Team

Who We Are

Our entire investment team works together to evaluate and support investments. We have the experience and cohesiveness to efficiently make investments decisions or support our portfolio companies.

Investment Team

David Wachter Managing Partner, Co-Founder

David Wachter

Managing Partner, Co-Founder (212) 561-5250

David is a founding partner of W Capital Partners.  Since founding the firm in 2001, W Capital has become a leading participant in providing private equity shareholders with liquidity for their investments.  David and the firm are cited frequently in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investment Dealers Digest, VentureWire, Financier Worldwide, Venture Capital Journal, PE International and PE Analyst.  He has spoken around the world regarding the growing market for liquidity in private equity at Columbia Business School, Wharton, SuperReturn, SuperInvestor and the Dow Jones PEA conference.  He was elected one of the 30 Rising Stars in Private Equity by Private Equity International.

Prior to the founding of W Capital in 2001, David held senior roles as an investment banker and private equity investor for 15 years at Lehman Brothers, Jefferies and Unterberg. David holds an MBA with distinction from New York University and a BS in Engineering, magna cum laude, with a major in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Tufts University.

Current Investments:
  • First Data
  • Weave
Former Investments:
  • American Traffic Solutions
  • Ancestry.com
  • Artemis Medical
  • Blackboard
  • Conduit
  • Credit Karma
  • Demand Media
  • Fresh Direct
  • Green Dot
  • Hertz
  • Internet Brands
  • Mindbody
  • Open Table
  • Plateau Systems
  • QuinStreet
  • Sensitech
  • TechProcess Solutions
  • ThousandEyes
  • Vanguard Health
  • WR Hambrecht + Co
  • Yodlee
Blake Heston Managing Director

Blake Heston

Managing Director (212) 561-5251 LinkedIn

Blake is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners, where he focuses on sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. Blake works closely with private equity shareholders to structure liquidity solutions for non-control equity interests in private companies and with portfolio company management teams to finance growth and acquisition opportunities. He is actively involved with several of the firm’s portfolio companies through board and advisory roles.

Prior to joining W Capital in 2007, Blake worked at Lehman Brothers and First Albany Capital. At Lehman Brothers, Blake was involved in structuring various M&A, leverage buyout and financing transactions for clients in the Technology M&A Group. At First Albany, Blake worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions for middle-market companies in the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors.

Blake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and also studied at the University of New South Wales.

Current Investments:
  • Bloomreach
  • Brainshark
  • Idera
  • Inspirato
  • LegalZoom
  • SecureAuth
  • Skytap
  • Vision Critical
  • Weave
Former Investments:
  • Acquia
  • BigFix
  • Billtrust
  • Coremetrics
  • Credit Karma
  • Demand Media
  • Dynacast
  • Hertz
  • iContact
  • Jordan Health Services
  • Merchant e-Solutions
  • Mindbody
  • M*Modal
  • Neolane
  • Partminer
  • Ping Identity
  • Ravn Air Group
  • SiGe Semiconductor
  • StillSecure
  • Workfront
Todd Miller
Todd Miller Managing Director

Todd Miller

Managing Director (212) 561-5253 LinkedIn

Todd is a Managing Director of W Capital where he focuses on identifying and developing liquidity solutions for shareholders in private companies and providing growth capital to those companies. Todd brings over 20 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments.

Before joining W Capital, Todd was a Managing Director at Paul Capital where he was largely responsible for sourcing and structuring financing and liquidity solutions for private equity investors, including GPs, financial institutions, family offices, hedge funds, and non-institutional investors. Prior to joining Paul Capital, Todd was a Partner of AEP Capital, a multi-strategy family office, where he focused on origination and execution of buyouts, growth investments, and debt financing solutions. Previously, Todd spent eight years at TH Lee Putnam, a growth equity and buyout fund sponsored by Thomas H. Lee Partners. While at TH Lee Putnam, Todd helped structure, execute, and manage a wide variety of investments, including some of the firm’s leveraged, take-private, and cross-border transactions. Todd began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch where he focused on financial institutions.

Todd holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Finance from University of Wisconsin.

Current Investments:
  • Allied Universal
  • Ares PE Extended Value Fund
  • EverFi
  • LegalZoom
  • Payoneer
  • RealD
  • SESAC
  • SentinelOne
Former Investments:
  • Kony
Katie Stitch
Katie Stitch Managing Director

Katie Stitch

Managing Director (212) 561-5254 LinkedIn

Katie is a Managing Director at W Capital Partners, where she focuses on sourcing and evaluating new direct secondary and GP-led secondary transaction opportunities and managing the firm’s existing investments. Katie works with private equity GPs, venture capital firms, financial institutions and mezzanine lenders as well as company founders and employees to monetize equity investments in privately held businesses. Katie is also active in the management of W Capital’s portfolio companies.

Katie currently serves on the boards of the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN), the Brick Presbyterian Church and the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences Professional Women’s Alliance. Katie’s past board service includes Fresh Direct (sold to Ahold Delhaize), Moosejaw (sold to Walmart) and World Kitchen (nka Corelle Brands).

Prior to joining W Capital in 2005, Katie was an Analyst in Banc of America Securities’ investment bank where she worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions. Katie also has experience in sales and trading with JPMorganChase and public relations with Ogilvy and Mather.

In 2017, Katie was named as one of Private Equity International’s Secondaries Investor’s ‘Young Guns of Secondaries’ and GrowthCap’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors’.

Katie is a graduate of The Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.S. from The Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences. While at Penn, Katie served as the Co-Chair of the Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board and was a member of the Women’s Varsity Squash team.

Current Investments:
  • Allied Universal
  • Ares PE Extended Value Fund
  • Renaissance Learning
Former Investments:
  • Ancestry.com
  • Color Spot Nurseries
  • Financial Engines
  • First Data
  • FreshDirect
  • Halcon Resources
  • Moosejaw
  • Oriental Trading
  • Plateau Systems
  • SS8 Networks
  • Standard Bank
  • Three Dog Bakery
  • Tunnel Hill
  • Universal Studios Escape
  • Vanguard Health
  • World Kitchen
  • Znyx
Eric Friddell Vice President

Eric Friddell

Vice President (212) 561-5248 LinkedIn

Eric is a Vice President at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Eric joined W Capital in 2016 from Credit Suisse’s Financial Institutions Group, where he was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Eric graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, where he concentrated in Finance and Accounting.

Current Investments:
  • Legalzoom
  • Payoneer
  • Renaissance Learning
  • Weave
Former Investments:
  • Acquia
  • Collegenet
  • First Data
  • Jordan Health Services
  • NIBC
  • SESAC
Constance Su Vice President

Constance Su

Vice President (212) 812-2436 LinkedIn

Constance is a Vice President at W Capital Partners where she focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Constance joined W Capital in 2017 and was previously an Analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Industrial Group, where she was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Constance received a Bachelor of Business Administration, with high distinction, from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Current Investments:
  • Bloomreach
  • EverFi
  • Idera
  • SESAC
  • SentinelOne
Former Investments:
  • Billtrust
  • Credit Karma
  • FreshDirect
  • Workfront
Jack Muehlheuser
Jack Muehlheuser Senior Associate

Jack Muehlheuser

Senior Associate (212) 561-5246 LinkedIn

Jack is a Senior Associate at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Jack joined W Capital in 2018 from Barclays’ Global Power & Utilities Group, where he was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Jack holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he majored in Finance and Operations & Information Management.

Evan Bolling
Evan Bolling Associate

Evan Bolling

Associate (212) 561-5259 LinkedIn

Evan is an Associate at W Capital Partners where he focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Evan joined W Capital in 2020 from Cantor Fitzgerald’s Healthcare Group, where he was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Evan holds a B.S. in Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he concentrated in Finance and Business Analytics.

Emma Sawkins
Emma Sawkins Associate

Emma Sawkins

Associate (212) 812-2434 LinkedIn

Emma is an Associate at W Capital Partners where she focuses on the analysis and execution of new investment opportunities in addition to the support of existing portfolio companies. Emma joined W Capital in 2020 from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ Insurance Group, where she was responsible for M&A and corporate finance transactions for a range of public and private global clients.

Emma received a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.

Robert Migliorino Managing Director, Co-Founder

Robert Migliorino

Managing Director, Co-Founder (212) 561-5260 LinkedIn

Bob is a founding partner of W Capital. Bob brings 30 years of experience in operations, management and venture capital having led business operations and turnarounds for several GE businesses and as a founding partner of a leading venture capital fund. Bob has significant industry expertise in the software, internet, digital media and technology services industries.

Prior to the founding of W Capital in 2001, Bob was a founding partner of Canaan Partners, having participated in the management buyout of General Electric’s venture capital arm (GEVENCO) to form Canaan. At Canaan, Bob invested in a range of portfolio companies with a focus in software and technology services. Prior to forming Canaan, Bob spent 15 years with General Electric with operating roles in GE’s Information Services, Industrial and Power Delivery divisions. Bob holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Current Investments:
  • Brainshark
  • SecureAuth
  • Skytap
Former Investments:
  • Acquia
  • Coremetrics
  • Double-Take Software
  • eDocs
  • Exa Corporation
  • Hemosense
  • Intranets.com Khimetrics
  • Metastorm
  • Neolane
  • Ping Identity
  • Quickarrow
  • SiGe
  • SilverStorm Technologies
  • Telaria
  • SS8 Networks
  • WhereNet
Stephen Wertheimer Managing Director, Co-Founder

Stephen Wertheimer

Managing Director, Co-Founder (212) 561-5255 LinkedIn

Steve is a founding partner of W Capital Partners. He brings over 35 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments to the firm.

Prior to the founding of W Capital in 2001, Steve headed Paine Webber’s Asia investment banking division in Tokyo, held senior roles at CRT Capital Group, founded Water Capital Management and was a Managing Director at First Chicago and at Bank of America where he specialized in tax-structured domestic and international principal investments for the parent corporations. Steve has extensive board experience having served on the boards of many companies, both public and private. He is a member of the board of directors of The Legacy Companies and is a board observer at Inspirato, LLC. He is a member of the Hubbard Council of the National Geographic Society and is a member of the board of the Aspen Fire Protection District.

Steve holds a MM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Finance from Indiana University.

Current Investments:
  • Inspirato
  • Payoneer
  • RealD
Former Investments:
  • Brainlab
  • Color Spot Nurseries
  • Dynacast
  • Financial Engines
  • First Utility
  • High Technology Solutions
  • Hydro Resources
  • Jordan Health Services
  • Milk Specialties
  • Moosejaw
  • NIBC
  • Prodigy Health Group
  • Ravn Air Group
  • RiskMetrics
  • Tunnel Hill
  • World Kitchen

Finance & Administration

John Lambrech
John Lambrech Chief Financial Officer

John Lambrech

Chief Financial Officer (212) 561-5257 LinkedIn

John joined W Capital as its Chief Financial Officer in 2011. John has 24 years of experience in the financial, operational and administrative areas of the private equity and venture capital industries. At W Capital, John is responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s finance and accounting initiatives including treasury management, GAAP accounting, tax accounting and budgeting. John is also responsible for limited partner communications, fund administration, financial reporting and human resource management.

Prior to joining W Capital, John spent 15 years at Canaan Partners, a $3 billion global venture capital firm. At Canaan, John held Analyst, Associate and Director positions wrapping up his tenure as the firm’s Director of Finance. John also has professional experience as an auditor for Ernst & Young where he serviced financial services firms as well as private equity backed companies.

John holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Accounting from SUNY Oneonta.

Joe-Migliorino
Joe Migliorino Finance Manager

Joe Migliorino

Finance Manager (212) 561-5245 LinkedIn

Joe joined W Capital Partners in 2002. He is responsible for the financial, accounting and reporting activities of the firm. Joe earned his BA in Economics and Business from Lafayette College and a Certificate of Financial Analysis from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Rudy-Singh
Rudy Singh Director of Financial Reporting

Rudy Singh

Director of Financial Reporting (212) 561-5252

Rudy joined W Capital Partners in 2012. He is responsible for all aspects of fund administration including accounting, reporting, treasury and custodianship. In addition, Rudy assists with portfolio company data reporting and analysis. Prior to W Capital, Rudy was the Controller and Accounting Supervisor for the law firms of Angel & Frankel, PC and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Rudy earned his BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College.

Lilly-Tsui
Lilly Tsui Marketing Coordinator, Office Manager and Executive Administration

Lilly Tsui

Marketing Coordinator, Office Manager and Executive Administration (212) 812-2430 LinkedIn

Lilly joined W Capital Partners in 2007. As a Marketing Coordinator, she is responsible for creating, designing and overseeing marketing projects and events. In addition to that, she also serves as Office Manager and Executive Assistant. She is responsible for various administrative and operational aspects of the firm. Prior to W Capital, Lilly was a Senior Scheduling Coordinator for the Vaccine Division of Merck & Co. Lilly holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Amanda Mayberry
Amanda Mayberry Operations Associate

Amanda Mayberry

Operations Associate (212) 812 2431 LinkedIn

Amanda joined W Capital Partners in 2013. She is responsible for various administrative and operational aspects of the firm. Prior to W Capital, Amanda worked in catering and event sales at The Cornell Club. Amanda holds a B.S. in Hospitality Business from Southern New Hampshire University.

Colleen-Keeley
Colleen Keeley Executive Administration

Colleen Keeley

Executive Administration (212) 561-5240

Colleen joined W Capital Partners in 2012. She is responsible for various administrative aspects of the firm. Prior to W Capital, Colleen was the office manager at Madison Square Wellness. Colleen holds a B.F.A. in Photography from Pratt Institute of Art.