Key Devonshire Executives & Advisors

Devonshire Holdings, Inc. is comprised of a unique team of financial experts and operating managers capable of handling complex and multi layered M&A transactions, financings and restructurings. For more information on our executives, click on their names for access to their full bio.

William T. Nolan

President & Founder

Founded Devonshire Holdings, Inc. in 1989 after a successful career in corporate finance, capital markets and restructurings. A seasoned investment banker and CEO, he earned a BA from Tulane University and MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the author of “The Wealth of Enterprises: A New Foundation for Economics and Management”.

Hendrik J. Laverge


Principal for Devonshire Holdings, Inc. since 1991. Has Senior Management experience on financial projects and restructurings in Asia, Europe and America, while at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., United Technologies and Continental Grain. He was educated in the Netherlands, where he gained his BA and LLM from Leiden University.

Dr. T.H. Tsiang

Managing Director

A MIT educated leading aeronautics and composites expert. Background includes operations, lean production, FAA certification, supply chain management and new joint venture business in the aircraft industry. Have made key contributions developing aircraft, rockets, spacecraft, sporting and medical composite products.

Thomas C. Arata

Managing Director

Mr. Arata is a Managing Director of Devonshire, oversees Devonshire’s New Orleans office and is responsible for due diligence activities and the development of financial models and operating pro formas. Mr. Arata has also helped to design and develop sophisticated Financial Modeling software that automates much of the process of building financials for startup companies or business expansions.

Greger Wicander

Managing Director

Mr. Wicander has extensive experience in structuring and placing various forms of debt, including junior and senior term loans, asset based revolvers, asset backed loans, and project financings. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, Durham.

Gordon J. Homer

Head M&A Advisor

An investment banker in Canada for over 40 years, has been directly involved with over 50 M&A engagements. He has served as a Director of large endowments and public and private enterprises. Mr. Homer earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard University.

Charles Graham

Senior Advisor

Charles is a veteran of the aviation & transportation industries. 30+ years of board level experience at multi-billion dollar enterprises in the sectors of airlines, aircraft leasing, global express integrators, international logistics and postal services. Strong track record of success in M&A, business transformation, strategic development, team building and value creation.

Patrick J. Dealy


After nearly two decades as a research analyst and portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch, UBS, and SG Cowen, Mr. Dealy formed a private limited partnership to provide capital funding and advisory services for growth stage companies. He has also performed significant roles in operating and turn-around management. He holds a BA from Connecticut College in History and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Sally Hamilton

Senior Advisor

Sally served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at AWAS from 2000 to 2012. She was Vice President Leasing at AWAS from 1993 to 2000. Prior to that she was employed as Counsel in the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where her practice was concentrated in the areas of aircraft leasing and structured finance.

Robert J. Rosenberg


Robert Rosenberg joined Devonshire in 2013 as Advisor after a most distinguished legal career specialized in insolvency and corporate reorganization. He was the Global Co-Head of the Insolvency Practice Group at Latham & Watkins from 1985 to 2008 and Partner until his retirement in 2012. He has published several books and numerous articles and was recognized as “One of the world’s 20 leading insolvency lawyers in Euromoney’s Best of the Best”.