Leadership
Edwin J. Wang
Managing Director
Mr. Wang has 20+ years of experience in private equity, principal investing and cross-border merchant banking. He is the founder of Accretive Capital Partners LLC (2007), which is a leading direct secondary and co-investment sponsor in middle market private equity with assets under management of $215MM across Fund I and separate accounts. In addition, Accretive advises on private equity assets in excess of $1.3B. From 2002 to 2007 while at predecessor firm Asymmetry Capital LLC, he led the successful financial restructuring and liquidation of $450MM in distressed private equity portfolio assets and monetized value-added liquidity creation in excess of $200MM. In restructuring and liquidating Zero Stage Capital, he led the successful monetized turnaround and engineered structured liquidity events for numerous portfolio companies including: OuterLink Corporation ($16MM acquisition by Digital Angel Corporation); Imaging Automation, Inc. ($12MM acquisition by Viisage, Inc.); First Service Networks (co-investor buyout); Intersense, Inc. (company buyback); ViaCell, Inc. ($60MM IPO underwritten by CSFB and UBS); Aprilis, Inc. ($25MM tender offer by CrossMatch Technologies, Inc.); Axxis ($5MM acquisition by UCG/OPIS); Fletcher Spaght Ventures, L.P. (partnership interest buyout by Thomas Weisel Partners); LiveWave ($25MM acquisition by Smiths Detection Services); WorldWinner Inc. ($30MM acquisition by Fun Technologies, an affiliate of Liberty Media). These accomplishments were chronicled in two Harvard Business School case studies and other publications, including The Deal Magazine. Previously, during an eight-year investment banking career, Mr. Wang spearheaded Greater China cross-border investment banking at Credit Suisse. He began his career in financial services as an Associate in the Capital Markets Group at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wang earned his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and was a Visiting Fellow in Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management under the supervision of the late Nobel laureate, Dr. Franco Modigliani.
Advisory Board
  
The Honorable Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
​Chairman

Mr. zu Guttenberg served as Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As the youngest Defense Minister in German history, he led the most significant structural reform of the German armed forces since the Bundeswehr’s founding. During his time in office he was Germany’s most popular politician.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was a Member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) during 2002-2011 and served as spokesman on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Mr. zu Guttenberg was also a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Secretary General of Germany’s co-governing CSU party.

He is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC and served as Senior Advisor to the European Commission leadership on global Internet freedom. He sits on a variety of international corporate and not-for-profit boards.

Mr. zu Guttenberg has published numerous op-eds and articles and holds a law degree from the University of Bayreuth. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Greenwich, CT.
  
  
Stanton D. Anderson, Esq.
Vice Chairman

Mr. Anderson has practiced law in Washington, D.C., since 1969, interrupted in the early ‘70’s by his service in the Government -- first at the White House and then at the Department of State.  In 1981, Mr. Anderson founded his own law firm -- Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim and Blair -- and in 1995, he joined the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery.  While a partner at MWE, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he set the Chamber’s legal reform strategy and chaired the successful effort to pass class-action reform legislation.  Mr. Anderson also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the Chamber; the Institute for Legal Reform, a Chamber affiliate dedicated to restoring fairness, efficiency, and consistency to the U.S. civil justice system; and the Chamber’s Office of General Counsel.  He was formerly Chairman of Global USA, Inc., a consulting company he founded in 1982, which represented a broad cross-section of domestic and international interests.

As part of his law practice, Mr. Anderson represented a number of Japanese interests, including the semiconductor, electronics, and machine tool industries.  He continues to have close relationships with senior Japanese political figures and travels to Tokyo often.  He currently represents several U.S. companies seeking to resolve regulatory issues in Japan.

Mr. Anderson has been involved in national political affairs since 1972.  He managed a number of Republican conventions and served as Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1980.  He also held a senior position in the Presidential Transition of that year.  Mr. Anderson has received a number of Presidential appointments, including the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange.  He chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981.

Presently, he is engaged in a number of independent projects, including Senior Counsel to the President and CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) where he chairs the audit committee.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Technology Partners, Inc., a medical software company, where he chairs the audit committee.  He also serves on the board of the National Chamber Litigation Center and the Institute for Legal Reform.  For many years, he served on the board of the Center for International Private Enterprise, an organization that fosters democracy around the world.  Mr. Anderson previously served on the Board of Directors of two public companies -- CB Richard Ellis, where he chaired the audit committee for a number of years, and Aegis Communications Group, where he chaired a number of board committees, including the audit committee. 

Mr. Anderson graduated from Westmont College where he was a Small College All-American basketball player, and received his law degree from Willamette University where he was a member of the Law Review.
  

John W. Crocker III
Senior Advisor

John has over 25 years experience in alternative investments as a fiduciary, advisor and intermediary. He started the fund of funds business at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which is now part of Grosvenor Capital Management. He was a partner at the private equity firm, Capital Z Investment Partners, a $2.25 billion asset manager focused exclusively on providing cornerstone capital to new alternative investment franchises.  He was a senior member of Citigroup's Private Funds Group and was North American co-head of Private Equity/Private Markets at Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management. John recently sold his interest in Snowbridge Advisors, an advisory firm he founded in 2013. He started his career at Bain & Company, and joined the investment banking division at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette immediately after business school.  ​
John graduated with a BA (with honors) from Harvard College and received his MBA at the Harvard Business School. He is a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. John holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses* with FINRA.
William A. Mundell
Senior Advisor

Mr. Mundell has been chairman of IKM, which provide web based knowledge assessment, since 2004.
Previously he served as Chairman of ZBB Energy Corporation, a New York stock exchange alternative energy company focused on the development of battery technology. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Vidyah Inc., a company founded out of Knowledge Universe to create a second generation of e-learning.
From 1989 through 1998, Mr. Mundell was with WEFA (now part of Global Insight), serving first as President and later as President and Chief Executive Officer. WEFA, the world’s premier economic forecasting authority, was founded in 1963 as Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates by the Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Lawrence Klein.
He was also Chairman of Trade, Inc. a leading competitive intelligence company specializing in international trade information controlled by Bain Capital and Sutter Hill.
Mr. Mundell was an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, and is an honorary professor at Tsinghua University in China. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science at Carlton University in Canada where he was the recipient of the U.S. Ambassadors Award. He completed his graduate studies at Columbia University, earning an MBA in Finance and a Masters in International Economics and Public Finance.
In 2005, Mr. Mundell formed Californians For Fair Redistricting to advance fair redistricting reform. In 2010, he was the executive producer of “Gerrymandering”, a national documentary which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and focuses on the use of gerrymandering to fix elections and protect incumbents. He is currently the producer of a forthcoming documentary on the U.S – China relationship.

  
Helge Petermann
Senior ​Advisor

Mr. Petermann has over 20 years of private equity, investment banking and strategy consulting experience.

Prior to joining Accretive, Helge was responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, negotiating and marketing direct and alternative investment fund private placements in the Private Capital Group of Cantor Fitzgerald. Previously, Helge was at Capital Dynamics, an independent private equity manager overseeing over $20 billion of private equity capital. He joined the firm when it opened its New York office in 2003 and was active in all aspects of its U.S. business including investment management and business development. Before joining Capital Dynamics, Helge worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Rothschild, where he was a Director in equity capital markets, heading origination for the telecom, satellite and cable sectors in North America.

Mr. Petermann earned his MBA from the Columbia Business School (Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Dean's List) and holds a diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (with Merit).
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