Mr. DeSantis’ primary responsibilities include acquisition searches, negotiations, due diligence, financing and operational oversight of portfolio companies. He serves as Chairman of EMPG Holding Company and is a director of Happy Floors and Signature Systems Group.
Mr. DeSantis joined Linsalata Capital Partners in 2001 following four years at Ernst & Young LLP as Senior Manager in Cleveland, providing M&A transaction support services on over 75 transactions to both U.S. and international clients. During his tenure at Ernst & Young, Mr. DeSantis relocated to Cincinnati to start a regional M&A practice, serving the Ohio Valley area. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. DeSantis held a variety of financial management positions at Rand McNally & Company. He began his career as an auditor with the Chicago office of Price Waterhouse.
Mr. DeSantis received his undergraduate degree in Accountancy from Miami University in Ohio, and he earned an M.B.A. with distinction from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Laurel School in Shaker Heights and currently serves as Treasurer.