Edward Holl – Managing Partner
Mr. Holl manages Merchants Partners. Previously he was CEO of Merchants Group International Ltd., and held senior executive positions with Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards and Lehman Brothers. Other previous experience includes positions with Lufthansa AG, Air New Zealand and Jacobs Engineering Group. He has held board positions with numerous private and publicly traded companies. Mr. Holl received a B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, a C.E.P. from the Institute D'Études Politiques de Paris in France and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988.
R. Brent Ferguson - Partner
Mr. Ferguson is CEO of Procore Direct Limited, a Shanghai based trading company which has grown to over 7000 products exported annually to North America and Europe. He has business experience in China since 1992. Mr. Ferguson received his education at the National University of Singapore and holds an MBA from Queen’s University in Canada.
John P. Zinn - Partner
Mr. Zinn advises on securities investments. In the 1980s he established and developed the Mergers and Acquisitions offices of J.P. Morgan & Co. in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Tokyo and later became head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions for J.P. Morgan & Co. Mr. Zinn holds a B.A. in philosophy and political economics from Miami University, Ohio and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Felix T. Gaehwiler - Partner
Mr. Gaehwiler represents us in Switzerland. Since 1990 he has been General Manager of the family office of a renowned Swiss industrialist, overseeing a world-wide investment portfolio of privately held businesses. Previously he held positions with Credit Suisse and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Mr. Gaehwiler has a Swiss CPA and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen.