HC Private Investments was formed as a partnership between John Kelly, Matt Moran and trading firm, HC Technologies, to pursue lower middle market private equity investments. HC Technologies, which is led by Joe Niciforo, former Head of Fixed Income at Tudor Investments, has offices in Chicago, New York, and London.
John P. Kelly – Managing Partner
Mr. Kelly is a founding partner of HC Private Investments. Prior to founding HC Private Investments in 2016, Mr. Kelly was an investment professional at The Tokarz Group Advisers/MVC Capital, a lower middle-market private equity firm with offices in New York and Chicago, for over eight years where he sourced, executed, and managed private equity investments. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the board of Kruger Plastic Products and was formerly a member of the board of AcuMED Corp., a manufacturer of textile-based medical devices, and RuMe, a manufacturer of reusable consumer products focused on travel and home goods. Previously, Mr. Kelly was in the investment banking group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Mr. Kelly holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Matthew J. Moran – Managing Partner
Mr. Moran is a founding partner of HC Private Investments. Prior to founding HC Private Investments in 2016, Mr. Moran was a senior investment professional at Wind Point Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Chicago, for ten years where he sourced, executed and managed private equity investments. Mr. Moran currently serves on the board of Kruger Plastic Products and was formerly a member of the board of Shearer’s Foods, a manufacturer of private-label, co-manufactured, and branded salty snacks, cookies and crackers, Vision Ease, a manufacturer of corrective ophthalmic lenses, and Interface Solutions, a manufacturer of nonwoven materials for sealing systems. Previously, Mr. Moran was a financial analyst at Lehman Brothers and Duff & Phelps. Mr. Moran holds a BA with high distinction in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Joseph Niciforo – Founding Member, Chairman of Investment Committee
Joseph Niciforo is a founding member of HC Private Investments and serves on the firm’s investment committee. Mr. Niciforo is currently the Chairman and CEO of HC Technologies a algorithmic trading firm and hedge fund seeding business. Mr. Niciforo began his career at Tudor Investment Corporation in 1987. He was named an original class partner at Tudor in 1990 and as Managing Director-U.S. Fixed Income. In 2004, he founded Twinfields Capital Management, a global fixed income hedge fund. Twinfields was additionally responsible for helping build and seed three hedge funds with asset totaling over 2 billion dollars. Previously, Mr. Niciforo served on the Chicago Board of Trade Board and as a Board Member of the CME Group where he remained through 2014. Mr. Niciforo graduated from Georgetown University in 1982. He continued his education at Fordham University School of Law where he graduated and became a member of the New York State Bar in 1988.