Preston joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 1995. Previously, Preston was an analyst with Brentwood Associates, a venture capital and leveraged buyout firm. Prior to Brentwood Associates, he was an analyst in the merchant banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. During business school, Preston was an associate at Crescent Capital Corporation, an investment firm focused on below investment-grade and mezzanine securities.
Preston is a director of American Grease Stick Company, American Track Holdings, LLC, Magnum Magnetics Corporation and Thaler Machine; and has oversight responsibility for PNC Mezzanine’s investments in Salient Federal Solutions and True Temper, Inc. Preston was previously a director of Century Mold Co., Inc., Kellstrom Holding Corporation, Metal Spinners, Inc., Miller Heiman, Inc., Prospect Mold, Inc., Stampede Meat, Inc., The Windy Hill Pet Food Company, Inc., The Riddell Sports Group, Inc., The Hunt Valve Company, Tooling Technology, LLC, the Amerin Insurance Company, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. and Urban CableWorks LLC.
Preston received degrees in economics and engineering with honors from Princeton University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, where he was a venture capital fellow.