evercore in the Consumer & Retail Group
  • B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from University of Pennsylvania

Will Mooney,
Vice President

  • Vice President of KarpReilly, LLC
  • Joined KarpReilly as an Associate in 2015
  • Began his career at Financo where he focused on Consumer & Retail M&A
  • Graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance

Rhiana Gademsky,
Associate

  • Joined KarpReilly as an Associate in 2018
  • Began her career at Barclays in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group
  • B.S. in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University

Conor Townley,
Associate

  • Joined KarpReilly as an Associate in 2019
  • Began his career at Parthenon-EY where he focused on Consumer & Retail and Education M&A
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Boston College where he received a B.S. in Management, with a concentration in Finance, and a B.A. in Philosophy

Will Blommer,
Associate

  • Joined KarpReilly as an Associate in 2019
  • Began his career at Financo where he focused on Consumer & Retail M&A
  • B.S.B.A. in Finance and International Business from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Stephanie Parry,
Assistant Controller

  • Joined KarpReilly as an Assistant Controller in 2018
  • Former Supervisory Accountant at AIG, in the Derivative Accounting Group
  • Began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC in the Alternative Investment Practice
  • B.S. in Accounting and Management from Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.