But its “X factor” for us is the speed, the rich opportunities for dramatic impact, and the constant growth and change we see every day. Deals don’t just start and finish behind closed doors or play out in intangible products and services: they show up in the brands that we wear, eat, and use every day.
And at the center of it all, enabling the sector’s growth, are entrepreneurial leaders.
Entrepreneurs and their investors create amazing products and build companies in ways that expand the boundaries and potential of the consumer and retail sectors. These are the “doers”– the fighters in the ring – bringing excellence, grit, and tenacity to the many challenges of business development.
But when it comes time to think about next steps or new stages of growth, they call on advisors who can meet them exactly where they are and help them understand what comes next. We know–and we’ve seen firsthand–that transformative success often comes down to moments of advice and connection between people.
That’s precisely where Threadstone comes in. Our team is built on the core values and expertise that give rise to those moments, and it’s those connections–those relationships–that lead to explosive growth that inspire, motivate, and power us.
Our clients recommend us for our tenacity in the face of complex transactions, and for the tactful, diplomatic, and collaborative approach we take to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Threadstone’s expertise helps entrepreneurs and investors aspiring to reach the next stage of growth.
Billy Susman has worked at Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Financo since 2004. Prior to Threadstone Partners, Billy has provided clients with advice on various strategic issues. Billy received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern. Over nearly 25 years of advising clients, Mr. Susman has completed transactions for Collective Brands, Jones, Kellwood, Li & Fung, Nike, Nordstrom’s, Pacific Sunwear, Spencer’s Holdings and Wolverine. Additionally, he has maintained deep relationships with key industry private equity clients including Angelo Gordon, Apax, Apollo, Goode Partners, Gordon Brothers, Irving Place Capital, LNK Partners, Sun Capital, and Texas Pacific Group.
Ilya Seglin joined Threadstone Capital in 2015. Prior to joining Threadstone, Ilya operated a consulting practice focusing on the beauty, apparel and accessories sectors and was engaged by such clients as The Estée Lauder Companies. Prior to establishing a consulting practice, Ilya was a Director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse. While at Credit Suisse, he worked with clients across the retail and consumer landscape to develop and execute M&A strategy, raise debt and equity financing, and address capital structure issues. He executed transactions for companies including The Neiman Marcus Group, PETCO Animal Supplies, totes Isotoner, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and WhiteWave Foods, among others. Before transitioning to investment banking, Ilya spent several years as an analyst evaluating industry trends and assessing companies in the retail, leisure and transportation industries. His experience included working on Dana Telsey’s #1 ranked All-America Research team at Bear Stearns and covering the luxury goods sector. Ilya received his B.A. in Economics from New York University.
Michael Stanley is Vice Chairman of Threadstone Capital. Prior to joining Threadstone in 2022, Michael was Managing Director and head of the factoring division of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc. Founded in 1938, Rosenthal is one of the largest privately held financing institutions in the US. Michael serves as a Director and Foundation Board member of the Fashion Institute of Technology (a SUNY institution) and is Chairman of their Finance Committee. He is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City's Board of Trustees. Michael holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a B.S. from Long Island University where he currently acts as an advisor.
Emile Sternbach is a Senior Associate with Threadstone Capital. Prior to joining Threadstone in 2023, Emile was an Investment Banking Analyst and Associate with Perella Weinberg Partners in New York City. He was previously a Summer Analyst with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management group. Emile earned his BBA, Finance from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.
We unlock the next stage of commercial growth for entrepreneurs and investors across the consumer and retail sectors.
We provide our clients with expertise like that of the best Wall Street bulge bracket banks, with the added benefit of unparalleled levels of access, client service, and attention to detail. Among boutiques, we aspire to set the standard of service in capital markets, guided by our team’s alignment with the firm’s set of core values.
Entrepreneurs and their investors are building amazing products and companies every day in ways that continually expand the boundaries and potential of the consumer and retail sectors. We know–and we’ve seen firsthand–that transformative success often comes down to moments of advice and connection between people.
For a team like Threadstone’s, built on the core values and expertise that give rise to those moments, it’s connections leading to explosive growth that inspire, motivate, and power us. We use our expertise to help entrepreneurs and investors aspiring to the next stage of growth while driving innovation, impact and value in the industry sectors that we are most passionate about.
While Threadstone works on many deals every year, we approach each transaction recognizing that it might be the most important that our client will ever close.
Driven by a team of industry veterans with deep sector expertise and a strong commitment to core values, we have helped clients close more than 100 transactions totaling +$5.0BN in our 11-year history.
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