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Founded in 1989 by Carter F. Bales, Edgar R. Berner, and Craig B. Klosk, the Firm today has four partners: Craig B. Klosk, Daniel M. Kortick, Daniel L. Black and Max von Zuben. Carter Bales, and Edgar Berner now serve as Senior Advisors to the Firm.


Craig B. Klosk Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Daniel M. Kortick Managing Partner
Daniel L. Black Managing Partner
Max von Zuben Managing Partner
Thomas P. Kearney III Principal
Irina I. Krasik Vice President
Kelly M. Leong Associate
Ethen M. Kang Associate
Andreia Santos de Araujo Director of Operations
Christine D. Flaherty Office Manager
Daniel L. Black
Managing Partner
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Dan Black joined the Wicks Group in June 2003. As a Managing Partner at Wicks, he is involved in all of its investment and management activities and serves on the Board of Directors of all of its operating companies.

Prior to joining Wicks, Mr. Black was Managing Director & Co-head of Merchant Banking at BNY Capital Markets, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Bank of New York) responsible for investing the firm's capital in private equity partnerships, the overall management and strategy of the merchant bank, and relationship management with private equity firms. He was also responsible for originating mergers & acquisitions, mezzanine investments, and leveraged finance transactions.

Mr. Black was on the investment committee of BNY Partners Funds, a fund-of-funds partnership for high net worth individuals to invest in private equity.

Mr. Black was previously Senior Vice President and Co-head of U.S. Corporate Banking, Senior Vice President and Manager of the Los Angeles Corporate Banking Office, and a member of the corporate credit committee. Mr. Black is a director of the Advent Claymore Group of closed end mutual funds.

Dan Black received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in Government.