Corrum Capital is a nimble, relationship-driven firm that takes a disciplined and active approach to direct cashflow-oriented investing. Our demonstrated expertise, strong global network and differentiated investment approach allow us to deploy capital across complex investments. We take a dynamic role in the key decision-making, risk management and strategic direction of our portfolio companies and joint ventures. As a result, we’re able to identify new opportunities to unlock value from complex or dislocated situations while focusing on transparent engagement and active communication with investors.
Our Senior Team
Our executive team has invested together for more than a decade, and we employ a collaborative approach to our investment strategy. This team-based dynamic allows us to share knowledge and resources to maximize value and better engage with our investors.
Jason Cipriani is Co-Managing Partner of Corrum Capital Management LLC and is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Corrum Capital, Jason was at Bank of America with responsibility for the company’s alternative investments portfolio. Jason previously held other roles within Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank. Prior to joining Bank of America, he held various corporate finance positions at Paramount/VIACOM, Time Warner Cable and PL Industries.
Jason currently serves on the Boards of Directors of AvAir LLC, Carolous Aviation Leasing LLC, RGCX, LLC and Wings Capital Partners LLC, all Corrum Capital portfolio companies. He is active in the Charlotte, NC community and in 2008 was named as one of Charlotte’s 40 Under 40 by the Charlotte Business Journal. Jason is a founding board member and Chair of The Gift of Adoption of the Carolinas and is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of HoopTee Charities, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Roof Above (formerly the Urban Ministry Center).
Jason received a BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Mandle is Co-Managing Partner of Corrum Capital Management LLC and is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Corrum Capital, Jonathan was a Managing Director and the Head of Credit and Absolute Return at an affiliate of Bank of America, where he worked with the Corrum Capital team. Previously, he was a Director at the University of California, Office of the Treasurer of the Regents, where he built and managed a multibillion dollar absolute return, credit and opportunistic portfolio. Prior to that, he built and managed customized investment portfolios at NEPC. Jonathan began his career as a Research Associate focused on domestic and international equity, credit and fixed income investments at Fidelity Investments.
Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of RGCX, LLC, a Corrum Capital portfolio company. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Peace First and was formerly an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.
Jonathan received a BS and an MBA from Boston College and is a CFA Charterholder.
John Fulton is a Managing Director at Corrum Capital Management LLC and is responsible for the sourcing, execution and ongoing management of investments for the firm. Prior to founding Corrum Capital, John was at Bank of America and had responsibilities with the company’s alternative investments portfolio. John previously held roles within Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank underwriting, structuring, and executing financings for merger & acquisition, leveraged buyout and leveraged recapitalization transactions.
John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carolous Aviation Leasing LLC, a Corrum Capital portfolio company.
John received a BS from Clemson University and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Richard Romine is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Corrum Capital Management LLC and is responsible for the financial and operational management of the firm. Prior to joining Corrum Capital, Richard spent 13 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (“BAML”), most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for Merrill Lynch’s Pacific Northwest Market. Prior to that role, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Global Strategic Capital, where he worked closely with several members of the Corrum Capital team. Previously, he held various roles within BAML’s Global Markets and Wealth Management divisions. He began his career at Ernst & Young LLP auditing financial service companies.
Richard received a BBA and a MAcc from Stetson University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
J. Chandler Martin served as corporate treasurer of Bank of America from 2005 until his retirement in March 2008. During his 27 years at Bank of America, Mr. Martin held several risk management roles, including leadership roles in commercial real estate risk management, capital markets risk management and private equity investing. As corporate treasurer, he was responsible for funding, liquidity and interest rate risk management. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Martin was Bank of America’s enterprise market and operational risk executive, and from 1999 until 2003, he served as the risk management executive for Bank of America’s global corporate and investment banking. From April 2008 through July 2008, following his retirement, Mr. Martin served as a member of the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group III (“CPMPG III”), co-chaired its Risk Monitoring and Risk Management Working Group, and participated in the production of CPMPG III’s report: “Containing Systemic Risk: The Road to Reform,” a forward-looking and integrated framework of risk management best practices. Mr. Martin returned to Bank of America in October 2008 to assist with the integration process for enterprise risk management following Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch. After working on the transition, Mr. Martin served as Bank of America’s enterprise credit and market risk executive until July 2009.
Mr. Martin served as chairman of the board of directors of CommunityOne Bancorporation, a community bank holding company headquartered in Asheboro, North Carolina, until October 2016. Mr. Martin serves on the Board of Directors of CNL Healthcare Properties, an Orlando-based real estate investment trust where he serves as the Audit Committee Chairman. He also sits on the Board of Directors at Wings Capital Partners LLC, a Corrum Capital portfolio company. Mr. Martin attained an MBA from Samford University and a BA in economics from Emory University.
James M. Mead served as President and CEO of Capital BlueCross (Harrisburg, PA) for 20 years from 1984 to 2004. Following his retirement as President and CEO, he became Vice Chairman of the Board, serving on the board until 2021. Since 2007 he has been a Venture Partner with Radius Ventures, (New York, NY). From 2017 to 2019 he served as President and CEO of PinnacleCare International (Baltimore, MD), becoming Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director in 2020 and serving until the company’s sale to Sun Life Financial in 2021.
Mr. Mead has extensive board and corporate governance experience having been on the boards of more than 25 public and private companies. From 1989 to 1995 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, serving both as Vice Chairman and then as Chairman. He is a former member of the boards of the Hershey Trust Company and the Milton Hershey School. During his tenure he served as nonexecutive president of the Hershey Trust Company as well as Chairman of the Investment Committee, which managed the more than $13 billion trust established by Milton S. Hershey. He is also a retired Director of The Hershey Company, where he served as Chairman of the Compensations and Executive Organization Committee. From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Mead was a member of the board of directors of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association, sitting on many national committees and chairing its Plan Performance and Financial Standards Committee. He currently serves on the board and is treasurer of the American Friends of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, UK, and as an advisor to the board of Syft, Inc. (Tampa, FL), a Radius Ventures portfolio company.
Mr. Mead holds BS and MA degrees in economics from Penn State University and was appointed Alumni Fellow of the University in 1986.
Professor Robinson currently serves as the James and Gail Vander Weide Distinguished Professor of Finance at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he directs the Entrepreneurship Working Group. He is an internationally recognized leader in the study of private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial finance.
Professor Robinson previously served as the Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Private Capital and is a member of numerous scientific advisor boards.
Michael Robinson is currently the CEO of Sungard Availability Services, where his focus includes strategy development and execution, driving business transformation, leading company culture and focusing on stakeholder value. Mr. Robinson was previously the CEO and President of Broadview Networks, where he led the company in acquiring and integrating multiple companies in a larger push to transform the company’s business strategy from a traditional communication provider to a cloud-based business model. Prior to joining Broadview, he was the Chief Financial Officer and EVP of US LEC Corp.
His experience, which includes both U.S. focused and multinational organizations, has helped Mr. Robinson hold recent board seats at FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks. Altogether he has over 30 years of executive leadership and board experience in both public and private companies, demonstrating expertise in operations, capital raising and M&A.
Mr. Robinson is currently a Trustee for the Committee for Economic Development. He is also the recipient of the Mercy College Trustee Award. Mr. Robinson sits on the Boards of Directors of AvAir and RGCX, LLC, both Corrum Capital portfolio companies. Mr. Robinson holds a degree in Business and Economics from Emory and Henry College and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
A. Erin Ruane has more than 30 years of experience in corporate development, strategic planning and finance. Previously, Ms. Ruane was VP of content acquisition at Netflix, helping it grow from 1 to 30 million subscribers. She also held senior leadership roles in business and corporate development for the Walt Disney Company, Gymboree, and Women.com, which she helped take public.
Prior to that, Ms. Ruane worked at Morgan Stanley in Corporate Finance in both New York and London. She has a BA in economics from Georgetown University, where she was a Baker Scholar, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, where she was awarded the Marianne Quattrocchi Memorial Scholarship.
Ms. Ruane is married with three children and lives in Manhattan Beach, California
Fred Whitfield currently serves as the President and Vice Chairman of Hornets Sports and Entertainment, where he oversees all business operations for the Charlotte Hornets and Spectrum Center. He brings in-depth experience in business operations, turnarounds, growth strategy, legal and compliance matters, crisis management, brand management, contract negotiations and sports marketing. Prior to joining Hornets Sports & Entertainment, Mr. Whitfield held executive leadership roles with the Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc., the Washington Wizards, Nike Basketball, Falk Associates Management Enterprises (F.A.M.E) and his own private law practice.
Mr. Whitfield is the founder of HoopTee Charities, Inc., a North Carolina-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide scholarships for disadvantaged youngsters to attend camps and educational-based programs across the country, and the Achievements Unlimited Basketball School, which has served more than 10,000 kids in Greensboro and Charlotte over the last 35 years. He currently serves on numerous boards and committees, including as an Alternate Governor on the NBA Board of Governors and as a member of the NBA Global Inclusion Council which provides strategic guidance and benchmarking, policy review, culture assessment and advocacy for the NBA’s diversity and inclusion efforts worldwide.
He is a 2018 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inductee and was named one of Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs (2018, 2019 and 2020) in addition to being selected to Business Carolina’s Power 100 (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).