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Halyard Team
We have assembled a Board of Advisors comprised of executives and industry thought-leaders across our sectors of focus who have provided us valuable insights. The firm is led by a highly experienced, cohesive team of investment professionals with deep sector knowledge and strong track record.

Our Team

Robert B. Nolan, Jr
Managing Partner

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Bruce A. Eatroff
Founding Partner

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Jonathan P. Barnes
Partner

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Sarah Kim
Managing Director

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Brendyn T. Grimaldi
Principal

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William Foster
Associate

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Robert B. Nolan, Jr
rnolan@halyard.com
(212) 554-2144

Mr. Nolan is the managing partner of Halyard Capital and chairs the Investment Committee for the two respective funds totaling more than $600 million.  He represents Halyard on the Boards of EducationDynamics, Practice Insight, Digital Fortress and Jun Group and previously sat on the Boards of Engauge Marketing, LLC, Women’s Marketing, Inc., American Consolidated Media,  Inflow, North Dakota Holdings, and TRANZACT.  From 2001 until January 2006, he was the CEO of the BMO Private Equity Group, overseeing an investment portfolio with $800 million in capital. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets. Prior to CIBC, Mr. Nolan was Telecommunications Group Head at UBS Securities. He also worked for nine years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Telecommunications, Media & Technology Group.  Mr. Nolan is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations. Mr. Nolan received a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law and a B.S / B.A. from Georgetown University. Mr. Nolan is a member of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors.

Bruce A. Eatroff
beatroff@halyard.com
(212) 554-2145

Mr. Eatroff is a founding partner of Halyard Capital. Mr. Eatroff has a broad spectrum of private equity investing experience across the technology enabled services industries including Human Capital Management, Digital and Direct Marketing and IT/Cybersecurity Services. He represents Halyard on the Boards of OneSource Virtual, Jun Group and Focal Point Data Risk and previously sat on the Boards of Datamyx, Tranzact, Presidio, Engauge, EducationDynamics, Hanley Wood and Impremedia.  Mr. Eatroff has been a featured speaker and panelist at over fifty industry events and conferences. He has over twenty years of Wall Street experience including senior positions at Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, and CIBC World Markets. Mr. Eatroff received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.A. with honors from Lafayette College.

Jonathan P. Barnes
jbarnes@halyard.com
(212) 554-2122

Mr. Barnes represents Halyard on the Boards of Stratex, The Aberdeen Group and OneSource Virtual and previously served on the Boards of Datamyx, EducationDynamics, Women’s Marketing, Inc., Engauge Marketing, LLC and TRANZACT. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Barnes was an Analyst at Aragon Global Management, a long/short equity hedge fund affiliated with Tiger Management. Mr. Barnes began his career in Morgan Stanley's Media Corporate Finance Group and subsequently worked at Consolidated Press Holdings, a Sydney, Australia based private investment company. Mr. Barnes received an M.B.A with honors from Columbia Business School and a A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University.

Sarah Kim
skim@halyard.com
(212) 554-2194

Ms. Kim represents Halyard on the Digital Fortress Board and previously served on the Board of Engauge Marketing, LLC, and Women's Marketing, Inc. Prior to joining Halyard, Ms. Kim was a Managing Director in BMO Capital Markets' Media, Communications & Technology Group where she was responsible for structuring senior debt transactions and managing over $2 billion of Media, Communications & Technology senior debt portfolio. Ms. Kim has completed capital raising transactions for a diverse range of public and private companies in sectors that include cable, communications, B2B media, content/programming and business services.  She received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University. Ms. Kim is a member of New York City Steering Committee of Women's Association of Venture and Equity.

Brendyn T. Grimaldi
bgrimaldi@halyard.com
(212) 554-2131

Mr. Grimaldi represents Halyard on the Board of Stratex, Jun Group and The Aberdeen Group and previously served on the Boards of Practice Insight, Engauge Marketing and The Greeley Company. Prior to joining Halyard, Brendyn was an analyst at Credit Suisse in the Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Group.  Mr. Grimaldi received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in economics from Boston College.

William Foster
wfoster@halyard.com
(212) 554-2143

Prior to joining Halyard, Mr. Foster was an Acquisitions and Investments Associate at Knightstone Capital Management in Toronto Ontario, a real estate investment company.  Mr. Foster started his career at Deutsche Bank in the Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Investment Banking group in New York where he assisted in the origination, financing and execution of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for real estate companies and financial sponsors.  Mr. Foster studied Finance and Mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.