Chairman & Managing Partner
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Perry Miele is Chairman and partner of Beringer Capital, with over 25 years of experience building and growing companies in North America and Internationally.
Since 2003, Perry has been a principal of Beringer Capital, a fund investing in emerging marketing services companies. As Chairman, he is responsible for investing activities, strategic development, and oversight of Beringer’s portfolio companies.
Most recently Perry assumed the role of Chairman of Match Marketing, a North American retail marketing firm with over 7000 employees and 8 offices in the U.S. and Canada. This is the largest group of its kind focusing on companies covering every aspect of retail shopper expertise, providing Fortune 500 companies with a single, integrated, retail solution.
Prior to Match, Perry was chairman of Budco, headquartered out of Detroit, Michigan with major offices in New Jersey and California. Budco was one of the largest fulfillment and distribution companies in the U.S. serving top Fortune 500 companies with a specialized focus in the automotive industry. Budco was sold in 2011 to the Michigan Pension Fund.
Perry began his career with the Canadian Federal Government in 1984, rising to the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Trade during the NAFTA negotiations. In 1987, Perry became a partner of the Gingko Group, an integrated marketing services company located in Toronto. At Gingko, Perry grew the company to become one of the largest independent agencies in Canada. In 1998, Gingko merged with DraftWorldwide (a subsidiary of Interpublic Group) and in 1999 Perry joined the management team of DraftWorldwide as the President of the International Group. In that position, Perry was responsible for 36 offices operating in 24 countries and led the international expansion with a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth.
Perry is a director of Andrew Peller Wines, a TSX listed company and is currently on the Board of the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation and on the board of Trillium Heath Partners. Perry was a member of the Young Presidents Organization for over 10 years and became Chairman of the Ontario Chapter. Perry also served on board of the LCBO during 2002-2005, a period of which the LCBO grew and transitioned to become one of the top alcohol retailers in the world.
Perry is also an avid fisherman and an aspiring writer with articles published in Real Fishing Magazine.
Vice Chairman &
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Bill Kostenko, Managing Partner has more than 25 years of experience and is a recognized expert in advising and managing marketing and communications firms. Since 1990, he has helped clients implement transactions involving divestment, acquisition and financing solutions. He has also been involved in numerous crisis situations in a leadership role.
From 1986 to 1990, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer and a significant shareholder in Sherwood, a holding company with 14 operating subsidiaries in the communications industry. Bill negotiated the divestment and sale of several subsidiaries of Sherwood during the late 1980's.
Prior to Sherwood, Bill held senior financial management positions with a number of manufacturing and technology based companies including Genesis Microchip, Mitel, Rolm Canada and Rockwell International.
Bill serves on several private and public company boards. He has an M.B.A. in finance from McMaster University as well as a B.A. in Economics.
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Andrea Nickel, Partner has more than ten years experience in the US and Canada, in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and turnarounds. She has worked with entrepreneurial companies in a wide range of industries including marketing and communications, manufacturing, food and beverage and technology.
Since joining Beringer in 2002, she has immersed herself in the marketing and communications industry and has developed Beringer's proprietary industry knowledgebase. She has advised more than 35 marketing and communications companies and brings her strategic planning capabilities to Beringer's clients and portfolio companies.
Prior to Beringer, Andrea worked as a consultant for Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Andrea has also worked for a food ingredients manufacturing company to restructure operations. She began her career in the information technology industry launching and marketing software products.
Andrea has an MBA in Private Equity from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from McGill
BRIAN F. MARTIN
Vice Chairman &
Since leaving Pfizer Consumer Care in 2002 where he managed brands like Advil and Centrum and worked in Bentonville, AR with Wal-Mart, he has started, built and sold a number of technology-led businesses serving leading brands, including Brand Connections, Social Media Link and Brandshare.
Brian is also the Founder of the non-profit Childhood Domestic Violence Association. The organization is leading the way the world understands and treats childhood domestic violence.
Gil Ozir is a Managing Partner of Beringer Capital. As a member of the Strategy Committee, he is responsible for investing activities, strategic development and oversight of Beringer’s portfolio companies.
For 5 years prior to joining Beringer, Gil was a Managing Director at AMR International, a leading boutique consultancy focused on strategy and M&A in the media, information and technology sectors. At AMR, Gil ran the New York office and led numerous commercial due diligence engagements on behalf of both corporate and private equity investors.
Before working at AMR, Gil was Executive Vice President of a private family office in New York, where he was the strategic advisor to the CEO. Gil began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of the private equity practice and specialized in consumer packaged goods.
Gil holds a JD from New York University School of Law and graduated from Lafayette College with a degree in history. He also sits on the Board of Directors of SEED Impact, a non-profit that provides consulting and on-line tools to community-serving organizations.