Jay leads the firm’s investment strategy, portfolio companies and investor relationships. He oversees the qualification, execution and transition of new investment opportunities.
Prior to Architect, Jay was a partner at OpenGate Capital. Jay also held positions at Platinum Equity, CIBC and Merrill Lynch. Jay holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of California Los Angeles.
Jay enjoys reading up on US foreign and domestic policies, and in his free time, he enjoys being outdoors.
Dionisio is responsible for managing the investment sourcing, qualification, and execution of M&A transactions. He is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm.
Prior to co-founding Architect, Dionisio worked in partnership with other investors and operators executing on carve-out transactions across consumer, media, technology and industrial verticals. He also worked at OpenGate Capital and Parallax Capital Partners. Dionisio received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University.
Dionisio was born and raised in a small farming community in Northern California and enjoys spending his time out of the office with his wife and children.
Lisa leads the Architect portfolio and is involved in due diligence, execution, transition and overall portfolio management. Lisa is an executive leader with 32 years’ experience in the automotive OEM, Tier 1 supplier and aftermarket sectors.
Lisa is an independent Non-Executive Director for Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and was previously an independent Non-Executive Director for Shawcor Ltd (TSX: SCL) headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Her past roles include Senior Vice President, Automotive and Transportation with Jabil Inc. (Jabil), one of the world’s leading electronics manufacturing services company, and Group Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Control’s Power Solutions business, one of the world’s largest automotive battery manufacturers leading the OEM and technology strategies including advanced energy storage and Lithium-Ion technologies. Lisa was also President and CEO of Ride Control LLC (Gabriel) which operated in both the aftermarket and OEM segments and was responsible for leading the company’s accelerated plan for profitable growth. Lisa began her career at Ford Motor Company where she worked for 10 years in a variety of positions.
In 2015, Lisa was recognized by Automotive News as a "Top 100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry". She holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Lisa is passionate about mentoring others with a focus on improving leadership at all levels. She recently moved to Utah to spend more time outdoors, enjoying sports such as golf, hiking and skiing.
Eric is responsible for transaction execution of the firm’s new platform investments, from initial deal evaluation to underwriting, debt financing, and transaction document negotiation.
Most recently, Eric held private equity investment roles at CriticalPoint Capital and OpenGate Capital based in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, Eric focused on distressed credit and business turnarounds at Woodside Capital, and began his career in the Transaction Advisory practice at KPMG based in Boston, MA. Eric received is his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Eric is an outdoor enthusiast and an aspiring endurance athlete. He enjoys the Southern California climate, and outside of the office can be found surfing in the ocean or cycling and trail running in the mountains.
Steve Tamjidi is responsible for leading business development across the firm including deal origination, qualification and evaluation of investment opportunities.
He previously worked at Marlin Equity Partners, where he originated and evaluated investment opportunities in the technology sector. Steve received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine.
Steve is an avid soccer fan and is an outdoor enthusiast. He is currently pursuing his private pilot license and has numerous ASA sailing certifications.
Jim is involved in leading the Architect portfolio, primarily in the execution, transition and ongoing oversight of the portfolio’s entities, with an emphasis on financial and treasury management. Jim has over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry in the OEM Tier 2 and aftermarket sectors.
Prior to joining Architect, Jim served as CFO of North American Stamping Group, based in Portland, Tennessee with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Also, Jim served as the CFO of Gabriel Ride Control LLC which operated in the aftermarket and OEM segments. Jim was instrumental in working with the management team in driving the accelerated turnaround and ultimate successful sale of Gabriel. Prior to assuming his role at Gabriel, Jim served as Corporate Controller of the Aftermarket Products Division of ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Lipscomb University.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, working outdoors in the yard, and occasionally playing golf (badly).
Jeff is responsible for sourcing and qualifying investment opportunities for Architect and its portfolio companies. He also provides operational support to the Architect portfolio.
Prior to joining Architect Equity in August of 2019, Jeff worked in Operations and Business Development for a renewable energy startup. Prior to that he held roles with an early-stage investment group in Los Angeles and GLG.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Development from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys paddling, fishing, surfing, camping, and whooping Andrew Brown in ping pong.
Brent is responsible for sourcing and qualifying investment opportunities for Architect and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Architect Equity in January of 2020, Brent worked in the commercial lending industry.
Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.
In his free time, Brent enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling… especially to Arizona.
Andrew joined Architect Equity in September of 2019 and is responsible for qualifying and executing investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Architect, he worked in operations for a food & beverage startup.
Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing golf and dominating office ping pong tournaments.
Kyle is responsible for sourcing and qualifying investment opportunities for Architect and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Architect in January of 2020, Kyle worked as a Private Equity Analyst in Orange County, California.
Kyle received his Master’s in Financial Analysis from the University of San Francisco and his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of California, Riverside.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys playing spikeball at the beach and trying new restaurants in the LA area.
Noah is responsible for sourcing and qualifying investment opportunities for Architect and its portfolio companies.
Noah holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics from the University of Delaware.
In his free time, Noah enjoys playing basketball and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.
Nick is responsible for sourcing and qualifying investment opportunities for Architect and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Architect Equity in March of 2022, Nick worked for a search fund as an analyst.
Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.
In his free time, Nick enjoys playing the guitar, exploring the Santa Monica Mountains, and playing pick-up basketball games at Venice Beach.
Mike is the President & CEO of Faultless Brands and serves as an operating advisor to select Architect portfolio companies while providing due diligence support for new platform and add-on acquisitions. Mike is a dynamic and results-driven business leader with an extensive background in sales, marketing, and innovation across numerous publicly traded and privately held companies.
Prior to Architect Equity, Mike was responsible for rebuilding business models for multiple global automotive OEM organizations which resulted in top and bottom-line growth within sales, distribution, and customer satisfaction. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Horizon Global Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America, Australia, and Europe. He was charged to lead a successful turnaround of America's organization as a key stakeholder of the executive team.
From 2016 to 2018, Mike led $2 billion of revenue growth and margin expansion for the Automotive and Transportation Sector of Jabil Circuit, Inc by establishing an account management approach for transition to strategic market wins to reshape the go-to-market approach of the business. He has also held executive positions within the Mann + Hummel Group, Gabriel Ride Control, Sound United, Riverpark Incorporated, Visteon, and Ford Motor Company.
In January 2011, Mike became a member of the Automotive Sales Council, and in January 2015 he was elected to the Board of Directors for the Filter Manufacturing Council.
Mike has a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from Eastern Michigan University and an A.A. in Applied Science from the State University of New York.
Jack currently serves as an operating advisor to select Architect portfolio companies and provides due diligence support for new platform and add-on acquisitions. Jack is an innovate operational and engineering leader with over thirty years of experience with a proven track record of successfully managing matrixed organizations on a global basis.
Prior to Architect Equity, Jack was the Vice President and General Manager at Arconic, Inc, an aluminum cast and extruder of engineered automotive and aerospace parts. Jack led all facets of the global aluminum extrusion business and he was responsible for the transformation of its Lafayette, Indiana plant through operational excellence and lean operational practices. He was also Vice President and General Manager at Tenneco, an automotive supplier of ride and clean air products where he drove customer management, operations, engineering, and quality control.
Prior to joining Tenneco, Jack was with Johnson Controls, Inc. for twenty five years across numerous functional roles including engineering and operations with P&L oversight. His experience includes over fifteen years in engineering where he tripled the size of the Asian engineering organization while based in Shanghai, China, as well as in Hannover, Germany where was he was General Manger responsible for the European hybrid battery business.
Jack has a B.S. in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Dan currently serves as an operating advisor to select Architect portfolio companies. He also provides due diligence support for new platform and add-on acquisitions.
Mr. Pace is an experienced leader with decades of direct responsibility in strategic planning, business structuring, sales and product development, including direct Profit/Loss responsibility and leadership of market development and growth. He is skilled in new technology introduction, sales, and market expansion and has a track record of success in research & development, technical, financial and program management in the global automotive industry. He has led sales operations for North America, Asia and Europe, including cross-functional authority over finance, purchasing, sales, manufacturing, program management and research and development and direct negotiation of business and contracts with Tier Ones and OEMs. He brings deep experience in new market development, including Patent and Intellectual Property strategies, business development, M&A and new product introduction and launch.