Astra Capital Management

Our Team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.



The five founders bring to Astra over 100 years of industry, investment and operating experience in the Communications and Technology industries and have worked with premier institutions that have a long history of successful buyout investing in the sector. In the aggregate, the founders have closed over 35 corporate and private equity transactions, invested $5 billion of equity capital, arranged $15 billion of debt financing, and served on over 20 leading boards. The founders govern and manage Astra Capital Management, comprise the firm’s investment and operating committees, and play an essential role in the sourcing, governance and growth of Astra portfolio companies.

Kevin L. Beebe

Todd M. Crick

Mark J. Johnson

William E. Kennard

Matt M. Murphy


Investment Team

Since its founding in May 2014, Astra has built a strong team of deal and fund operations professionals. Astra investment professionals not only have strong private equity experience but also bring passion and intellectual curiosity to each transaction.

Daniel A. Ben-Ami

Vikram Bishnoi

Amie J. Guo

Brian R. Kirschbaum

Raj Kumar

James G. Martin

Rafael G. Nogueira

Stephen Weiner

Nia G. White


Industry Advisor Network

The Industry Advisors have deep experience in particular areas of the Astra investment and operating strategy. These professionals provide additional sourcing capabilities with specialized sector focus, assist in the value creation process, help to evaluate potential investment opportunities, and provide insights regarding operational improvements post-investment.

Tuvia Barak

Mary Clark

Richard J. Wilhelm