Executive In Residence

The SEA Executive in Residence (EIR) program was established to extend the firm’s capabilities and subject-matter expertise in certain industries. The professionals in SEA’s EIR program provide real-time industry intelligence that serve as a resource for SEA clients.
Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Bob Cahill, Managing Director

 

Bob is a seasoned executive with a vast array of operational and strategic experience in entrepreneurial businesses. Since joining SEA, Bob has been focused on helping entrepreneurs in a variety of industries to maximize their exit value. His formative career was spent in public accounting, real estate and banking. Those roles included tax and audit experience in multiple industries, assisting with private and public real estate syndications and commercial lending, all in large company environments. He made the move into lower middle-market businesses with the acquisition of a manufacturing and distribution business where he served as President and CEO and oversaw all aspects of the business.

Bob has worked with owners in several entrepreneur-owned businesses as a C-level Finance and Operations Executive with a focus on maximizing business value. These businesses were in the hospitality, industrial distribution, staffing and industrial manufacturing and distribution industries. In these roles, he provided financial and operating strategies to improve the bottom line with experience in sell-side and buy-side transactions. It’s his curiosity and tenacity of inquiry that get Bob to fully understand a clients’ story and it is through the numbers, culture and operating structure that the value of a company is ultimately revealed.

Bob is a CPA (inactive) and a graduate of St. Joseph’s University (BS Accounting) and Drexel University (MBA Finance). In his efforts to give back, Bob has served on non-profit boards. He enjoys outdoor activities of golf and a nice swim in the ocean.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Bob Cahill, Managing Director

 

Bob is a seasoned executive with a vast array of operational and strategic experience in entrepreneurial businesses. Since joining SEA, Bob has been focused on helping entrepreneurs in a variety of industries to maximize their exit value. His formative career was spent in public accounting, real estate and banking. Those roles included tax and audit experience in multiple industries, assisting with private and public real estate syndications and commercial lending, all in large company environments. He made the move into lower middle-market businesses with the acquisition of a manufacturing and distribution business where he served as President and CEO and oversaw all aspects of the business.

Bob has worked with owners in several entrepreneur-owned businesses as a C-level Finance and Operations Executive with a focus on maximizing business value. These businesses were in the hospitality, industrial distribution, staffing and industrial manufacturing and distribution industries. In these roles, he provided financial and operating strategies to improve the bottom line with experience in sell-side and buy-side transactions. It’s his curiosity and tenacity of inquiry that get Bob to fully understand a clients’ story and it is through the numbers, culture and operating structure that the value of a company is ultimately revealed.

Bob is a CPA (inactive) and a graduate of St. Joseph’s University (BS Accounting) and Drexel University (MBA Finance). In his efforts to give back, Bob has served on non-profit boards. He enjoys outdoor activities of golf and a nice swim in the ocean.

Ted Hissey

 

Ted Hissey is a senior marketing and general manager with experience across multiple consumer businesses. He started his career at Pepsi-Cola where he spent 14 years leading such businesses as the Mountain Dew brand and the Pepsi-Ocean Spray alliance.  He then moved on the spirits business, first at Diageo and then at Brown-Forman, where he had responsibility for multiple brands, including Smirnoff, Cuervo, and Southern Comfort.  At Brown-Forman he led such functions as Digital Marketing, Consumer Research, Design, Media, and also developed a corporate marketing training program.  Since leaving Brown-Forman in 2015, Ted has been the Chief Marketing Officer for a start-up sports drink brand and also of Turning Point Brands.  He now consults in the craft beverage space.  He has a consistent record of driving both top and bottom-line growth across a wide variety of brands.

Ted grew up in the Philadelphia area and received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University.  He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School.

Ted Hissey senior marketing and general manager
Ted Hissey senior marketing and general manager

Ted Hissey

 

Ted Hissey is a senior marketing and general manager with experience across multiple consumer businesses. He started his career at Pepsi-Cola where he spent 14 years leading such businesses as the Mountain Dew brand and the Pepsi-Ocean Spray alliance.  He then moved on the spirits business, first at Diageo and then at Brown-Forman, where he had responsibility for multiple brands, including Smirnoff, Cuervo, and Southern Comfort.  At Brown-Forman he led such functions as Digital Marketing, Consumer Research, Design, Media, and also developed a corporate marketing training program.  Since leaving Brown-Forman in 2015, Ted has been the Chief Marketing Officer for a start-up sports drink brand and also of Turning Point Brands.  He now consults in the craft beverage space.  He has a consistent record of driving both top and bottom-line growth across a wide variety of brands.

Ted grew up in the Philadelphia area and received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University.  He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Christina Takoudes Morrison

 

Christina Takoudes Morrison is a senior finance executive with a long track record of success with Fortune 500 companies in business transformation, financial leadership, mergers and acquisition, IT implementation and global intelligence. She held senior roles at Aramark, Merck, and Wyeth following her investment banking with Deutsche Bank (formerly Alex Brown & Sons) where she focused on health care, technology, media, financial and consumer sectors executing M&A and capital raising transactions.

Ms. Morrison is a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of InVivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV), a Board Member of Angel Flight East, and a Member of the Board of Overseers of The Amos Tuck School.

Ms. Morrison received her undergraduate degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Christina Takoudes Morrison

 

Christina Takoudes Morrison is a senior finance executive with a long track record of success with Fortune 500 companies in business transformation, financial leadership, mergers and acquisition, IT implementation and global intelligence. She held senior roles at Aramark, Merck, and Wyeth following her investment banking with Deutsche Bank (formerly Alex Brown & Sons) where she focused on health care, technology, media, financial and consumer sectors executing M&A and capital raising transactions.

Ms. Morrison is a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of InVivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV), a Board Member of Angel Flight East, and a Member of the Board of Overseers of The Amos Tuck School.

Ms. Morrison received her undergraduate degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Don Millstein

 

Don Millstein is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in building businesses, as well as raising capital and managing M&A transactions. For over 20 years, Don was President of E-Mon Corporation, the leader in electric submetering. He expanded E-Mon sales, marketing, and engineering efforts, streamlined its manufacturing processes, and led the sales process of E-Mon to Hunt Oil. After leaving E-Mon for 2 years, Don teamed up with private equity firm Branford Capital to buy back E-Mon. A few years later, Don orchestrated the sale of E-Mon to Honeywell, resulting in the Middle Market Deal of the Year for Private Equity. Don then ran the electrical division of Honeywell for several years.

Don was also President of Encelium Technology, a lighting controls company, where he was part of the senior management team that raised additional venture capital funding prior to its sale to Siemens. As President of H2O Degree, a water and energy conservation company, Don expanded its geographic reach and arranged investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Don received his MBA from Rider University and started his career at KPMG as a CPA.  He is currently a member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Investment Advisory Council and a Director of the Utility Management Conservation Association. Previously he was a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Task Force. Don has been a member of the Department of Energy (DOE) Committee on Energy Efficiency, Commerce and Trade, and a U.S. Delegate to the hemispheric energy symposium.

Christina Morrison senior financial executive
Christina Morrison senior financial executive

Don Millstein

 

Don Millstein is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in building businesses, as well as raising capital and managing M&A transactions. For over 20 years, Don was President of E-Mon Corporation, the leader in electric submetering. He expanded E-Mon sales, marketing, and engineering efforts, streamlined its manufacturing processes, and led the sales process of E-Mon to Hunt Oil. After leaving E-Mon for 2 years, Don teamed up with private equity firm Branford Capital to buy back E-Mon. A few years later, Don orchestrated the sale of E-Mon to Honeywell, resulting in the Middle Market Deal of the Year for Private Equity. Don then ran the electrical division of Honeywell for several years.

Don was also President of Encelium Technology, a lighting controls company, where he was part of the senior management team that raised additional venture capital funding prior to its sale to Siemens. As President of H2O Degree, a water and energy conservation company, Don expanded its geographic reach and arranged investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Don received his MBA from Rider University and started his career at KPMG as a CPA.  He is currently a member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Investment Advisory Council and a Director of the Utility Management Conservation Association. Previously he was a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Task Force. Don has been a member of the Department of Energy (DOE) Committee on Energy Efficiency, Commerce and Trade, and a U.S. Delegate to the hemispheric energy symposium.

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