Douglas Monticciolo – CEO, CIO, and Founder
Douglas Monticciolo is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Brevet. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1985 as a fellowship recipient in Fischer Black’s quantitative strategies group and rose to Vice President and Head of the Fixed Income’s Portfolio Strategies Group, specializing in asset and balance sheet advisory services and transactions for financial institutions and funds. In 1988, Mr. Monticciolo was invited to join the Financial Institutions Industry Resource Group, a joint venture between Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions Group (FIG M&A) and principal finance trading (Fixed Income) where he was responsible for restructuring, sourcing and acquiring assets from financial institutions engaged in a merger or acquisition as well as developing several successful, non-traditional investment opportunities and products. In 1995, he became a Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Strategy Group at Lehman Brothers, a principal investment joint venture between investment banking and fixed income. Mr. Monticciolo moved to Deutsche Bank in 1996, where he became Director and Co-Head of Asset-Backed Securities in North America and Head of Proprietary Fixed Income Merchant Banking/Principal Finance Group. In 1998, he founded FCS Advisors, Inc., a debt advisory investment banking boutique and predecessor to Brevet.
Mr. Monticciolo received his Master of Engineering Sciences in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, leaving its PhD program to join Goldman Sachs. He graduated from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook with a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, where he actively serves as a member of the College of Business Advisory Board. Monticciolo also serves on the Hope for New York Board and for over 18 years has been a valuable Board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Mark Callahan – President and Co-Founder
Mr. Callahan is the President and co-founder of Brevet Capital. Mr. Callahan began his 21 year career at Chase Manhattan Bank as an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. In 1996, he joined Mr. Monticciolo at Lehman Brothers in the Financial Institutions Strategy Group, a principal finance joint venture between investment banking and fixed income sales and trading, where he specialized in asset and balance sheet transactions for financial institutions, with a focus on principal finance. In 1997, Mr. Callahan joined Mr. Monticciolo at Deutsche Bank as a founding member of the Proprietary Fixed Income Merchant Banking/Principal Finance Group. In addition to managing transaction teams, he originated new mandates and developed exit strategies for portfolios. In 1998, Mr. Callahan co-founded both Brevet Capital and FCS Advisors, Inc., an investment banking boutique. Mr. Callahan graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Public Policy.
David Cibrian – Managing Director
Mr. Cibrian has 30 years of experience in a variety of roles – lawyer, accountant, corporate executive and investment firm advisor. Mr. Cibrian began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, Los Angeles and was an international & corporate attorney for 25 years. Mr. Cibrian was also formerly President of an energy efficiency technology company. He assumed this role while the company was a distressed development stage company and helped lead its turn-around. In addition to his work with Brevet, Mr. Cibrian is on the Boards of two tech start-ups and has served as senior advisor to well-known alternative investment firm. Mr. Cibrian is a former member of the Texas Finance Commission having been appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Mr. Cibrian graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.S. in Accounting and received a law degree from Georgetown University.