Culture Matters

We collaborate with management teams who share our cultural values: integrity, accountability, humility and mutual respect

Sean Honey

Managing Partner

Sean is a managing partner of Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation.  He was formerly a managing partner at Weston Presidio, which he joined in 1999.  Sean was previously with JPMorgan Capital and, prior to that, worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, also at JPMorgan. He is an active member of the Northern California Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).  Sean earned his B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Jeff Mills

Managing Partner

Jeff is a managing partner of Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation.  He was formerly a partner at Weston Presidio, which he joined as a partner in 2005.   Jeff was previously a partner at Dorset Capital, a middle market growth equity fund.  Prior to that, Jeff worked as an investment banker at Bank of America, Montgomery Securities and Merrill Lynch.  Jeff received a B.A in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Michigan and an M.M. in Finance and Accounting, Beta Gamma Sigma, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Scott Bell

Partner

Scott is a partner at Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation. He was formerly a partner at Weston Presidio, which he joined in 2004.  Prior to joining Weston Presidio, Scott worked as an associate in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and, prior to that, worked in the Investment Banking Division, also at Goldman Sachs.  Scott received his A.B. in Politics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michael Lazarus

Partner

Michael is a partner at Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation.  He was formerly a managing partner and co-founder of Weston Presidio.  Prior to the formation of Weston Presidio, Michael served as managing director and director of the Private Placement Department of Montgomery Securities.  Michael graduated with a B.A. in Accounting from Grove City College and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Josh McDowell

Partner

Josh is a partner at Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation.  He was formerly a partner at Weston Presidio, which he joined in 2002.  Prior to joining Weston Presidio, Josh worked in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney in their Financial Sponsors Group.  Josh earned his B.A. from the University of California and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Aaron Garcia

Vice President

Aaron is a vice president at Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation.  He was previously a senior associate at Weston Presidio, which he joined in 2010.  Prior to joining Weston Presidio, Aaron worked in the Commercial Financial Planning & Analysis group at Gilead Sciences and in investment banking within Citigroup Global Markets’ Financial Sponsor Group. Aaron earned a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Matt Short

Vice President

Matt is a vice president at Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since its formation.  He was previously a senior associate at Weston Presidio, which he joined in 2010.  Prior to joining Weston Presidio, Matt worked in the Corporate Strategy & Business Development Group at McKesson Corporation and in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group at UBS Investment Bank.  Matt earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Miles Buchanan

Miles Buchanan

Associate

Miles is an associate at Main Post Partners and has been with the firm since June 2016. Prior to joining Main Post, Miles was an analyst in the Consumer Group at Piper Jaffray and in the Industrials Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Miles earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Brendan Forghani

Associate

Brendan is an associate at Main Post Partners and joined the firm in 2017. He was previously an analyst in the Consumer Group at Piper Jaffray and in the Transaction Services group at KPMG. Brendan earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of San Diego and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Hannah Dittman

Analyst

Hannah is an analyst at Main Post Partners and joined the firm in 2017. She was previously an associate at Parthenon (formerly The Parthenon Group). Hannah earned a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Denise Davis

VP Finance and Chief Compliance Officer

Denise joined Main Post Partners in 2015. Denise was previously a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, controller at Lake Street Capital and director of finance at Vista Equity Partners. Denise received her B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting, from California State University, Chico, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

The Pursuit of Excellence

We strive to diligently serve our partners in the same manner that they serve their employees and customers.

We help our partners broaden their frame of reference to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate challenges through collaboration with our team and our talented network of functional and industry-focused executives.

We believe the only way to pursue excellence is with the trust that has been built through transparent dialogue, integrity, humility and mutual respect.

We value relationships that are built and earned over time.