Our leadership

NuOrion Capital is an independent firm owned and managed by our partners.

Guy Phillips

Guy is the founder and Managing Member of NuOrion Capital

In addition to his role at NuOrion Capital, Guy is also the Managing Partner of NuOrion Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor that focuses on corporate activism and alternative investing, including private equity.

Guy was formerly Global Head of the Entrepreneurs Coverage Group at UBS, which was responsible for all corporate finance activity with the firm’s entrepreneurs and families. Prior to that role, Guy was Global Head of the UBS Consumer Products & Retail Group and was a member of the Investment Banking Division Executive Committee. Guy was also EMEA Head of the UBS Private Equity Coverage Group.

Guy has extensive M&A and capital markets experience with large capitalization companies, entrepreneurs, hedge funds and private equity funds. Guy worked at UBS in both the New York and London offices and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Franklin & Marshall College.

He serves on the board of directors of BeeDigital (a leading company in digitalization and artificial intelligence technological solutions for SMEs), Lummus Corporation (an industrial company), Carter Control Systems (an intralogistics company) and Au Vodka (leading premium spirits business).

John Duffy

John is a Partner of NuOrion Capital

In addition to his role at NuOrion, John is the founder of ROCKER & CAMBER, LLC which advises founders, families and funds with a principal focus on their private investment strategies.  His advisory relationships have included the private venture and growth teams at JP Morgan Asset Management and Franklin Templeton (active).

At J.P. Morgan, John founded Morgan Private Ventures (MPV). MPV is a global private investment business focused on funding mid-stage growth companies via direct and co-investment transactions with capital raised from institutionally qualified family office clients. Morgan Private Ventures, via its clients, invested over $3 billion of capital since its inception in 2015. Prior to the founding of Morgan Private Ventures John served as Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Global Head of Institutional Wealth Management and CEO of the U.S. Private Bank. He was a member of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank Operating Committee, CEO of the J.P. Morgan Trust Bank, U.S. CEO of Securities, Trust and Information Services division and US Head of Mortgage Backed Securities sales with the J.P. Morgan Investment Bank. He began his career with J.P. Morgan in 1982.

John is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and New York University, Stern School of Business. He and his spouse, Tricia, reside in New York.  Their three adult sons, John, Patrick and Brendan live and work in California and New York.

Sergio Pedreiro

Sergio is a Partner of NuOrion Capital

Sergio Pedreiro is the former Chief Operating Officer of Revlon. He has more than 20 years of experience in international finance and business administration. Sergio was previously a partner of BTG Pactual in the Private Equity group. Before joining BTG Pactual, he was the CFO of Coty, the global beauty company with US$5 billion where he led the Coty’s IPO on NYSE in mid-2013. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of America Latina Logística SA, the largest publicly traded cargo railroad in Brazil.

Sergio began his career as a business consultant at McKinsey & Company in Brazil and was also previously an intern at Goldman Sachs in New York.

He received his B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from ITA—Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronautica in Brazil with honors and holds an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Jonathan Tretler

Jonathan is a Partner of NuOrion Capital

Jonathan Tretler has over 25 years of investment banking and strategic advisory experience. His areas of expertise include corporate strategy, M&A and capital raising initiatives on behalf of corporate and private equity clients. His industry expertise covers all aspects of the consumer products and retail landscape, with a particular focus on the food & beverage sector. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has originated and led the execution of advisory and capital raising transactions with an aggregate value of over $200bn.

Most recently, Jonathan was Managing Director and the Head of the North America Consumer & Retail Group at HSBC which he joined in 2017. Prior to HSBC, Jonathan was head of the Food & Beverage Investment Banking practice at RBC Capital Markets for four years. He has also held leadership roles at Deutsche Bank and UBS.

Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee at Feeding Westchester, Westchester County’s largest food bank. He is also a Member of the Ambassador’s Council for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School.

Alex Phillips

Alex is an Analyst at NuOrion Capital

Alex joined NuOrion in 2022. He graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Finance and Marketing.

Marie Katz

Marie is the Chief Financial Officer and FinOp of NuOrion Capital

Marie Katz brings a wealth of executive leadership through her years in senior roles across compliance, finance, and risk for premiere organizations, including AIG Global Capital Markets, Bank of America, GE Asset Management, Royal Bank of Scotland and The New York Stock Exchange. Marie has also worked directly for FINRA as a Senior Examiner and maintains involvement as a FINRA Arbitrator. Given Marie's background as an equity analyst, she is widely recognized for her ability to bridge corporate strategy with financial projections alongside regulatory and compliance requirements for best practice based infrastructure. Marie graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University and received her MBA from Fordham University.