Brian Mankwitz | Managing Director
Mr. Mankwitz joined Mantucket Capital in 2008. Prior to joining Mantucket, Mr. Mankwitz was an investment banker at St. Charles Capital, a middle market investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, private capital formation, and related advisory services. Prior to St. Charles, Mr. Mankwitz led private equity investments for Mankwitz Kurtz Investments, a family office private equity investment firm. Mr. Mankwitz holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and a Master’s in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He is actively involved and holds leadership positions in numerous business and community organizations.
Shelby Taffet | Principal
Mrs. Taffet joined Mantucket Capital in 2014. Prior to joining Mantucket, Shelby was an investment banker with Deutsche Bank’s Global Natural Resources Group, where she evaluated and executed mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions across the energy sector. Shelby holds a B.A. from Rice University.
Ian McLeod, CFA | Vice President
Mr. McLeod joined Mantucket in 2017. Prior to Mantucket, Mr. McLeod was Vice President of Global Real Estate at Chatham Financial, an independent debt and derivatives advisory firm, where he provided risk management solutions and advice to Commercial Real Estate clients. Prior to that, Mr. McLeod’s career began at the Vanguard Group trading fixed income securities. Mr. McLeod earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds a B.S. in Finance from Northern Arizona University, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation.
Tax & Estate Planning Professionals
Wendy Wing| President
Ms. Wing joined Mantucket in 1999. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. While managing assets, she also provides accounting, tax & estate planning, and management & execution of financial and legal transactions. Prior to joining Mantucket, she worked at Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Wing has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Denver and as an Alumni Mentor for Delta Gamma. Ms. Wing holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Denver, as well as a B.S. and Master’s Degree in Accounting.
Darek Gibbons | Vice President, Finance
Mr. Gibbons joined Mantucket Capital in 2007. Prior to joining Mantucket, Mr. Gibbons was the CFO of Yamagata Corporation, a private equity firm based in Salt Lake City. In addition to his duties as CFO, Mr. Gibbons was acting controller for several of the company’s investments. Prior to Yamagata Corporation, Mr. Gibbons was a finance manager at Novell, where he served on the special pricing committee and was instrumental in redesigning the internal management reports. Prior to Novell, Mr. Gibbons worked for five years at Ernst and Young, LLP in the audit department. Mr. Gibbons holds a B.S. and Master’s in Accountancy from Brigham Young University.
Terra Nielsen | Executive Assistant
Sarah Wadsworth| General Counsel
Ms. Wadsworth joined Mantucket in 2022. Prior to joining Mantucket, Ms. Wadsworth was Principal and Assistant General Counsel at Ares Management Corporation, a global alternative investment manager, where she provided securities and corporate governance legal counsel for two public real estate trust companies, multiple joint ventures and a private institutional real estate fund. Prior to Ares, Ms. Wadsworth was Counsel at Western Union and also worked as an associate at national law firms based in Denver. She has over 20 years of broad experience and expertise in securities, corporate governance, risk management and complex contract negotiations. Ms. Wadsworth holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado and received her B.A. from the University of Virginia.