The Team

The Team

  • Chinh Chu
    Senior Managing Director / Founder

    Chinh Chu is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of CC Capital. In this capacity he has spearheaded the creation of three SPACs since 2016. The first, CF Corp., raised $1.2 billion in order to purchase Fidelity & Guaranty Life, for which Chinh serves as Co-Executive Chairman.... Read the Full Bio

  • Douglas Newton
    Senior Managing Director

    Douglas Newton is a Senior Managing Director and a Co-Founder of CC Capital.  He has more than 16 years of professional investing experience across both public and private markets. Doug helped lead CC Capital’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet. He also served as Chief Financial Officer... Read the Full Bio

  • Jason Giordano
    Senior Managing Director

    Jason Giordano is a Senior Managing Director at CC Capital. He has more than 18 years of professional investing and acquisition experience.  Among other roles, Jason co-founded and served as Co-Executive Chairman of Collier Creek Holdings, the permanent capital vehicle through which CC Capital... Read the Full Bio

  • Matt Skurbe
    Senior Managing Director, COO and CFO

    Matt Skurbe is a Senior Managing Director and the COO and CFO of CC Capital. Prior to joining CC Capital, he was a Managing Director in Finance and the Treasurer for Blackstone. Matt was also the Chief Operating Officer for Blackstone Liquidity Solutions and a member of the firm’s Valuation and Enterprise Risk Committees. Before joining Blackstone in 2009, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust, a multi-billion dollar bank housing several of Merrill Lynch’s consumer lending and banking businesses. Matt was a member of the bank’s Asset Liability and Market Risk, Finance and Product Control, and Credit Committees. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years supporting Merrill Lynch’s Treasury function and had previous roles with Amerada Hess and Arthur Andersen LLP. Matt is a board member and audit committee chairperson for the Association for Financial Professionals, as well as a board member for Project Sunshine and the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. Matt received a B.S. in accounting from Rutgers University, achieved the Certified Public Accountant certification, and is a Certified Treasury Professional.

  • Richard DiBlasi

    Richard DiBlasi is a Principal at CC Capital. He was involved in the acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life by CF Corp. and the take-private acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet. Prior to joining CC Capital, he worked at Blackstone from 2010 to 2016 in the Private Equity Group. At Blackstone, Richard focused on investing in the financial services, technology, and business services sectors. He started his career as a Consultant at FTI Consulting in the Global Risk and Investigations Practice from 2009 to 2010. Richard received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.

  • Katherine Kavaler

    Katherine Kavaler is a Principal at CC Capital. Before joining CC Capital, she was a Principal at Centerbridge Partners from 2017 to 2021 where she focused on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to Centerbridge, Katherine worked at Blackstone in the Private Equity Group, focusing on investments in the financial services, technology and healthcare sectors. She started her career in the Financial Institutions Group at JP Morgan. Katherine currently serves on the Board of Directors of Wilshire. She received a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

  • Charles Weintraub
    Vice President
  • Andrew Li
    Vice President
  • Leah Ritland
    Chief of Staff
  • Karla Pena
    Executive Assistant
  • Teodor Tomescu
    Facilities Manager
  • Jared Benatar
  • Thomas Boychuk
  • Teddy Carter
  • Molly Feeney
    Finance Associate
  • Emily Lasprogato
    Executive Assistant
  • Tony Morales
    Senior Associate
  • Roger Aguinaldo
    Senior Advisor
  • Emily Ionescu
    Executive Assistant