ICV Partners

Combined, the principals of ICV have over a century of investment banking, principal investment and financial advisory experience. We’ve completed 28 acquisitions across industries since we began.

We draw on a broad, deep pool of dynamic contacts and resources to help our partner companies in their pursuit of growth and success.

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Michael Arnett Michael Arnett
Michael Arnett
Michael ArnettController
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Arnett was a senior associate in the alternative investment tax group at KPMG. While at KPMG, Mr. Arnett worked on tax compliance and tax planning for several private equity funds. Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Arnett was with Ernst and Young in the McLean, VA office. Mr. Arnett is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.A. degree and Masters of Accounting from the University of Michigan Business School. Getting to know Michael Arnett:
  • From Gaithersburg Maryland
  • Enjoys playing all sports, specifically soccer, tennis, and golf
  • Avid fan of the Michigan Wolverines
Grace Bianchi Grace Bianchi
Grace Bianchi
Grace BianchiDirector of Office Administration
Prior to joining ICV, Ms. Bianchi was an Administrative Coordinator at Merrill Lynch in the Private Equity Group. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Ms. Bianchi was an Administrative Assistant in the M&A; a Group at AON Risk Services Inc, Babyfair Inc. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Ms. Bianchi holds a BS degree cum laude in Business, Management, & Economics, with a focus in Human Resources Management from SUNY Empire State College. Getting to know Grace Bianchi:
  • Enjoys traveling to the Caribbean
  • Enjoys interior design and home renovations
  • Team Captain of "Living to Lose Lupus" for the ALR Lupus Walks in NYC
Adam Buford Adam Buford
Adam Buford
Adam BufordAssociate
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Buford was an Analyst in the Power, Utilities & Energy Infrastructure Investment Banking group at Bank of America from 2019 to 2021. While at BofA, Mr. Buford executed M&A transactions and debt, equity and tax equity financings across various power sectors including Renewables, Clean Tech, Utilities and Conventional Generation. Mr. Buford received his B.A. in Financial Economics from Columbia University. Getting To Know Adam Buford:
  • Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Avid traveler and history buff
  • Passionate fan of Manchester United Football Club
Kimberly Cooper Kimberly Cooper
Kimberly Cooper
Kimberly CooperExecutive Assistant
Prior to joining ICV, Kim was an Executive Assistant to the Client Services Department at Davidson Kempner Capital Management. Previously she held the position of Executive Assistant to the President of Lindsay Goldberg LLC. She brings 20 years administrative experience including project management and senior level executive support while creating efficiency between all levels of the firm. Kim holds a BS in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University. Getting to know Kimberly Cooper:
  • Grew up in Mystic, CT
  • Once a Flight Attendant for Tower Airlines
  • Wildlife enthusiast
Brian Dunefsky Brian Dunefsky
Brian Dunefsky
Brian DunefskyCCO
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Dunefsky was Special Counsel at WithersWorldwide in New York, representing private equity firms, investment advisors, investors and ultra-high net worth individuals in a wide variety of legal and regulatory matters. Mr. Dunefsky began his legal career at a Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, a leading investment funds law firm, where he represented clients in connection with complex financial litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice investigations. Mr. Dunefsky graduated from Binghamton University with a BA in Economics, and received his JD from Hofstra University School of Law. Getting To Know Brian Dunefsky:
  • Born and raised in the Bronx, NY
  • Certified instrument-rated pilot
  • Played college baseball as a left-handed pitcher
Qian W. Elmore Qian W. Elmore
Qian W. Elmore
Qian W. ElmoreManaging Director
Mr. Qian Elmore was most recently a Principal for Chicago-based Reliant Equity Investors, a middle-market buyout firm. While at Reliant, Qian served on the Board of Directors of several private companies. Prior to joining Reliant, Mr. Elmore was a Senior Associate at two private equity firms, Wind Point Partners and McCown De Leeuw. Mr. Elmore began his career as an investment banking professional in the M&A and Corporate Finance groups of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Elmore received a B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Morehouse College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Board of Directors: Getting to know Qian Elmore:
  • Born in New York City
  • Father of twin boys
  • Enjoys grilling, driving stick shifts and skiing
Bill Ford Bill Ford
Bill Ford
Bill FordManaging Director
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Ford worked for The Coca-Cola Company where he managed the portfolio of venturing investments in the Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) operating unit. Prior to Coca-Cola, Mr. Ford was the general manager of the coffee business unit at TreeHouse Foods. Prior thereto, Mr. Ford was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he specialized in consumer and industrial goods. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ford was a consultant at Accenture. Mr. Ford holds a Bachelors in Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Business Administration from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Getting to Know Bill Ford:
  • On a quest with his wife and 2 children to visit every National Park in the U.S.
  • Enjoys cooking and learning about new cuisines
  • Long-time fan of his native Detroit sports teams: Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers, and Lions
Kristie Goodman Kristie Goodman
Kristie Goodman
Kristie GoodmanDirector of Investor Relations
Prior to joining ICV, Mrs. Goodman served as Founder and CEO of Inner City Consulting, LLC where she provided ESG, strategy, and outsourced investor relations services to private equity and venture funds. Prior to Inner City, she was a Director of Marketing and Investor Relations for Wind Point Partners, Fisher Lynch Capital, and Parish Capital Advisors. Ms. Goodman brings over 15 years of private equity experience, as a limited partner and general partner. Ms. Goodman holds a BBS in Finance from Georgia State University and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Keller Graduate School. Getting To Know Kristie Goodman:
  • Enjoys traveling, watching youth basketball and writing poetry
  • In her spare time, she supports initiatives that seek to bridge the wealth and educational divide that exists in underrepresented communities.
Everett L. Hill Everett L. Hill
Everett L. Hill
Everett L. HillManaging Director
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Hill was an independent management consultant who collaborated with CEOs and CSOs, helping their companies grow by aligning sales and customer service execution with an effective competitive strategy. In that capacity, he performed several pivotal engagements within the ICV portfolio. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Hill had an extensive operating career at Coca-Cola Enterprises, where he honed his functional expertise in field sales, inside sales, and distribution, and led technology-enabled corporate transformations. His largest P&L was $250 million. Mr. Hill began his sales career carrying a bag in Rohm and Haas spinoff companies. He is on the board of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and has a BSE in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Getting to know Everett Hill:
  • I’m an Army brat
  • I’ve completed nine marathons
  • I love to travel internationally with my wife of thirty-six years
Sheldon Howell Sheldon Howell
Sheldon Howell
Sheldon HowellPrincipal
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Howell worked for Churchill Financial, a provider of senior and mezzanine debt financing to middle-market financial sponsors. Prior to Churchill Financial, Mr. Howell worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in the Financial Sponsors group. Prior thereto, Mr. Howell worked for Ladenburg Thalmann, a New York-based middle-market investment bank, and in the Management Liability Division of American International Group. Mr. Howell holds a BA degree in Economics and Political Science from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he was a Merrill Lynch MBA Fellow and a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow. Board of Directors: Getting to know Sheldon Howell:
  • From the Bronx, NY
  • Long-suffering fan of the New York Mets, Cincinnati Bengals, and New Jersey Nets
  • Of Jamaican, Chinese and Indian heritage
Jacobo Lacs Jacobo Lacs
Jacobo Lacs
Jacobo LacsAssociate
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Lacs was an Analyst in the Co-Investment Group at Ardian from 2019 to 2021. While at Ardian, Mr. Lacs executed minority investments in buyout deals alongside other private equity firms. Prior to Ardian, Mr. Lacs was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology and Services Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from 2017 to 2019. While at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Mr. Lacs executed M&A and financing transactions in the financial technology, business services and software sectors. Mr. Lacs received his B.S. and M.S in Accounting from the University of Florida. Getting To Know Jacobo Lacs:
  • Born and raised in Miami, Florida
  • I’m an identical triplet
  • Enjoys tennis, basketball and fantasy football
Christian Mackey Christian Mackey
Christian Mackey
Christian MackeyAssociate
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Mackey was an Analyst at BDT & Co., a merchant bank that provides advice and long-term capital through its affiliated funds to help family- and founder-led businesses. At BDT, he worked across a broad range of industries including Industrials, Consumer, and Technology. Mr. Mackey received his B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College. Getting To Know Christian Mackey:
  • Raised in Charlotte, NC
  • Oldest of four siblings
  • Enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling
Kimberly Maduabum Kimberly Maduabum
Kimberly Maduabum
Kimberly MaduabumAssociate
Prior to joining ICV, Ms. Maduabum was an Analyst in the Power & Utilities Investment Banking Group at Bank of America from 2018 to 2020. While at BofA, Ms. Maduabum executed M&A transactions, tax equity financing, and project finance in various power sectors including Renewables, Clean Tech, Utilities, and Liquefied Natural Gas. Ms. Maduabum received her B.S. in Finance from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Getting to Know Kimberly Maduabum:
  • Born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1st Generation American with Jamaican and Nigerian heritage
  • Enjoys traveling, basketball, and movies
Marilyn Martinez Marilyn Martinez
Marilyn Martinez
Marilyn MartinezExecutive Assistant
Prior to joining ICV, Ms. Martinez was an Executive Assistant at Kaplan University for eight years in the Admissions Department. Prior to Kaplan, Ms. Martinez was an Executive Assistant at Florida Builder Appliances and Alma Lasers. Ms. Martinez has a Masters in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Getting to know Marilyn Martinez:
  • Travels to new destinations every year
  • Certified Corporate Event and Wedding Planner
  • Participates in NEDA events, including annual NEDA walk
Lloyd M. Metz Lloyd M. Metz
Lloyd M. Metz
Lloyd M. MetzManaging Director
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Metz was an investment professional with the New York based private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Mr. Metz was involved in investments across all stages of corporate development, from venture financings to acquisitions as going-private transactions. At Warburg, Mr. Metz was a director of several private and public companies. Prior to Warburg Pincus, Mr. Metz was in the High Yield Capital Markets group at Morgan Stanley and worked in the equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions groups at JPMorgan. Mr. Metz has a BS degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Board of Directors: Getting to know Lloyd M. Metz:
  • Enjoys fresh and salt water fishing
  • Lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan
  • Enjoys frying turkeys and BBQing
Ira L. Moreland Ira L. Moreland
Ira L. Moreland
Ira L. MorelandManaging Director
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Moreland was most recently Managing Director and Group Head of the Financial Sponsors Group at a regional investment bank where he oversaw the firm's investment banking and leveraged finance efforts with private equity firms. Previously, Mr. Moreland was a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities, providing capital raising and mergers and acquisitions advice to midsized companies. Before Banc of America Securities, he spent six years at Citigroup in the Financial Sponsor and Real Estate Finance Groups. Mr. Moreland previously served on the Advisory Board of Seidler Equity Partners, LLC and has served on a host of non-profit boards including the Board of Trustees of the Latin School of Chicago. Mr. Moreland currently serves on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Moreland holds a BA degree in accounting from Morehouse College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Board of Directors: Getting to know Ira Moreland:
  • From Atlanta, GA
  • Former martial arts competitor
  • Youth basketball coach
Gregory J. Nolff Gregory J. Nolff
Gregory J. Nolff
Gregory J. NolffCFO
Mr. Nolff has worked with ICV as a shared CFO since 2003 as part of ICV's affiliation with American Securities, LLC where he ran their common backoffice support resources through 2013, at which time he has served ICV full-time. Prior to joining the American Securities affiliated group, Mr. Nolff worked as the CFO for a Family office, Mentmore Holdings, which made direct private control investments in lower middle-market industrial companies. His eight years of experience there included performance of transaction due diligence, troubled asset restructuring and capital project financings in addition to traditional financial reporting, taxation and office administration. Prior to that, Mr. Nolff spent eleven years in public accounting, the final three of which were as senior manager in the transactional services group with Deloitte & Touche in New York. Mr. Nolff received a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. Getting to know Gregory J. Nolff:
  • A sports enthusiast who would much rather play than watch.
Sebastian Paredes Sebastian Paredes
Sebastian Paredes
Sebastian ParedesAssociate
Prior to joining ICV, Mr. Paredes worked in the Latin America M&A Group at Credit Suisse from 2018 to 2020. Before Credit Suisse, Mr. Paredes held analyst roles in the Itaú BBA M&A group and McKinsey & Company, where he focused on strategy consulting of financial institutions. While at Credit Suisse and Itaú BBA, Mr. Paredes executed several M&A transactions across multiple industries including Consumer, Business Services, Infrastructure and Energy. Mr. Paredes received his BSc degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University. Getting To Know Sebastian Paredes:
  • Born and raised in Cali, Colombia
  • Traveler and fútbol enthusiast. Avid fan of America de Cali, River Plate and Real Madrid
  • Road cycling fan and proud member of the Prince Rosso Cycling Team
Mary Rachide Mary Rachide
Mary Rachide
Mary RachideManaging Director
Prior to joining ICV, Ms. Rachide founded Think Forward Consulting where she provided business strategy, human resources, and brand development consulting services to private equity and venture backed companies. Previously, Ms. Rachide held senior executive roles in strategy, sales, product development and implementation, and operations at a number of large public and smaller private companies, including: Surterra Holdings, FleetCor Technologies, PulteGroup, Family Dollar, and Clement Pappas. Her largest operating P&L was $2 billion. Ms. Rachide was also a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader in the growth strategy practice and served clients in the retail, consumer goods, and private equity practices. Earlier in her career, Ms. Rachide was a divisional controller at Liz Claiborne. Ms. Rachide is a North Carolina native, where she grew up working in her family’s independent pharmacy. Ms. Rachide holds BS and BA degrees from the University of Richmond and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University. Getting to know Mary Rachide:
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Loves traveling the world to SCUBA dive and sail with her husband and children
  • Newly found enthusiasm for F1 racing
Nakia Ramsey Nakia Ramsey
Nakia Ramsey
Nakia RamseyExecutive Assistant
Mrs. Ramsey is an administrative professional with over 15 years of experience and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, skillfully managing administrative duties and client relations.   Prior to joining ICV, Nakia worked as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager with Versapay, Egon Zehnder, and LEK Consulting.   Mrs. Ramsey is from Chicago but currently lives in Atlanta with her husband. Getting To Know Nakia Ramsey:
  • Enjoys traveling and Sunday brunch
  • In her spare time, she is a chandler, creating candles and home fragrances.
  • Loves all things Chicago
Kalpana (“Zeena”) Rao Kalpana (“Zeena”) Rao
Kalpana (“Zeena”) Rao
Kalpana (“Zeena”) RaoManaging Director
Ms. Rao was the fourth investment professional to join ICV and worked as an Associate at ICV before attending Harvard Business School where she received her MBA degree prior to rejoining ICV. Prior to joining ICV, Ms. Rao was in the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers in New York where she was involved with a variety of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. Ms. Rao holds a BS degree magna cum laude in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Board of Directors: Getting to know Kalpana ("Zeena") Rao:
  • Born in India, spent most of her childhood in Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Nationally ranked tennis player in high school.
  • Conservation enthusiast and animal lover
Jermaine L. Warren Jermaine L. Warren
Jermaine L. Warren
Jermaine L. WarrenPrincipal
Prior to re-joining ICV in 2010, Mr. Warren was an investment professional with Starwood Capital Group Global LLC, a Greenwich, CT based real estate private equity firm. At Starwood, Mr. Warren was involved in both debt and equity investments across all real estate assets types. Prior to Starwood Capital Group, Mr. Warren worked at ICV from 2003 to 2005 where he was a member of the team that executed the investment in Innovative Creative Packing Solutions, Inc. and the team that executed the divestiture of Marshall Retail Group, LLC from Fund I. Prior to joining ICV the first time, Mr. Warren was in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs in New York where he was involved in various merger and acquisition assignments as well as equity and debt financings. Mr. Warren holds a BS degree in Business from Hofstra University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Board of Directors: Getting to know Jermaine Warren:
  • Born and raised in Queens, New York
  • Enjoys international travel, particularly trips to the continent of Africa
  • Youngest of three siblings
Willie E. Woods Willie E. Woods
Willie E. Woods
Willie E. WoodsPresident and Managing Director
Prior to co-founding ICV, Mr. Woods was a Vice President in investment banking at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown. Mr. Woods was responsible for deal origination and execution of merger and acquisition, leverage loan, high yield bond and equity transactions with a focus on financial sponsors in the basic industries. Prior to Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, Mr. Woods worked in private equity at Levmark Capital, investment banking at Lehman Brothers Inc. and corporate banking at NBD Bank. Mr. Woods serves on the Board of Directors of the Apollo Theater Foundation, The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and Mr. Woods is a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Morehouse College.