Investment Team

John Almeida, Jr. is the founder and Managing Partner of Five Peaks Capital Management.  Mr. Almeida spent twelve years at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a private equity firm with over $16 billion of private equity and subordinated debt capital under management where he was a General Partner and Member of the Management Committee.  In addition to being responsible for all aspects of investment related activities, Mr. Almeida also oversaw firm recruiting for non-Partner professionals for several years and was involved in developing the firm’s Operations/Resources Group, a multi-disciplinary functional effort that advised portfolio companies on a variety of operating and strategic issues.

During his career at WCAS, Mr. Almeida invested over $2 billion worth of private equity capital in a variety of transaction structures and types including LBO’s, leveraged recapitalizations, growth equity, rescue financings and distressed investing.

Mr. Almeida holds a B.A. degree from Yale College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.


Mark D. Edwards is a Partner of Five Peaks Capital Management. Mr. Edwards has twelve years of experience in the private equity industry, having worked at both JLL Partners, a New York-based private equity firm with approximately $4 billion of capital under management, and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a New York-based private equity firm with approximately $10 billion of capital under management. Over the course of his career, Mr. Edwards has sourced and executed private equity and distressed debt investments across a broad range of industry sectors, including retail and consumer products, industrial services, basic manufacturing, healthcare and information and business services. Prior to joining DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Mr. Edwards was an investment banker for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation, where he executed a variety of debt and equity financing and M&A advisory transactions. Mr. Edwards is a former board member of FC Holdings Inc., Total Safety Inc., Luxury Optical Holdings Inc., DeCrane Aircraft Holdings and Merrill Communications Inc.

Mr. Edwards holds a B.A. degree with honors from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree with distinction from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he graduated as an Edward Tuck Scholar.


Brendan Peters joined Five Peaks in 2015. He previously worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley in New York.

He graduated with Honors from Washington & Lee University with a B.S. in Business Administration with Special Attainments in Commerce and a Minor in Mass Communications.

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