Stephen J. Gurgovits, Jr. is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Tecum Capital, a $500+ million private investment firm based in Pittsburgh, PA, which oversees pools of committed capital focused on mezzanine debt, subordinated notes, and private equity via two active funds, Tecum Capital Partners II, LP, and Tecum Equity Partners III. Tecum Capital Partners II, LP is a $265 million committed fund licensed as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC), and Tecum Equity Partners III, which is a family-office platform, focused on control equity with over $200 million of committed capital from Western Allegheny Capital. In his current role, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. is responsible for providing strategic, operational and investment management leadership to the funds, including its overall planning, fund raising, growth and execution of strategy. Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. also currently serves on the board of directors for Western Allegheny Capital, Gibraltar Cable Barriers, Uncle Charley’s Sausage Company, Auburn Gear, Inc., Oberg Industries, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG).
During his career, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. has been directly involved in over $1 billion of aggregate financial transactions, both public and private. Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. has also served as the investment and portfolio manager for over $200 million of publicly-traded securities.
When contemplating new investments with Tecum Capital Partners, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. and his partners will structure, research, negotiate and approve investments in companies, based on financial analysis, financial modeling, industry research, and overall coordination of additional internal and/or external resources. After the investment has closed, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. and his team advise companies and/or partner with management teams to create profitable and sustainable businesses to protect and secure adequate returns on the investment portfolio.
Prior to founding Tecum Capital Partners and F.N.B. Capital Partners, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. was President and C.E.O. of F.N.B. Capital Corporation, LLC, a wholly-owned merchant banking subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) from its inception in 2005. Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. started his career with KPMG and was employed by the Sports and Exhibition Authority prior to joining F.N.B. He graduated with High Distinction from Pennsylvania State University after earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and subsequently obtained his MBA from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. holds a CFA Charter designation and is a licensed CPA in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. has been a board member for the Pittsburgh Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) since 2014. A native of western Pennsylvania, he currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.