Eminent Capital Partners company overview (PDF)
Mr. Anchel was the founder, President and CEO of Sparkomatic Corporation,
a leading manufacturer of car stereo and automotive speaker systems
sold worldwide to automotive aftermarket chains and retailers. In
1984, Mr. Anchel acquired Altec Lansing, a leading global supplier
of audio systems to computer manufacturers and retailers and the
leading brand of portable and powered audio systems. Altec Lansing
was recently sold to Plantronics for $166 million. Mr. Anchel is
a Director of Three Springs Bottling Company and serves on the Penn
State University’s SMEAL College of Business Board of Advisors,
and has been named as both a Distinguished Alum and as an Alumni
Mr. Parente started his career in public accounting. Between 1962
and 1970 Mr. Parente worked for Haskins & Sells. Mr. Parente
was the founder and CEO of Parente, Randolph, PC, one of the largest
independent CPA firm in the US, from 1970 through 1987. He then
became President and CEO of C-Tec Corporation, a diversified publicly
held telecommunications company. He remained with C-Tec until late
1993 when the company was sold to Level 3 Communications for $450
million. After leaving C-Tec Corporation, Mr. Parente invested for
himself full-time. Currently, Mr. Parente is a major shareholder
and CEO of Pagnotti Enterprises, a conglomerate in the insurance,
mining and real estate businesses. He is also an officer and investor
in Sordoni Construction Services and its affiliated businesses which
include commercial construction and real estate development. Additionally,
Mr. Parente serves as a Director on the Boards of Bertels Can Co.,
Circle Bolt & Nut Co., W.P. Carey & Co., LLC (NYSE: WPC)
and Community Bank Systems (NYSE: CBU).
Throughout his career,
Mr. Parente has been involved in community and charitable organizations.
Mr. Parente is a member of the Board of Directors of King's College
and served as Chairman from 1988 through 1997. He served on the
Board of Directors of Wyoming Valley Health Care System and was
its Chairman from 2001 through 2004. He also served on the Board
of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary, United Way, Salvation Army and
several other charitable organizations throughout his career. Mr.
Parente graduated from King's College, Cum Laude and is a certified
public accountant since 1963.
Venture Partner and Board Member
Mr. Barlev has spent the majority of his career working in the middle
market as an investment professional. Prior to joining Eminent Capital
Partners, Mr. Barlev worked for Deloitte in their Corporate Finance
/ Investment Banking group, focusing on sell and buy side M&A.
Previously, Mr. Barlev worked at Deloitte Consulting in their Operations
and Strategy Group helping clients grow their businesses. Before
moving to the US, Mr. Barlev co-founded Addwise, a technology and
internet services firm that assists companies and institutions with
their internet strategy and operations. Mr. Barlev holds an MBA
from the Kellogg School of Management and BA in economics from the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.