Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Elie Azar is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of White Wolf Capital LLC (“White Wolf”) which began operations in September 2011. Prior to founding White Wolf and its affiliates, Elie worked at Cerberus Capital Management, Ernst & Young’s M&A Transaction Advisory group and Arthur Andersen. Elie has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from the American University of Beirut. Elie holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and has also passed the U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination as well as the Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA) Level I Examination. Elie is a member of the CFA Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Rifle Association. Elie manages the overall business of White Wolf and its affiliates.
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Armando Donado joined White Wolf Capital LLC in June 2020 as Vice President, Finance & Administration. Prior to joining White Wolf, Armando worked at Cherry Bekaert, LLP leading and managing tax engagements for a variety of clients including private equity and real estate funds, as well as foreign individuals and corporations investing in domestic private funds. Armando graduated from Florida International University with a BSc in Accounting as well as a Masters of Accounting, Specialization in Tax. Armando is also a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Armando is responsible for the overall management of the firm’s core corporate functions, including leading the finance, accounting, tax and administrative functions at White Wolf.
Richard Leggio II
Richard Leggio joined White Wolf Capital LLC in March 2018 as Vice President. Prior to joining White Wolf, Richard worked at Centerbridge Partners, a global private equity firm and distressed debt hedge fund. Prior to joining Centerbridge Partners, Rich worked at J.P. Morgan and Cerberus Capital Management. Richard has an MBA and BA from Adelphi University (New York). Richard plays a key role in managing the overall private equity team, assisting leadership in the allocation of capital and internal resources as well as overseeing the overall private equity portfolio.
Managing Director and Operating Executive
Don Ronchi joined White Wolf Capital LLC in July 2012 as a member of the Advisory Board and became a Managing Director with the firm in January 2013. Prior to joining White Wolf, Don held executive positions at Cerberus Capital Management, Raytheon Company, and General Electric. Don also has held academic appointments in the business schools of The Ohio State University, the University of Chicago, and La Universidad De Carabobo (Venezuela). Don earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Cornell University and the University of Chicago, respectively.
Managing Director and Operating Executive
Corry Doyle joined White Wolf Capital LLC in April 2015 as a member of the Advisory Board and became a Managing Director with the firm in October 2015. Prior to joining White Wolf, Corry worked at Remington Outdoor Company (a Cerberus Capital Management portfolio company), Cerberus Capital Management, and General Electric. Corry graduated Summa Cum Laude with a triple major in Finance, Marketing, and Management from the University of Kentucky where he was a varsity letterman on the football team. Corry is also a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program.
Blake Conner joined White Wolf Capital LLC in March 2020 as Vice President. Prior to joining White Wolf, Blake held roles at RBC Capital Markets in Industrials Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance Capital Markets. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Blake began his career at Raymond James where he completed a capital markets rotational program and was an Analyst within the investment bank. Additionally, Blake served as a White House intern in the Office of Public Liaison in Spring of 2007. Blake holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stetson University.
Andres Gutierrez joined White Wolf Capital LLC in January 2017 as an Associate. Prior to joining White Wolf, Andres worked at Houlihan Lokey and Deloitte & Touche. Andres graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Finance and Accounting from Florida International University. Andres passed the Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination. Andres is also a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CFA Institute. Andres is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 63) and a Limited Representative - Investment Banking (Series 79).
Alon Debbi joined White Wolf Capital LLC in September 2015 as an Analyst. Alon is actively involved in the financial and business due diligence process of assessing targeted investment opportunities. In addition, Alon supports management in monitoring and analyzing key operational and financial performance of White Wolf’s portfolio companies. Prior to White Wolf, Alon served in the Israeli Defense Forces (Special Forces). Alon passed the Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination and holds a Bachelor of Science in Math and Technology with Highest Distinction from the State University of New York. Alon is currently pursing his Executive MBA at Columbia Business School (Class of 2020).