Management Team

Murry Gunty

Murry Gunty is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstreet. Mr. Gunty graduated from Harvard College, where he received a BA in economics, and Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA. Prior to founding Blackstreet, Mr. Gunty was CEO and Founder of BCM, a General Partner at Jacobson Partners, LP, and was a Partner at Lazard Freres Real Estate, LLC. He also worked at the Blackstone Group, where he was an Analyst.

Kevin Kuby

Kevin Kuby is the Executive Vice President and Chief Restructuring Officer of Blackstreet. Mr. Kuby received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois – Urbana / Champaign. He has worked in the turnaround and restructuring industry for over 19 years, with experience across a wide variety of industries. He was previously a Managing Director at BCM, a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jack Myers, CFA

Jack Myers, CFA is an Associate of Blacksteet. Prior to joining Blackstreet, Mr. Myers worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking division of FBR & Co. where he gained experience in public and private equity offerings as well as M&A transactions in a variety of industries.

Mr. Myers graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.

David Hartman

David Hartman is Senior Vice President – Operations. Mr. Hartman is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a BS in Finance and MIS. Previously, Mr. Hartman served for nearly three years as Chief Financial Officer of Elderlife Financial Services. Hartman has over 25 years experience in commercial banking, asset based lending, leveraged finance, loan originations and syndications, merchant banking, work-outs, and distressed debt investing.

Robert Dragonette

Rob Dragonette is the Chief Financial Officer of Blackstreet. Mr. Dragonette is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Mr. Dragonette has 20 years experience as a CFO in several industries and the roles of President and General Manager.

Michael Potolicchio

Michael Potolicchio is an Associate at Blackstreet. Previously, Mr. Potolicchio was an Associate with Aronson Capital Partners (ACP), a boutique investment bank focused on providing M&A and strategic advisory services to Aerospace, Defense and Government IT contractors. Prior to ACP, Mr. Potolicchio was an Analyst for Bengur Bryan & Co., and Patriot Capital, a boutique investment bank and private equity fund.

Mr. Potolicchio graduated from The George Washington University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

Christopher Swarbrick

Christopher Swarbrick is an Associate at Blackstreet. Mr. Swarbrick previously worked as a Corporate Finance and Restructuring Consultant with FTI Consulting and Berkeley Research Group where he helped lead turnarounds of distressed retailers. Mr. Swarbrick has also held positions with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of investments, and Reyes Holdings, a distribution conglomerate in Chicago.

Mr. Swarbrick graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance.

Patricia LaBorde

Patricia LaBorde is the General Counsel.    Ms. LaBorde is a graduate of the University of Delaware and received her J.D. from the  George Washington University School of Law.  Prior to joining Blackstreet, Ms. LaBorde was the Chief Legal Counsel of a specialty finance company where she focused on transaction financing, regulatory matters, and litigation management.