Chief Executive Officer at Curion
Sean Bisceglia specializes in accelerating growth, establishing market leadership positions, and launching disruptive technologies for various industries spanning from marketing and staffing to human capital. He founded and led four companies that achieved rapid market acceptance and global distribution of its products and services.
Bisceglia’s business success began 25 years ago when he founded TFA, a technology-focused ad agency that achieved significant success. TFA was sold to Leo Burnett in 1998. After TFA, Mr. Bisceglia partnered with William Blair Ventures to acquire Corporate Project Resources, Inc (“CPRi”), where he doubled revenues in less than two years. In 2007, Mr. Bisceglia founded TalentDrive, where he formed one of the first technology-enabled staffing businesses in the industry.
In 2013, Mr. Bisceglia founded and became CEO of Scout Exchange, a platform for marketplace recruiting that serves Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Curion for Monroe Capital, Bisceglia served as an Operating Partner at Sterling Partners. Since he was appointed Curion’s CEO in 2018, Bisceglia has accelerated Curion’s market leadership by 35% growth YOY and grown Curion’s size by 350 employees.
Board Director, Mintel Group Ltd.
For twenty years through to 2021, Jon led the commercial development and growth of Mintel Americas, as the Americas CEO. Mintel is a global research agency providing consumer and market insights to Brands, Agencies and Suppliers across consumer-facing industries. The Mintel Americas business has 300+ employees.
Jon continues to serve as a Director on the Mintel Board and is currently focused on developing the Group’s media monitoring business.
Jon also serves on the Board of the British American Business Council in Chicago, which supports transatlantic business connectivity.
Mr. Calton is a Founding Partner of Summit Park. He has over 30 years of principal investing and investment banking experience and has spent the majority of his professional career advising and investing in lower middle market companies.
Prior to founding Summit Park in 2006, Mr. Calton was a Partner at Wachovia Capital Partners (and its predecessor First Union Capital Partners) where he focused on investments in the business services and manufacturing sectors. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Shareholder at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., which, prior to its sale to First Union Corporation in 1998, was the leading independent merger and acquisition advisory firm focused on the middle market. Prior to attending graduate business school, he was an Analyst in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York and in the venture capital business as an Associate at Morgan Stanley Research Ventures in San Francisco.
Mr. Calton currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aspirent, Curion, Elliott Aviation, Exacta, Freedom Electronics, Parkline, Tennessee Industrial Electronics, and United Air Temp. He previously served as a Board Member at Arkive, Charter Brokerage Holdings, C.A.R.S. Protection Plus, Control Company, Fast Growing Trees, NSi Holdings, Sentry Security Systems, smarTours, and U.S. Salt Holdings.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. Calton received his undergraduate business degree from Southern Methodist University and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Carlock is a Partner at Summit Park and joined the firm in 2019. Prior to joining Summit Park, Mr. Carlock spent more than a decade at Red Ventures, a leading marketing technology company that owns and operates a portfolio of high-growth digital businesses and technology accelerators serving Fortune 50 customers, where he most recently was the President of the Home Services business unit and a member of the Senior Executive Team. At Red Ventures, Mr. Carlock had significant experience in digital marketing, data analytics, and direct-to-consumer marketing, as well as in the evaluation of and integration of acquisitions. Prior to Red Ventures, he held sales and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble and Newell Rubbermaid.
Mr. Carlock currently serves on the Board of Directors of Artifact Uprising, Curion, Ledge Lounger, RuffleButts, and United Air Temp. He previously served as a Board Member of Fast Growing Trees and smarTours.
Mr. Carlock received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Financial Operating Partner, CCO
Mr. Cotton is a Financial Operating Partner and Chief Compliance Officer and has been working with the firm since 2010. Prior to joining Summit Park, Mr. Cotton was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he provided attest and financial advisory services primarily to middle market companies in the consumer and industrial products industries. Prior to Deloitte, Mr. Cotton spent 11 years at Arthur Andersen LLP where he rose to the rank of Senior Manager.
Mr. Cotton currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Air Temp. He previously served as a Board Member of C.A.R.S. Protection Plus.
Mr. Cotton received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Wake Forest University.
Chief Technology Officer at Chew
Neil Willcocks was vice president of global research and development for Mars Wrigley Confectionery – the confectionery category leader and maker of chocolate, gum, mints and fruity confection brands. He was a member of the company’s leadership team, and responsible for the following functions globally: product development; package development; product, process and equipment technology; science, cocoa research & development; health & wellness strategy and innovation, scientific and regulatory affairs; quality & food safety; and regional R&D.
With more than 30 years of experience at Mars, Neil held numerous R&D roles in various Mars subsidiaries during his tenure. He began his career at Mars in 1990 as a research technologist for the company’s Confectionery business in the United Kingdom, and has invented more than 35 patents, spanning fields as diverse as chocolate technology, packaging, business models and e-commerce.
He holds an honors degree in chemistry from Loughborough University in Great Britain.
Mr. York is a Partner at Summit Park and joined the firm in 2016. Prior to joining Summit Park, Mr. York was an Associate at BlackArch Partners. Prior to BlackArch, he was the founder and CEO of Soldthru, an ecommerce services company focused on pricing optimization for online retailers. Before Soldthru, Mr. York worked at Fidelity Equity Partners as a Private Equity Associate focused on investments in middle-market companies in the business services and technology-enabled services sectors. Mr. York began his career at Rothschild where he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the business services, media and energy sectors.
Mr. York currently serves on the Board of Directors of Curion.
Mr. York received a BA in Economics from Amherst College and his MBA from Columbia Business School.