WinStar® Team

Ceasar N. Anquillare (BA, JP) – Chairman

Mr. Anquillare is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Winchester Capital, a strategic advisory firm that specializes in global private equity and international mergers and acquisitions. Located adjacent to the Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT and also in London, Winchester was founded in 1986 by Mr. Anquillare and the family Investment Office of the late Hon Averell Harriman, a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman and former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. Upon the appointment of the Hon Pamela Harriman as U.S. Ambassador to France in 1995, Mr. Anquillare acquired the firm together with his London colleagues. Winchester subsequently entered into a Global Co-Investment Agreement with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, where Mr. Anquillare also served as adviser for private equity and technology based investments. In 2006, Winchester advised AIG on the acquisition of the $1.4bn Dresdner Kleinwort Benson global private equity portfolio, which remains one of the largest secondary transactions in history. Mr. Anquillare also served as a non-executive director of a publicly traded fund of funds investing in global emerging markets which was acquired by Standard Life Aberdeen plc, and has served on the boards of companies listed on the NASDAQ and London Stock Exchanges. Mr. Anquillare previously served on the Board of Bloomsbury, the venture capital fund to launch innovation from the University College London. Mr. Anquillare holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (Georgetown University and Fairfield University). He undertook further post graduate external studies in law at the University of London and in Corporate Governance from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Anquillare previously has served as an adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Administrations of the late President Ronald Reagan and former President George H. W. Bush. Mr. Anquillare is a Justice of the Peace and was appointed Honourary Ambassador to the United Kingdom and European Union by the Governor of the State of Connecticut. Mr. Anquillare is a Board Member of BritishAmerican Business, a leading transatlantic trade association and previously served as a Trustees of Fairfield University. He is also a member of The Naval & Military Club in London and The New York Yacht Club. In 2017, Mr. Anquillare received the Global Leadership Award and was admitted to the M&A Hall of Fame.

David Bowen (Ph.D.) – Managing Director

Dr. David Bowen is a cum laude graduate of Bryant University and achieved his Masters of Business Studies in Corporate Finance and Accounting from University College, Cork, (Ireland) where he also received his Doctorate in Finance from the Centre of Investment Research at UCC. Dr. Bowen is a published author in The Journal of Trading and also The European Journal of Finance. Prior to joining Winchester, Dr. Bowen was employed at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and Bridgewater Associates.

Andrew Mitchell KC – Chairman (UK)

Andrew Mitchell is Chairman of Winchester Capital‘s affiliate in the United Kingdom. An attorney at law (Barrister) since 1976, Mr. Mitchell was appointed a King’s Counsel in 1998. He has a distinguished legal career in commercial conduct and corporate governance. Mr. Mitchell has been active on boards of international companies and was formerly the Chairman of Burn Stewart Limited (Scotland). He is familiar with the banking and insurance industries and serves as legal adviser to private clients in respect of asset protection and preservation. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of the Inns of Court School of Law and a Member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Nora Neergaard – Executive Director – Winchester Capital Limited

Nora Neergaard is Executive Director of Winchester Capital limited in the United Kingdom has over fourteen years’ experience in banking and wealth management. Prior to joining Winchester Capital Limited, she served as Head of Family Office Sales at Artic Asset Management in Norway and as Sales Director for Wholesale and Institutional Clients at Nordea Asset Management. Ms. Neergaard received her Masters of Science in Economics and Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School and undertook further post graduate external studies at INSEAD and Yale School of Management in International Marketing and Advanced Risk and Investment Management.

Michael Vincent (MA) – Managing Director (UK)

Mike Vincent heads our London office and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience as CFO of a range of businesses, and an experienced investor. He was CFO of Caradon plc's North American Division and subsequently Finance Director of Ascot plc (LSE), which he helped restructure from a £40m company into a £600m company. Throughout his career, Mr. Vincent has held positions with the accounting firms of PwC and KPMG, including his role as CFO of PwC's Business Process Outsourcing division. He co-founded Restore plc (AIM), a Support Services group which grew from a £2m cash shell to a business with a current market capitalisation in excess of £200m. Mr. Vincent holds a Master’s Degree in Modern History from Trinity College, University of Oxford.

Richard Tavelli (BA, MBA) – Executive Director

Richard Tavelli joined Winchester Capital in 2000 and has served as a Senior Executive Director for 22 years. Following his career at the Yale School of Management, Mr. Tavelli assisted Winchester with the development of its corporate advisory and asset management platforms. He received his BA from Williams College and his MBA from Yale University and was active in the energy and environmental sectors in Houston, Texas.