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

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

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