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MANAGEMENT TEAM


GH Partners is driven by senior professionals who average over 20 years of experience and bring strategic and financial advisory experience from top tier Wall Street, stragegic consulting and private equity firms. GH Partners also maintains a stable industry professionals and experts who are available to assist and advise our clients.

Ralph Isham
Managing Director
Ralph H. Isham is founder and Managing Director of GH Partners LLC. Since 1990, Mr. Isham has directed GH's private investments as principal and agent in numerous emerging growth companies in the field of telecommunications, transportation technologies, and health care services. Before joining GH Partners, Mr. Isham worked as a consultant to corporate management with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and with Strategic Planning Associates (Mercer Consulting acquiree). His responsibilities included development of long-range business strategies for domestic and international markets of Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Mr. Isham worked at the American Stock Exchange as a Director under Mr. Arthur Levitt, Jr. the former Chairman of the American Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Isham was formerly a Fellow with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the SALT II treaty hearings. He also served on the staff of Congressman James W. Symington of St. Louis, Missouri and Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. In addition to his corporate directorships, Mr. Isham is the co-founder of the Vienna-based International NeuroTrauma Research Organization, a leading medical organization devoted to conducting research and improving the care of patients with traumatic neurological injuries. Mr. Isham serves the Yale University President's Council for International Activities, The US Chairman for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), headquartered in London and Washington DC and serves on the board of the East West Institute (EWI).

Mr. Isham graduated from Yale University with a BA Degree in International Relations and earned an MBA at Harvard Business School.
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Noel Rimalovski
Managing Director
Noel Rimalovski brings a deep background in M&A and corporate finance to GH. In Mr. Rimalovski's 20-year career, he has provided advisory services to clients including, sales and acquisitions of companies, restructurings, capital raisings, valuations and fairness opinions to domestic and international clients in the Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Industrial and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining GH Partners, Mr. Rimalovski was Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital (USA), 2007-08, in the Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment and Technology Group. While at Macquarie, he completed $1.8bn of investments in the telecommunications sector. Prior to Macquarie, he was Director in the Mergers & Acquisition Group of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and its predecessor Wasserstein Perella, where he completed over $20 billion in transactions in the Industrial, Consumer, Technology, Telecommunications and Media sectors. Prior to WP, he gained experience as a banker on structured financings, securitizations and proprietary investments at Millennium Capital Markets and Lazard Frères.

Mr. Rimalovski earned his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where he made the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and received the Wall Street Journal Achievement Award for Finance. He holds a BA, Quantitative Economics, from Tufts University.
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Michael Zaino
Managing Director
Michael Zaino serves as a Managing Director bringing extensive private equity investment and management experience to GH Partners. At GH Partners, Mr. Zaino is responsible for strategic advisory and deal execution for clients in various industries, including telecommunications and media, aerospace and defense, IT services and transportation. Mr. Zaino's experience includes significant cross-border transactions. Prior to joining GH Partners, Mr. Zaino was a Vice President in the Principal Transactions Group of Macquarie Capital Advisors where his focus was on originating, executing and managing the firm's principal investments. In this capacity, Mr. Zaino was responsible for executing several transactions and the day-to-day management of the group's three aerospace investments, as well as advising on numerous transactions in various industries. Prior to his work at Macquarie Capital Advisors, Mr. Zaino practiced law in the Private Equity Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was one of the original members of the group. During his time with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Mr. Zaino advised many leading private equity investors on a range of investments, including leveraged buyouts, growth capital investments, senior and mezzanine debt financings, venture capital investments and joint ventures.

Mr. Zaino holds a JD from Duke University and a BA in Economics from Yale University.
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