Our Team

Private equity and operating expertise at every level.

Meet The E78 Leaders

E78 has a diverse team of experts with years of experience solving industry-related problems with some incredible backgrounds. Discover the people behind our company.

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Vince Calcagno
Executive Managing Director
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Executive Managing Director
Finance Solutions
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Vince Calcagno

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Executive Managing Director
Finance Solutions
Vincent leads our Fund Solutions group and specializes in C-Suite strategic, operational, financial, accounting, tax and compliance consulting for the alternative investments industry, and the investment professionals and family offices who invest in and sponsor private fund products.
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Nick Castoria
Executive Managing Director
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Executive Managing Director
Finance Solutions
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Nick Castoria

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Executive Managing Director
Finance Solutions
Nick is a highly accomplished Managing Director of Fund Solutions at E78 Partners, with a proven track record of success in the investment industry. He joined E78 through the acquisition of Agile Fund Solutions LLC, where he was the Founder and COO.
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Dan Stankey
Sr. Managing Director
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Business Transformation
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Dan Stankey

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Sr. Managing Director
Business Transformation
Dan is the former Founder and CEO of Outliers, LLC. Here he showcased his expertise leading initiatives to refine the accounting functions of portfolio companies in the lower middle and middle market private equity sectors, as well as family offices. With an arsenal of tools and methodologies he developed from his tenure as a private […]
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Joe Kwasniewski
Sr. Managing Director
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Sr. Managing Director
Business Transformation
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Joe Kwasniewski

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Sr. Managing Director
Business Transformation
Joe is a Senior Managing Director of Commercial at E78 Partners. Joe joined E78 through the acquisition of Cadilus Inc., where he was the Chief Commercial Officer and at the forefront of building an innovative go-to-market and sales capability.
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Jonathan Hines
Managing Director
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Managing Director
Business Transformation
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Jonathan Hines

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Managing Director
Business Transformation
Jonathan serves as Executive Managing Director at E78 Partners. Jonathan works with dozens of Private Equity executives and Operating Partners bringing Office of the CFO solutions for Fund Administration and Compliance, as well as helping accelerate value for portfolio companies with scalable accounting, finance, and technology solutions.   Previously, Jonathan was a partner at 9Gauge Partners, […]
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Kristy Thomas
VP, Enterprise Solutions
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VP, Enterprise Solutions
Technology Solutions
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Kristy Thomas

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VP, Enterprise Solutions
Technology Solutions
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Robert Baker
VP, Business Development
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VP, Business Development
Technology Solutions
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Robert Baker

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VP, Business Development
Technology Solutions
Robert serves as the VP, Business Development within the Technology business unit at E78 Partners. Robert works with clients to understand their tech expense and finance challenges in order to deliver governance models and SaaS-driven frameworks aimed at monitoring and minimizing network, mobile and cloud-based expenditures with the oversight and expertise of proven professional teams […]
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Abbie Diamantopoulos
Managing Director
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Managing Director
Corporate
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Abbie Diamantopoulos

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Managing Director
Corporate
Abbie serves as Chief of Staff at E78 Partners.  Abbie’s primary role is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company and ensuring that the CEO’s vision is executed effectively. She works closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies that drive growth and profitability. Abbie believes data drives decisions, and has […]
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Duff Bourassa
Managing Director
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Duff Bourassa

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Managing Director
As the Managing Director for E78 Partner’s Healthcare division, Duff works to partner with our clients to identify and solve their toughest challenges.  Having participated in over 20 M&A transactions within the Dental Industry, Duff has the unique expertise to provide guidance and thought leadership within the DSO space.  Having built a strong reputation in […]
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Scott Bryan
Managing Director
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Managing Director
Technology Solutions
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Scott Bryan

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Managing Director
Technology Solutions
Scott is a Managing Director in E78’s Technology business unit, focusing on complex networking solutions for our clients and supporting E78’s top agents.  Scott has over 25 years of experience in the design, implementation, and support of global business networks. Prior to E78 Partners, Scott was the founder of Macronet LLC, a leading technology services […]
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Nabila Lulow
Managing Director
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Nabila Lulow

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Managing Director
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Kim Parker
Sr. Director
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Sr. Director
Finance Solutions
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Kim Parker

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Sr. Director
Finance Solutions
Kim is our self-proclaimed “CFO”, that’s “Chief Fun Officer”.  Exceptional client service is really what she’s all about.  Always looking for ways to inspire, engage, delight or create a lasting solution or memory.  Kim’s focus on Finance and Accounting for over 20 years has earned her a reputation for identifying game changers that make the difference.  Her […]
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Gerard Healy
Director, Channel Partnerships
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Director, Channel Partnerships
Technology Solutions
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Gerard Healy

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Director, Channel Partnerships
Technology Solutions
Gerard serves as Director of Channel Sales and Development within the Technology Business Unit at E78 Partners. Previously, Gerard held Senior Leadership positions at Cable and Wireless, Savvis and Lumen, all with a singular purpose – to assist Partners and Clients in their journey to Modernize for Digital Growth. Gerard is an expert in sales […]
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Kelly Thomas
Director
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Director
Finance Solutions
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Kelly Thomas

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Director
Finance Solutions
Kelly serves as Director, Retained Executive Search with E78 Partners. She was brought on for our recently expanded Retained Search Solutions Practice.  Kelly brings over 23 years of experience supporting her clients in various industries.  Kelly began her recruiting career in 2000 with a large contingent recruiting firm based in Houston, Texas where she spent 16 years […]
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Nikki Steitle
Director
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Director
Finance Solutions
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Nikki Steitle

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Director
Finance Solutions
Nikki Steitle is a dynamic professional with nearly two decades of experience in the consumer finance industry, management consulting, and business development. Currently serving as the Director of Client Services at E78 Partners, Nikki’s journey began in the automotive sector during her teenage years, where she rapidly ascended the corporate ladder. Notably, she became the […]
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Connor DeFiore
Director
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Director
Finance Solutions
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Connor DeFiore

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Director
Finance Solutions
Connor serves as a Director at E78 Partners, leveraging his FP&A background to assist clients in navigating a more streamlined and efficient approach to services across the entire investment lifecycle. His primary focus includes partnering with clients looking for streamlined and more resource-efficient alternatives to hiring full-time resources, beginning with our QoE Lite pre-acquisition services, […]
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Julie Erickson
Strategic Account Executive
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Strategic Account Executive
Technology Solutions
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Julie Erickson

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Strategic Account Executive
Technology Solutions
Julie joined E78 Partners in March 2023 as a Strategic Account Executive within Cost Management Solutions in the Technology Business Unit.  Since then, Julie has identified, qualified, and cultivated significant sales activity and accelerated pipeline growth for Cost Management Solutions. Julie brings decades of telecommunications, security, and start-up experience serving various companies including Qwest Communications, […]
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