Our Team

Mistral’s team consists of distinguished investment professionals equipped with a high degree of business acumen to generate, structure, execute, and manage private equity investments. Our combined skill set allows us to navigate complex financial, operational, and legal business challenges to assist our management teams in building world class organizations and industry leaders.

Investment Professionals

Andrew R. Heyer
Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner

Mr. Heyer is the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director of Mistral Equity Partners. Prior to founding Mistral, Mr. Heyer served as a Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners. Mr. Heyer was formerly a Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and a Co-Head of the CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp. in 1995, Mr. Heyer was a Founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Before Argosy, Mr. Heyer was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and, previous to that, he worked at Shearson/American Express.

Mr. Heyer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jamba, Worldwise, FORM Holdings, Hain Celestial Group and Lovesac. Mr. Heyer is the President and Director of our affiliate, Haymaker Acquisition Corp.

Mr. Heyer received his B.Sc. and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Heyer currently serves as a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

William P. Phoenix
Managing Director

Mr. Phoenix has extensive experience as a provider of all forms of capital to non-investment grade companies. Prior to joining Mistral, Mr. Phoenix was a Managing Director of Trimaran Capital Partners, L.L.C. Mr. Phoenix spent a good portion of his career in various capacities at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), beginning in 1982. He was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners where he focused on mezzanine transactions and private equity opportunities. While at CIBC, he also had management responsibilities for Acquisition Finance, Mezzanine Finance, and the Loan Workout and Restructuring businesses. Mr. Phoenix is a member of the Board of Directors of Worldlynx, Lovesac and Blueport Commerce.

Mr. Phoenix received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and his M.B.A. from the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the Leadership New York Program and a Board Member of WomenCare Global.

Christopher Bradley
Managing Director

Mr. Bradley is a Managing Director at Mistral Equity Partners. Prior to joining Mistral, Mr. Bradley was with The Sage Group, where he specialized in Retail and Consumer investments, and prior to that the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Banc of America Securities.

He has also been a Manager in the Strategy Group at Burger King, where he worked on the successful turn-around of that company, and a strategy consultant in the Retail and Consumer Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Bradley serves on the Board of Directors of Lovesac and The Chickery. Mr. Bradley serves as the Chief Financial Officer of our affiliate, Haymaker Acquisition Corp.

Mr. Bradley received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his BA from the University of Chicago.

Joseph Tonnos
Vice President

Mr. Tonnos is a Vice President at Mistral Equity Partners. Prior to joining Mistral, Mr. Tonnos was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lazard where he advised Consumer and Retail companies on mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings. Prior to investment banking, he began his career as a Foreign Exchange Trader at CIBC Capital Markets.

Mr. Tonnos is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for our affiliate, Haymaker Acquisition Corp. His board experience includes Lovesac, Worldwise and Haymaker Acquisition Corp.

Mr. Tonnos received his MBA and BS from Niagara University.

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