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Great Mountain Partners is made up of people who have been working together successfully for over a decade. As a company, we focus on creating a work environment that stays true to our core values of excellence, teamwork, hard work and intense curiosity about where the next investment opportunity will come from.

Great Mountain Partners was formed to provide institutional investors with guidance for their strategic investment portfolios. The firm offers origination and diligence, management, and governance solutions for direct investments in a number of sectors including media and entertainment, infrastructure, transportation, energy and financial services.

GMP LLC is made up of people who have been working together successfully for over a decade. As a company, we focus on creating a work environment that stays true to our core values of excellence, teamwork, hard work and intense curiosity about where the next investment opportunity will come from.

GMP LLC was formed to provide institutional investors with guidance for their strategic investment portfolios. The firm offers origination and diligence, management, and governance solutions for direct investments in a number of sectors including media and entertainment, infrastructure, transportation, energy and financial services.

Great Mountain Partners was formed to provide institutional investors with guidance for their strategic investment portfolios. The firm offers origination & diligence, management, and governance solutions for direct investments in a number of sectors including media & entertainment, infrastructure, transportation, energy and financial services.

Our Current Areas of Focus

Media & Entertainment

The digitization of media continues to accelerate creating opportunity, driving convergence, and realigning the media landscape

Clean & Green Energy

Bridging to cleaner power solutions for all through natural gas infrastructure and adjacent technologies like hydrogen

Infrastructure

Transformative technologies around telecommunications & data processing, transportation, construction, and waste & water

Financial Services

The asset management industry is as dynamic as at any point in its history, presenting creative investors a new universe of investment and partnership options

Blue Tech

A new, global emerging market offering opportunities to participate in sustainable water innovations both on land and at sea

Representative Portfolio Companies

Concord is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights.

NFE provides capital, expertise and vision to expand power access while making positive and meaningful impacts on communities and the environment.

Nexii creates building solutions that transform living standards for all communities while ensuring the enduring health of our Earth.

 

AiMi

Aimi’s groundbreaking technology combines artist and AI, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in electronic music – setting the stage for a new era of experiential music.

About Us

Great Mountain Partners is made up of people who have been working together successfully for over a decade. As a company, we focus on creating a work environment that stays true to our core values of excellence, teamwork, hard work and intense curiosity about where the next investment opportunity will come from.

Jon Rotolo

Co-Founder

Jon Rotolo is a Founder of Great Mountain Partners. Prior to this, he was the head of the Private Equity and Real Asset group at Barings, a $300+ Billion institutional asset manager, and chaired the group’s Investment Committee. Before joining Barings, Jon was a co-founder of Wood Creek Capital Management where he served in various roles spanning a decade including CEO & Chief Investment Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer. Wood Creek was acquired by MassMutual in 2014 and merged into Barings in 2016. Mr. Rotolo serves on the Board of Managers of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research and is an officer of LSJ Charitable Corporation. Mr. Rotolo is a graduate of Hamilton College, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Alex Thomson

Co-Founder

Alex Thomson is a Founder of Great Mountain Partners. Prior to this, he oversaw the Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare and Financial Services portfolios of the Private Equity and Real Asset group at Barings, a $300+ Billion institutional asset manager, and was a member of the group’s Investment Committee. Before joining Barings, Alex was a co-founder of Wood Creek Capital Management where he served in various roles spanning a decade including overseeing the firm’s media and entertainment investments, and heading up business development and investor relations. Wood Creek was acquired by MassMutual in 2014 and merged into Barings in 2016. Mr. Thomson is the Vice-Chairman of Concord, a leading independent music company (www.concord.com) and a Director of Trafalgar Entertainment Group (www.trafalgar-studios.com). Mr. Thomson is a graduate of Durham University in the UK. 

Ethan Tyminski

VP of Finance

Ethan Tyminski is the VP of Finance of Great Mountain Partners. Prior to this, he was Global Controller of Galata Chemicals, LLC, a global producer of specialty chemicals. Before joining Galata, Ethan was a Director at Barings, a $300+ Billion institutional asset manager, where he was involved in portfolio company operations and risk management. Before joining Barings, he was the Controller of Wood Creek Capital Management. Wood Creek was acquired by MassMutual in 2014 and merged into Barings in 2016. Previous to this role, Ethan held roles in Controllership at General Electric and worked in public accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Tyminski serves on the Board of Directors of the Amistad Charter School in New Haven. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. 

Greg Smith

Corporate Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Greg Smith is Corporate Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of Great Mountain Partners. Prior to this, he was a Senior Attorney at the Maples Group, an independent provider of fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services. Before joining Maples, Greg was a Director at Barings, a $300+ Billion institutional asset manager, where he was involved in product development and portfolio management. Before joining Barings, he was Corporate Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of Wood Creek Capital Management. Wood Creek was acquired by MassMutual in 2014 and merged into Barings in 2016. Previous to this role, Mr. Smith held roles with another investment manager and worked in private practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut and Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

Matthew Wilkinson

Managing Director

Matt Wilkinson is a Managing Director of Great Mountain Partners. Prior to this, he was a director at ICG Advisors. Before joining ICG Advisors, Matt served as vice president of strategy for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, he was with the State of Michigan Retirement Systems (“SMRS”), most recently serving as a senior portfolio manager in the short-term, absolute return and real return division. Prior to SMRS, he founded and operated his own investment firm primarily focused on investing in small cap equities. Mr. Wilkinson is a member of the Board of Directors of New Fortress Energy (Nasdaq: NFE), an integrated energy infrastructure company. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Ohio State University. 

Cristina Martins

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Cristina Martins is responsible for scheduling, office management, event planning and community outreach. Having first met Jon Rotolo and Alex Thomson in 2006 at Wood Creek Capital Management, she continued to provide support to them during their time at Barings, and in July 2020 joined the team at Great Mountain Partners. Ms. Martins graduated with a BA in Communications from the University of Connecticut.

Lindsey Boucher

Controller & Graphic Designer

Lindsey Boucher has been working with Jon Rotolo and Alex Thomson since 2004, assisting in various roles at Wood Creek Capital Management including support staff, graphic design, editing and bookkeeping. Mrs. Boucher implemented the design for White Papers, Commentaries and Market Reports for Wood Creek, as well as creating occasional illustrations for these publications and logos for start-up investments. Mrs. Boucher holds a BA in Fine Art from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. 

David Griffiths

Senior Advisor

David Griffiths is the Finance Director at Client Share Ltd, a start-up software company based in London.  Prior to this he spent 13 years at the BT Pension Scheme, the largest corporate pension scheme in the UK with over £50bn of assets. During this time, he gained broad experience across a range of investment management roles, leading the asset allocation and responsible investment functions and advising the Trustees on the management of complex risks such as climate change and technology disruption. He also undertook manager selection and mandate design across public and private markets. Before joining BTPS, he was with the Financial Services Authority, the body then responsible for the regulation of UK financial services. Mr. Griffiths holds a PhD in Economics and a Masters in International Business.