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.
David Hartman previously served for nearly three years as Chief Financial Officer of Elderlife Financial Services. Hartman has over 25 years’ experience in commercial banking, asset based lending, leveraged finance, loan originations and syndications, merchant banking, work-outs, and distressed debt investing. Mr. Hartman is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a BS in Finance and MIS.
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.
Prior to working for Blackstreet subsidiaries, Mr. Knott worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Stifel in the Diversified Industrials Group, where he focused on M&A and financing transactions. Mr. Knott graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
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.
John Johnson is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Mom365, Inc. ("Mom365"). Prior to joining Mom365, Mr. Johnson served as President & CEO of The Picture People, a portrait studio company in shopping malls across America. Mr. Johnson graduated from Mississippi State University.
Justin Winkelman is the Chief Executive Officer of Northern Brewer, LLC ("Northern Brewer"). Prior to joining Northern Brewer, Mr. Winkelman worked for Midwest Supplies, a homebrewing retailer that merged with Northern Brewer in 2013. Mr. Winkelman graduated from the University of Minnesota, where received a B.S. in Finance.
Steve Mueller is the Chief Executive Officer of NSA Media, Inc. ("NSA"). Prior to joining NSA, Mr. Mueller served as CEO of Outdoor Services, an outdoor advertising agency. Mr. Mueller graduated from Minnesota State University, where he received a B.S. in Marketing and Speech.
Clinton Wolff is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Stores ULC ("Red Apples"). Prior to joining Red Apple, Mr. Wolff held several finance and accounting positions in a variety of industries. Mr. Wolff graduated from the University of Alberta, where he received a degree in Business Communication and Accounting.