Built on Decades of Experience
Founded in 2008 by former Fortune 500 executives and finance professionals, Current Capital Partners brings together decades of experience, relationships and industry insights to advise our clients on achieving their strategic and financial objectives.
01.Primarily Serving Industrial and Services Companies
Our clients include private equity and other investment firms, as well as family-owned businesses and other private companies, principally in the industrial and services sectors. We also provide our services to numerous public companies.
02.Providing a Range of Important Services
We have three businesses—mergers and acquisitions advisory services, corporate management services and private equity investing. The experience and knowledge we gain, as well as the relationships we form in all three lines of business, benefit each client we serve.
Jonathan F. Foster
Founder and Managing Director
Jon has spent more than 30 years primarily as an investment banker, corporate director and private equity investor focused largely on industrial and business services companies. He is also an experienced expert witness in corporate litigation. Jon spent most of his investment banking career at Lazard, ultimately as a Managing Director, focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial sponsors. He has served on some 35 boards of directors; as chairman, as well as headed audit, compensation and governance committees for smaller private companies to companies being restructured to several Fortune 500 companies. His private equity background includes serving as a Managing Director and member of the Management and Executive Committees at Cypress Group, a $3.5 billion private equity firm, and as Executive Vice President at Revolution Living, part of the investment effort established by Steve Case, the Co-Founder of AOL. Jon speaks and writes regularly on mergers and acquisitions, finance and governance issues.
Kevin J. Smith
Kevin has spent over 30 years as an investment banker focused primarily on industrial, services and consumer products companies in the public and private markets. He has particular expertise helping large family businesses, entrepreneurs, executives and companies evaluate strategic and financial options. Kevin also works extensively with private equity firms. He began his career at JP Morgan Chase, and was Head of Diversified Industrials at Wachovia Securities (later Wells Fargo). More recently, he drove the build-out of the Industrial Investment Banking Business at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in New York.
Greg M. Hartley
Greg has spent over 23 years in developing and delivering business optimization and operational excellence across multiple business streams and disciplines in the Manufacturing and Services sectors, including leading turn-around efforts and business transformation initiatives at KONE Elevator, Ingersoll Rand, Trane Services, Hussmann and American Standard. He has driven significant profitability improvements in Service, Installation, Equipment, and Parts at his various career stops. Prior to working for corporates, Greg began his career in the military as an intelligence collector, interrogator, and interrogation trainer, where he became a subject matter expert for body language and behavior. Today he is recognized as one of the world’s top body language and behavior experts and co-hosts a weekly YouTube channel called The Behavior Panel, which has gained over 50 million views since its creation in May 2020. Greg has successfully been able to transfer his knowledge of human behavior to the corporate world and private equity investors, providing deep expertise of how business works with unique expertise in how people work.
Larry G. Wash
Strategic Advisor &
CEO, Albireo Energy
Prior to joining Current Capital, Larry spent over 25 years building and scaling global services businesses, most recently as Chief Executive Officer for KONE Americas and, before that, as Global President of Trane Building Services and President of Xerox Services. Since 2019, Larry has been at Current Capital advising leading private equity firms on M&A and investment strategies. In October 2022, Larry was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Albireo Energy, a portfolio company of Huron Capital. Larry remains on the Boards of our clients’ portfolio companies: SlipNOT, Vantage Elevator Systems and Sweeping Corporation of America.
Enhanced by an Advisory Board and Executive Network
Clients who work with Current Capital Partners not only benefit from the experience and expertise of our professional team, but also from the skills, insights and relationships of industry leaders and experts.
A group of over 20 active and former operating executives of Fortune 500 and smaller companies who enhance the firm's services by working with our clients.
A group of over 100 active business and finance veterans with deep industry expertise and relationships that are available to our clients.
News & Announcements
GenesisCare Completes Reorganisation and Emerges from Chapter 11 – Jonathan Foster was Chairman and Sole Member of the Special Committee
Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2024 – GenesisCare (or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest private providers of integrated cancer care, today announced that it has successfully completed its reorganisation process and emerged from Chapter 11. This follows...
Jonathan Foster, Long-Time Director at Masonite and Berry Global, Involved in Two Recent Multi-Billion-Dollar Transactions
New York, NY, February 12, 2024 – Jonathan Foster, Founder and Managing Director of Current Capital, has served on over 40 boards of directors including several Fortune 500 companies. Last week, two of those companies, Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) and Berry...
Current Capital Advises CCMP Growth on its Partnership with Family-Owned, Innovative Refrigeration Systems
NEW YORK & LYNDHURST, Va., January 11, 2024 (BUSINESS WIRE) – CCMP Growth Advisors, LP (“CCMP Growth”) and Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. (the “Company” or “Innovative”), a family-owned business which is a leader in design build engineering and aftermarket services...