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Drew H. Adams, President


Drew H. Adams has been involved in direct equity investing and leveraged financings for almost 20 years. Drew joined StoneCreek in 1993. Prior to StoneCreek, Drew was a Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank’s Los Angeles Corporate Banking group, one of the leading leveraged buyout lenders in the mid to late 1980’s. While at Wells Fargo, he developed and managed a successful portfolio of highly leveraged loans. He has been responsible for over $1 billion in leveraged transactions as an equity principal and senior lender (representing over 30 companies). Drew currently oversees the day-to-day operations and investment activity at StoneCreek. He has served on the board of directors of Outsourcing Services Group, FoodHandler Holdings, Steel Horse Automotive, Delafoil Holdings and BarrierSafe Solutions International. Drew received his BA in Marketing and his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from Texas Christian University.

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Bruce N. Lipian, Managing Director


Bruce N. Lipian is a co-founder of StoneCreek Capital. Prior to StoneCreek, Bruce was a Vice President at Kelso & Co., one of the nation’s leading buyout investment firms. He has been involved in private equity and corporate finance for almost 20 years. Prior to Kelso, he was an Assistant Vice President in the High Technology Division of the Bank of Boston. Bruce has served on the board of directors of CST/Star Office Products, Steel Horse Automotive, Merchants, Landstar and FoodHandler Holdings. He currently oversees business development efforts at StoneCreek and investor relations. Bruce received his BA (Economics) from the University of Washington and his MBA (Finance) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania . Bruce is an active member of ACG and a founding member of the Orange County Private Equity Connection.

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David M. Sincich, Vice President


David M. Sincich joined StoneCreek in 2000. Previously Dave was Manager of Finance and Strategy for Orange Container (private corrugated box manufacturer) where he played a key role in strategic planning, overseeing operations and preparing the company for sale. Additionally, he spent two years at CareLine, Inc. (an ambulance service company) where he participated in several acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He has also held financial management positions with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Taco Bell, where he was responsible for budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and capital allocation. Dave is currently involved in all aspects of StoneCreek’s investments, including identification, evaluation and analysis of investment opportunities, as well as portfolio management. Dave has served on the board of directors of FoodHandler Holdings and played a significant role in merging FoodHandler with Microflex Corp. to form BarrierSafe Solutions International. Dave received a BS with an emphasis in Finance from California State University, San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine .  

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Lora Baldwin, Executive Assistant


Lora Baldwin joined StoneCreek in 2004, and handles administrative tasks for our team. Prior to joining StoneCreek, Lora was an executive assistant and database analyst at Bank of America in San Francisco. She has also worked as an executive assistant to the president of LBS / All American Communications, a television production and distribution company in New York. Lora graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in International Relations.

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Michael S. Gordon, Chairman

Michael S. Gordon ’s experience in acquisitions, mergers and divestitures dates back to 1968. Prior to co-founding StoneCreek he was a partner at Kelso & Co. Prior to joining Kelso in 1980, he was with the Gillette Company for 17 years, the last eight as Director of Special Financial Projects with responsibility for Gillette’s worldwide acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. During this period, he directed over 20 acquisitions in ten countries. He was also Director of Acquisitions for Hunt Wesson Foods. Mike has been on numerous boards, including Wickes Furniture, Kilsby-Roberts, International House of Pancakes (IHOP), CST/Star Business Forms, Outsourcing Services Group, Delafoil Holdings, FoodHandler Holdings and BarrierSafe Solutions International. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA in Finance from Boston University. Mike is currently the Chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center and past Chairman of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.