Team

Our team brings confidence & creativity to every engagement

Deep market knowledge, applied with integrity
CoveView was founded in 2009 by Dan Tredwell, Doug Traver and Tom Canning. Our partners average more than 30 years of experience in private equity, syndicated and leveraged finance, capital markets and restructuring. We approach every engagement with the confidence of deep market knowledge, creativity and integrity.
Daniel P. Tredwell
Managing Partner

Mr. Tredwell has more than 29 years of private equity and capital markets experience. In addition to be being a founding partner of CoveView, he serves as the Managing Member of Heartland Industrial Partners LP, a leveraged buyout fund. Mr. Tredwell has executed, as a principal investor, more than 30 acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations. He has managed and implemented complex operational and financial restructurings of LBO fund portfolio companies and, as a lead shareholder, he has initiated and implemented annual cost reductions of more than $200 million. He has served as a Director on the boards of six companies on three continents, and he has significant experience in board-level corporate crisis management. Before founding CoveView and Heartland Industrial Partners, Mr. Tredwell was a Managing Director in the High Yield Securities Group at the predecessor firm of J.P. Morgan. Mr. Tredwell has a B.A. from Miami University of Ohio and an M.B.A from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

(203) 327-1200 dan@coveview.com
Douglas V. Traver
Managing Partner

Mr. Traver has over 30 years of corporate and investment banking experience. Prior to founding CoveView, he spent 27 years with J.P. Morgan and its predecessor firms. At J.P. Morgan, he was most recently Co-Head of the Syndicated and Leveraged Finance Group. He has extensive experience in originating, structuring and underwriting leveraged loan and high yield securities transactions. Mr. Traver was a member of the Regional Underwriting Committee which approved all U.S. originated loan and high yield bond transactions for the firm. Previously, Mr. Traver was Co-Chairman of the Financial Sponsor Group with responsibility for managing the senior relationships and investment banking coverage of a number of large and mid-size private equity firms. In this capacity, he assisted clients in identifying attractive investment opportunities, structured and arranged debt financing for leveraged buyouts and acquisitions, and originated M&A advisory and equity mandates. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in the Global Syndicated Finance group where he was the lead transactor for many of J.P. Morgan’s largest and most complex leveraged loan transactions. Mr. Traver has a B.A. from Brown University.

(203) 327-1200 dtraver@coveview.com
Thomas Canning
Managing Partner

Mr. Canning has 27 years of experience with J.P. Morgan and its predecessor firms and is a founding partner of CoveView. At J.P. Morgan, he was most recently a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group. He has extensive experience in restructuring-related capital markets transactions, including rescue, DIP and exit financings, for companies in circumstances that are stressed, distressed or in Chapter 11. Previously, Mr. Canning was Co-Head of Credit Risk Management for Europe, where he was responsible for the workout function, among others. Before that, he served as Co-Head of Credit Origination for Europe, and as a Senior Partner and Team Leader in Global Syndicated Finance (New York), where he gained extensive experience in structuring and underwriting complex loan transactions. He began his career as a corporate lender at a predecessor firm of J.P. Morgan. He was an Assistant Vice President at Integrated Resources Inc. from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Canning has a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.

(203) 327-1200 tcanning@coveview.com
John McNicholas
Partner

Mr. McNicholas has over 28 years of experience and has completed over 75 M&A, restructuring, private equity and capital markets transactions across a range of industries. Prior to CoveView, Mr. McNicholas was Managing Partner at GateHouse Capital Management, a middle market direct investment and advisory firm. Prior to Gatehouse, Mr. McNicholas was Head of Investment Banking at The PrinceRidge Group, an investment bank focused on the middle market. Prior to PrinceRidge, Mr. McNicholas was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, responsible for its North American middle market M&A business and a member of its Fairness Opinion Committee. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. McNicholas spent 14 years at The Blackstone Group where he completed numerous M&A, restructuring and private equity transactions. Mr. McNicholas holds a B.A. from Williams College, an M.S. in Accounting from New York University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.

(203) 327-1217 jmcnicholas@coveview.com
Matthew Faust
Partner

Mr. Faust has over 15 years of corporate and investment banking experience. Prior to joining CoveView, Mr. Faust worked as a consultant to private equity funds and other principal investors, where he advised on the due diligence, structuring and executing of private equity and debt transactions. Prior to that, he was an Associate at Bank of America Securities, where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and executing complex corporate and asset-backed fixed income transactions. Mr. Faust also has experience evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions, LBOs, and capital markets transactions for companies in a number of industries. He has a B.S. from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

(203) 327-1200 mfaust@coveview.com
Ken Fontaine
Vice President

Mr. Fontaine has over 10 years combined experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and public accounting. Prior to joining CoveView, Mr. Fontaine was a Vice President at Huron Transaction Advisory, the investment banking affiliate of Huron Consulting Group. He advised on numerous transactions including both in- and out-of-court mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and debt and equity restructurings. Prior to that, Mr. Fontaine was a Senior Associate at KPMG in their Audit practice. He holds a B.B.A. from Loyola Maryland University.

(203) 327-1275 kfontaine@coveview.com
Juliana Anderson
Vice President

Ms. Anderson joined CoveView after attending Columbia Business School. Prior to that, she worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at CapitalSource Bank, where she underwrote senior secured loans for middle-market companies. Ms. Anderson also has experience evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions and LBO transactions. She has a B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

(203) 327-1230 janderson@coveview.com
Samrat Malhotra
Analyst

Prior to joining CoveView, Mr. Malhotra completed his B.S in Hotel Administration with a minor in Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University. His past summer internships include experiences at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, EY, and KPMG.

(203) 327-1227 smalhotra@coveview.com
Thomas Pinel
Analyst

Prior to joining CoveView, Mr. Pinel completed his B.S in Finance at Wake Forest University. His past summer internships include experiences in corporate finance and venture capital.

(203) 327-1228 tpinel@coveview.com
Suzanne Steimel
Controller

Suzanne has over 20 years of financial and public accounting experience. Prior to joining CoveView, Suzanne was a Controller at a private equity firm and a Vice President in Citigroup’s Commercial Business Group. She started her career in Finance at the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University and is a CPA.

(203) 327-1215 SSteimel@CoveView.com