Mr. Shalett has enjoyed success in a variety of different roles in the financial services arena, specifically in the areas of private equity, venture capital and corporate restructuring. Early in his career, Mr. Shalett spent a number of years in management consulting, where he provided strategic advisory services to Fortune 100 clients. As a result of this diverse experience and knowledge base, Mr. Shalett has the ability to create value in virtually any industry and at any point in a company’s lifecycle.
Mr. Shalett has professional experience in a variety of roles:
- principal investor
- consultant/ advisor
- junk/ high yield research analyst
- private equity investor
- venture capital investor
Mr. Shalett has worked in a variety of contexts:
- big and small companies
- public, private and everything in between
- domestic and international
- high profile and “under the radar”
- sexy high growth VC backed companies and moribund, retrenching companies going through bankruptcy/ out-of-court restructuring
Previously, Mr. Shalett was the Founder and the Managing Partner of Wynston Hill Capital (WHC), where he was responsible for all of the activities of the firm, with a specific focus on investment banking activities. At WHC, Mr. Shalett led banking engagements and made principal investments in the following companies: Gourmet Express Inc., the country’s largest producer of private label frozen skillet meals, Calgon Bath and Beauty, a venerable consumer brand in the bath and body soap business, and Smith Electric Vehicles US, the domestic affiliate of the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles. In addition to acting as banker, Mr. Shalett has served as Secretary and Director of Smith Electric Vehicles US, and as a Director of Gourmet Express Inc.
Mr. Shalett graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, with a B.S. in Economics in 1988, and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1993.
Bruce currently resides in Westchester, New York with his wife and 2 sons. If given the opportunity, Mr. Shalett will tell virtually anyone he meets about his TWO holes-in-one, and brag about his wife and children (but they really are THAT good).