Mike Bendokaitis

Mike Bendokaitis

Mike Bendokaitis Vice President With specific expertise in the insurance sector, Mike leads deal teams in support of the clients’ goals on either the buy-side or sell-side. He has extensive experience providing advisory services for both public and private companies...
Shawn Byerly

Shawn Byerly

Shawn Byerly MANAGING DIRECTOR Located at our Cincinnati office, Shawn drives business development by sourcing new buy-side and sell-side opportunities in the business services, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. When serving as Managing Director at First...
Sean Coleman

Sean Coleman

Sean Coleman VICE PRESIDENT Sean assists with client services and business development out of our Cleveland office. Primarily working with middle market companies, Sean has experience with M&A, raising capital, and consulting. He has facilitated transactions in...
Nick Davies

Nick Davies

Nick Davies ANALYST As a part of the deal team, Nick assists with market research, valuation analysis, and financial modeling. He previously worked as an intern with Huntington National Bank in their Middle Market Credit Division. Working first as a successful intern...
Andy Hays

Andy Hays

Andy Hays PRESIDENT With a passion for dealmaking, Andy founded Copper Run. He has completed over $7 billion in transactions while working with hundreds of companies, both public and private, in a variety of industries including manufacturing and technology. His...
Brandon Kelly

Brandon Kelly

Brandon Kelly ASSOCIATE As an Associate, Brandon assists with advisory services and business development. He previously interned at Generational Transfer Entrepreneurs, a search fund in Pittsburgh. Brandon started at Copper Run as an intern during his junior year of...
Jason Kraynak

Jason Kraynak

Jason Kraynak DIRECTOR Focused on executing client M&A strategies and new business development, Jason leverages his experience evaluating the strategic and financial implications of M&A for the small and medium size, privately held businesses. Prior to Copper...
Steve Lancianese

Steve Lancianese

Steve Lancianese VICE PRESIDENT Responsible for managing deal teams in support of our clients, Steve is also sourcing new opportunities for the firm. Previously, Steve worked at J.P. Morgan Chase and was charged with developing and executing growth strategy...
Zane Laws, CFA

Zane Laws, CFA

Zane Laws, CFA ASSOCIATE Zane is responsible for supporting the deal team through market research, valuation analysis, and financial modeling. Prior to Copper Run, Zane worked for J.P. Morgan in the Asset Management division, supporting the mutual fund and Global...
Tony Lima

Tony Lima

Tony Lima VICE PRESIDENT As a deal team leader, Tony is responsible for ensuring effective deal execution and business development. Previously, he worked as an Associate Partner at Stadion Capital Partners, a private investment partnership, where he was responsible...
Sarah Maye Myers

Sarah Maye Myers

Sarah Maye Myers OFFICE MANAGER Sarah Maye keeps the office running smoothly by coordinating meetings, organizing internal and outreach events, assisting the team with client work, and utilizing her administrative and project management expertise daily. Prior to...
Shyam Mohan

Shyam Mohan

Shyam Mohan RESEARCH DIRECTOR As the Research Director, Shyam spearheads the Copper Run’s research efforts. His team identifies potential acquisition targets for clients across various Industry verticals. He has a research experience of more than two decades across...
Lucas Nye

Lucas Nye

Lucas Nye ANALYST Through market research, valuation analysis, and financial modeling, Lucas supports the deal team’s efforts to meet our client’s goals. During his senior year of college, he was an Investment Banking Intern at Corporate Advisory Solutions, a middle...
Liz Roth

Liz Roth

Liz Roth VICE PRESIDENT Liz sits in our Cleveland office and is focused on continuing to build-up Copper Run’s presence in Northeast Ohio. She is responsible for transaction execution and business development. Prior to Copper Run, Liz was a Vice President at...
Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw MANAGING DIRECTOR Michael is responsible for developing key sector-relevant relationships, originating transactions, and providing advisory services to private equity firms, assisting portfolio companies in their growth strategies across a variety of...
Joe Shepherd

Joe Shepherd

Joe Shepherd ANALYST As an Analyst, Joe is responsible for assisting with market research, valuation analysis, and financial modeling. Prior to joining Copper Run, Joe worked for J.P. Morgan Asset Management supporting the North Americas Funds team as a FP&A...
Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER As Chief Operating Officer, Jason oversees all core corporate functions and is focused on putting the right people and systems in place to best serve our clients and execute our growth strategies. Previous experience includes...
Kaity Templin

Kaity Templin

Kaity Templin VICE PRESIDENT Responsible for the management and execution of client engagements, Kaity works remotely out of Connecticut. She previously led Business Development efforts at EHS Support, an environmental consulting firm, where she was responsible for...
Eric Vannatta

Eric Vannatta

Eric Vannatta VICE PRESIDENT Assisting with advisory services and business development, Eric is committed to client service and developing relationships. Prior to joining Copper Run, Eric worked in wealth management as an Associate on J.P. Morgan’s Securities...
Nathan Wantland

Nathan Wantland

Nathan Wantland ANALYST Committed to client success, Nathan assists the deal team with advisory services, market research, and financial modeling. He previously interned at Cleveland Research Company, an independent equity research firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he...
Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson VICE PRESIDENT Ryan is responsible for deal execution leadership, building business relationships, and sourcing new opportunities for the firm. Prior to Copper Run, Ryan worked as a Corporate and Institutional Banking Analyst at PNC, where he utilized his...
Jamie Hays

Jamie Hays

Jamie Hays Controller Jamie began her work at Copper Run alongside Andy on the day it opened in April 2008. She is responsible for the accounting function for the firm along with the administration of monthly and annual financial reporting. A consultant to other...
Anne Remias

Anne Remias

Anne Remias HR DIRECTOR Dedicated to the people side of the business, Anne is responsible for the human resources function for the firm. Previously, Anne held HR roles with Hamilton Capital, Employers Resource Association, and Huntington National Bank. She is...