Meet Our CEO/Manager
Murry Gunty is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Manager of Blackstreet. Prior to founding Blackstreet, Mr. Gunty was CEO and Founder of BCM, a General Partner at Jacobson Partners, LP, and was a Partner at Lazard Freres Real Estate, LLC. He also worked at the Blackstone Group, where he was an Analyst. Mr. Gunty graduated from Harvard College, where he received a BA in Economics, and Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA.
Meet some of our Professionals who currently hold senior positions with Blackstreet Subsidiaries
Kevin Kuby has worked in the turnaround and restructuring industry for over 22 years, with experience across a wide variety of industries. He was previously a Managing Director at BCM, a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Kuby received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois – Urbana / Champaign.
Jack Myers, CFA
Jack Myers previously worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking division of FBR & Co. where he gained experience in public and private equity offerings as well as M&A transactions in a variety of industries. Mr. Myers graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.
Rob Dragonette has 20 years’ experience as a CFO in several industries and the roles of President and General Manager. Mr. Dragonette is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Ryan Scott began working for various Blackstreet subsidiaries in 2012. He currently oversees hockey operations and acquisitions for Blackstreet’s largest subsidiary, Black Bear Sports Group. Previously, Mr. Scott served as an Associate at Blackstreet Capital Management where he gained experience on mergers and acquisitions of distressed assets. Mr. Scott graduated from Williams College with a B.L.A. in Political Science and Leadership Studies.
Patricia LaBorde previously was the Chief Legal Counsel of a specialty finance company where she focused on transaction financing, regulatory matters, and litigation management. Ms. LaBorde is a graduate of the University of Delaware and received her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law.
Deborah Sorgi, Ed.D.
Deborah Sorgi, Ed.D. is the Chief Executive Officer of AWE Acquisition, Inc. ("AWE"). Prior to joining AWE, Dr. Sorgi held executive positions in sales, marketing and operations at educational publishing companies. Dr. Sorgi received a BA in Elementary Education from St. Francis College, a MS in Reading Specialization from St. John’s University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix Online.
Jim Serafin is the Chief Executive Officer of Cartesian, Inc. ("Cartesian"). Prior to joining Cartesian, Mr. Serafin founded and operated multiple enterprises, leveraging his technology background and M&A experience. Mr. Serafin graduated with Honors from Villanova University and Lehigh University, where he received degrees in Mathematics.
Craig Geraci is the President of Mom365, Inc. ("Mom365"). Prior to Mom365, Mr. Geraci served in a senior sales executive position for Lifetouch, North America's largest volume school photography company. Mr. Geraci has experience across a variety of industries in both sales and as a business owner. Mr. Geraci graduated from Arizona State University, where he received a BFA degree.
Kelly Geadelmann has over 25 years of retail and e-commerce experience holding various leadership positions in product development, merchandising, sales, marketing, and operations. Kelly has held key leadership positions at Target Corporation, Bluestem brands and most recently served as the President of a startup e-commerce company. Kelly received a BA in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Shannon Wagner is the President of NSA Media, Inc. ("NSA"). Prior to becoming President at NSA, Ms.Wagner was the Chief Client Officer at NSA working with clients on strategy and planning. Ms. Wagner graduated from Marycrest University.
Gay Burke has worked as an executive with Blackstreet-affiliated portfolio companies for 19 years and currently serves as CEO of Northern Brewer LLC. Ms. Burke practiced transactional tax law in Denver Colorado before becoming a business executive. Ms. Burke was awarded a J.D. with Distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver, College of Law. She was awarded a B.S. from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Steven Kodish began his career with the Asset Finance Group at Truist Securities, where he assisted in originating and structuring debt financings for acquisitions, recapitalizations, and turnarounds across a variety of industries. Between Truist and Blackstreet, Steven spent time as a senior financial analyst in the tech-services industry, developing skills in FP&A and CorpDev. Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, where he graduated a presidential scholar.
CC Jacques has more than 15 years of experience turning around struggling accounting departments, ultimately taking companies to successful sale and IPO. Mrs. Jacques graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master’s Degree in Accounting & Financial Management and is an actively licensed CPA.