Our Team

The Compass Group team is typically on the road, working with our companies or looking into new acquisition opportunities. When not traveling, they can be found in our Westport, Connecticut and Irvine, California offices.

Alan B. Offenberg, Partner

Mr. Offenberg joined The Compass Group in 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Offenberg was with Trigen Energy, Creditanstalt Bankverein and GE Capital. Mr. Offenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Compass Diversified Holdings and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Offenberg is a graduate of Tulane University and the Northeastern University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Offenberg is also currently a director and the Chairman of American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., CamelBak Products, LLC, and Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. Mr. Offenberg also currently serves as a director for a number of other companies, including Advanced Circuits, Inc., Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation, The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. and Tridien Medical.

Elias J. Sabo, Partner

Mr. Sabo joined The Compass Group in 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Sabo was with CIBC Oppenheimer, Boundary Partners and Colony Capital. Mr. Sabo is the Manager of Compass Group Management LLC. Mr. Sabo is a graduate of Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Sabo is currently a director and the Chairman of Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF), Advanced Circuits, Inc. and Tridien Medical. Mr. Sabo also currently serves as a director for a number of other companies, including American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation, CamelBak Products, LLC, The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. and Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc.

David P. Swanson, Partner

Mr. Swanson joined The Compass Group in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Swanson was with Goldman Sachs. Mr. Swanson is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Harvard Business School. Mr. Swanson is currently a director and the Chairman of Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Swanson also currently serves as a director for of a number of other companies, including American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., CamelBak Products, LLC and Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc.

Patrick A. Maciariello, Partner

Mr. Maciariello joined The Compass Group in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Maciariello was with Bain & Company and Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. Mr. Maciariello is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Columbia Business School. Mr. Maciariello is currently a director and the Chairman of Candle Lamp Company, LLC. Mr. Maciariello also currently serves as a director for a number of other companies, including Tridien Medical, Inc. and The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.; and is on the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County.

Ryan Faulkingham, Executive Vice President

Mr. Faulkingham joined The Compass Group in 2008. Mr. Faulkingham is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (NYSE: CODI). Previously, Mr. Faulkingham was with Merrill Lynch; WebMD Corporation and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Faulkingham is a graduate of Lehigh University and Fordham University. Mr. Faulkingham currently serves as Co-Compliance Officer to Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC and is an observer to all of its subsidiary boards of directors.

Joseph P. Milana, Executive Vice President

Mr. Milana joined The Compass Group in 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Milana was an independent consultant, as well as with with KPMG LLP. Mr. Milana received both a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.S. in Taxation from Pace University. Mr. Milana is currently a director of Families Network of Western Connecticut and Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut.

Carrie W. Ryan, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Ryan joined The Compass Group in 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Ryan was with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Ms. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Kenneth J. Terry, Vice President

Mr. Terry joined The Compass Group in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Terry was with Star Gas Partners; RHI Entertainment; Vestron and KPMG. Mr. Terry is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University.

Demetrios P. Dounis, Principal

Mr. Dounis joined The Compass Group in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Dounis was with UBS and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Dounis is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Dounis is also a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Dounis currently serves as a director for Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation and a number of Arnold's affiliated entities.

Tim Chiodo, Principal

Mr. Chiodo rejoined The Compass Group in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Chiodo was with The Compass Group as an Associate and with Lazard Fréres & Co. LLC. Mr. Chiodo is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Columbia Business School. Mr. Chiodo currently serves as a director for CamelBak Products, LLC and a number of CamelBak's affiliated entities.


Kerri Tiernan, Director of Financial Reporting

Ms. Tiernan joined The Compass Group in 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Tiernan was with ContourGlobal and Grant Thornton LLP. Ms. Tiernan is a graduate of Fordham University.

Gabe LePera, Vice President, Internal Audit

Mr. LePera joined The Compass Group in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. LePera was with J.H. Cohn; Youth Consultation Services and Ehrenkrantz & Company. Mr. LePera is a graduate of the University of Hartford. Mr. LePera is also a Certified Public Accountant.

James D. Ferrara, Vice President

Mr. Ferrara joined The Compass Group in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Ferarra was with Star Gas Partners and Dorr-Oliver. Mr. Ferrara is a graduate of Quinnipiac College and the University of New Haven.

U. Daniel Eguche, Vice President

Mr. Eguche joined The Compass Group in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Eguche was with Susquehanna International Group, EEA Fund Management, and Credit Suisse. Mr. Eguche is a Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Howard University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Zach Sawtelle, Vice President

Mr. Sawtelle rejoined The Compass Group in 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Sawtelle was with The Compass Group as an Associate and with Citi. Mr. Sawtelle is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

David M. Abate, Assistant Controller

Mr. Abate joined The Compass Group in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Abate was an independent consultant, as well as with Flywheel Media and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Abate is a graduate of Lehigh University.

Suzanne E. Couch, Compliance Specialist,
Internal Audit

Ms. Couch joined The Compass Group in 2009 Prior to that, Ms. Couch was with Faulkner and Stevens; Fifth Third Bank and Arthur Andersen. Ms. Couch received both her undergraduate degree and Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Couch is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Nadezhda Sahin, Director, Internal Audit

Ms. Sahin joined The Compass Group in 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Sahin was with Weiser LLP; CACI International; Cherry, Bekaert & Holland and Hozik & Company. Ms Sahin is a graduate of George Mason University. Ms. Sahin is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ami Vearrier, Director, Internal Audit

Ms. Vearrier joined The Compass Group in 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Vearrier practiced public accounting with Kieckhafer, Schiffer & Company LLP. Ms. Vearrier is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Jill F. Ritchie, Counsel & Assistant Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Ritchie joined The Compass Group in 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Ritchie was with Ritter & Randolph, LLP. Ms. Ritchie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Raj Dalal, Senior Associate

Mr. Dalal joined The Compass Group in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Dalal was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Dalal is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Amy C. Wang, Internal Auditor

Ms. Wang joined The Compass Group in 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Wang was with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. and Kieckhafer, Schiffer & Company LLP. Ms. Wang is a graduate of University of Arizona and the Chapman University Argyros School of Business & Economics. Ms. Wang is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Alexander P. Mavrovitis, Associate

Mr. Mavrovitis joined The Compass Group in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Mavrovitis was with Piper Jaffray. Mr. Mavrovitis is a graduate of Colgate University.

Jonlynn M. Vancho, Executive Assistant

Ms. Vancho joined The Compass Group in 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Vancho was with Cendant Mobility and Connecticut Health Enterprises.

Bridgette L. Clark-Johnson, Executive Assistant

Ms. Clark-Johnson joined The Compass Group in 2001. Prior to that, Ms. Clark-Johnson was with Tridex Corporation. Ms. Clark-Johnson is a graduate of University of New Haven.

Kymberlie Freilich, Executive Assistant

Ms. Freilich joined The Compass Group in 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Freilich was with Turner Construction Company. Ms. Freilich is a graduate of San Diego State University.

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Community Involvement

Compass strives to give back to the community, and is actively involved with a variety of charitable organizations. Click on this link to learn more about the ways in which we attempt to encourage Community Involvement, which we consider to be extremely important. Learn More About Our Involvement in the Community