Our Management Team

Brad - FINAL

Brad Whitman
Founding Partner

Atif - FINAL

Atif Gilani
Founding Partner

Jesse - FINAL

Jesse Serventi
Founding Partner

Fred - FINAL

Frederick Hill
Partner

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Daniel Maine
CFO

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Grayson Harcourt
Associate

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Moe Tufail
Associate

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William Landman
Senior Advisor


Brad Whitman

Mr. Whitman is a founding partner of Renovus Capital.  Previously, Mr. Whitman was a Managing Director at Leeds Equity Partners, an education-focused private equity firm.  Prior to Leeds Equity, Mr. Whitman was a Vice President with The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.  Mr. Whitman began his career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in its Mergers & Acquisitions department.

Education:

  • Harvard University – BA, summa cum laude, economics

Active Portfolio Companies:

  • Cooperative Strategies
  • Falcon Aviation Academy
  • Hillsboro Aero Academy
  • Phoenix East Aviation
  • Red Nucleus

Interests:

  • Dragging his family to historically significant places all over the world
  • Reading history
  • Building a 1,100 sf model railroad
Atif Gilani

Mr. Gilani is a founding partner of Renovus.  Previously, Mr. Gilani was a Managing Director at Leeds Equity Partners, an education focused private equity firm.  Mr. Gilani began his career with Merrill Lynch in its Mergers & Acquisition Department.

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Program – B.S., Economics, and B.A.S., Computer Science Engineering

Active Portfolio Companies:

  • The Ariel Group
  • EDIC College
  • IPD
  • Prime Technology Group
  • Red Nucleus
  • Stratus Prep

Interests:

  • Friends and family, including his wife and two young children
  • News and global politics

 

Jesse Serventi

Mr. Serventi is a founding partner of Renovus Capital. Previously, Mr. Serventi was an investment professional at Leeds Equity Partners, an education focused private equity firm. Mr. Serventi began his career at Citigroup, first in its investment banking division and then its principal investment division, Citi Private Equity.

Education:

  • Bucknell University – BA, summa cum laude, economics

Active Portfolio Companies:

  • Atomic Learning
  • EMS
  • Falcon Aviation Academy
  • Hillsboro Aero Academy
  • Linkage
  • Phoenix East Aviation
  • Pragmatic Marketing
  • Telemedia

Interests:

  • Playing basketball, surfing and telemark skiing
  • Star Wars Light Saber fights with his three young boys
  • Supporting the community through involvement in Liberti Church, Philadelphia School Partnership, The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, and Summer Search Philadelphia
Frederick Hill

Mr. Hill is a partner of Renovus Capital.  Mr. Hill’s career has focused on investing middle market debt capital and underwriting debt for capital markets distribution.  Prior to joining Renovus, Mr. Hill most recently was a principal in leverage finance with Newcourt Capital / CIT Group and Allied Capital Corp, where he was a managing director.

Education:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology – B.S., Architecture
  • Columbia University – M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and M.S., Architecture

Interests:

  • Enjoying life as an empty nester with his wife in Washington Square Park, Philadelphia
  • Camping and hiking
Daniel Maine

Mr. Maine is Chief Financial Officer of Renovus Capital. Previously, Mr. Maine was a Partnership Accounting Manager with MainLine Investment Partners, a diversified financial services firm. Mr. Maine began his career with KPMG, in its financial services audit practice.

Education & Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania State University – M.S. & B.S., Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania

Interests:

  • Cycling and skiing
  • Nittany Lions
Grayson Harcourt

Mr. Harcourt is an Associate for Renovus.  Previously, Mr. Harcourt was the Chief Operating Officer for Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, a premier fine art foundry serving artists from around the world.  Mr. Harcourt began his career at The Camelot Schools, a leading provider of special education and residential services, where, through a nearly 15-year history, he worked his way up to being Assistant Vice President.

Education:

  • St. Edward’s University, The Bill Munday School of Business – BBA, summa cum laude, Finance

Active Portfolio Companies:

  • The Ariel Group
  • EDIC College
  • IPD
  • Prime Technology Group
  • Stratus Prep

Interests:

  • Traveling the world and all-things cars
  • Guiding young leaders of the world through an educational journey with the Arbitrary Hill Foundation
Moe Tufail

Mr. Tufail is an Associate of Renovus.  Previously, Moe was at UBS Financial Services’ private bank.  Mr. Tufail began his career with Merrill Lynch.

  • Education:
  • University of Warwick, – M.Eng. Electronics Engineering & Business Management
  • University of Warwick, – B.Eng. Electronics Engineering

Interests:

  • Basketball, squash and spending time with his nephew
  • A member and supporter of The History Project – A non-profit organization which provides schools in the subcontinent with history content.
William Landman

Mr. Landman is a Senior Advisor of Renovus.  Mr. Landman is also a co-founding and controlling member of MainLine Investment Partners, LLC, a multi-strategy firm where he directs all investment, management and strategic initiatives of the organization.  Mr. Landman has also been a principal and Senior Managing Director of CMS Companies since 1987, and during this period has been responsible for the investment strategy of over $2 billion in private equity and real estate capital.

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh – B.A. and J.D.