Meet The Team
Chairman of Siddhi Capital
Brian Finn has over 35 years of experience in financial services and private investments, largely at Credit Suisse (CS). He has also held a variety of corporate and philanthropic board roles.
In 2013, Finn retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Finance Corp (AMF) and as a Senior Advisor to CS. His private investment activity accelerated after that.
From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Finn was Chairman and Head of Alternative Investments (AI) at CS, one of the world's leading alternative managers with over $100 Billion Assets Under Management.
Mr. Finn held many positions within CS and its predecessor firms, including President of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), President of Investment Banking, Co-President of Institutional Securities, CEO of Credit Suisse USA and a member of the Office of the Chairman of CSFB. He was also a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group. He began his career in 1982 as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group (M&A) at The First Boston Corporation, ultimately becoming Co-Head of M&A in 1993.
From 1997 to 2002 he was a partner at the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. He rejoined CS in 2002.
Mr. Finn serves on of the boards of Scotts Miracle Gro and Owl Rock Capital. He is Chairman of Star Mountain Capital, a lower middle market credit investment firm. He is Chairman of Covr Financial Technologies, a tech enabled insurance provider. He is also an Investment Partner at Nyca Partners (Fintech VC).
Co-Founder and General Partner
Prior to full time investing, Steven most recently founded and exited a food technology startup in the corporate catering space to a large venture-backed player in 2018. He has earned Penn/Wharton degrees in Operations (Wharton/Undergrad), Computer Science (Penn Engineering/Masters) and Entrepreneurial Management (Wharton/MBA), spent several years as a full stack software engineer at Bloomberg LP, and founded two startups. Steven has led our efforts into over 20 food investments and is focused on all stages of sourcing, evaluating, taste testing, and working with our portfolio to help create value with his understanding of technology, fundraising and strategy.
Co-Founder and General Partner
Melissa has been in the food industry for 25 years and is the founder-owner-CEO of Siddhi Ops, the premier outsourced operations firm to the 'emerging brands' community. Siddhi Ops is a strategic partner to Siddhi Capital - leveraging core operational and strategic expertise for several of the portfolio companies. Melissa has deep expertise in food & beverage manufacturing, with her family serving as the largest, privately-held, juice manufacturing company in the country. Taking advantage of her many years on plant floors, she saw a gap in operational knowledge and execution in the venture-backed, innovative, food & beverage world, and built an army of secret weapons in the Siddhi Ops team to serve that need.
David is Siddhi’s COO and joined straight out of his role as VP of Operations at Jackson’s Honest a fast growing salty snack brand. David thrived at Jackson’s Honest where his talents were utilized outside of operations as part of the Executive Team. Involved heavily in fundraising, sales, strategy, and marketing. Most notably before Jackson’s Honest, David spent 8 years at Whole Foods Market working on multiple aspects of the business: store operations, marketing and purchasing. When David left Whole Foods he was the Grocery Coordinator in the Rocky Mountain region and responsible for a quarter of a billion dollar grocery program. With oversight over dry grocery, dairy, bulk and frozen departments. Spanning programing, pricing, procurement, and new store design.