Board of Advisors


John J. Sullivan III, P.E. – Supplier Quality Engineer

Mr. Sullivan has over 30 years of experience in aerospace and industrial equipment industries and has held various positions within those industries. He has served on the Technical and Standard's Committee of the National Propane Gas Association and is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the State of Michigan. He obtained his MBA from Grand Valley State University in 2005. Mr. Sullivan also has over 25 years experience in practicing the value investment process and has been a limited partner with the ACI Partnership Fund, LP since the fund's initial offering. Current residence is West Michigan lakeshore.

Thomas S. Marinel – Siemens Energy, Inc.

Mr. Marinel has 25 years of experience in both the power generation and aerospace industry. His educational background includes both a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts. Mr. Marinel has 28 years of personal investment experience, and has been a limited partner with the ACI Partnership Fund, LP since the fund's initial offering. Current residence is Oviedo, Florida.

Chief Investment Officer


James D. East – Chief Investment Officer, ACI Partnership Funds

Mr. East has over 25 years of experience in the value investing process.   Currently, he is the President of Mercertus Capital, LLC (managing partner of the ACI Partnership Funds).   His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.   He has been a limited partner with the ACI Partnership Fund, LP since the fund's initial offering.   Current residence is Charlotte, North Carolina.

Security Analyst


Gobinath Balasubramanian – Security Analyst

Mr. Balasubramanian has 10 years of experience in the software quality assurance industry. In addition, his experience includes both business ownership and business operating partner in Madurai, India. His educational background includes both a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication and a Master of Science in Finance.   Current residence is Alexandria, Virginia.