John S. Dyson, Chairman, founded MCM in 1981. Mr. Dyson serves as Chairman of Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC, an MCM portfolio company. Prior to founding MCM, Mr. Dyson was the Vice Chairman of the private equity firm Dyson-Kissner-Moran. Mr. Dyson is the former NYC Deputy Mayor of Finance and Chairman, Mayor’s Council of Economic Advisors; former New York Power Authority Chairman and former New York State Commerce Commissioner where he introduced the “I Love New York” tourism campaign. Mr. Dyson was an appointee by the Governor of New York to the Board of Cornell University. He is the primary donor of the Charles H. Dyson school of applied Economics and Management, named after his father. Mr. Dyson also has his Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University.
Alan L. Rivera, President, has been with MCM since 1996. Mr. Rivera serves as an officer and board member of all the MCM portfolio companies, including serving as Vice Chairman of Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC. Mr. Rivera previously served as the firm’s General Counsel & Chief Financial Officer from 1996 through 2015. Mr. Rivera is a member representative of the Advisory Board of Wicks Capital Partners IV, L.P., a $414mm fund formed to make privately negotiated control investments in the information, education and media industries. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Rivera served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, and as General Counsel of the NYC Economic Development Corporation. From 1990 to 1994, he was a Corporate Attorney with Townley & Updike, and from 1987 to 1990, a Public Finance Attorney with Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon. Mr. Rivera served as Vice President, Secretary and Board Member of Key Components from 1997 to 2004 and CFO and General Counsel of MMI Investments, L.P. from 1996 to 2012. He is a former board member of Asta Funding, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASFI), the NYC Industrial Development Agency, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation and Cancer Care, Inc. Mr. Rivera earned his BS in Business Administration from Boston University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.
John W. Powers, Senior Vice President, has been with MCM since 2005 and is focused on sourcing, structuring, and providing operational oversight for the firm’s direct private equity investments. Mr. Powers serves as a Board Member of Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC, an MCM portfolio company. Prior to joining MCM, Mr. Powers served as an Associate in the Turnaround Advisory Group of Alvarez & Marsal where he worked on financial restructuring and operational turnaround assignments from 2002 to 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Powers was an investment banking analyst in the M&A Advisory and Financial Sponsors Groups of SoundView. Mr. Powers earned his BS from Georgetown University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Drew H. Sitten joined MCM as Controller after graduating from business school in 2012. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Sitten worked in various accounting positions in the alternative investment industry. In 2011, while attending business school, Mr. Sitten worked at Vegasoul LLC, a Hong Kong based hedge fund, as Accounting and Office Manager. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Sitten served as Controller for AI International, a family office managing the personal assets of a Kuwaiti family. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Sitten worked at Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS Group) as Vice President, focusing on hedge fund accounting. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as a hedge fund accountant at GlobeOp Financial Services. Mr. Sitten earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his M.B.A. in Public Accounting from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.
Joel M. LeVangia, Associate, joined MCM in 2016 to help build out the MCM private investment portfolio. Mr. LeVangia has worked in operations, logistics and project management in commercial real estate, political and marketing campaigns and the entertainment industry. In various roles his responsibilities have included negotiating contracts, procuring equipment, verifying compliance, coordinating vendors and acquiring assets while managing teams of up to thirty people. Mr. LeVangia holds a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.