Team

The Seaside team possesses decades of experience partnering with founder and family-owned businesses in our target sectors. We bring together more than 50 transactions representing greater than $1.0 billion of invested capital.

Investment

  • Andrew Thompson
    Managing Partner
    Investment
    Andrew Thompson
    Managing Partner
    Investment

    Andrew Thompson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaside Equity. Andrew is responsible for all major aspects of the firm’s management and investment process.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Andrew was a Managing Director and Partner in the Direct Investments at Wafra, Inc., and established the West Coast office in 2014.

    Andrew holds a M.B.A from New York University and a B.S. in Finance the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

    Board Involvement

    Absolute Performance
    BlueThread Services
    Cascade Training
    PayReel
    Outdoor Dimensions
    TalentSmart

  • Navid Shirazi
    Managing Director
    Investment
    Navid Shirazi
    Managing Director
    Investment

    Navid Shirazi is a Managing Director on the investment team. Navid is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Navid was an investment professional at Golden Gate Capital, where he pursued investments within the business services sectors. Earlier in his career, Navid worked in the financial sponsors group at Morgan Stanley.

    Navid holds a M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. from Stanford University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA.

    Board Involvement

    Absolute Performance
    BlueThread Services
    TalentSmart

  • Hiral Pithadia
    Principal
    Investment
    Hiral Pithadia
    Principal
    Investment

    Hiral Pithadia is a Principal on the investment team. Hiral is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Hiral was an investment professional at Leeds Equity Partners in New York, where he pursued investments within the education, training and technology sectors. Earlier in his career, Hiral worked in the Business Services Group at William Blair & Co.

    Hiral holds a B.B.A. and B.A. from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

    Board Involvement

    Cascade Training
    PayReel
    TalentSmart

  • Jesse Kay
    Vice President
    Investment
    Jesse Kay
    Vice President
    Investment

    Jesse Kay is a Vice President on the investment team. Jesse is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Jesse was an investment banker at Shea & Company, where he advised on transactions within the software and technology-enabled services sectors.

    Jesse holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Portfolio Company Involvement

    Cascade Training
    TalentSmart

  • Noah Seidenfeld
    Vice President
    Investment
    Noah Seidenfeld
    Vice President
    Investment

    Noah Seidenfeld is a Vice President on the investment team. Noah is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Noah was an investment professional at EagleTree Capital in New York, where he pursued investments within the business services, consumer and industrial sectors. Earlier in his career, Noah worked in the financial sponsors group at Citigroup.

    Noah holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Quantitative Finance and Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating summa cum laude.

    Board Involvement

    BlueThread Services
    PayReel

  • Associate
    Investment
    Dima Makarov
    Associate
    Investment

    Dima Makarov is an Associate on the investment team. Dima is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Dima served as an analyst at Guggenheim Partners in the power, energy & renewables group where he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic advisory assignments.

    Dima holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Portfolio Company Involvement

    Cascade Training
    PayReel

  • Kevin Schultz
    Associate
    Investment
    Kevin Schultz
    Associate
    Investment

    Kevin Schultz is an Associate on the investment team. Kevin is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Kevin was an investment professional at Burgundy Technology, where he pursued investments within the technology sector. Earlier in his career, Kevin worked in the technology group at Citigroup.

    Kevin holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Portfolio Company Involvement

    Absolute Performance
    BlueThread Services

Strategic Resources

  • Gabe Becerra
    Gabe Becerra
    Vice President, Origination
    Vice President, Origination
    Origination & Portfolio Value Creation
    Gabe Becerra
    Vice President, Origination
    Origination & Portfolio Value Creation

    Gabe Becerra is a Vice President on the origination team. Gabe is responsible for sourcing and evaluation of new investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Seaside, Gabe was a business development professional at Atlantic Street and Gores Group. Earlier in his career, Gabe worked as an investment banking professional at Houlihan Lokey.

    Gabe holds a M.S. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from UCLA.

Join Seaside's Executive Network

We value the experience of executive advisors and are always looking to grow our network of talented and strategic individuals. If you’re interested in joining our team, please reach out.

 

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