Our Team

With over 50 years’ combined experience across the private equity space, we pride ourselves on our understanding, connections and success stories. Our focused team supports management, providing targeted support, how and when needed, to achieve the best long-term results for the business.
Greg Share

Greg Share

Chairman

Greg Share has over twenty years of private equity experience in the U.S. and Europe, which includes leadership positions at Moelis Capital Partners LLC, Fortress Investment Group LLC and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. He began his career in investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co., LLC. Greg currently serves as a director of Kinsale Capital Group [NASDAQ: KNSL] and has served on several public and private company boards.

Greg holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is also a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and a CFA Charterholder.

Christine Blehle

Christine Blehle

Partner

Christine has over fifteen years of experience in principal investment and advisory in private equity and has transacted across the US and Europe. Prior to Ambina, she was a Principal at XPV Partners (a growth PE fund), an Assistant Director in the PE transaction services team at EY, an Investment Banker at Mitsubishi UFJ Bank and an Associate at McKinsey & Company. A multi-linguist with extensive international experience, she is a Board member of PeriGen.

Christine holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MSc in Biology.

Jason Brenner

Jason Brenner

Vice President

Jason joined Ambina Partners in 2020, bringing with him over 10 years’ experience in public and private investments.  His last role was as VP, Investments at SF Capital Group, a private investment firm focused on debt and equity opportunities in fintech. Prior to this, Jason worked as an Investment Analyst at SIAR Capital (family office), where he invested in public small cap companies, and as an Equity Research Analyst at RBC Capital Markets, where he covered internet software and services companies.

Jason holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, with a dual concentration in Finance and Statistics.

Andrew Perlmutter

Andrew Perlmutter

Vice President

Andrew joined Ambina Partners in 2018 from Audax Private Equity, a leading middle-market PE fund, where he was an Associate.  He has over seven years of private equity and management consulting experience. Prior to this, Andrew worked at RSM, where he conducted due diligence on PE transactions. He is a Board member of AllParts Music Corporation.

Andrew holds a BA in Government from Wesleyan University.

Thomas Ellsworth

Thomas Ellsworth

Head of Business Development

Tom joined Ambina Partners in 2020 after serving on the board of directors of two Ambina Partners’ portfolio companies.  Tom has worked in CEO, COO and private company board capacities for over 20 years.  His experience has primarily been in SaaS, insurance, healthcare and mobile sectors where he has founded, run and exited start-ups, turn-arounds and mid-stage companies. Tom is also an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at the Crowell School of Business – Biola University and serves on Biola’s Advisory Board for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

Tom holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BSc in Marketing.

Charles Zheng

Charles Zheng

Senior Associate

Charles joined Ambina Partners in 2021, bringing over five years of investing and industry experience. Previously, he was an Associate on the direct private equity team at Partners Group, a global private markets asset manager, focused on leveraged buyouts across various industries. Charles began his career as an Analyst at Raymond James & Associates in the investment banking division, advising on M&A and financing transactions for companies across the financial services sector.

Charles holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BS in Business Administration and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our Advisors

David Fenimore

David Fenimore

Advisor

David is the Chairman and CEO of Insurance Technologies, where Greg Share led an investment and served as a board member on behalf of Moelis Capital Partners (Insurance Technologies was acquired by Thomas H. Lee Partners in 2020). David has nearly 30 years of software development, financial services and management experience. David leads the technology direction, product strategy, business development goals, and growth strategies for Insurance Technologies. He joined the company in 1996 and progressed through Product Development, Product Management, Client Services, Sales and Marketing, ultimately being named CEO.

He studied Information Systems at the University of Denver.

Matt Grove

Matt Grove

Advisor

Most recently, Matt was the Co-Chief Operating Officer at New York Life, a Fortune 100 insurance company. At New York Life, he led a $20B revenue business and served as one of two key number two executives to NYL’s CEO. Matt is a values-oriented leader, skilled at driving strategic transformation and building a culture that facilitates change in both Fortune 100 and PE-backed environments.

He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania .

William Kenney

William Kenney

Advisor

Bill became an Advisor in 2019 and he sits on boards and draws on his extensive experience to provide guidance to the firm’s portfolio companies, particularly those in the insurance sector. He has over 20 years of C-Suite management experience, both in IT and operations, at private and public insurance companies, including Kinsale and James River Insurance Company.

He holds a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

Joe Kenary

Joe Kenary

Advisor

Joe is currently an Executive Director on the Board of RDL Recovery PLC.  He is also an executive director of Nexseer Capital, a portfolio company of Atalaya Capital Management and an advisor to Atalaya Leasing.  He began his career at HealthCare Financial Partners, an asset-based healthcare lender and then served at CapitalSource, Inc. where he led the Leveraged Lending business and was Chief Investment Officer of the public company with AUM of $10+ billion.  He was also a senior executive of Alliance Partners, a start-up providing community banks access to commercial lending, which grew AUM to $1.5 billion. 

He holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and an AB from Harvard University.

Ann Marie Marson

Ann Marie Marson

Advisor

Ann Marie Marson is an insurance executive with 30+ years of experience. She retired in 2020 from Kinsale Insurance Company where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer. Prior to Kinsale, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer with James River Insurance Company. Earlier, she served as Senior Vice President, Claims for ACE USA; was with CIGNA P&C as Claims Manager for professional liability claims and also a Home Office Director and was with AIG in professional liability claims.

She holds a JD from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University and a BA in History and Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Our Industry Advisory Board

Jay Bugg

Jay Bugg

Insurance Industry

Jay Bugg is an insurance executive with 30 years industry experience, specializing in indedpendent distribution, sales and marketing. He is currently Vice President, Independent Distribution at National Life Group. Prior to that he was Sr VP and Chief Marketing Officer at National Western Life, Managing Director at The Hanover Insurance Group and VP of Sales for International Nederland Group (ING).

He holds a BA from Covenant College, an LLIF in Finance and Financial Management Services from Babson College and a CLU, ChFC from The American College.