Deal Team Members

Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi, Managing Director

 

Tony has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, business development and operations as an investment banker, lender, investor and corporate officer. He has worked within companies and with clients to raise capital, grow revenues, optimize operations and close deals.

Tony has operated in a variety of industries, including technology, software, energy, cable and telecom, water and construction services, as well as manufacturing. He has served as CFO of a high-growth technology company, CFO of a commercial solar project company, treasurer of a $500 million environmental and construction services company. He also has significant project finance experience in energy, telecom and real estate.

Tony enjoys getting to know his clients, learning what makes their companies tick and working hard to achieve his clients’ goals. His combination of banking and operational experience is valuable in understanding client priorities, describing client value propositions, structuring transactions and creating alignment to complete deals.

Tony graduated from Brown University with concentrations in Economics and History. He resides in Berwyn, Pennsylvania with his wife and children. Tony is active in coaching girls ice hockey and is an avid platform tennis guy.

Ted Hissey senior marketing and general manager

Tony Parisi, Managing Director

 

Tony has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, business development and operations as an investment banker, lender, investor and corporate officer. He has worked within companies and with clients to raise capital, grow revenues, optimize operations and close deals.

Tony has operated in a variety of industries, including technology, software, energy, cable and telecom, water and construction services, as well as manufacturing. He has served as CFO of a high-growth technology company, CFO of a commercial solar project company, treasurer of a $500 million environmental and construction services company. He also has significant project finance experience in energy, telecom and real estate.

Tony enjoys getting to know his clients, learning what makes their companies tick and working hard to achieve his clients’ goals. His combination of banking and operational experience is valuable in understanding client priorities, describing client value propositions, structuring transactions and creating alignment to complete deals.

Tony graduated from Brown University with concentrations in Economics and History. He resides in Berwyn, Pennsylvania with his wife and children. Tony is active in coaching girls ice hockey and is an avid platform tennis guy.

Curt Cyliax, Managing Director

 

Curt has over 40 years of experience working with entrepreneurial companies. His career began in public accounting, earning the designation of Certified Public Accountant. Prior to starting Strategic Exit Advisors, he spent almost 20 years in publicly and privately held entrepreneurial companies. His career spans a breadth of industries including manufacturing, research and development, joint ventures, new product commercialization and B to B services.

Throughout his career, he has devoted time and resources to charitable work. He helped to start a horseback riding program for handicapped children in Bucks County as well as start The Philadelphia Art Show, which raised funds for cancer patients at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He has also spent decades coaching both youth and high school sports. His charitable philosophy led to the development of Strategic Exit Advisors ‘Pay It Forward’ program for philanthropic business-owner entrepreneurs.

Curt is a graduate of Drexel University. His leisure time is spent with family on the Chesapeake Bay, skiing or as a spectator of oval track racing. He lives with his family and dogs in Doylestown, PA.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive
Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Curt Cyliax, Managing Director

 

Curt has over 40 years of experience working with entrepreneurial companies. His career began in public accounting, earning the designation of Certified Public Accountant. Prior to starting Strategic Exit Advisors, he spent almost 20 years in publicly and privately held entrepreneurial companies. His career spans a breadth of industries including manufacturing, research and development, joint ventures, new product commercialization and B to B services.

Throughout his career, he has devoted time and resources to charitable work. He helped to start a horseback riding program for handicapped children in Bucks County as well as start The Philadelphia Art Show, which raised funds for cancer patients at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He has also spent decades coaching both youth and high school sports. His charitable philosophy led to the development of Strategic Exit Advisors ‘Pay It Forward’ program for philanthropic business-owner entrepreneurs.

Curt is a graduate of Drexel University. His leisure time is spent with family on the Chesapeake Bay, skiing or as a spectator of oval track racing. He lives with his family and dogs in Doylestown, PA.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Rob Waring, Managing Director

 

Rob is an experienced finance professional and former CPA with experience in public accounting and a deep operational orientation from his background in senior financial management roles. While in industry, he served primarily with high-growth businesses in the pharmaceutical, chemicals and consumer products industries, where he was responsible for acquisitions and divestitures as well as corporate finances.
He particularly enjoyed his work in business transactions because there was always something new to discover. He loved the passion that owners of small and mid-sized businesses held for their companies. So, when he left the corporate world, he decided to combine the things he loved to do and help middle-market business owners with mergers and acquisitions.

He specializes in developing strategies for business owners to maximize and realize value from their businesses. His areas of expertise include business value growth, financial modeling, succession and exit strategies, the development of strategic acquisition plans and negotiating agreements for SEA’s sell-side clients. Rob speaks about middle market mergers and acquisitions, business value growth, exit planning, and internal business transitions to management or family members.

Rob is a graduate of Lehigh University and resides in Doylestown, PA with his wife and children. He is active in youth sports and served on the Board of the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. He also enjoys the outdoors via hiking, camping or a round of golf.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Rob Waring, Managing Director

 

Rob is an experienced finance professional and former CPA with experience in public accounting and a deep operational orientation from his background in senior financial management roles. While in industry, he served primarily with high-growth businesses in the pharmaceutical, chemicals and consumer products industries, where he was responsible for acquisitions and divestitures as well as corporate finances.
He particularly enjoyed his work in business transactions because there was always something new to discover. He loved the passion that owners of small and mid-sized businesses held for their companies. So, when he left the corporate world, he decided to combine the things he loved to do and help middle-market business owners with mergers and acquisitions.

He specializes in developing strategies for business owners to maximize and realize value from their businesses. His areas of expertise include business value growth, financial modeling, succession and exit strategies, the development of strategic acquisition plans and negotiating agreements for SEA’s sell-side clients. Rob speaks about middle market mergers and acquisitions, business value growth, exit planning, and internal business transitions to management or family members.

Rob is a graduate of Lehigh University and resides in Doylestown, PA with his wife and children. He is active in youth sports and served on the Board of the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. He also enjoys the outdoors via hiking, camping or a round of golf.

Peter Hissey, Vice President

 

Peter, a former SEA Summer Analyst, has been working in the investment banking industry since 2019. Prior to joining SEA, Peter worked in the Investment Banking Public Finance Group for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he helped price, structure, and execute municipal bond transactions. He worked with clients in the Atlantic Region and Puerto Rico including the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School District, State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority.

Before he entered the world of investment banking, Peter played seven years in the Boston Red Sox organization after being drafted directly out of high school. After his playing career ended, he attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude as well as Beta Gamma Sigma Honors with a concentration in Finance.

Peter has been a part of many successful teams and knows how to get a group moving in the right direction and to finish strong. His work ethic and positivity combined with his unique experience help him to connect with clients across industries and drive excellent results.

Peter resides in Erdenheim with his wife and two young children. He is active in his local church and serves as President of the Board of an anti-human trafficking foundation in Ecuador called Casa Dunamis International.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive
Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Peter Hissey, Vice President

 

Peter, a former SEA Summer Analyst, has been working in the investment banking industry since 2019. Prior to joining SEA, Peter worked in the Investment Banking Public Finance Group for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he helped price, structure, and execute municipal bond transactions. He worked with clients in the Atlantic Region and Puerto Rico including the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School District, State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority.

Before he entered the world of investment banking, Peter played seven years in the Boston Red Sox organization after being drafted directly out of high school. After his playing career ended, he attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude as well as Beta Gamma Sigma Honors with a concentration in Finance.

Peter has been a part of many successful teams and knows how to get a group moving in the right direction and to finish strong. His work ethic and positivity combined with his unique experience help him to connect with clients across industries and drive excellent results.

Peter resides in Erdenheim with his wife and two young children. He is active in his local church and serves as President of the Board of an anti-human trafficking foundation in Ecuador called Casa Dunamis International.

Luca Fiammano Analyst at SEA

Jamie Lavarnway, Associate

 

Jamie brings a diverse and dynamic background to the SEA team. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Bucknell University with a degree in Business Management, she has been a ‘jack of all trades’ in a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, she has served as the Director of Athlete Content Development for a national youth athlete scouting program and project manager for Pro Baseball Insider youth coaching programs.

Jamie brings hustle and attention to detail to her work. She graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia Culinary Arts program in 2010 and loves working on the fly. She thrives in a fast-paced environment and is a great teammate in high pressure situations. The combination of her business and culinary degrees makes her a tactical, multitasking expert.

After traveling the country for 13 years and working on the road, she is thrilled to reside in her hometown of Englewood, Colorado with her husband Ryan, daughter Blake, and West Highland Terrier Tuck. She is an active runner and loves cooking, traveling and entertaining.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Jamie Lavarnway, Associate

 

Jamie brings a diverse and dynamic background to the SEA team. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Bucknell University with a degree in Business Management, she has been a ‘jack of all trades’ in a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, she has served as the Director of Athlete Content Development for a national youth athlete scouting program and project manager for Pro Baseball Insider youth coaching programs.

Jamie brings hustle and attention to detail to her work. She graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia Culinary Arts program in 2010 and loves working on the fly. She thrives in a fast-paced environment and is a great teammate in high pressure situations. The combination of her business and culinary degrees makes her a tactical, multitasking expert.

After traveling the country for 13 years and working on the road, she is thrilled to reside in her hometown of Englewood, Colorado with her husband Ryan, daughter Blake, and West Highland Terrier Tuck. She is an active runner and loves cooking, traveling and entertaining.

Drew Ramirez, Analyst

 

Drew Ramirez is a Finance Major at Drexel University, double minoring in Entrepreneurship and Data Science. He is actively engaged in several organizations at Drexel University including the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), Drexel’s Finance and Investment Group and the Society of Security Analysts.

Prior to joining SEA as an Investment Banking Analyst, Drew founded and managed his own streetwear resale business for two and a half years before attending Drexel University. The experience sparked his interest in the mechanics of financial markets and investing, leading him to serve as a deal sourcing intern for a boutique private equity firm, Texas Legacy MP. After completing the internship, Drew was committed to expanding his knowledge in finance and investing and had the opportunity to explore the venture capital landscape through Drexel University’s Innovation Fund where he evaluated early-stage startups potential for investment.

In his free time Drew enjoys snowboarding, Rubik’s cubing, and maintaining an active lifestyle by lifting weights, hiking and playing basketball.

Luca Fiammano Analyst at SEA
Luca Fiammano Analyst at SEA

Drew Ramirez, Analyst

 

Drew Ramirez is a Finance Major at Drexel University, double minoring in Entrepreneurship and Data Science. He is actively engaged in several organizations at Drexel University including the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), Drexel’s Finance and Investment Group and the Society of Security Analysts.

Prior to joining SEA as an Investment Banking Analyst, Drew founded and managed his own streetwear resale business for two and a half years before attending Drexel University. The experience sparked his interest in the mechanics of financial markets and investing, leading him to serve as a deal sourcing intern for a boutique private equity firm, Texas Legacy MP. After completing the internship, Drew was committed to expanding his knowledge in finance and investing and had the opportunity to explore the venture capital landscape through Drexel University’s Innovation Fund where he evaluated early-stage startups potential for investment.

In his free time Drew enjoys snowboarding, Rubik’s cubing, and maintaining an active lifestyle by lifting weights, hiking and playing basketball.

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