Professionals

PARTNERS

JOHN W. PRUTCH, Managing Partner
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Prior to co-founding Prometheus Capital, Mr. Prutch managed several middle market consumer-related businesses. He has been successful in the turnaround of companies through cost-cutting and aggressive sales and marketing. Mr. Prutch accomplished these turnarounds by selling divisions and subsidiaries, acquiring companies, negotiating licensing agreements, negotiating long term contracts, moving domestic production to overseas, renegotiating new labor agreements and raising fresh capital in the form of both equity and debt. 

Prior to Mr. Prutch’s management activities, he was founder and Managing Director for Merchant Capital Group (Mercap), a Chicago based boutique merchant bank providing advisory services, merger and acquisition services and direct investments as principal in a number of consumer-oriented businesses including General American Door, LSJ Sportswear and Rapco International. Mr.  Prutch managed Mercap for ten years and was non-executive chairman of the companies that Mercap invested in as a principal. Prior to founding Mercap, Mr. Prutch was Vice President of Equities Northwest, Inc. (ENI), which was sold to Oppenheimer & Company in 1982. ENI was the premiere source of venture capital and project financing to the energy industry in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Mr. Prutch progressed to Vice President in charge of their Chicago office. ENI raised over $100,000,000 per year in equity, with Chicago being the largest producing office. 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Prutch has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, both public and private. Mr. Prutch attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and majored in Political Science. He currently resides in Palatine, Illinois with his wife, Debbie.

JOSHUA J. PRUTCH, Partner
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Joshua J. Prutch is a co-founder of Prometheus Capital and leads the execution activities of Prometheus Capital. In addition to leading execution activities, Mr. Prutch is actively engaged in managing clients and transactions to close, while collaborating on due diligence process, identifying capital through financial institutions and strategic alliances, while creating strategic alternatives for the firm’s engaged clients. 

Prior to joining Prometheus Capital, Mr. Prutch spent the 7 years in a fortune 500 company in  the supply chain management  industry. Mr. Prutch held several positions within the company ranging from Analyst to Project Manager to Department Head. Under Mr. Prutch’s lead, the company successfully designed, created, went to market, and supported two Windows based technologies. The first to market grew to controlling $35mm in revenue by year 4 and the second received the “Innovation of the Year - 2006” award presented by the USPS within 2 weeks of its press release.  This opportunity allowed Mr. Prutch to gain insight into the world of entrepreneurs, where he developed an in-depth understanding in their specific business needs and concerns. Both applications, produced revenues while eliminating substantial costs.

Mr. Prutch  received his business degree in Supply Chain Management from Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He currently resides in Holland, Michigan with his wife and three children.
 
JAMES E. THOMPSON, Partner

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Jim Thompson is a co-founder of Prometheus Capital and is responsible for oversight of Prometheus Capital participating ventures, finance and accounting services department, opportunity viability analysis and subsequent turn-around operational activities. Prior to joining Prometheus Capital, Mr. Thompson served as CFO for a regional aviation services provider. 

Mr. Thompson’s history includes over 25 years of supporting entrepreneurs in the development, launch and successful operations in multiple businesses spaces including: real estate development, resort / golf development, aviation, hospitality / food & beverage operations, construction and electronics distribution. Mr. Thompson has held positions ranging from Controller to CFO and COO. Under Mr. Thompson’s leadership he built, opened and operated a national award winning golf course and +800 acre residential development. Mr. Thompson has also developed custom ERP solutions for fringe industries, including a full service software solution for the distribution, support, customer service, and commission tracking functions of a national subscription media provider. 

Mr. Thompson’s approach can best be described as a walk the floor CFO/COO who participates at a hands-on level within the Prometheus Capital family of ventures. Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Hillsdale College. He currently resides in Schoolcraft, Michigan with his wife and two sons.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

GREG CAPELLO, Managing Director
Greg Capello joined Prometheus Capital in 2017. A senior financial services executive, with over 30+ years of successes, on both the buy and sell side of Wall Street, Greg has served as a Top Institutional equity research broker at three major Wall Street firms (Shearson Lehman, Prudential Bache Securities, Raymond James). He is a Co-Founder of Fulcrum Global Partners, a New York City based securities research boutique.  During his tenure, Greg held the title of Director of Global Sales, and Director of Research. Greg is also a Co-Founder, and President of The Free Enterprise Nation, a non partisan, research and advocacy, membership organization, created to unite, and advance the broad economic interests of businesses, and workers, in the private sector, based in Tampa, Florida.  He has served as Director of Marketing for an independent Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), ITB Capital Advisors, LLC, based in Tampa, Florida. Currently Greg is the Founder and CEO of Premier Alternatives, an independent financial services consulting firm, providing advisory and finder’s services, as a conduit between quality alternative investment products and institutional allocators, based in Tampa, Florida. Greg received his undergraduate degree (BBA) in Business Management from the University of Miami (Florida), while attending on a full athletic scholarship (Football), he also received his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA), in marketing, from Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Teaneck, New Jersey.
JOHN 'JACK' CUMMINS, 
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Jack Cummins joined Prometheus Capital in 2015. He has advised ownership and investors for soccer clubs worldwide including: English Premier League, Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, MLS, NASL, USL, and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Jack was a founding owner of the Chicago Red Stars and served as a Director and General Counsel for the team. He also served as the Chair of the Expansion Committee for the NWSL predecessor WPS. Jack is also the Founder of Cummins & Associates, Ltd., a boutique law firm advising stakeholders in sports, entertainment, media, and technology with an emphasis on capitalization and M&A. He has served as a Founder, President, COO, CFO, General Counsel, and Director of numerous companies and has taken leadership roles in numerous turn-around opportunities.
JOSEPH DiLORENZO, Managing Director 

Joe DiLorenzo joined Prometheus Capital in 2017 and has held positions of CFO, COO, Chief Strategic Officer and CEO, as well as senior consulting roles in several industries, including media, technology, ERP solutions, sports and entertainment, real estate and financial services. He has direct experience in leading IPOs, private placement memorandums, credit facility, and the integration of multiple acquisition companies.

Joe co-founded the M/D Group, a firm that specializes in corporate strategy and business development initiatives. He also was Chief Strategic Officer of  Hotbox Sports Ventures; President/COO of Plymouth Rock Studios; VP of Strategic Alliances and later CFO of Jenzabar, Inc.; CFO and SVP of Administration of the Boston Celtics; and a department head for the  Boston Garden/Boston Bruins organization. In addition, he was a founding owner of the Maine Red Claws, the National Basketball Association Development League’s minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics.

Joe has served as Chairman of the Board and honorary life-member of the Financial Executives International (FEI), the world’s largest organization of senior financial executives. At FEI he also served as initial Chairman and member of the Diversity Committee; member of the Organizational Alignment and Governance Task Force; Chair of the FEI Hall of Fame Selection Advisory Council; member of the Board of the Financial Executives Research Foundation; board member FEI Canada; and President of the FEI Boston Chapter.

Joe has also served as President of the Treasurer's Club of Boston; President (and current board member) of Community Work Services; a member of the Greater Boston Advisory Board, the Nominating Committee and the Finance Committee of the Salvation Army; trustee (and current member) of the Audit Committee and Board of Overseers for the Franciscan Hospital for Children; a corporator and member of the Development Committee, the Strategic Planning/Marketing Committee and Board of Visitors of New England Baptist Hospital; a board member of the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Board of Overseers, Audit Committee, and Development and Human Resources Committee of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;  VP and/or Director of the Downtown North Association;  Massachusetts Chapter Vice-Chairman of the Newcomen Society of the United States; a member of the Massachusetts State Committee of “America Goes Back to School”. 

Joe has received numerous awards and honors for his community service roles.  These include: the 2016 Boston Business Journal's F. Gorham Brigham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor's Citation; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate Citation; the Downtown North Organizational Leadership Award; the Downtown North Community Leadership Award; the Franciscan Hospital for Children Certificate of Appreciation; the FEI Honorary Life Member;  the Salvation Army Certificate of Appreciation; and the Kids for Life Biggest Big Kid Award for “Exemplary Dedication to Our Foundation and Contribution to the Enrichment of Children’s Lives”.  He is also founder of "LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY AND STRATEGIC GROWTH", a LinkedIn Interest Group with 2,400 followers.

Joe holds a BS degree in Accountancy from Bentley University where he serves on the board of the Bentley Executive Club, and served many years as a Director, Officer and President of the Bentley University Alumni Association.

DON McDERMOTT, Managing Director
Don McDermott joined Prometheus Capital in the Spring of 2017, and is an experienced professional in all aspects of corporate development. From motivating and mentoring human resources to devising intricate strategies and doing face-forward fund-raising, his extensive track record includes executive positions in start-ups and turnarounds; independent consulting and investment interests; effective equity and debt raises; over $2 billion in commercial real estate transactions closed; and coaxing the best out of all he has managed. All of Mr. McDermott's endeavors have had an emphasis on creative and inspiring hands-on management, a caring and ethical crafting of trust within the company's culture, and a sophisticated understanding of bleeding edge technology, management techniques, and alternative financial structures. Mr. McDermott has lectured nationwide on topics ranging from “Alternative Investment Theory” to “The Case for Eco-Industrialism” and taught courses on "Leadership," "Dealing with Ambiguity," "Maximizing Team Potential," and "Mental Toughness and Physical Preparedness," with the last being for credit at the University of Utah. Mr. McDermott graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an Honors Degree (A.B.)in Liberal Arts and an M.B.A. in Finance and Management.

MATTIE RICE, Managing Director

Mattie Rice joined Prometheus Capital in the Summer of 2016. As a business strategist with significant financial services experience leading divisions in Private Banking, Wealth Management, and Financial Planning, He is a welcome addition to the Prometheus team. Mattie also has experience as a PR strategist supporting some of the UK's largest companies including Sports Direct and Capital One, among others. As a former Managing Director UK for CBD Capital, he has been active in the management and ownership of many businesses across a variety of sectors. Mattie maintains an extensive network in sporting circles among owners, players and decision makers in the UK and served as Chief Strategy Officer for the Football Association of Ireland. He was also the performance coach for the Clare Senior Hurling teams 2013 All-Ireland success.

PETER WILT, Managing Director
Peter Wilt joined Prometheus Capital in the Summer of 2016. Although he is best known for his history as a successful principal and manager in U.S. soccer circles as a result of earning six championships and record business growth leading four professional soccer teams in four different American leagues, Peter's vast range of experience includes a number of items that fall under traditional investment banking activities. Many of the stops in his career have required capital raises for both new and continuing ventures, stadium & real estate development, turn-around management, and successful team management. Peter is a driven individual whose success has been a result of his ability to effectively communicate a vision while garnering the consensus and enthusiasm required in today's markets. 

PROFESSIONALS 

ROB BAYNES, Vice President 

Rob Baynes joined Prometheus Capital in 2016. He has advised business owners, executives, and high-level stakeholders of both public and privately owned companies to successfully solve complex business problems in the realm of strategy, operations, and M&A transactions. Rob is the founder of Strong Oak, a consulting practice based in Chicago focused on strengthening client outcomes. He started his consulting career with Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) where he worked on various manufacturing engagements. Prior to becoming a consultant, Rob gained practical strategy and operations experience serving as a Logistics Officer with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, Special Operations, USA. He is a practitioner of excellent services who always finds unique ways to leverage his business knowledge and leadership to foster breakthrough relationships with clientele. Rob holds a B.S. in Business from Alfred University, an MBA from Xavier University, and is a professional member of the Strategic Management Society and the Turnaround Management Association. 

ERIN CANADA, Vice President 
Erin joined Prometheus Capital & Pompeii Properties in fall of 2015. She is responsible for marketing, communications, client relations, and business development efforts for Prometheus family companies. After leaving a 10 year career in education as a teacher and administrator, she joined the private sector eager to use her strong language and interpersonal skills, and problem solving expertise in a more fast-paced industry. Erin earned her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida and Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University both in English Education. Currently working on her project management certification, she enjoys travel, reading and spending time with her family.

CASEY CARR, Vice President 
Casey Carr is  an entrepreneur, business strategist, and turnaround specialist with over ten years experience in banking and wealth management including stints at BB&T, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, and CertusBank. He is an equity owner in Kixsports, an innovation team product brand; owner of HappyFeet preschool soccer franchise; founder of First XI Sports, an international soccer camp and travel company, and founding member of Vloggedin.com, a tech start-up.
??Casey is a former Division I Soccer player at DePaul University where he was a member of the Conference USA All Freshman team. He maintains an extensive network within sports and business industries.


SAMANTHA PRUTCH, Vice President
Samantha Prutch joined Prometheus Capital in 2015 with an extensive career in executive brand building within the retail sector. Samantha has collaborated to help build some of the most notable and recognizable retail brands worldwide including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Gilley Hicks, and Ruehl. Her executive leadership role within the Abercrombie & Fitch family of brands allowed her to collaborate with some of the leading creative and marketing minds worldwide and create iconic retail brand experiences, campaigns and brand environments.  This extensive career in branding and brand environments accompanied with her education in interior design/interior architecture makes her the perfect fit to co-create unique and captivating homes for Pompeii Properties.
ADVISORY BOARD
Harry Feuerstein, Partner, Merryk
Chris Graham, Managing Partner, The Private Client Law Group
Charlie Houser, Chairman, Green Cloud Technologies
Barry Klarberg, Managing Partner, Monarch Wealth & Business Management
Mike Martin, Chairman United FC Group
Tom Sharkey
, Private Investor
Tony Suber, Chairman, Fund Philanthropy