– Vice Chairman
Max Holtzman is Vice Chairman at Capitol Peak. Prior to joining Capitol Peak, Mr. Holtzman was appointed by President Obama in early 2009 as the Senior Advisor to the United States Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Holtzman advised the Secretary on the development of new public-private partnerships and capital market access to supplement the USDA’s $200 billion portfolio of critical infrastructure and other loans. Mr. Holtzman successfully spearheaded the first White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference which brought together senior leaders from the financial, government, infrastructure and project finance communities to identify challenges and opportunities in critical infrastructure projects involving a multitude of federal, state and local parties.
Mr. Holtzman also served the President and Secretary as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, overseeing the Department’s international operations and as Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs. He had direct oversight of 8,000 employees and a nearly $1 billion budget. He advised the Secretary on all trade and international matters, biotechnology, international food security and aquaculture. He represented the United States in its negotiations with the Peoples Republic of China as four-time Delegate on the Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade and is regularly involved with a multitude of international trade issues, trade missions and trade negotiations. He also served as the United States Chairman of the North American Biotechnology Initiative, which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico. In his role, he held a Top Secret SCI Security clearance.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Holtzman, an attorney for 20 years, provided strategic consulting to multi-national companies related to transportation infrastructure, project finance, public-private partnerships, health care and government procurement. He also served as a City Attorney and Special Counsel to several municipalities.
Mr. Holtzman is the Founding Chairman of Adopt-A-Classroom, a 16-year not-for- profit that supports teachers and students in all 50 states. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and his law degree from the University of Miami. Married with three children, Mr. Holtzman and his family live in Washington, D.C.
|General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr.
– Senior Vice Chairman
General Charles (Chuck) H. Jacoby, Jr. serves as a Senior Vice Chairman with Capitol Peak Asset Management. General Jacoby brings over 36 years of experience leading military, government, and international organizations. Prior to retiring from the U.S. Army, he was the first Army officer to Command North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command, where he reorganized the 1,800 person bi-national and joint headquarters and integrated 35 federal, state, and non-governmental organizations for the defense and security of North America.
He has commanded at all levels in joint and Army assignments, from Company to Geographic Combatant Command, including combat operations in Grenada with the 82nd Airborne Division; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. He also served as Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy. As the Deputy Commander of Combined/Joint Task Force-76, he was responsible for the 18,000 troops conducting combat operations in Afghanistan; as the Commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, he commanded the 135,000 troops conducting combat operations across the country of Iraq. General Jacoby served as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy for the Joint Staff, where he led planning for coalition and NATO operations in Libya, assisted in the Middle East peace process, and served as the U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations.
His military decorations include awards from the governments of Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia. An avid writer and historian, he has penned scholarly monographs on the efficacy of air campaigns and the organization of modern Brigade Combat Teams and Op-Eds on Ballistic Missile Defense and strategic deterrence. General Jacoby has served on several organizations, including the Council of Foreign Relations, the El Pomar Foundation, the Association of the United States Army, and the U.S. Naval Institute.
General Jacoby holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy as well as an M.A. in History from the University of Michigan; an M.S. in Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas; and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the National War College at Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.