Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Geoffrey S. Rehnert
Geoffrey S. Rehnert is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Audax Group. Along with his business partner, Marc Wolpow, Mr. Rehnert manages the firm, chairs the firm’s investment committee, and has overseen all phases of Audax Group’s development since its founding in 1999.
Prior to co-founding Audax Group, Mr. Rehnert helped to start Bain Capital, where he was a General Partner and then a Managing Director. While at Bain Capital, Mr. Rehnert helped to initiate Bain Capital’s leveraged acquisition efforts, served on the boards of over 25 portfolio companies, and established the firm’s middle market-focused deal generation and relationship development efforts. Prior to working at Bain Capital, Mr. Rehnert worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and as a commercial banker at The Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (now J.P. Morgan and Company).
Mr. Rehnert received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and he received an A.B. with Honors in Economics from Duke University.
Mr. Rehnert serves on the Board of Duke University Management Company (DUMAC), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and the Dean’s Strategic Council at Stanford Law School. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Joslin Diabetes Center and of the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Marc B. Wolpow
Marc B. Wolpow is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Audax Group. Along with his business partner, Geoff Rehnert, Mr. Wolpow manages the firm, chairs the firm’s investment committee, and has overseen all phases of Audax Group’s development since its founding in 1999.
Prior to co-founding Audax Group, Mr. Wolpow was a Managing Director of Bain Capital, where he focused on middle market private equity opportunities, took shared responsibility for Bain Capital’s mezzanine fund, and co-founded the firm’s structured debt business, Bain Capital Credit. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1990, Mr. Wolpow worked as a leveraged finance professional at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Wolpow received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Wolpow serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is Co-Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, and of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. He previously served as a trustee of The Park School and of Belmont Hill School and as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Wharton School.
Managing Director Chief Operating Officer
Richard T. Joseph
Rich is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Rich was the Chief Financial Officer of Streamline.com, a publicly traded internet service company. Prior to Streamline.com, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Software Emancipation Technology, Planet Direct Corp., and ESSENSE Systems, Inc., and was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Rich received a B.S. in Accounting and Management from Boston College School of Management. He is a C.P.A.
Managing Director Chief Administrative and Legal Officer
Daniel H. Weintraub
Dan is a Managing Director and Audax’ Chief Administrative and Legal Officer. Previously, Dan was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. Prior to Ropes & Gray, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark L. Wolf, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
Dan received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Managing Director Head of Investor Relations
Alexander A. Casale, CFA
Alex joined Audax Group in 2009. Previously, Alex was a Manager of Business Development at Arrowstreet Capital, where he built relationships with institutional investors on a global basis. Prior to Arrowstreet, Alex was a Principal at Hamersley Partners, where he helped emerging managers raise capital.
Alex received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
Managing Director Investor Relations
Edgar W. Soule
Garz is a Managing Director and Director of Investor Relations. Previously, Garz was a Managing Director of Abbott Capital Management, LLC. Prior to Abbott Capital, he worked at MassMutual Financial Group. Garz also worked for Irving Trust Company in the Worldwide Corporate Group.
Garz received a B.A. from Hobart College.
Executive Vice President, Finance Chief Financial Officer, Private Equity
Jason G. Currier
Jason joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Jason was a Vice President, Finance at General Atlantic. Jason was also a Controller at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Jason received a B.S. from Quinnipiac University. He is a C.P.A.
Managing Director Chief Information Officer
Erik is a Managing Director and Chief Information Officer. Previously, Erik was a Vice President, Director, IT Strategic Planning for Boston-based integrated advertising agency Digitas, Inc.
Erik received a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies, Marketing & Communications from Babson College and his M.B.A from Boston University.
Senior Vice President, Operations Senior Fund Counsel & CCO
Byron C. J. Pavano
Byron is a Senior Vice President, Operations, Senior Fund Counsel & CCO for Audax Group. Previously, Byron was a Partner at Goodwin Procter, LLP. Prior to Goodwin Procter, Byron was an Associate at both Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.
Byron received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. from Boston College.
Senior Vice President, Finance Chief Financial Officer, Private DebtSenior Vice President, Finance Chief Financial Officer, Private Debt
Michael E. Rettagliata
Mike joined Audax Group in 2017. Previously, Mike was a Vice President on the Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS) team at The Blackstone Group. Prior to joining The Blackstone Group, Mike worked as a Senior Accountant at Deloitte Consulting.
Mike received a B.S. in Accounting from Quinnipiac University.