Albert A. Holman, III

Managing Partner

Al Holman founded Chestnut Partners and Chestnut Securities in 1995. While at Chestnut, Al has raised over $800 million in private and public debt and equity financings, advised on over $1.8 billion in completed merger transactions, and advised on four IPOs. Prior to founding Chestnut Partners, Al spent 14 years Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated where he was Managing Director and Head of Kidder’s New England Investment Banking Department with responsibility for all public and private company coverage in New England. Before moving to Boston in 1993, he was based in New York and was the Co-Head of Kidder’s Japan Banking Group, Co-Head of the Domestic Generalist Coverage Group with responsibility for general industries, Head of the Emerging Growth Group with responsibilities for private growth companies, and Head of the Technology Finance and Life Science Groups. At Kidder, Mr. Holman publicly and privately raised over $2 billion of capital including 10 initial public offerings (including lead banker for Genzyme and Vertex Pharmaceuticals) and completed numerous acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and tender defense assignments. He previously chaired the Mergers and Acquisition Department’s Fairness Opinion Committee and co-chaired the Investment Banking Department’s Year-end Management Committee. Mr. Holman is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and the University of Michigan.

Mr. Holman sits on the Board Directors of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. where he chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committees. Partners HealthCare System, Inc. is the corporate parent of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospitals and other affiliates. Mr. Holman is also a Trustee of The Brigham and Women’s /Faulkner Hospitals, Inc., (Finance and Executive Committees), a Board member of Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care (Finance and Audit Committees), and a Board Director of The Medicalis Corporation (Audit Committee).

Registrations: FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79, and 99.

Sheryl L. Thiboutot

Vice President - Administration

University of Massachusetts 1994, BS in Business Administration

Andrew J. Dittrich

Vice President

Middlebury College 2013, cum laude, BA in Economics with honors, and Mathematics

Michael G. Koniares

Vice President

Middlebury College 2013, magna cum laude, BA in Economics and Political Science

Ryan A. Jann


Colby College 2016, magna cum laude, BA with distinction in Economics with Financial Market concentration

Jonathan D. Cabour


Colby College 2017, cum laude, BA with distinction in Economics with Financial Market concentration

Wyatt W. French


Middlebury College 2017, cum laude, BA in Economics