Mitch Quain was formerly a Partner at One Equity Partners. He serves on the Board of Directors of AstroNova, Inc., Digirad Inc., and Jason Industries. Previously, Mitch served on the boards of DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, Inc., Handy and Harmon Inc., Hardinge, Inc., HEICO Corporation, MagneTek, Inc., Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., RBC Bearings, Inc., Strategic Distribution, Tecumseh Products Company, Titan International, and Xerium, Inc.; was Executive Chairman of the Board of Register.com; and a Senior Advisor at Carlyle Group.
Mitch joined the research department of Wertheim & Company in 1975, and chose machinery as his specialty, having worked for a summer at United Engineers & Contractors, in Philadelphia. He appeared on Institutional Investor magazine’s All-American research team for fifteen years, retiring from research in 1995 while holding the number one ranking. Mitch became a partner in Wertheim in 1984, and in 1995 joined its operating committee, having assumed responsibility for the equity capital markets department. He left the firm in early 1997 to join Furman Selz as an Executive Vice President and a member of its Board of Directors. There Mitch built Wall Street’s second industrial manufacturing group (“the Golden Gear”), having begun its first at Wertheim (“In Rust We Trust”). In 2001, he retired as Vice Chairman of ABN AMRO.
Mitch is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and has served for 10 years on Penn’s Board of Trustees. He has served for nine years on the Board and Executive Committee of Penn Medicine, a $4 billion enterprise. Mitch is a member of the Board of Trustees of Curry College, in Milton, Massachusetts. He is also the Managing Partner of Uncle Louie G Florida, a franchisor of Italian Ices Shops in Florida.
Mitch received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School in 1975.