Our leadership consists of seasoned investment bankers with significant deal
experience and highly complementary skills


Prior to founding Excel Partners, Mr. Donohue was a Managing Director at Alterity Partners, which was purchased by FTN Financial in 2004. Previously, he was a senior investment banker in the M&A Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York. Mr. Donohue has over over thirty years of experience leading transaction teams in merger and financing transactions in the healthcare, technology, business services, aerospace/defense, media, electronics, consumer goods, automotive, chemical, and staffing industries. Prior to Goldman Sachs & Co, Mr. Donohue was a Vice President at JP Morgan & Company in the M&A and Equity Research Departments.

Mr. Donohue received a B.S. in Finance and International Relations from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Columbia University.

Ed Soh

Mr. Soh is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Excel Partners. He joined Alterity Partners in 2000 and FTN Financial upon its acquisition in 2004. Previously, Mr. Soh worked at InnoCap, LLC, a Netherlands-based investment bank focused on cross-border M&A and leasing transactions. Prior to InnoCap, Mr. Soh helped Global Capital Advisors launch its hedge fund. He also worked as a portfolio manager and bond trader for Robert R. Meredith & Co. While in graduate school, Mr. Soh assisted a number of technology startup companies in developing their business plans, go-to-market strategies and technology requirements.

Mr. Soh received a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Mr. Faust joined Excel Partners in 2009 as a partner and Managing Director to head the Firm’s West Coast office. He has over thirty years of experience as an investment banker and corporate lawyer. Mr. Faust has worked on a wide variety of domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, in particular, in the healthcare, consumer goods, business services and technology industries. Prior to joining Excel Partners, Mr. Faust was a senior banker at Barrington Associates (now a part of Wells Fargo Securities) in Los Angeles. He is also the founder of Cross-Border Transaction Management GmbH (CBTM), a German advisory firm specializing in facilitating M&A transactions between U.S. and European middle-market companies. Mr. Faust previously worked as a Vice President in the M&A Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he advised large cap companies in a broad range of industries. Before becoming an investment banker, Mr. Faust was an M&A and capital markets lawyer at White & Case LLP in New York and at Freshfields in London and Frankfurt am Main.

Mr. Faust received a law degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in German and English.


Mr. Kaminer is a Managing Director at Excel Partners. He brings a unique perspective with over twenty years of experience as both an investment banker and senior operating executive. Mr.Kaminer’s transactional expertise includes domestic and cross-border M&A, and growth capital and acquisition financings for publicly traded and privately owned companies in the healthcare services, healthcare IT, business services and technology industries. Prior to joining Excel, Mr. Kaminer was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BioClinica, Inc. a global provider of clinical trial services and technology to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries operating in the US, Europe, and Asia. During his tenure, the company grew both organically and through acquisitions, raised in excess of $500 million in debt and equity securities and was publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market until the successful sale to a private equity firm. Prior to BioClinica, Mr. Kaminer was a senior investment banker focused on the middle market and specializing in M&A transactions and raising growth capital through public and private debt and equity financings including IPOs. His career began at Price Waterhouse, where he qualified as a certified public accountant, working with several Fortune 500 clients.

Mr. Kaminer received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania