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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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STEPHEN TROTTA

Steve founded DelCam Capital in 2019, which specializes in acquiring family-owned manufacturing businesses in the United States. The firm expanded its operations with the initiation of DelCam Fund II, LP in 2023 and the acquisition of Space Age Electronics, Inc. in 2024. As a self-directed and driven business leader, Steve has significant experience leading strategy, finance, operations, and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals. His relentless focus on driving results for his investors and fostering success for the employees of DelCam’s portfolio companies establishes a robust foundation for the firm.

In his role at DelCam Capital, Steve is instrumental in capital raising and leads the firm's business development efforts, forging key strategic relationships. He serves as the lead dealmaker during acquisitions, facilitating negotiations with a respectful, creative and effective approach. Steve is also committed to operational excellence, actively promoting the adoption of artificial intelligence within the portfolio companies to enhance efficiency and empower employees, always maintaining a modest and forward-thinking approach to innovation.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa, where he was a member of the eight-time Division II National Champion UT Spartans baseball team. He earned an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. His professional background includes over a decade at Fidelity Investments, where he managed finance teams focused on FP&A, institutional pricing, client analytics, and profitability enhancement.

Beyond his professional commitments, Steve served on the board of Boston Cares from 2011 to 2017, helping to chair the finance committee and founding a fundraiser that annually generated significant support for the organization. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters, enjoys coaching soccer, traveling with his family, and is a passionate fan of Boston sports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Premier League.

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RICHARD GIBBLE

Richard Gibble has been a professional investor for more than 20 years with investment experience working at mutual funds, hedge funds, hedge-fund-of-funds, and private partnerships.  He spent the bulk of his career as a fiduciary researching and allocating capital to public and private investment opportunities. To date, he has designated over $2B to cross-asset class securities in opportunistic and event-driven strategies following a strict value seeking framework.  

He spent six years as a finance professor at a top-20 US business university. Concurrently, he served as the executive director of a world-class, academic capital markets research center, where he directed strategic initiatives and implementation and execution of all financial, academic, and operational functions.

Rich earned his MBA and Master of Science in Finance degrees from Bentley University, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Anselm College, and holds the Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

An avid outdoorsman, he is a passionate alpine skier who enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, and playing ice hockey. Rich lives in Boston’s South End with his fiancé and two miniature dachshunds.

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STUART CHANIN

Stuart is a seasoned financial professional with a wealth of experience, honed through his extensive tenure supporting Fidelity's Institutional business and his more recent experience as a Partner in a hedge fund where excellence in independent execution was paramount. During his eight years at Fidelity Investments, Stuart contributed significantly in the areas of financial analysis, pricing strategies, client analytics, and capital allocation strategy.

 

Stuart ventured into entrepreneurship as a partner in hedge for the last four years, prior

to joining DelCam. As a partner, his multifaceted role involved portfolio management,

public equity analysis, as well as overseeing all operational aspects of the fund such as

administration and client communications. This diverse role provided an ideal

opportunity to showcase his ability to excel at and satisfy the various demands required

to run an independent business.

Stuart first met Steve Trotta in 2008 and worked on his team at Fidelity from 2012-2014.

In that time, he assisted Steve in coming up to speed on his new managerial position

and developed a well-functioning working relationship. Stuart’s addition to the DelCam

team on a consulting basis in early 2023 has been very successful. Stuart’s high level of

business acumen, strategic insights, and ability to deliver results make him a valuable

addition to the DelCam team as the effort to launch a second fund moves into the

spotlight.

 

Stuart has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He lives in Morristown, NJ with his wife and two energetic daughters.  He enjoys racquet sports such as tennis and paddle, golf, and an annual bird hunting trip with his father and brother. 

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