Aalek Mehta

Managing Director

amehta@birchswing.com

 

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. A family man, Aalek is an avid movie enthusiast, political junkie, and traveler. 



Ford Schumacher

Managing Director

fschumacher@birchswing.com

 

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.

 



Ricardo Hernandez

Vice President, Business Development

rhernandez@birchswing.com

 

Ricardo began his career serving as a volunteer for WorldTeach Ecuador and as a community organizer for Bolera Palms Malawi.  While in South America and Africa he taught courses and organized residents around community health & wellness, language, and sport.

 
Before joining Aon’s corporate social responsibility department, he helped grow several non-profit organizations in Chicago and invested into the sustainable expansion of educational and economic resources to the city’s most underserved communities.  While at Aon he forged key corporate and community relationships and oversaw the department’s flagship program which mobilized its 66,000 global colleagues in a united week of service.
 
Ricardo graduated from Indiana University, studied in the Dominican Republic his junior year and currently serves as Finance Director for the United Nations Association - Southern New York Chapter of Young Professionals.  He enjoys family road trips, running, and a majority of spicy foods.