New CMO at Seacoast

New CMO at Seacoast

Seacoast Capital has hired Phil Curatilo as a Principal and the firm’s new Chief Marketing Officer. He will be based in the Seacoast’s Boston office, but will also spend time in the firm’s Danbury, Connecticut satellite office.

Mr. Curatilo has more than 25 years of private equity, corporate marketing, lending, and consulting experience. In addition to being responsible for running the corporate marketing function for the firm, Mr. Curatilo will also be responsible for business development in the eastern region of the United States.

“Seacoast has known Phil for more than 15 years. Our people have worked with him firsthand on boards of directors, deal sourcing, and seen the result of his creative marketing strategies. Phil is unique in our industry as he brings that rare combination of private equity and corporate marketing knowledge with an experienced hand in investment assessment and execution,” said Seacoast Partner Tom Gorman.

Prior to joining Seacoast in December 2016, Mr. Curatilo was Principal & Chief Marketing Officer for Cyprium Partners (and its predecessor firm, Key Principal Partners) where he was responsible for the development and growth of the firm’s brand in the US and Canada and sourced middle market non-control debt and equity investments. Prior to Cyprium, he was Managing Director for Westham Capital, where he represented undermarketed institutional private equity funds and sourced and evaluated microcap investment opportunities. Prior to Westham, he was a General Partner for Riverside Partners, where he initiated the firm’s first formal marketing effort, managed its network of deal sources, and originated, screened, and analyzed low to mid-tech leveraged buyouts. Mr. Curatilo received his MBA from Wharton and has a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Seacoast Capital makes non-control subordinated debt and equity investments of $5 million to $25 million in lower middle market companies with revenue of at least $10 million and $2 million or more of EBITDA. Sectors of interest include specialty manufacturing; value-added distribution; health and wellness; logistics and infrastructure services; and commercial and consumer services. Seacoast Capital is currently investing its fourth fund, Seacoast Capital Partners IV, with $239 million of capital commitments.  The firm was founded in 1994 and has offices in Boston and San Francisco (

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