Aalek began his career as an Executive with Rothschild in their London office. While at Rothschild, he advised clients from the consumer and financial institutions industries on mergers and acquisitions, operations and restructurings.
Subsequently, he joined his family’s company, where he managed manufacturing and sales to large and medium sized corporate clients. In his time there, he acquired several key accounts for the company and grew sales through new customer acquisition and increased sales to existing customers, significantly outperforming the market and other divisions at the firm. In addition, he played a key role establishing several new offices and led major initiatives both within the firm and at group-affiliated companies.
Aalek graduated from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, majoring in Economics and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School. He likes to spend time with his family, travel and scuba dive.
Ford began his career as a Business Analyst with McKinsey & Company in their San Francisco office. During his tenure at McKinsey, he primarily served private equity firms and large corporate clients on strategic issues and acquisitions.
He joined his family’s business, Schumacher Capital in May of 2012, helping to acquire and integrate Heritage Sportswear and Virginia T’s, while pursuing new investment opportunities. During his time there, he participated in the acquisition of four companies in the sportswear and niche manufacturing industries.
Ford graduated from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. He spent his junior year at the London School of Economics and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School. He loves to travel, debate ideas, and spend time with his family.