WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Rigoli has been appointed Managing Director of the Washington DC based private investment and alternative asset management firm, Monument Capital Group LLC. The veteran private equity and investment banking professional will be responsible for directing deal related activities at the firm and will oversee transaction teams in Monument Capital Group's Washington DC offices.
"I am very excited to join the Monument Capital Group team and honored to work alongside such an accomplished set of individuals."
"The global security and defense markets continue to expand at a rate that is much greater than most industry sectors. It presents tremendous investment opportunities for funds that understand these markets and bring the key relationships needed to help their partner companies grow and succeed over the long-term. Monument Capital Group LLC provides an unmatched understanding of the space and a tremendous depth of relationships on a global scale," Mr. Rigoli said.
Mr. Rigoli began his career in the Defense contracting industry and served as a senior operational executive at a large Government consulting company before joining FBR Capital Markets. At FBR he served as a Senior Vice President in the investment bank specializing in M&A and Capital Markets transactions in the Aerospace and Defense industry. Subsequently, Mr. Rigoli joined The White Oak Group LLC, an Atlanta based private equity fund where he was responsible for standing up the firm's Washington DC operations and identifying fund investments in the Aerospace and Defense industry.
Monument Capital Group LLC focuses its investments expertise on the global security and defense sector. MCG was cofounded by Douglas B. Baker, a former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Robert J. Dunn, a former member of the buyout team with the Carlyle Group.
"We are pleased Jason has decided to join our team and we look forward to the added value he will bring to Monument Capital Group LLC. Jason's long term vision, understanding of creating value through hard work, hands-on approach and attention to detail fit seamlessly within our investing strategy," Mr. Dunn said.
"Jason's background and extensive network of relationships will significantly broaden our ability to identify and close investments. He will work with the Monument Capital Group Team, identifying and assessing investment opportunities and raising awareness internationally of the firm within the market," Mr. Baker said.
MCG benefits from the support of a hands-on Advisory Board with extensive domestic and international experience. The Board includes: Former Secretary of State and former Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III, the Chairman Emeritus of the Carlyle Group and former Secretary of Defense, Frank C. Carlucci, Mustafa Koc, Chairman of Koc Holdings, Turkey's largest conglomerate and Thomas F. McLarty III, former White House Chief of Staff.
SOURCE Monument Capital Group LLC