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
San Jose, California, October 31, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE) Emerges from Chapter 11 Process Positioned for the Long Term, with Significantly De-Leveraged Balance Sheet and Improved Liquidity Appoints Steve Barlow Chief Executive Officer Appoints Jonathan Foster Chairman Lumileds Holding...
New York, New York, June 30, 2022 – The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted ITT Educational Services Inc.’s former Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Modany, summary judgment, rejecting claims that he breached his fiduciary duties...
Jonathan Foster, Managing Director of Current Capital Partners, Named a Nominee to the Board of Ceragon Networks in Aviat Networks’ Pursuit of Strategic Acquisition
Austin, Texas, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ Calls for boardroom changes to address destruction of value at Ceragon and refusal to consider Aviat’s premium acquisition proposal Urges Ceragon shareholders to vote for directors who will protect shareholder interests and...