Quicksilver Capital professionals have decades of experience in senior operational and financial roles and have guided companies through complex financial transactions.

Jon Thomas

Jon Thomas is a founder at Quicksilver Capital, where he advises and invests in private equity roll-up strategies as an independent sponsor. Jon’s experience includes capital structure advisory, debt and equity capital raise, M&A, and restructuring. His background spans over two decades of investment banking, restructuring, and hedge fund portfolio management.

Jon has held Managing Director roles at Stout, a middle market investment bank, where he has focused on M&A and capital raise for technology companies, and Woodside Capital, a Silicon Valley investment bank for emerging growth technology companies. Jon has also served as an Operating Partner at Brown Venture Associates, a consulting and advisory practice for growth companies.

Jon was previously a Senior Portfolio Manager at Ziegler Lotsoff Capital, a boutique asset management firm in Chicago that was acquired by Stifel. There he managed a credit opportunities hedge fund.

Prior to Ziegler Lotsoff, he co-founded a high yield and distressed hedge fund, Simran Capital, where he was also a Senior Portfolio Manager. Jon published high yield and distressed debt research while he was at sell side broker firms Advest and RW Pressprich.

He was also a restructuring advisor for Crossroads LLC, where he advised debtors and creditors on restructurings both in an out of bankruptcy. He began his career as an investment banker with JP Morgan Chase, where he focused on M&A, high yield new issues, and loan syndication. While at JP Morgan he held positions in New York, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

Jon received a BS in Finance and International Business from Babson College. Jon is on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

Nat Mani

Nat Mani has held executive leadership roles for nearly two decades in high technology companies. For the past 8 years he was President and CEO of Bestronics, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing services provider where he lead a significant transformation in the technical capabilities and positioning the company for growth resulting in a successful exit for its private equity sponsors Before joining Bestronics, Nat served as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Sanmina, where he drove the sales growth for its Optical and Micro Electronics segment.

Prior to Sanmina, Nat was Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Fabrinet, a company he co-founded and served for more than 10 years in executive leadership positions, cementing the company’s position as the premier outsourced manufacturing services provider for the optical industry leading to an IPO.

Nat brings a unique perspective to high technology enterprises , having served in executive capacities in business development, finance, operations and strategy for all stages of the business cycle from start-up, high growth, sustaining and restructure through spin-offs and divestitures Nat has more than 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley and has held management positions with IBM, JTS Corp.

Radius and ROLM. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tulane University.

Rich Zoccolillo

Rich Zoccolillo is a senior-level executive with extensive experience in the optical communications market spanning optical systems as well as optical transceivers and components, most recently addressing the silicon photonics technology segment. As a business unit president and business operations leader, Rich maintains a customer-centric perspective and has earned reputation for creating and driving profitable and sustainable revenue.

Rich was previously Senior Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Product Management at POET Technologies, where he led the technology roadmap and business strategy to capture a leadership position in the 400G data center interconnect market. He was Vice President of System Manufacturing and New Product Introduction for Infinera, where he transformed the manufacturing organization to produce significant business value in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share, and productivity. Rich was also previously SVP/GM of the optical transceivers business unit in Opnext/Oclaro, where he drove the business to profitability through significant revenue growth during his tenure.

Rich has served on the advisory council for Monmouth University’s School of Science and Technology. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from Polytechnic University of New York.