North America

 

Wendel opened an office in New York in 2013. Wendel North America evaluates potentially attractive investments for the Group in North American companies looking for a long-term shareholder. Wendel North America is registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an Investment Advisor.
 

Wendel North America 
Carnegie Hall Tower
152 West 57th Street, 55th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 557-5100

 

David Darmon
David Darmon
Managing Director and CEO of Wendel North America

David Darmon began his career at Goldman Sachs in London and the United States in the M&A team. He then went to work at Apax Partners, a world leader in private equity, as a Director, where he specialized for 7 years in LBOs and growth capital, in particular in the sectors of TMT and retail. 

While at Apax Partners, David served on the board of directors or was part of the team which invested in Alain Afflelou, Vivendi medical publishing assets, Vivendi B2B media assets, BFM radio, Heytens retail stores, Mondial Tissus, Arkadin, and Newsfam. David structured, monitored and sold Wendel’s successful investments in Deutsch and Stallergenes. David Darmon graduated from Essec and has an MBA from Insead. David Darmon is Wendel North America CEO since 2013. He is Vice-Chairman of the Board of CSP Technologies and member of the Board of AlliedBarton Security Services. Member of the Investment Committee

Adam Reinmann
Adam Reinmann
Managing Director

Adam Reinmann joined Wendel in 2013 as a founding member of its New York office.

 

Adam previously worked for Onex, a leading Canadian investment firm, where he was leading origination and due diligence efforts in the chemicals and specialty materials industries and has worked on several private equity transactions, including the acquisitions of The Warranty Group, Skilled Healthcare, Cypress Insurance Group, RSI Home Products and JELD-WEN Holding, inc.

During 2009, Adam served as a member of the executive management team at Celestica, Inc., where he was actively involved in developing Celestica`s growth and operational improvement strategy.

Before joining Onex, Adam was with JPMorgan’s Leveraged Finance Group for eight years, where he led financings for financial sponsors and corporate clients, principally in the chemical and healthcare industries. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from Binghamton University.

Mel Immergut
Senior Advisor
Mel is Senior Advisor in our New York office. 
Before joining Wendel in 2013, Mel served as the Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP for 18 years and was a partner in the law firm’s Corporate Department. He serves as Vice Chair of the Legal Aid Society and on the Columbia Law School Dean's Council and the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors. Mel also serves as executive advisor to venture capital firm Marker LLC and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the United States European Command Advisory Panel and a former member of the United States Southern Command Advisory Panel. Mel is Vice Chairman of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and served on the Defense Business Board of the United States Department of Defense. He is a recipient of The Jewish Theological Seminary Simon H. Rifkind Award, the Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award and the Fund for Modern Courts John J. McCloy Memorial Award. Mel received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD and MBA from Columbia University.
Lodewijk de Vink
Senior advisor
Lodewijk de Vink joined Wendel North America in 2016 as Senior Advisor. Mr. de Vink will bring his expertise to Wendel's investment and advisory teams on healthcare transactions globally and will assist Wendel with its development plans in North America.
Lodewijk de Vink spent his entire career in the health care industry, including long tenures with Schering Plough and Warner Lambert, from which he retired in 2000 as Chairman, President and CEO. Mr. de Vink has since served as Chairman of International Health Care Partners since 2000, and as a Founding Partner of Blackstone Health Care Partners from April 2003 to August 2015. Mr. de Vink is a graduate of Nijenrode School of Business, Washburn University and American University.
Harper Mates
Harper Mates
Director
Before joining the New York office as a Principal in 2015, Harper Mates was a Vice President at MidOcean Partners, an operationally focused middle-market private equity firm, where she was responsible for investments in the business services, media and consumer services sectors.
In 2014, Harper co-founded a transportation-based start-up in New York. Before joining MidOcean, Harper worked as an Associate at Citi Private Equity. Harper began her career as an Analyst in investment banking at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Harper holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jamie Fletcher
Senior Associate

Before joining the Wendel Investment Team in 2014 as Associate, Jamie was an Associate in the merchant banking group at Macquarie Capital in New York.

Prior to Macquarie, Jamie graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Distinction.

Chadi Letayf
Associate

Chadi Letayf joined the Investment team in September 2012. He graduated from HEC in 2010 and gained 2 years of experience in the strategy consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting. 

As a consultant, he spent 6 months at the French Sovereign Fund. Previously, he had completed various internships at Société Générale, Havas Group and JP Morgan.

Kyle Hutchison
Analyst

Kyle Hutchison is an Associate in the Investment team.
Prior to Wendel, Kyle worked at Moelis & Company in the Mergers & Acquisitions advisory group in Chicago.  Kyle graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Management. He also received a Minor in French Studies.