The dealeverage group – our team

Our Team

Erik C. Records has been in the buyout industry for over 15 years. Mr. Records was a co-founder of Myers Capital Partners, Principal at Buttonwood Capital Group and Director at W.E. Myers & Company. He has led build-ups and closed transactions in the contract guard, rubber and plastic molding, janitorial services and contract manufacturing industries. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in finance from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Ryan M. Payne has progressed from analyst roles in private equity to associate roles in investment banking working on capital raising, M&A and leveraged buyout transactions in fields as diverse as plastic injection molding, mobile satellite ground stations, long haul trucking and internet media. He currently resides in southern California where he manages a small fund focused on commodity futures and is counsel to his family’s real
estate holdings.
Mr. Payne holds a BA in History with a minor in Business Administration from UCLA and earned his JD/MBA at Emory University, where he was also president of Emory’s graduate schools. He is admitted to the Bar in both CA and NY and is a candidate for level two of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Alan Winder, PhD has a diverse background; he has been a FINRA-registered investment banker focused primarily on strategic sell-side advisory work and capital raises for both public and private companies in the lower end of the middle market, co-managed a microcap-focused hedge fund with a deep-value investment thesis, emphasizing special situations and companies trading below fair valuation, and has started several of his own companies including a contract mental health services provider
to long-term care facilities. He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Walden University and a BS in science from State University of New York.


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