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The APCH team consists of highly successful financiers, institutional investors, seasoned executives, and entrepreneurs. The relationships our principals, advisors, and investors bring to APCH are time-tested and strong, based on trust and respect. The members of our team bring both a depth and breadth of experience and have consistently delivered superior results to Fortune 500 companies, investors and business owners.

FRANTZ ALPHONSECo-founder and Senior Managing Director

Mr. Alphonse’s key strengths are in operations and strategy. As such, he oversees the firms due diligence efforts and post-acquisition planning. Prior to forming the firm, he served as a project leader in the European operations of Reebok International where he led the development of its restructuring plans. More.


RICHARD POWELLCo-founder and Senior Managing Director

Mr. Powell’s key strengths are in finance, management and e-business. He has worked on a variety of transaction types including: Leveraged Buyouts, sponsor-backed Management Buyouts, Debt Financings, Initial Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Equity & Credit Derivatives. More.


ROGER DUNNAVANEVP Business Development

Roger joined APCH from a former portfolio company, ZeroChaos. Roger was a member of the start-up team, playing a major role in its growth to becoming a $3Billion global workforce management leader. He has built partnerships and created global customer relationships, leading ZeroChaos’ international expansion into 18 countries.  More.



Mr. Byron is a distinguished operating executive with a proven track record of starting, building and selling successful, large service businesses. He has over 20 years of strategic and tactical experience in brand extensions, data aggregation, direct marketing, packaging and promotion . . . More.



Ms. Benedetto is an experienced private equity and venture capital investor with a successful track record of investing in companies in the media, information technology, communications, information services and business services sectors. More.



Mr. Brice is responsible for sourcing and developing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, arranging debt financing, structuring investments and monitoring portfolio companies. In addition to his role at APCH, Eric serves as the Vice President of Corporate Development at Trivergance.More.



Mr. Pallesen is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and attorney with extensive experience in creating and financing successful start-up ventures across multiple industries throughout his 25-year career in private equity. He currently serves as general counsel . . . More.


DR. JAMES CASH, JR.Senior Advisor

Dr. Cash is focused on the combination of the strategic use of information technology in large scale companies and early stage companies that develop software and services for that market.  Jim is a James E. Robison Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus of the Harvard Business School, where he first joined the… More.


 RICK HUGHES – Senior Advisor

Mr. Hughes attended Airborne School and Ranger School and served in the US and abroad. He was certified as a Federal Procurement Officer. Rick served six years of active duty and remained with the Reserves until 1991, attaining the rank of Major. Rick spent 31+ years with P&G and in 2005, he was appointed as. . . More.


RALPH MOORE – Special Advisor

Mr. Moore is President of Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA), a Chicago-based management consulting firm. Founded in 1979, RGMA is one of the nation’s premier change management organizations specializing in minority business development and supplier diversity integration as a corporate strategy. . . . More.


PABLO SCHNEIDER – Special Advisor

Mr. Schneider is focused on business, media, and leadership.In business, he is CEO of The Wider Net, a firm dedicated to advancing diverse leaders in top leadership.  He is a Special Advisor to APCH.  In media, he has been published in NACD Directorship, FOX News Latino, Latino Leaders, and  More.

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