A Team That Makes A Difference
The firm’s experienced management team has a successful track record of creating exclusive — and frequently proprietary — financing solutions for its partners that are sustainable through multiple economic cycles.
CEO, CIO and Co-Founder
Douglas Monticciolo is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Brevet Capital Management. He is an entrepreneur and investment manager with deep data analytics and technology experience developed over three decades while providing credit financing and advisory services.
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Mr. Monticciolo founded Brevet Capital Management in 1998 and has established the firm as a leader in helping government agencies solve complex problems – and drive positive social impact – by creating innovative financing products and services. This “finance as a service” approach provides direct lending and other financing to private middle market companies that enable them to effectively serve the government sector as contractors – a low credit risk strategy with highly competitive barriers to entry.
Mr. Monticciolo’s years of experience working in start-up environments as a software entrepreneur and within asset-backed securities, fixed income, and investment banking helped him identify a gap in the market where traditional lenders failed to provide the innovative financing and forward-looking advisory services needed for the private contractors government contractors rely on to deliver services.
Mr. Monticciolo has a passion for technology and approaches investing and credit financing with a problem-solving mindset. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in the financial institution’s industry resource group where he specialized in investment banking and principal finance trading and helped create numerous serviced-marked products and services to address the unmet needs of clients. He later joined Lehman Brothers as a senior vice president in the company’s strategy group, a principal investment joint venture between investment banking and fixed income. He left Lehman Brothers to become director and co-head of asset-backed securities in North America at Deutsche Bank and head of proprietary fixed income in the merchant banking/principal finance group.
Mr. Monticciolo’s career took a turn from academics to finance when he was studying at Columbia University and working with Fischer Black, creator of the Black–Scholes model, on complex mathematical formulas. He was encouraged to apply his skills to financial problem-solving instead of academia and he decided to put aside his pursuit of a PhD to join Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Monticciolo received a Master of Engineering Sciences degree in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Mr. Monticciolo is a Level III certified member of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR High Power Rocketry) and a member of the Randonneurs USA (long distance road biking organization). Mr. Monticciolo also coaches robotics and innovation and has led teams to numerous regional awards. He led one of his teams to a worldwide 2nd place finish (runner-up) for the FLL Global Innovation Award season sponsored by Edison Nation and XPRIZE Foundation, in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (an agency of the United States Department of Commerce).
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hope for New York and is a Board Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Gotham Chapter.
President and Co-Founder
Mark Callahan is President and Co-Founder of Brevet Capital Management. He is an experienced investment manager specializing in building financial platforms and asset-based financing.
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Mr. Callahan’s extensive investment experience and background in public policy is a unique interdisciplinary blend of financial and government expertise that mirrors Brevet’s differentiated position in the marketplace. His keen financial analytical skills and understanding of funding priorities and procedures of government agencies directly influenced the founding principles of the firm and continues to support the success of Brevet’s investment strategy.
During his studies at Hamilton College, Mr. Callahan first appreciated the complexity of solving financial problems within the confines of public programs. His senior project involved a collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), New York State and the City of Syracuse to evaluate how to attract private sources of capital for improvements and the development of Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
Mr. Callahan began his finance career in 1994 at Chase Manhattan Bank as an M&A analyst and completed the firm’s ten-week credit training program. In 1996, he joined the company’s strategy group at Lehman Brothers, where he specialized in asset and balance sheet transactions for financial institutions with a focus on principal finance. Mr. Callahan and Douglas Monticciolo began their working relationship during their time at Lehman Brothers.
He later joined Mr. Monticciolo at Deutsche Bank, where Mr. Callahan was a founding member of the proprietary fixed income, merchant banking/principal finance group. At Deutsche Bank, Mr. Callahan managed transaction teams and was responsible for originating new mandates and developing exit strategies for portfolios.
Mr. Callahan graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in public policy and received honors for his senior project.
Mei-Li da Silva Vint
Chief Compliance Officer
Mei-Li da Silva Vint is the Chief Compliance Officer of Brevet Capital Management. She is a legal and compliance expert with more than 13 years of experience executing M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions and serving institutional investor clients.
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Ms. da Silva Vint possesses a unique blend of private capital, investor relations, and corporate compliance expertise. She has significant experience supporting M&A transactions and structuring complex private credit loans.
Prior to joining Brevet Capital in 2016, Ms. da Silva Vint served almost five years within Morgan Stanley’s Bank Resource Management division where she covered key institutional clients in the fixed income and equity space and structured private secured loans. In 2012, she began her tenure at Morgan Stanley on the Institutional Securities Documentation team focusing on cross-border and local derivatives markets for fixed income, equities, and commodities. She then joined the Sales & Marketing team in 2014, where she was responsible for managing a multi-billion-dollar exclusive securities lending portfolio and sourcing secured funding to manage the liquidity of the firm.
Ms. da Silva Vint began her career in 2006 as a corporate attorney with McDermott Will & Emery, an international law firm where she executed cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, private offerings, and venture capital and private equity transactions.
She earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and received a B.A. in English and Communications from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. da Silva Vint is on the board and the Governance Committee of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. She is currently pursuing her MBA from Columbia Business School and speaks fluent Portuguese.