Our Team

The Threadstone team consists of professionals with significant experience and expertise developed while working at leading financial institutions and within the Consumer and Retail industry. Our professionals are committed to offering our clients thorough preparation, compelling service, and a unique perspective.

William Susman
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William Susman
Managing Director
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
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Ilya Seglin
Managing Director
Ilya Seglin joined Threadstone Advisors 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.
Joshua Goldberg
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Joshua Goldberg
Managing Director
Josh Goldberg is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division of Threadstone. Joshua has worked on and completed deals with leading consumer, retail and apparel companies including Crumbs Bake Shop, Joe’s Jeans, Kellwood Company, Perry Ellis International, and Sequential Brands Group. Prior to joining Threadstone, Josh was a Research Analyst at Pioneer Alternative Investments covering Macro and Systematic hedge fund strategies. Josh received a Bachelor of Science from the Stern School of Business at New York University with a double major in Finance and Marketing, and a minor in Computer Applications. Josh is a Chartered Financial Analyst®
Craig Collar
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Craig Collar
Managing Director
Brandon Mitchel
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Brandon Mitchel
Vice President
Brandon is a Vice President in the Investment Banking division of Threadstone. Brandon has worked on and completed deals with leading consumer products and services companies. Prior to joining Threadstone, Brandon was an Associate in the U.S. Private Equity Group at Baird Capital, where he focused on technology services and manufactured products. He was also a Senior Analyst at Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, focusing on M&A advisory services across the consumer and retail sectors, and was an Associate at Fireman Capital Partners, where he evaluated branded consumer products businesses and tracked the financial and operating performance of the firm’s consumer & retail portfolio companies.

Brandon earned a BA in Government & Law from Lafayette College where he was also Captain of the Men’s Golf Team.
Jack Jacoby
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Jack Jacoby
Vice President
Jack is a Vice President in the Investment Banking division of Threadstone. Jack has worked on and completed deals with leading consumer, retail and apparel companies. Prior to joining Threadstone, Jack was a Senior Associate with Deloitte’s Business Valuation and Modeling Advisory practices where he provided advisory services related to M&A, capital planning and financing. Jack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University, as well as his Masters in Accountancy with a focus in business valuation from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Sara Kong
Associate BIO/CONTACT ›
Sara is an Associate in the Investment Banking division of Threadstone. Prior to joining Threadstone, Sara was an Investment Banking Associate at BMO Capital Markets in the Power & Utilities and M&A groups. While at BMO Capital Markets, she worked with clients across a number of industries including in the power, natural resources, and consumer sectors to execute M&A strategy and raise debt and equity financing. Sara received a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University.
Peter MacKay
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Peter MacKay
Associate
Peter Mackay is an Associate in the Investment Banking division of Threadstone Advisors. Prior to joining Threadstone in 2019, Peter was an Operational Risk Manager within the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Société Générale in London. Peter was previously an intern at Threadstone, where he worked on a number of deals with leading consumer, retail, and beverage companies. Peter earned his Master of Arts with Honours in Economic History & Business from The University of Edinburgh.
Emily Smid
Associate BIO/CONTACT ›
Emily Smid is an Associate in the Investment Banking division of Threadstone. Before joining Threadstone in the fall of 2019, Emily worked in both the Consumer and Retail as well as the Equity Capital Markets groups at Nomura. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in History and Political Science.