Douglas Korn, Managing Partner
Doug founded Victor Capital Partners in late 2015 and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. Doug has more than 25 years of experience investing in private equity, including playing a role in the formative stages of three other successful private equity firms since the late 1980s. He was recently a partner of Irving Place Capital (formerly Bear Stearns Merchant Banking) from 1999 through 2015, with a primary focus on branded businesses in the industrial and consumer sectors. Before joining Irving Place Capital, Doug was a founding Managing Director of Eos Partners, where he invested in middle-market buyouts. He was also an early Vice President and Associate at Blackstone Group, where he was a team member on some of Blackstone’s earliest buyout investments. Doug began his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in Mergers and Real Estate. He has been involved in numerous charitable and community leadership positions over the years including serving as an Overseer of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as a Trustee of Greenwich Academy, and as a Presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Doug has a BSE from Wharton with honors and an MBA from Harvard with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.
David Affinito, Managing Director
Dave joined Victor Capital Partners in 2016 and is a Managing Director of Victor. Dave has been a private equity investor since 2006, and he has experience across numerous businesses in a broad range of business service and industrial sectors. From 2007 through 2015, Dave was a Principal with ZS Fund, L.P., a middle-market private equity firm. Prior to ZS, Dave was an Associate at BBH Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Brown Brothers Harriman. He began his career as an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group of J.P. Morgan. Dave earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, where he was a member of the Varsity Swim Team, and he remains active in Yale alumni activities and scholarship programs.
Mike Jablonski, Vice President
Mike joined Victor Capital Partners in 2016 and has been a private equity investor since 2010. He has worked on transactions and successful investments that span industrial manufacturing, business services, consumer goods, retail and specialty chemical sectors. Prior to joining Victor, Mike was an Associate with Bregal Partners where he joined as the first non-partner member of the deal team and helped build the firm’s middle market private equity practice. Mike began his career as an Analyst with Audax Group Private Equity where he focused on buy-and-build investments, and he earned his A.B. and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College.