Joseph V. Lash is the founder and Managing Member of VT Capital, LLC. Prior to forming VTC in November 2010, Mr. Lash spent more than 25 years as a mergers and acquisitions advisory and investment professional.
For the approximately 20 years Mr. Lash was on Wall Street, he advised and assisted corporations globally in the identification, planning and execution of mergers, acquisitions and related transactions across numerous industries, with a particular emphasis on industrial technology companies. During Mr. Lash's tenure as an corporate advisor, he held a number of senior positions in the mergers and acquisitions departments of leading Wall Street firms including JPMorgan Chase, Kidder, Peabody and the combined Kidder, Peabody/Paine Webber, where Mr. Lash Co-Headed the Mergers and Acquisitions Department.
For the five years preceding VTC's formation, Mr. Lash was a senior executive with Tontine Associates, LLC, a Greenwich, CT-based private investment partnership. While at Tontine, Mr. Lash worked together with the Firm's managing member to establish and implement Tontine's concentrated/control equity investment strategy as well as oversee a portfolio of investments of over $250 million in the power and energy infrastructure market. In connection with such oversight activities, Mr. Lash served as a director or board observer for several companies where Tontine had established control or near-control positions. Such board activities included:
Mr. Lash previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Ohio Wesleyan University (from July 2007 through June 2012), where he attended and received a BA in Economics/Management.