Akoya Capital

Akoya Capital brings together CEOs and private sources of funding to execute M& A based strategies that create profitable, growth-oriented enterprises.

Powerful core: Acquisition and human capital …plus domain expertise


Akoya Capital possesses world-class acquisition capabilities alongside seasoned human capital expertise. Akoya's core team leverages career-long operating and merger and acquisition experience throughout each transaction. Collectively, the team brings deep functional expertise in strategy consulting, market research and executive-level assessment — resulting in a penetrating understanding of middle-market companies' key success factors.

In addition to the established Akoya core team, which has worked together over many years and on numerous strategic transactions, we bring in highly experienced, industry- and deal-specific advisors to support each transaction and assess the ongoing viability of each new company. Our core team's expertise is further enhanced by a Senior Advisory Council — a network of leading luminaries who lend their experience, insight and connections to Akoya-backed management teams as formal and informal advisors and co-investors.



Akoya Core Team

Max DeZara
Founding Partner and CEO


Jim Appleton
Managing Partner


Liz Dominick
Director


Bill Massa
Operating Partner


Lou Nieto
Managing Director


Carr Preston
Managing Director


Karen Scalise
Operations Manager


Don Stanutz
Managing Director


Philippe Suhas
Operating Partner


Brian Ytterberg
Managing Director


Lukasz Wrona
Analyst


Lori Cunningham
Managing Director


John J. Regazzi
Managing Director


Pat Riley
Senior Associate


Christopher M. Franco
Operating Partner


Steve Olsen
Operating Partner


Alan Yengoyan
Operating Partner


Ed Wright
Operating Partner


Denny Chandler
Managing Director