Meet Our Team
Robert E. Albus
Principal, Managing Partner
Bob began his career with Johnson & Johnson where he conceived of and was the lead candidate in the MBA Marketing training program. He moved to CBS as Vice President of Business Development of WB Saunders for the Publishing Group, and subsequently became Marketing Director of Combe Inc. He founded and was President of Premier Inc, a consumer products company he later sold to Advanced Polymer Systems where he became President of the Toiletry Division. Over the course of his business career Bob is credited with identifying and developing businesses with in excess of $1.0B in enterprise value.
Bob earned a BA degree from Lafayette College. He subsequently received an MBA from Lehigh University.
Jeffrey R. Albus
Managing Director, General Manager Energy Operations
Jeffrey received his bachelors from Roger Williams University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology.
Managing Director Consumer Products
Dom began his career with Warner-Chilean Laboratories in pharmaceutical sales, then moved to Combe Incorporated where he held several senior management positions in Sales, Marketing and Business Development. He most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at CCA Industries. Dom earned a BA Degree from Marquene University. One of Dom’s most passionate hobbies is volunteering for NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship to high school students).
Jonathan C. Stearns
Prior to Stearns Associated Partners, he was a Managirg Director with AIG Investments and its successor PineBridge Investments where he actively managed numerous private equity and private debt investments in the US and abroad.Jonathan and his team managed directly in excess of a Sl.5 B which was invested along side more than 50 private capital firms. Prior to joining PineBridge, be worked at Abbolt Capital from 2001-2006 and managed its private equity co-investment program. From 1994 to 2000, be was a Managing Director of Equinox Investment Partners, a $300+ million private capital investment company. Jonathan staned his career with J.P. Morgan and subsequently MS employed by Kleinwort Bensen and various of its subsidiaries where he managed private capital investments in the U.S. and Western Europe.
Mr. Stearns received his BA in History and Political Science from The University of the South and studied economics and politics at the graduate school of Cornell University.
Managing Director Health Care
Mr. Morelli was the co-founder of Solstice Neurosciences, Inc., a venture backed start-up which acquired the worldwide rights for Myobloc (botulinum toxin type B) from Elan. In this role, Mr. Morelli created and led the commercial infrastructure for the 150 person biopharmaceutical company.
Art was the Vice President of Medical Affairs Operations at Covidien/Mallinckrodt in St. Louis. In this position, Mr. Morelli successfully led the creation, planning, and launch of numerous key initiatives such as publications, investigator initiated clinical studies, REMS, and an innovative voluntary opioid safe use program, the CARES Alliance.
Prior to joining Glaxo Tom was Controller of the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Division. He is a graduate of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Samuel B. Fortenbaugh, III
He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (NYSE Amex), Western Publishing Group, Inc. (NASDAQ) and Security Capital Corporation (Amex). Mr. Fortenbaugh also has served as a director of a number of privately held companies including several of which he was the Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Fortenbaugh is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law School and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He served in the Air Research and Development Command of the United States Air Force as a management analyst and manpower specialist. He and his wife live in Greenwich, Connecticut.