Mark Schellinger is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BayView Capital. Mark has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and operations. He has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including deal qualification, transaction execution, portfolio oversight and realization.
Prior to co-founding BayView, Mark was an investment professional at The Gores Group, a leading operationally focused middle-market private equity firm with approximately $4.1 billion of capital under management. Mark was primarily involved in the evaluation and execution of potential acquisition opportunities. In this capacity, Mark worked closely with subject matter experts to identify strategic initiatives that could create value post acquisition. Additionally, Mark worked closely with senior management to identify additional acquisition opportunities and help analyze the financial performance of existing portfolio companies.
Prior to The Gores Group, Mark was an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Jefferies & Company, where he was involved in a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory and capital markets financings for clients across multiple industries.
Mark holds a Masters in Professional Accounting and a BBA in Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas.
In his free time, Mark’s interests and activities include: basketball, snowboarding, wakeboarding, world travel and struggling on the golf course.
Ryan Baxter is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BayView Capital. Ryan has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and operations. He has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including deal qualification, transaction execution, portfolio oversight and realization.
Prior to founding BayView Capital, Ryan was an investment professional with Odyssey Investment Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm with more than $3 billion of capital under management. Ryan was primarily involved in the evaluation and execution of potential acquisitions as well as monitoring the operations of existing portfolio companies. Ryan worked directly with Odyssey portfolio CEOs, CFOs and other senior management to address operational issues as well as assess and execute strategic add-on acquisitions.
Prior to Odyssey, Ryan was an investment banker with Bank of America in the Financial Sponsors Group, where he focused on providing financing and advisory services for private equity clients across a wide variety of industries. While at Bank of America, Ryan executed over $14 billion of leveraged finance transactions for leading private equity firms such as, The Carlyle Group, Apollo Global Management, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Investcorp Group, Cerberus Capital Management and Vestar Capital Partners.
Ryan holds a BS in Economics cum laude with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
In his free time, Ryan’s interests and activities include: reading, running, basketball and world travel.
Cory Shamis is a Senior Associate at BayView Capital. Cory is involved in the sourcing, evaluation and execution of potential BayView opportunities. Additionally, Cory provides financial and strategic oversight to the BayView portfolio companies and works closely with our existing management teams.
Prior to BayView, Cory was an investment banker in the General Industrials group at Jefferies and Company where he participated in a wide variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations and public equity offerings.
Prior to Jefferies, Cory was an associate at Grayhawk Venture Partners, a venture capital fund with $500 million in assets under management focused on early and growth stage companies in the Southwest United States. Cory was primarily involved in deal sourcing and qualification of prospective investments. Cory also worked closely with entrepreneurs and executives to develop incentive based capital structures and monitored quarterly performance for each portfolio company.
Prior to Grayhawk Venture Partners, Cory was an analyst at Dinan and Company, a middle market investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions and merchant banking advisory services. While at Dinan, Cory sourced new investment opportunities and strategic acquisition candidates within the lower middle market.
Cory graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Economics and a BS in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
In his free time Cory enjoys world travel, surfing, vintage motorcycles and watching Mark struggle on the golf course.
Varun Atre is a Senior Associate at BayView Capital. Varun is involved in the sourcing, evaluation and execution of potential BayView opportunities. Additionally, Varun provides operational oversight to the BayView portfolio companies.
Prior to BayView, Varun was an investment professional at Pala Investments, an investment fund focused on the global mining space. Varun was primarily involved in the evaluation and qualification of prospective investments. Varun also worked closely with portfolio companies to develop operational and business cases for strategic projects.
Prior to Pala Investments, Varun was in an engineering consulting role at Hatch, a professional services firm that delivers technical and strategic services to the industrials sector globally. Varun led teams to analyze client operations, identify enhancements and develop recommendations to improve the performance of client facilities. Working closely with executives and operational teams, Varun also supported the development of long-term operations strategy for clients.
Varun has an MBA from IESE Business School and graduated with a BASc in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the University of Waterloo.
In his free time, Varun enjoys playing soccer, brushing up on Roman history and trying to climb mountains.