Quicksilver
Team


Quicksilver Capital professionals have decades of experience advising growth companies through complex financial transactions.

Private Equity/Independent Sponsor

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 is also a Managing Director at Stout, a middle market investment bank, where he focuses on M&A and capital raise for technology companies. 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.

Prior to founding Quicksilver Capital, Jon was a Managing Director at Woodside Capital, a Silicon Valley investment bank focused on emerging 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.

Advisory

Amar Senan

Managing Director

Amar Senan brings considerable experience in investment banking to Quicksilver Capital, coupled with a track record of working closely with CEOs and Boards of growth-oriented companies on M&A and financing. He is a software engineer turned investment banker with experience on Wall Street and a successful track record of advising CEOs and boards of technology companies in sectors such as cloud computing, infrastructure software and cybersecurity on strategy, capital raising, IPOs, and mergers & acquisitions. Amar also has operating experience at executive level in business-corporate development, marketing and finance at public and venture-funded Silicon Valley companies.

Amar is a managing Director and FINRA registered representative at IOI Capital Markets, an exchange platform for the issuance and secondary trading of private securities. He has engineering degrees: BEng (Electrical) and MEng (Systems) from RMIT; a BSc in Economics (Trade, Industrial Policy & Banking) from the University of London; and a Masters (International Business) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Jeff Saunders


Jeff Saunders advises early-stage promising technology companies on strategic partnership and /or mergers and acquisitions. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in operations roles within technology, including as a Sales and Business Development leader in AI, Machine Learning, Autonomy, Mobile, IoT, AR/VR, Hyperscale, Cloud, SaaS, Media Creation and Distribution, Enterprise Hardware and Software, and Data Center Solutions.

Jeff was previously Vice President of Revenue for Pilot Al Labs, an edge-based AI Software company. Prior to Pilot AI, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Relationships for MediaTek. Before joining Media Tek, Jeff headed the Strategic Alliances and Business Development team for the mobile ecosystem at NVIDIA.

He has held sales and sales management positions with RealNetworks and Silicon Graphics, and has led sales and business development efforts for Cloud Computing, Oil & Gas, HPC, and the Media & Entertainment markets.

Jeff earned his Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California where he was also an NCAA All-American Swimmer.