Ryan McCarthy is a Partner of A&M Capital. He has spent the last 22 years helping middle-market companies navigate various forms of growth, transition or inflection, including as an owner, investor, operator and management consultant. As an investor, Mr. McCarthy has led numerous transaction structures including family / founder capital solutions, corporate carveouts, buy and builds, middle market buy-outs, special situations, structured solutions and debt investments. He enjoys helping companies undergoing a transformation (from growth to turnaround), by partnering with management teams and bringing the tools of A&M to achieve their long-term goals and potential.
Previously, he was a Co-founder and Senior Portfolio Manager of Highview Capital. He led, built and managed all facets of the firm’s investment activities including strategy, investment criteria, team build out, sourcing, investment committee processes, deal execution and structuring, board creation, key transformational portfolio initiatives and strategic plan development. Highview Capital is a $500M middle market fund based in Los Angeles that takes a long-term view on companies undergoing a transformation. He previously led and served on the Boards of American Plastics, GS Foods, National Fire & Safety, and Firstlight Media.
Prior to co-founding Highview, Ryan spent nine years helping build Aurora Resurgence, Aurora Capital Group’s value-oriented private equity fund, as a Founding Member, Partner and Member of the Investment Committee. At Resurgence, Ryan executed buy-out, corporate carve-out and turnaround transactions in the U.S. and Europe across a variety of industries, including consumer, industrials, business services, transportation and logistics. He previously served on the Boards of SIRVA, ALLTUB, International Cookware (Pyrex), Lexington Precision and Tops Parking.
Ryan previously spent more than eight years with Alvarez & Marsal. Ryan was the first analyst ever hired at A&M in 1999, when the company was in its infancy, and eventually rose to the rank of Senior Director. As part of his advisory role at A&M, he served as a management consultant and as interim COO, CFO and Treasurer to over 10 companies.
Ryan holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University.