Ridge Partners has the Experience to

Help you Achieve your Goals...


Chris Kalian

Managing Director
Ridge Partners

As the Managing Director of a private investment group, I specialize and am an active investor in privately held companies. Additionally, I work as an advisor to select buy side and sell side clients.

Specialties: Private Equity, Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions, Business turnarounds, Real estate.


Dennis Kalian

Partner, Ridge Partners

An expert in the art selling, Dennis has helped
build multi-million dollar sales organizations within portfolio companies.

With an extensive network of buyers, sellers and investors - Dennis brings unique skill set and approach to the art of buying, building and selling businesses.  


Rob Santelli

Partner at Ridge Partners

An experienced internal operations expert who has helped build  more than a half dozen successful companies.  

With the unique ability to understand the ever changing and fast moving world of technology and its impact on the internal operations of business - Rob has been able to create operational systems that have led to tremendous improvements in efficiency and exponential increases in EBITDA within the companies he has been involved with.


Carl Verga

Operations Manager at Ridge Partners

Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, and/or distribution of products. Prior to joining Ridge Partners in 2005, Carl was a contracts manager with IBM Global Services.  He was also a litigation paralegal with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  He holds a BS degree in Management and is an American Bar Association certified paralegal. 



Aaron Pajares

Junior Analyst

Assist with the compilation, and digesting and reporting of complex business information, analytics from variety of data streams. 


Susan Longo

Portfolio Company Trend Development Coordinator

We at RidgePartners appreciate the opportunity
to help you achieve your goals.


Chris Kalian

Managing Director • RidgePartners