Ryan Elsass Promoted to Vice President and Taira Masciantonio to Associate

By: Jeffry S. Pfeffer :: March 15, 2016

CapX Partners recently promoted two team members located at the firm’s Chicago offices. Ryan Elsass, promoted to Vice President (formerly Senior Associate), is now focused primarily on business development in multiple geographical regions. Taira Masciantonio, promoted to Associate (formerly Analyst), now has a concentrated role in new asset underwriting and portfolio management. According to Managing Partner, Jeffry Pfeffer, “These promotions are in recognition of both employees’ hard work and dedication to the firm and to support the organization’s continued growth.”

Ryan Elsass joined the firm in 2013. Prior to joining CapX, he worked in the alternative investment division at Goldman Sachs Co., and prior to that was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ryan holds an MBA with concentrations in economics and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a BA in Finance from Michigan State University. He serves on the Junior Board at Metropolitan Family Services and was a founding member and serves on the Board of CleanTurn International.

Taira Masciantonio joined CapX two years ago. She previously was an analyst for PNC Financial Services Group in the ABL financing group, and prior to that, in the corporate and institutional banking program. Taira is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Finance and Economics and a minor in Political Science. Taira serves on the Junior Board at Metropolitan Family Services and is an active member of the Junior League of Chicago.

Jeffry S. Pfeffer, Managing Partner

In 1999, Jeff co-founded CapX and is the firm’s Managing Partner. His responsibilities include firm management, leading new business development, and serving as CFO for CapX.

Jeff has over three decades of small to midsize business finance experience focusing on delivering superior risk-adjusted returns to CapX’s investors. He co-founded the firm during an investment vintage when alternative secured financing strategies were deemed not “sexy.” He and his partners raised over $450...