About

The Primark Capital executive management team is made up of a group of seasoned private equity professionals with a proven track record of success.

Primark Team

Michael Bell

Managing Director

Michael Bell is a Managing Director of Primark. Prior to Primark, Michael built, and was the CEO for a $12B RIA managing more than 30 investment strategies and a $10B liquid alternative mutual fund complex that launched more than 50 alternative funds. Most recently he purchased, grew and sold a family office-backed $6B RIA. Also, he specialized as a corporate finance attorney for Latham & Watkins and was a CPA for KPMG. He holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a JD from West Virginia University.

Mark Sunderhuse

Managing Director

Mark Sunderhuse is a Managing Director of Primark. Prior to Primark, Mark was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Red Rocks Capital, a $1.9B private equity fund that he managed from 2006 though its sale in 2017. Previously, he was a portfolio manger for Berger Funds, Janus Capital Group, Crestone Capital and Well Fargo (Norwest) managing multiple small cap growth funds each in excess of $1B. Acquired multiple investment platforms for the Berger/ Janus organization including Bay Isle, and Perkins Wolf and McDonnell. Appointed by the Governor to serve on the Colorado Fire and Police Pension Board. Attended and guest lecturer at University of Colorado.

Adam Goldman

Managing Director

Adam Goldman is a Managing Director of Primark. Prior to Primark, Adam was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Red Rocks Capital, a $1.9B private equity fund that he managed from 2006 through its sale in 2017. Previously, he was a Managing Director and General Partner of Centennial Ventures, managing $1B in private equity investments. Additionally, he worked for Booz Allen and Hamilton and was a portfolio manager for the Pritzker family office. Adam was the youngest member and owner of a seat on the Chicago Board of Trade. He holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Tyler Bain

Partner

Tyler Bain is a Partner of Primark. Prior to Primark, Tyler was the Head of Distribution for a $6B RIA and a $1B alternative investment firm. Previously, he was a distribution executive for a large RIA and broker-dealer within Prudential PLC’s North American insurance and distribution organization. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Regis University and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Tony DeMarino

Partner

Tony DeMarino is a Partner of Primark. Prior to Primark, Tony was Head of Distribution at Cognios Capital. He has also held senior distribution roles at Legg Mason, Scout Investments and Berger Financial Group. He holds a BA in Economics & Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

David Lucier

Partner

David Lucier is a Partner of Primark. Prior to Primark, David was most recently Head of National Accounts at Janus Henderson. Having been at Janus Henderson for 20 years he also held other senior positions throughout distribution. Prior to Janus Henderson he held roles at Berger Financial, Charles Schwab and Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts.

David Brown

General Counsel

Sheila Atwell

Associate

David Brown is the General Counsel of Primark. David is a partner and co-founder of BISLaw. He began his legal career in corporate finance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersol. He also spent time at Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck and served as General Counsel at WildBlue Communications. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University and a JD from Fordham University.

Sheila Atwell is an Investment Specialist at Primark. Prior to Primark, Sheila held both analyst and advisory positions at financial firms Berger Financial Group, Pell Rudman and Alexander Capital. She holds a BA in Finance from the University of Arizona and is a CFA charterholder.

David Brown

General Counsel

David Brown is the General Counsel of Primark. David is a partner and co-founder of BISLaw. He began his legal career in corporate finance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersol. He also spent time at Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck and served as General Counsel at WildBlue Communications. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University and a JD from Fordham University.

Sheila Atwell

Associate

Sheila Atwell is an Investment Specialist at Primark. Prior to Primark, Sheila held both analyst and advisory positions at financial firms Berger Financial Group, Pell Rudman and Alexander Capital. She holds a BA in Finance from the University of Arizona and is a CFA charterholder.

Investment Advisory Council

Dr. John Coors

Kerry R. Hicks

Dr. Coors served as Director and Chairman of the Board from 2000-2020, and President from 1998-2016 of CoorsTek, the world’s largest engineered ceramics manufacturer. John began his career with Coors Brewing Company from 1979-1992, holding a variety of roles, including Vice President of Global Brewing Operations. Then he served as President of Golden Photon, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic solar modules; and CEO of Golden Genesis Company, an integrator of remote solar power systems.Dr. Coors holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas and a Doctorate in Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Mr. Hicks is CEO and President of KMG Capital Partners, a boutique healthcare venture capital company based in Denver, Colorado. As a successful, innovative healthcare executive, Kerry leverages his extensive healthcare and leadership expertise to provide strategic guidance and drive success within portfolio companies, through board participation and as an advisor to the CEOs and management teams. Kerry holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Colorado State University.

Dr. John Coors

Dr. Coors served as Director and Chairman of the Board from 2000-2020, and President from 1998-2016 of CoorsTek, the world’s largest engineered ceramics manufacturer. John began his career with Coors Brewing Company from 1979-1992, holding a variety of roles, including Vice President of Global Brewing Operations. Then he served as President of Golden Photon, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic solar modules; and CEO of Golden Genesis Company, an integrator of remote solar power systems.Dr. Coors holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas and a Doctorate in Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Kerry R. Hicks

Mr. Hicks is CEO and President of KMG Capital Partners, a boutique healthcare venture capital company based in Denver, Colorado. As a successful, innovative healthcare executive, Kerry leverages his extensive healthcare and leadership expertise to provide strategic guidance and drive success within portfolio companies, through board participation and as an advisor to the CEOs and management teams. Kerry holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Colorado State University.

Michael Lu

R. Thayer Tutt, Jr.

Mr. Lu is an investor experienced in a wide range of private and publicly-traded companies. He co-founded Pathways Bioscience a biotechnology firm focused on developing Nrf2-pathway modulating therapies for healthy aging. Michael spent 15 years with Janus Capital as portfolio manager of the Janus Global Technology Fund; and as research analyst specializing in the technology sector. He holds a bachelor’s degrees in Economics and History from Yale University.

Mr. Tutt is the Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of El Pomar Foundation, an organization he has been a part of since 1983. In 2009, Mr. Tutt received the Business Citizen of the Year Award from the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Tutt has dedicated his time to improving lives in his local community, including work with the Investment Committee for United States Olympic Endowment, The Colorado College, the Geological Society of America, as Treasurer for National Recreation Foundation, the Air Force Academy Foundation and many other non-profit and for profit organizations. Mr. Tutt hold a bachelor’s degree in Geological and Geophysical Sciences from Princeton University and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Michael Lu

Mr. Lu is an investor experienced in a wide range of private and publicly-traded companies. He co-founded Pathways Bioscience a biotechnology firm focused on developing Nrf2-pathway modulating therapies for healthy aging. Michael spent 15 years with Janus Capital as portfolio manager of the Janus Global Technology Fund; and as research analyst specializing in the technology sector. He holds a bachelor’s degrees in Economics and History from Yale University.

R. Thayer Tutt, Jr.

Mr. Tutt is the Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of El Pomar Foundation, an organization he has been a part of since 1983. In 2009, Mr. Tutt received the Business Citizen of the Year Award from the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Tutt has dedicated his time to improving lives in his local community, including work with the Investment Committee for United States Olympic Endowment, The Colorado College, the Geological Society of America, as Treasurer for National Recreation Foundation, the Air Force Academy Foundation and many other non-profit and for profit organizations. Mr. Tutt hold a bachelor’s degree in Geological and Geophysical Sciences from Princeton University and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Helen Young Hayes

Terry Leprino

Ms. Hayes is currently the founder and CEO of Activate Workforce Solutions PBC. Helen is a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry, including serving as Portfolio Manager for Janus Capital for its flagship Janus Worldwide Fund and Janus Overseas Fund, with assets totaling approximately $50 billion. She also served as Managing Director of Investments, heading up the 100-person research and investment arm of Janus, encompassing equities, fixed income, money market, and trading. Helen was responsible for strategy, operations, research, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation, and talent retention. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University

Ms. Leprino spent ten years as the marketing director of Leprino Foods, the largest cheese manufacturing company in the world. She recently has assumed the leadership of Leprino Foods Foundation. During the past twenty years, she has assumed the roles of Area Director, Regional Trainer and Regional Director with the Young Life organization, and has been primarily responsible for training and developing Young Life leadership teams and staff to work with and support adolescents and young adults in middle school, high school, and college in the Front Range Region. Terry is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Leprino Foods, Colorado Christian University, and Issachar Urban Leadership Center. Terry holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in biblical counseling from Colorado Christian University.

Helen Young Hayes

Ms. Hayes is currently the founder and CEO of Activate Workforce Solutions PBC. Helen is a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry, including serving as Portfolio Manager for Janus Capital for its flagship Janus Worldwide Fund and Janus Overseas Fund, with assets totaling approximately $50 billion. She also served as Managing Director of Investments, heading up the 100-person research and investment arm of Janus, encompassing equities, fixed income, money market, and trading. Helen was responsible for strategy, operations, research, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation, and talent retention. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University.

Terry Leprino

Ms. Leprino spent ten years as the marketing director of Leprino Foods, the largest cheese manufacturing company in the world. She recently has assumed the leadership of Leprino Foods Foundation. During the past twenty years, she has assumed the roles of Area Director, Regional Trainer and Regional Director with the Young Life organization, and has been primarily responsible for training and developing Young Life leadership teams and staff to work with and support adolescents and young adults in middle school, high school, and college in the Front Range Region. Terry is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Leprino Foods, Colorado Christian University, and Issachar Urban Leadership Center. Terry holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in biblical counseling from Colorado Christian University.

Michael Quinn

Blair Whitaker

Mr. Quinn is a founding partner of Q Advisors, a global boutique investment bank specializing in the telecom, media and technology (TMT) sectors. With more than 25 years of international operations and investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry, he has originated, structured, and executed more than 100 deals totaling more than $4 billion in transaction value. Prior to Q Advisors, he was a founder of and Chief Corporate Development Officer for VeloCom Inc., a Latin American wireless services provider. He began his career with the New York-based law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and Holland & Hart. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Whitaker is a financial executive with over twenty-five years of experience focused on high-growth business opportunities as a member of the executive team, an investor and board member.  Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer of High West Distillery and led the company through its exit to Constellation Brands in 2016. In addition to executive roles with operating companies in the health care, renewable energy, and communications sectors, he has spent over fifteen years as a private investor, including as a General Partner of Norwest Venture Partners. Blair holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Michael Quinn

Mr. Quinn is a founding partner of Q Advisors, a global boutique investment bank specializing in the telecom, media and technology (TMT) sectors. With more than 25 years of international operations and investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry, he has originated, structured, and executed more than 100 deals totaling more than $4 billion in transaction value. Prior to Q Advisors, he was a founder of and Chief Corporate Development Officer for VeloCom Inc., a Latin American wireless services provider. He began his career with the New York-based law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and Holland & Hart. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Blair Whitaker

Mr. Whitaker is a financial executive with over twenty-five years of experience focused on high-growth business opportunities as a member of the executive team, an investor and board member.  Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer of High West Distillery and led the company through its exit to Constellation Brands in 2016. In addition to executive roles with operating companies in the health care, renewable energy, and communications sectors, he has spent over fifteen years as a private investor, including as a General Partner of Norwest Venture Partners. Blair holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.