Partners
Scott A. Baker
Scott A. Baker is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2002. He is responsible for originating, structuring and managing investments in the Media and Telecommunications industry group. Mr. Baker serves on the board of directors of LocalTV Holdings, Security Networks, WaveDivision Holdings and Monsoon Commerce. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Lazard. Mr. Baker earned a B.S. degree, with distinction, in Physics from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a M.S. degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, where he was named the programís Outstanding Graduate.


Ted Dardani
Ted Dardani is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2002. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing investments in the Business and Financial Services group. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he worked at DB Capital Partners, the merchant banking group of Deutsche Bank, as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and in the high-yield and emerging-growth companies groups at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Dardani earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Benjamin Diesbach
Benjamin Diesbach is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has worked with the firm since 1987. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing investments in the firm's Media & Telecom group. He has been both an investment partner and operator in the media and telecommunications sector, and has held the role of CEO for both broadcasting and cable television companies. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Mr. Diesbach was Executive Vice President of Taft Broadcasting, where he was responsible for all cable television investments and operations. Before establishing the cable group at Taft, Mr. Diesbach was Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development. Prior to joining Taft, Mr. Diesbach was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fabricon Automotive Products, a Detroit based OEM division of Eagle-Picher Industries. Mr. Diesbach received a B.A. degree from DePauw University and a M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.


Jonathan E. Friesel
Jonathan E. Friesel is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the Firm since 1998. He is responsible for originating, structuring and managing investments in the Media and Telecommunications industry group. Mr. Friesel serves on the board of directors of Local TV, LLC, Security Networks and WaveDivision Holdings. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he worked at Lehman Brothers in its media and telecommunications group. Mr. Friesel earned a B.S. degree from Cornell University.


Stratton R. Heath III
Stratton R. Heath, III is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2002. At Oak Hill, he serves as the firm's Capital Markets Partner. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he had a fifteen year banking career with The Bank of New York and affiliates thereof that included founding and managing a sponsor leveraged finance business and a private equity and mezzanine principal investment business. Mr. Heath received a B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business and a M.B.A. degree from the Columbia Business School, where he received the Award for Excellence.


Douglas M. Kaden
Douglas M. Kaden is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 1997. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing investments in the Business and Financial Services group. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he worked at James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. Mr. Kaden earned an A.B. degree from Harvard University, an M. Phil from Cambridge University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Scott B. Kauffman
Scott B. Kauffman is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2009. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing investments in the Business and Financial Services group. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he was a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Kauffman earned a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Bryant College.


Kevin M. Mailender
Kevin M. Mailender is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2002. He is responsible for originating, structuring and managing investments in the Consumer, Retail & Distribution group. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he worked at Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Mailender earned an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.


John R. Monsky
John R. Monsky is a Partner and General Counsel of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 1993. He has senior responsibility for the structuring and legal aspects of the firm's acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Monsky previously worked as a mergers and acquisitions attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Mr. Monsky also served as Assistant Counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee investigating the Iran-Contra Affair and as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa, Federal Judge, Southern District of New York. He earned a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


William J. Pade
William J. Pade is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners and has been with the firm since 2004. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and managing investments in the Technology group. Prior to joining Oak Hill, he spent 26 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was most recently a Director and the Managing Partner of McKinsey's Silicon Valley office. Prior to that, Mr. Pade was based in London, where he led McKinsey's high technology and telecom practice in Europe. He earned a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Harvard College and a M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School.