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Our Team

Our performance focused culture is the foundation of our firm. Our team is committed to supporting the growth and development of the companies in which we invest, all while having fun on the journey.

Michael D. Rost

Michael D. Rost

Managing Director

Andrew J. Wiechkoske

Andrew J. Wiechkoske

Managing Director

Andrew M. Barza

Andrew M. Barza

Principal

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Michael J. Kiley

Principal, Business Development

Brian E. Blake

Brian E. Blake

Director

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Samuel D. Bass

Senior Associate


Daniel J. Lebby

Senior Associate

Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin

Senior Associate

Peter Heerdt

Peter G. Heerdt

Associate

Tom O'Connell

Associate

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Amy Pickett

Associate

Jennifer H. Wigton

Jennifer H. Wigton

Executive Assistant

Jennifer H. Wigton

Executive Assistant

412-762-1462

jennifer.wigton@pnc.com


Jennifer joined PNC Riverarch Capital in June 2012. Prior to joining PNC, Jennifer held administrative positions at myCIO Wealth Partners in Philadelphia and CFO Publishing in New York. Jennifer received a bachelor of science in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Charlie Martin

Senior Associate

412-762-8892

charlie.martin@pnc.com


Charlie joined PNC Riverarch Capital in August 2020. Prior to joining PNC, Charlie worked at Wells Fargo Securities, where he covered companies in the Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors. Charlie also gained experience working at Monroe Hill Growth Partners, a North Carolina based private equity firm. Charlie received a B.A. in Peace, War, and Defense, with distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a director of The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.

Samuel D. Bass

Senior Associate

412-768-2392

samuel.bass@pnc.com


Sam joined PNC Riverarch Capital in September 2020. Prior to joining PNC, Sam worked for H.I.G. Capital, a middle market private equity firm. Prior to that, he was part of the M&A and Investments team at Advantage Solutions. Sam received a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is currently a director of Barr GeoSpatial Solutions and Medical Technology Associates.

Michael G. Miller

Director

412-762-1371

michael.g.miller@pnc.com


Michael joined PNC Riverarch Capital in January 2018. Prior to joining PNC, Michael worked for Dominus Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in New York. Prior to that, Michael was at Incline Equity (and previously PNC Equity Partners) in Pittsburgh and Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC. Michael received a B.S. in Business Administration, with distinction, from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. He was previously a director of Feeders Supply, Midway Dental Supply and Radiance Holdings. He is currently a director of Empire Group, Medical Technology Associates, Messenger and Safco Dental Supply.

Brian E. Blake

Director

412-768-8643

brian.blake@pnc.com


Brian rejoined PNC Riverarch Capital in July 2019. Prior to rejoining PNC, Brian worked for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a global infrastructure private equity firm based in New York, where he focused on the transportation and environmental services sectors. Prior to that, Brian started his career at PNC Riverarch Capital. Brian received a BBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He was previously a director of Painters Supply & Equipment Co. He is currently a director of Barr GeoSpatial Solutions, Clayton Kendall, Costanzo’s Bakery, Fresh Direct Produce, Forta and The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.

Andrew M. Barza

Principal

412-762-7536

andrew.barza@pnc.com


Andrew joined PNC Riverarch Capital in July 2014. Prior to joining PNC, Andrew worked for L.E.K. Consulting in the Private Equity group in New York. Andrew graduated from Columbia University, magna cum laude, with dual majors in applied mathematics, economics and political science. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and graduated in the top 5% of his class. He was previously a director of Fire & Life Safety America, North American Breaker Company, Shearer Supply, Tranzonic and T.S.S. LLC. He is currently a director of APA Industries, Chef Merito and Medical Technology Associates.

Andrew J. Wiechkoske

Managing Director

412-762-9818

andrew.wiechkoske@pnc.com


Andrew joined PNC Riverarch Capital in 2011 from PNC Equity Partners. Prior to PNC, Andrew worked within the investment bank at JPMorgan. Andrew received a bachelor of business administration in finance and economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA, with honors, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously a director of Authority Brands, Carbon's Golden Malted, Feeders Supply, Fire & Life Safety America, Global Claims Services, Goldco, Midway Dental Supply, North American Breaker Company, Painters Supply & Equipment Co., Pirtek Europe, Radiance Holdings, Shearer Supply and Steelite International. He is currently a director of APA Industries, Clayton Kendall, Costanzo’s Bakery, Messenger and The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.

Michael D. Rost

Managing Director

412-762-2245

michael.rost@pnc.com


Michael worked at PNC Equity Partners before establishing PNC Riverarch Capital. Previously, he was in the Investment Banking group at Schneider Downs where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and private placements. Michael received a bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He also received an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at The University of North Carolina. Michael was previously a director of Authority Brands, Carbon's Golden Malted, Environmental Express, Feeders Supply, North American Breaker Company, LawLogix, Pirtek Europe, Precision Aviation Group and Steelite International. He is currently a director of Barr GeoSpatial Solutions, Empire Group, Forta, Fresh Direct Produce and Safco Dental Supply.

Michael J. Kiley

Principal, Business Development

412-768-4333

michael.kiley@pnc.com


Michael joined PNC Riverarch Capital in February 2022. Prior to joining PNC, Michael worked for Stryker Corporation, a leading global medical technology company, in various commercial leadership roles nationally based in Pittsburgh, PA and San Jose, CA. Prior to that, Michael was in the United States Marine Corps and supported training operations in North Carolina during Operation Enduring Freedom. Michael received a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Communications/Rhetoric. He is currently focused on business development and relationship management for the firm.

Peter G. Heerdt

Associate

412-209-4766

peter.heerdt@pnc.com


Peter joined PNC Riverarch Capital in August 2022. He previously worked at Credit Suisse covering companies in the Healthcare sector and spent time in PNC’s Asset Backed Finance group. Peter attended Penn State University where he received B.S. degrees in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Accounting degree.

Amy Pickett

Associate

412-768-3911

amy.pickett@pnc.com


Amy joined PNC Riverarch Capital in August 2022 after graduating from Princeton University with Honors. Amy majored in Economics and earned a certificate in Finance, while playing Division I soccer and being an active member in Princeton’s premier student-run investment club. Prior to graduating, Amy interned in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division in New York, where she covered middle-market Technology, Media, and Software companies. Before Investment Banking, Amy gained experience in private equity while interning at Ardian in New York, in their Fund of Funds division. Amy also studied abroad at the London School of Economics during her freshman year of college, where she studied economics and finance.

Daniel J. Lebby

Senior Associate

412-762-0828

daniel.lebby@pnc.com


Daniel joined PNC Riverarch Capital in May 2023. Prior to joining PNC, Daniel worked for Windjammer Capital, a middle market private equity firm. Prior to that, he worked for Prudential Private Capital in the Chicago and London offices. Daniel received a B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Pittsburgh and is a CFA Charterholder. He is currently a director of Clayton Kendall.

 

Bennett A. Salvatora

Director

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bennett.salvatora@pnc.com


Bennett joined PNC Riverarch Capital in October 2023. Prior to joining Riverarch, Bennett worked for Incline Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm, in New York. At Incline, Bennett served as a director of several portfolio companies within the distribution, business services, and manufacturing industries. Prior to Incline, Bennett worked within the Investment Banking Division at Citigroup in New York. Bennett graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Economics.

Tom O'Connell

Associate

412-762-8902

Tom.OConnell@pnc.com


Tom joined PNC Riverarch Capital in November 2023. Prior to joining Riverarch, Tom worked for Piper Sandler & Co, a middle market investment bank, where he covered companies operating in the Fintech and Specialty Finance sectors. Tom received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in Economics and minored in Computing and Digital Technologies.

I really enjoyed working with the PNC Riverarch team. Their support was vital during a transformative period of growth, and they played an integral role in our strategic planning and acquisitions.        

Al Jurgela, CEO of Environmental Express