Great Range Capital Welcomes Nick Pusateri

A few months ago we received an email from an Analyst in the Global Industrials Group at Credit Suisse in New York City named Nick Pusateri. A California native and Princeton University graduate, Nick explained that Great Range Capital was exactly what he was looking for in a firm. And once we did our own research, we concluded that Nick was exactly what we were looking for in an Analyst, and we’re thrilled to share that he’s joined the Investment Team.

From the Valley to the Plains

Nick grew up in the Bay Area in California, but his upbringing doesn’t fit with common Golden State stereotypes. “My dad worked as a core driller and saw cutter for a union electrical contractor and my mom stayed at home,” he explained. “Given my dad’s job and love of fishing and hunting, I suspect I spent my childhood around more blue-collar adults than your average Californian. My dad always had plans of moving to the country and followed through on them immediately after retiring.”

After losing his mom as a teenager, Nick underperformed through high school and during his first semester of community college. “I made a deal with myself that if I didn’t do as well as I knew I could in community college,” he recalled, “then I would enlist in the Marine Corps to gain the discipline I clearly lacked.” Nick honored his commitment and upon exiting the Marines in 2016, he started living up to his scholastic potential. He excelled in community college and then went on to study at Princeton, where he received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

Nick interned with Credit Suisse for two summers while completing his undergraduate studies and earned a position as a full-time Analyst. While at Credit Suisse, he was involved in a broad range of investment banking transactions, including M&A advisory, debt and equity financings, and leveraged buyouts.

Despite knowing only life on the coast (both East and West), Nick and his wife turned their attention to the Midwest when looking for the ideal place to live and work. “Kansas City was at the top of our list,” he explained. “I cold-emailed GRC because, outside of the location, I was looking for a small, tight-knit team with a strong culture who treated their investments like true partnerships. I was also specifically attracted to the lower middle market given the potential magnitude of impact that could be made being the first institutional investor in family- and founder-owned companies.”

At Home in the Heartland

Kansas City is already exceeding Nick’s expectations. “From my perspective,” he noted, “just about everything is better here: less crowded, lower cost of living, slower pace of life, the list goes on. But most importantly, my wife and I have found that we have a lot more in common with Midwesterners.”

When he’s not in the office, Nick enjoys the company of his wife and two dogs. He also likes to read, stay active by working out and enjoys watching professional and college sports.

If you’d like to join us in welcoming Nick or encourage him in his journey to become a Chiefs fan after growing up in 49ers territory, you can reach him at (913) 241-0756 or nick.pusateri@greatrangecapital.com.