John M. Duff, Jr.
- Before co-founding DAG, Mr. Duff spent nine years with Bechtel Investments where he served initially as Chief Counsel and then as Managing Principal responsible for private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Duff was Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the Export Import Bank where in the latter capacity he was responsible for overseeing the Bank's lending activities. He also was formerly a partner in the law firm of Reed Smith headquartered in Pittsburgh. Mr. Duff holds a BA from Princeton University and an LLB from Yale Law School.
R. Thomas Goodrich - Before co-founding DAG, Mr. Goodrich was a principal at Bechtel Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing a number of management buyouts of mid-size growth companies and special situation investments. He was formerly a co-founder and Vice President of Dimensional Corporate Finance, Inc., a specialty corporate finance company with significant financial backing from Xerox. Prior to this, Mr. Goodrich served as an independent consultant to the office of the Chairman of Bank of America and as a consultant with the Stanford Research Institute. Mr. Goodrich holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
John J. Cadeddu - Prior to joining DAG in 1999, John was a Managing Director at Amsterdam Pacific, an investment bank specializing in media and telecommunications. While at Amsterdam Pacific Corporation, John worked with BBU Mezzanine Fund I and BBU Mezzanine Fund II, where he sourced, supported and exited mezzanine investments across a number of industries. Previously, John worked at Octel Communications (now Lucent Technologies) and Tandem Computers (now H-P) in Marketing and Strategic Planning roles. He also worked at JP Morgan in both capital markets and corporate finance. John received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Arnold W. Ackerman
- Prior to co-founding DAG, Mr. Ackerman was a consultant to Bechtel Investments, Inc. From 1980-1989 he was with The Burke Company, a closely-held specialty manufacturing company. Prior to this, Mr. Ackerman held senior technical and executive management positions in industries ranging from aerospace to consumer and construction products. From 1971-1976, Mr. Ackerman was President/CEO of Coast Catamaran Corporation (HobieCat) which he built from a small venture to a public company and later sold to Coleman Industries. Mr. Ackerman holds a BSME from Dunwoody Institute of Technology. Mr. Ackerman resigned from DAG in June of 2006 to remain as Chairman of the Board for Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) when it was sold by DAG to another private equity firm.