Private. Independent. Entrepreneurial.
"We founded our firm by bringing together years of past institutional asset management, private equity investment, and business ownership experience, combined with our entrepreneurial and independent vision. We believe our clients need advisers who understand and have first-hand experienced what it takes to build businesses, manage risks, grow wealth, and protect financial legacy."
Armen A. Grigorian and Curtis E. Hollowell. Co-Founders and Co-Managing Partners.
How We Are Different?
We are free to see the big picture and think long-term
We are an independent partnership-owned firm that has achieved a high level of financial sophistication.
Our co-founders have business ownership, private equity, and institutional asset management experience, enabling us to understand what it takes to build and grow business interests over time.
Each of our professional partners/owners oversee firm’s key business lines while relying on each other on delivering comprehensive suite of solutions for clients.
We are big-picture oriented and business-owner focused. That is why our clients call us first to help them grow their business and financial enterprise.
Newport Beach CA 92660
New York NY 10111
Armen A. Grigorian
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Armen leverages over 25 years of asset management, private equity investment, and business experience to serve as primary asset management and financial strategy counselor to a limited number of wealthy and business-owning individuals, families, trusts and foundations.
Started his career in 1993 at RBC Centura Bank, after obtaining a BA in Business Administration. In 1994 founded a boutique investment firm to manage private equity and debt investment strategies for two family offices and a handful of global financial groups. In 1998, sold the firm to Lehman Brothers, continuing to grow the business as part of a $300 billion firm. In 2002, repurchased the business from Lehman Brothers with the backing of Defoe Fournier & Cie., a private banking firm founded in 1824. The separated firm, Defoe Redmount, went on to invest private equity and sale-leaseback capital, and manage assets. Co-founded Redmount Capital Partners, merging Defoe Redmount’s asset management business into the newly formed firm.
Armen is a frequent speaker at various family office and family business forums and regularly publishes articles on the matters of capital management, business family wealth, and family influenced businesses.
Curtis E. Hollowell, CPFA
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Curtis provides thoughtful advice and valuable resources to meet the demanding needs of today’s small to medium sized businesses. Curtis is currently Redmount’s practice group leader for corporate retirement plans and also serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Curtis enjoys finding creative solutions to the complex issues corporate plan sponsors face in today’s rapidly evolving environment.
Curtis is actively involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Association and is currently the Vice President of Special Kids Interested Parents, a local charity serving the needs of children with autism and learning disabilities.
Started his career in 2004 with US Bank, offering bank customers access to investment and capital markets. In 2008, started his pension and retirement plan investment advisory business on the platform of Principal Financial Group and growing it into a leading Southern California regional player. In 2015, merged the business to co-founded Redmount Capital Partners.
Vincent C. Catalano, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
In addition to serving as Chief Investment Officer of Redmount Capital Partners, Vincent Catalano, CFA appears regularly in the financial media (Bloomberg TV & Radio, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, foxbusiness.com, BNN TV, New Delhi TV, CCTV - America, Barrons, Reuters) and is a frequent guest speaker at various major investment forums and CFA Societies, including the highly acclaimed "Market Forecast Series".
He is author of "Sectors and Styles" (Wiley 2006) and is a past president of the New York Society of Security Analysts and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Attended The Juilliard School and New York University and earned his CFA charter in 1986. Started his career in 1977, serving as senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, until 2000. Prior to joining Redmount Capital Partners, was Global Macro Strategist at Blue Marble Research, economic and markets advisory firm for family offices, foundations, and endowments.