Signet Capital Advisors began operations in January 2015. Its principals have decades of experience providing merger and acquisition and business & growth strategy advice to bulge bracket and middle market clients around the world.
Signet Capital Advisors (“SCA”) provides financial advisory services such as sell-side, buy-side, capital raising, and debt placement to middle market clients. SCA also provides strategy creation, outsourced corporate development, and benchmarking services (through the Corporate M.P.G.™ analysis) to company owners and management teams.
At SCA, we apply our strengths as a leading and creative advisory firm to deliver value driving solutions for our clients. The solutions we provide reflect our personal experience, collaboration with clients and industry partners, and with insights gained from across the broad platform of Signet Enterprises.
Above all, we have made it our number one priority to serve the needs of each client individually. We do not believe in cookie-cutter solutions. Our commitment is reflected in a culture that values integrity, trust, creativity, professionalism and a passion for excellence.
Signet, LLC was founded in 1995 as an asset management organization focused on real estate and venture based investments with a strategy of holding assets for the long term.
Since its founding, Signet, LLC has made over $4.5 billion of real estate investments, holds eleven operating businesses, and has added additional service offerings.
One of the service offering additions is Signet Capital Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions and business strategy advisory group serving clients throughout the United States and around the world.
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Mike Paparella has over twenty years of experience in investment banking and strategy development, including financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and growth strategy development and implementation for middle market and large cap organizations around the world. At Signet Capital Advisors, Mr. Paparella specializes in providing financial advisory, merger and acquisition, capital raising and debt placement services to performing companies.
Prior to joining Signet Capital Advisors, Mr. Paparella was a Managing Director at other middle market focused firms where he provided advisory services to performing companies in a variety of industries including industrial, consumer, technology, and health care. He also held a senior position at Accenture where he led large, global organizations through development and implementation of growth strategies, M&A planning, and post-merger integration. Over the course of his career Mr. Paparella has a cumulative transaction value of more than $20 billion.
Mr. Paparella received his Master in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He is also a member of Association for Corporate Growth, the Commercial Finance Association, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is a FINRA licensed professional, holding the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), and Series 79 (Limited Representative – Investment Banking) licenses.
Mr. Paparella currently holds Board seats on several for-profit organizations and has held Director seats for not-for-profit organizations such as the University of Akron, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more.
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Brian McMillen is a Vice President based out of Signet Capital Advisors’ Cleveland office. Mr. McMillen provides financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and other corporate finance services to performing companies in the middle market.
Prior to joining Signet Capital Advisors, Mr. McMillen was a Senior Associate at another middle market focused firm and was based originally out of the Cleveland office before relocating to New York City. He was responsible for identifying strategic and financial prospects, performing industry research and market analyses, financial modeling, due diligence and preparing offering memoranda. Mr. McMillen gained significant experience working with middle market business owners in industries such as healthcare, aerospace and defense, industrial manufacturing, automotive and consumer products.
Additionally, Mr. McMillen was an Investment Banking Analyst at a local Cleveland firm after completing a two year stint in sell-side equity research, responsible for coverage of publicly-traded healthcare and industrial products companies.
Mr. McMillen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Certificate from the University of Iowa. Mr. McMillen is currently a member of the Young Association for Corporate Growth and maintains the following FINRA licenses: Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) and Series 79 (Limited Representative – Investment Banking).
Anthony (Tony) Manna is Founder, Principal and Chairman of Signet, LLC.
As lead strategist, Tony has spent 20+ years creating collaborative partnerships for Signet that relentlessly advance initiatives and ventures in real estate, property management, diversified manufacturing, distribution, health and wellness, technology, investment banking and finance.
As a direct result of Tony’s leadership and vision, Signet has developed an unconventional approach to global investment that engages customized resources to orchestrate long-term growth and positive impact across many business sectors. As a part of this approach, Signet plans long-term and has patient capital.
Tony is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Emory University School of Law. He is also the Chairman and founder of the business law firm of Brennan, Manna and Diamond, LLC, which specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare and real estate.
Principal and Chairman, Signet LLC
Mark Corr is Principal, President and Chief Operating Officer of Signet, LLC.
In this role, Mark shares the responsibility for overseeing Signet’s commercial development efforts and portfolio of diversified manufacturing and service companies, including various international initiatives. These activities include strategic planning, executive management, new project development, project finance, asset management and budgeting.
Joining the company in 2000 as a partner, Mark is involved in setting the strategic direction of the organization as well as supporting development and expansion strategies and asset management. Mark has extensive expertise crafting complex business plans, devising growth strategies and managing a variety of diversified investments and platforms within Signet. These projects range from public-private partnerships, commercial and industrial acquisitions, start-ups and early stage initiatives, financial services, environmental service investments, healthcare and higher education.
President and COO,
As Principal Managing Director of Signet Capital, David Fumi is primarily responsible for managing and developing Signet’s Tax-exempt Bond and FHA business lines for Signet clients. David brings over 20 years of taxable and tax-exempt bond financing and government-guaranteed project loans experience to Signet, having participated in transactions in excess of $3 Billion.
David began his career as a member of a regional investment bank’s Structured Finance Group as an analyst focusing on mortgage and asset securitization and on executing equity issues for Savings and Loan Associations. David graduated from Ohio State University and holds FINRA Series 24, Series 53, Series 7, Series 79 and Series 63 Licenses.
As Corporate Accountant, Chrissy is responsible for the daily accounting and financial reporting for multiple Signet portfolio companies. She also provides corporate-level support in the areas of finance, accounting and investor relations.
Chrissy holds degrees from The University of Akron - MBA, Management, Walsh University – BA, Accounting and Walsh University – BA, Finance
As Director of Marketing and Communications, Joel leads the marketing function for Signet LLC, and is also responsible for overseeing marketing and strategic branding for its portfolio companies and development projects.
Joel has more than 10 years of experience as a marketing executive, working to provide strategic insights, craft digital and social media programs and formulate the strategy and messaging for corporate brand & PR initiatives.
Director of Marketing,
Ellie Wilkinson serves as Marketing Coordinator for Signet LLC where she is responsible for providing strategic and tactical marketing support through creative direction, project management and brand awareness of Signet’s portfolio companies and development projects.
Ellie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University.
Marketing Coordinator, Signet LLC