Team

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
Max von Zuben
Managing Partner
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Max von Zuben joined The Wicks Group in July 2004. As a Managing Partner at Wicks, he is involved in the acquisition, financing, strategy development and operational planning of its investments.

Before joining Wicks, Mr. von Zuben spent two years as an Associate at Dubilier & Company, a middle market private equity firm based in New York, where he worked on all aspects of investment and portfolio company management. Prior to Dubilier, Max worked in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities (DLJ) for three years. At DLJ, Max worked as a generalist, in the media group and in real estate in New York and London.

Max von Zuben graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature and Language and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.