Dirkson Charles

CEO & Executive Co-Chairman Founder

Dirkson R. Charles has been the CEO of Loar Group since its inception in January 2012.

Prior to his founding of the Loar Group, Mr. Charles was the executive vice president of McKechnie Aerospace, which he joined in the fall of 2007. At McKechnie he had responsibility for all aspects of financial operations for this multinational organization and was instrumental in all aspects of McKechnie’s financial and operational improvement. He founded Loar Group subsequent to the sale of McKechnie in December 2010.

Before joining McKechnie Aerospace, Mr. Charles held a similar position as executive vice president and chief financial officer with K&F Industries, a leading manufacturer of aviation wheels, brakes, fuel tanks and brake control systems that was acquired by Meggitt-USA in May 2007. In total, Mr. Charles had 17 years with K&F Industries, playing a key role in that company’s operational development as well as the successful IPO and subsequent sale to Meggitt. In addition, Mr. Charles was with Arthur Andersen and Company during the mid-1980s for five years where he supervised audit engagements and acquired expertise in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations.

Mr. Charles currently serves as the Chairman of Doncasters Group Limited, a position he has held since March of 2020. Mr. Charles also serves as a Director of Builders FirstSource, Inc. since June of 2022.

Mr. Charles holds an undergraduate degree in public accounting and a M.B.A. in finance from Pace University. He is a certified public accountant.

Brett Milgrim

Executive Co-Chairman

Brett Milgrim has been the Executive Co-Chairman of Loar Group since 2017.

From 1997 until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Milgrim was a Managing Director and Partner of JLL Partners (JLL), a New York-based private equity firm, where he was responsible for leading investments in JLL’s industrial vertical, including McKechnie Aerospace. Mr. Milgrim brings extensive experience in all areas of corporate finance and capital markets and his background involving the management of numerous aerospace and industrial companies is valuable in leading Loar’s overall corporate and acquisition strategies. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Milgrim served in the Investment Banking department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Milgrim also currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies: Builders FirstSource, Inc., PGT Innovations, Inc., and Horizon Global Corporation. Mr. Milgrim holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University.

David Abrams


Mr. Abrams founded Abrams Capital Management, LLC in 1999 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager since inception. Previously, Mr. Abrams was a senior investment professional with The Baupost Group of Boston, Massachusetts, for 10 years. Mr. Abrams holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Raja Bobbili


Since January 2014, Mr. Bobbili has served at Abrams Capital Management, LLC, where he is currently an Investment Analyst and Managing Director. Mr. Bobbili holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a B.S. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School..

Alison Bomberg


Since June 2015, Mrs. Bomberg has served at Abrams Capital Management, LLC, where she is currently a Managing Director and General Counsel. Previously, Mrs. Bomberg was a Partner in the Private Equity group of Ropes and Gray, LLP where she practiced law for 21 years. Mrs. Bomberg serves on the Advisory Board of the non-profit Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. Mrs. Bomberg holds a B.A. in Foreign Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Anthony M. Carpenito


Since April 2015, Mr. Carpenito has served at Abrams Capital Management, LLC, where he is currently Head of Private Capital Markets. Previously, Mr. Carpenito spent nearly 10 years in Credit Suisse’s Private Fund Group, including as Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate Private Fund Group. Prior to that role, he spent three years at GAMCO Investors in a hedge fund capital raising role. He started his career at Goldman Sachs, holding various roles in Controllers, emerging debt capital markets and asset management. Mr. Carpenito holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

M. Chad Crow


Mr. Crow has served since April 2021 as a fractional Chief Financial Officer for Lone Star Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical distribution company, and MAC Realty, a rental properties company. Previously, Mr. Crow joined Builders FirstSource, Inc. in September 1999, and held several roles of increasing responsibility thereafter. In 2009, Mr. Crow was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; in 2014, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer; and in 2017, he became a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, serving in such roles until April 2021. Previously, he served in a variety of positions at Pier One Imports and Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Crow holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Taiwo Danmola


Mr. Danmola has served as the Managing Member of Taiwo Danmola LLC since January 2021. He has also served as the part-time Chief Accounting Officer of Global Infrastructure Solutions Inc. since 2021. Mr. Danmola has also served as Director of Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York since September 2022. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Danmola served as Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP from 2002 to 2020. Previously, Mr. Danmola served as Assurance Partner at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Since 2022, Mr. Danmola served as a non-Trustee member of the Audit Committee of the Brooklyn Public Library and was appointed, effective April 2023, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Danmola holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Minor in Economics from St. John’s University. Mr. Danmola is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

Paul S. Levy


Mr. Levy founded JLL in 1988 and currently serves as its Managing Director. In addition, Mr. Levy is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Builders FirstSource, Inc. Mr. Levy has also previously served on the boards of numerous private companies. In the last five years, Mr. Levy previously served on the boards of the following public companies: Patheon, Inc. and PGT Innovations, Inc. Mr. Levy holds a B.A. in History from Lehigh University and a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania.

Margaret McGetrick


Ms. McGetrick has served as Director of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. (“GMO”), an investment management company, since 2011. From 2016 to 2017, Ms. McGetrick served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of GMO when she stepped in from her Trustee position to manage a $70 billion global asset management firm through a corporate restructure and the hiring and onboarding of a new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Ms. McGetrick was a Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager of Liberty Square Asset Management, a majority women-owned, multi-billion dollar hedge fund. Prior to that role, Ms. McGetrick served as Partner and Head of International Active at GMO. Ms. McGetrick has also served as Trustee of non-profit Save the Children US since 2017 and Trustee of Save the Children Association/Save the Children International Board since 2020. Ms. McGetrick holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Business Management from Providence College, and an M.S. in Finance from Fairfield University.