David P. Kollock, Managing Director
David P. Kollock is the founder and a Managing Director of Glenthorne Capital, Inc. Glenthorne Capital was founded in 1984 as a Financial Advisory Firm specializing in corporate development consulting, private placements of debt and equity, and general corporate financial advisory. Mr. Kollock has led client assignments (in the U.S. and Europe) in the financial services, insurance, food, chemical and specialty chemical, industrial distribution, plastics, industrial, and aerospace equipment sectors.
In addition to his work for mid-size companies, Mr. Kollock has specialized in advising investor and management groups on private equity financed buyouts for medium and large sized companies. He has completed several successful buyout projects for various management groups in the insurance, chemical, and consumer products industries. In 1989, he organized and led the buyout of American Mirrex Corporation from Hoechst Celanese. The acquisition of this division required the addition of top management and Mr. Kollock served as the firm's CEO during its first two years of operation. Similarly, when Glenthorne Capital organized the buyout of Heritage Inks from the J.M. Huber Co., Mr. Kollock acted as the transitional CEO.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Kollock was a Senior Vice President at Philadelphia Capital Advisors, a unit of CoreStates Financial. While at Philadelphia Capital, he was responsible for merger and acquisition projects on a national and multi-national level. Industry areas of specialization included chemicals, financial services, insurance, and industrial products. Mr. Kollock also served as a consultant at Towers Perrin Forester and Crosby, a major multinational consulting firm. His areas of specialization included mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning, and marketing strategy. Prior to Towers Perrin, Mr. Kollock served as COO of two specialty chemical companies, Selby Battersby & Co., a subsidiary of Quaker Chemical Corporation, and Philadelphia Resins Corporation, now a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW.
Mr. Kollock holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter for the Association of Corporate Growth, an international network of middle market professionals involved in corporate growth. He was a director and Vice Chairman of the Board of WHYY-TV12, the public broadcasting network in Philadelphia, and also served as a director of ADCO Products, Inc., a specialty chemical firm.