Leadership

We are the ones who embrace challenge.

Our team has a wealth of experience in matters that extend beyond investment banking. Together we provide substantial expertise across multiple areas of focus. This is how we simplify the complex and execute transformational transactions for our clients.

The ones who are

  • Experienced
  • Dedicated
  • Client-centric

Meet our senior leadership.

For nearly three decades, our leadership team has been advising on many of the most relevant corporate finance transactions in the industry. We are known for developing and maintaining close relationships with decision makers because of the results we provide and the business principles our senior leadership follows.

The Trusted Ones

A team built over several decades.

  • Michael Kramer

    Partner and Chief Executive Officer

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    Mr. Kramer has more than thirty years of experience advising on some of the most relevant and complex transactions of the last three decades. Prior to forming Ducera, Mr. Kramer was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a member of its Management Committee, Global Head of its Restructuring Practice, U.S. Head of its Technology, Media & Telecom and Power Practices. Previously, Mr. Kramer was a Founding Partner of Kramer Capital Partners. Prior to Kramer Capital Partners, Mr. Kramer was a Partner at Greenhill, a member of its Management Committee and Global Head of its Restructuring Practice. Prior to Greenhill, Mr. Kramer was a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey, a member of its Board of Directors, Co-Head of its Global Restructuring Practice, and various other senior positions. Mr. Kramer earned a BS from the California State University at Northridge.

  • Bradley Meyer

    Partner

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    Mr. Meyer has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Meyer worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Millstein, Houlihan Lokey, and Lazard. Mr. Meyer earned a BA from Harvard University.

  • Bradley Robins

    Partner

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    Mr. Robins has more than thirty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to Ducera, Mr. Robins worked at Greenhill where he was a Partner and Co-Head of Financing Advisory and Restructuring for North America. Previously, Mr. Robins worked at Houlihan Lokey and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Robins earned a BA from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

  • Joshua Scherer

    Partner

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    Mr. Scherer has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Scherer worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Houlihan Lokey, and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Scherer earned a BA from Middlebury College.

  • David Skatoff

    Partner

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    Mr. Skatoff has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Skatoff worked at Skatoff & Company, Eton Park, R6 Capital Management, Greenhill, and Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Skatoff earned a BS from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Derron Slonecker

    Partner

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    Mr. Slonecker has over thirty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Slonecker was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, U.S. Head of its Restructuring Practice, and Co-Chair of its Fairness Opinion Committee. Previously, Mr. Slonecker worked at Houlihan Lokey where he was a member of its Operating Committee. Mr. Slonecker earned a BA from the University of Washington.

  • Agnes Tang

    Partner

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    Ms. Tang has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Ms. Tang worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Houlihan Lokey, and Oliver Wyman. Ms. Tang earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.

  • Adam Verost

    Partner

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    Mr. Verost has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Verost worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Kramer Capital Partners, Greenhill, and Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Verost earned a BS from Indiana University.

  • Douglas Conrod

    Managing Director

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    Mr. Conrod has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Conrod worked at FocusPoint Private Capital Group, Guggenheim Securities, Vertical Crossing, Société Générale, HSBC, and JP Morgan. Mr. Conrod earned a BA from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Columbia University.

  • Mark Davis

    Managing Director

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    Mr. Davis has more than fifteen years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Davis worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and Kramer Capital Partners. Mr. Davis earned a BA from Arizona State University.

  • Patrick Dowling

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Mr. Dowling is responsible for Ducera’s financial, tax, and operation functions. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Dowling worked at GE Capital and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Dowling earned a BA from The College of the Holy Cross.

  • Michael Feinberg

    General Counsel

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    Mr. Feinberg is responsible for Ducera's legal and compliance functions. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Feinberg worked at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Credit Suisse, and WilmerHale. Mr. Feinberg also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Harold Baer, Jr., in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Feinberg earned a BA from Amherst College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

  • Cody Leung Kaldenberg

    Managing Director

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    Ms. Kaldenberg has more than fifteen years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Ms. Kaldenberg worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Kaldenberg earned a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Teddy Kindelan

    Director

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    Mr. Kindelan has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Kindelan worked at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kindelan earned a BS from Villanova University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Jason Koh

    Director

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    Mr. Koh has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Koh worked at FTI Consulting. Mr. Koh earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Jeff Raithel

    Managing Director

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    Mr. Raithel has more than fifteen years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Raithel worked at Houlihan Lokey and JMB Capital. Mr. Raithel earned a BS from the University of Southern California.

  • Jay Sinha

    Managing Director

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    Mr. Sinha has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Sinha worked at Citigroup. Mr. Sinha earned a BS from Boston University.

  • David Zubricki

    Director

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    Mr. Zubricki has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Zubricki worked at King & Spalding, Centerview Partners, Kirkland & Ellis, and Brown Brothers Harriman. Mr. Zubricki earned a BA from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.