Kerry Capital Advisors was founded by Thomas W. Janes. Mr. Janes has a significant track record of successfully working with management teams in the North American and European middle markets. Prior to founding Kerry Capital Advisors, he was a Managing Director of Lincolnshire and head of Lincolnshire's Boston Office, where he started in 2003. Mr. Janes has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the following Lincolnshire portfolio companies: Cutters Wireline Services, Inc., Dalbo Holdings, Inc., and Paddock Pool and Construction, Inc.

Mr. Janes has been principally involved as a fiduciary with nearly $250 Million of private equity investments that have generated approximately $600 Million of returns for investors. During his private equity career, Mr. Janes has been involved in seven institutional fund raising efforts that have totaled over $2 Billion.

Prior to Lincolnshire, Mr. Janes was a co-founder and Managing Director of Triumph Capital Group, where he served as a senior member of a private equity team that successfully sourced and managed approximately $900 million in private equity capital. During his tenure at Triumph Capital, he led numerous investments in middle market companies in a variety of recapitalization, growth financing, leveraged buyout, and consolidation transactions, and served as a Board member of several Triumph portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding Triumph Capital, he was an investment banker at Drexel Burnham, First Boston, and Lazard Freres & Co., where he led numerous corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions. Early in his career, Mr. Janes worked as a consultant in Bain and Co.'s Boston and London offices. Mr. Janes has served on the Boards of numerous private companies and the following public companies: Alarmguard Holdings, Inc., Ascent Pediatrics, Inc., CAPE Systems Group, Inc., DairyMart Convenience Stores, Inc., Plymouth Opportunity REIT, and Providence Health Care, Inc.

Mr. Janes has served as an alumni representative to the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (which advises the Harvard Corporation with respect to certain proxy issues) and is a member of the Board of Directors of many charitable organizations. A frequent speaker at industry events, including commenting on private equity issues at the annual Chicago Federal Reserve Forum, he has written more than 100 articles for such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Annual Economic Review, The Boston Globe and The World Paper. He has an AB degree with honors from Harvard College and MBA from Harvard Business School.