Jason Bean has facilitated transactions across a variety of sectors for an array of clients.
Prior to founding Arch Capital, Jason served as Senior Manager of M&A for a boutique Investment Bank in St. Louis, MO. Focusing on selling middle-market companies between $10 million in revenues to $250 million in revenues. Jason was primarily responsible for building and supporting investment syndicates & leading transactions from beginning to close (strategic planning, client sourcing, pitch, process management, valuation analyses, due diligence, negotiations, & closing).
With over 13 years of experience in Corporate and Commercial Banking. He was able to manage complex transactions and maximize value for clients. Jason has experience in a broad range of sectors, including Plastics manufacturing, transportation, logistics, consumer products & Pet products.
Jason studied at the University of Missouri- St. Louis and continues to study industry-specific training programs. Jason is currently pursuing his Executive MBA from Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Director of Strategy
David Kuenzle has spent his career in management consulting and running closely-held businesses. He has consulted more than 100 companies, specializing in growth strategies, including strategic planning, sales strategy, go-to-market planning, mergers/acquisitions, and succession strategies. He also advises in the areas of leadership development and cultural wellness.
David has run several successful companies in the professional services, distribution, and retail sectors. His depth of experience running businesses for 15 years, combined with his breadth of knowledge from advising companies for 20 years, gives him a unique perspective on growing businesses.
David served as president of ISC Surfaces, which he grew from $20 million in sales to $70 million in sales prior to the successful sale to another industry leader. He served as president of Matthews Medical, which was named Best Privately Held Business in St. Louis by E&Y during his presidency. He helped start Cass Business Consultants (a division of Cass Bank), and conducted financial and operational analysis for the chair and vice chair/CFO of Stifel Financial.
David earned BA and MBA degrees from St. Louis University. His continuing executive education includes Business Strategy and Strategic Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Sales Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Change Management and Execution at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Director of Strategy
Gerard Winterbottom is an entrepreneurial leader with extensive experience in operations and finance. He has more than 30 years of experience in various manufacturing sectors and 9 years with a Big 4 accounting firm.
Gerard's experience, combined with his analytical abilities, provides him with the knowledge and skills to help companies improve processes to reduce operating and administrative costs.
Gerard spent nine years as a CPA with KPMG Peat Marwick and has held senior management positions in privately- and publicly-held businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $800 million.
Gerard's operations experience includes transportation, distribution, and manufacturing. He has managed equipment fleets, logistics, warehouses, and manufacturing plants. His finance experience includes bank financing, mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence and integration), cash flow management, financial reporting, and information systems. He has built and managed teams of accounting, human resources, and IT professionals.
Gerard earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Truman State University.
Advisory Board Member
Mustafa Husaini, MD FACC is a board-certified cardiologist actively practicing both inpatient and outpatient medicine at a large, quaternary care academic medical center. He has a clinical interest in exercise, prevention, and ensuring all of his patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. His research interests include cardiac devices, health policy, physical activity; topics which he has numerous peer-reviewed publications.pubmed link
He is currently enrolled in the executive MBA program at Washington University in St Louis.