Our Team

 
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Prior to founding Tortola and Capstan in 2009, Steve spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from music publishing, mortgage and SBA lending, and financial services…

Elliott is a founding member of eMerge Law where he practiced until December 2017 before joining Capstan Fund as their Chief Investment Officer in January 2018. Elliott has restructured more than $1 billion in debt and is an expert on corporate reorganization, bankruptcy and corporate matters...

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Steve has spent the last 20 plus years as an executive in troubled companies, with experience in a variety of business segments, including retail, software, distributorships, and construction. Steve’s operational experience includes development and execution of performance enhancement strategies, expense reduction and rationalization plans, asset disposition, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy...

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John F. O'Hare

John O’Hare has 20+ years of experience as an advisor to and investor in middle market companies facing strategic, operational and financial challenges. Prior to joining Tortola Mr. O’Hare was Co-Portfolio Manager of Saybrook Corporate Opportunity Funds, a middle market private equity firm, where he sourced, executed and managed investments in distressed companies...

Ashesh Pansuria

Ashesh spent 12 years as a financial analyst on Wall Street. He has held various roles within investment banks and brokerage firms. He was part of a NYC startup which was built, operated and sold to the largest inter-dealer brokerage firm...

 
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Chris Stovall

Chris has led many businesses to operating success and acquisition by both private and public companies. He is a seasoned, entrepreneurial-minded management and operations professional with 25 years of experience building, operating and growing successful teams and businesses...