Seamax Team Biographies
Cao Deambrosio, Managing Partner and Co-founder
Mr. Deambrosio is responsible for investment sourcing, commercial and strategic oversight for Seamax and is also a General Partner of Seamax Shipping Opportunities Fund LP. He has over 30 years of experience in the transportation and financial services sectors. Prior to founding Seamax, Mr. Deambrosio worked for GE Capital for 15 years, where he held senior leadership roles as the Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of Shipping in GE Capital’s Transportation Finance division. Mr. Deambrosio previously worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton as a Senior Associate on the Transportation Team and for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (currently part of J.P. Morgan) as an Associate in the Global Shipping Group. Mr. Deambrosio received a B.A. in Economics from Boston University.
Ron Petrunoff, Managing Partner and Co-founder
Mr. Petrunoff is responsible for investment sourcing, commercial and strategic oversight for Seamax and is also a General Partner of Seamax Shipping Opportunities Fund LP. He has over 30 years of experience in the transportation and financial services sectors. Prior to founding Seamax, Mr. Petrunoff was President of GE Capital Transportation Finance, a $3.3 billion business investing equity and debt in the shipping, container, rail and offshore sectors. Previously, he was President of Intermodal Structured Finance at Transamerica Leasing, a $1B business financing shipping containers, terminals and vessels to the container shipping sector. Mr. Petrunoff was also Transamerica Corporation’s Vice President of Investor Relations and President of Transamerica’s European Inventory Finance business in London. Mr. Petrunoff received a B.A. and M.B.A. in Economics and Finance from Columbia University.
Anton Hessenius, Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Hessenius is responsible for all technical management of the Seamax vessel fleet. He joined Seamax from Hermann Buss GmbH and Cie KG, where he was most recently the Head of Fleet Management for a fleet of more than 60 container and drybulk vessels. Previously, Mr. Hessenius spent several years at sea in increasingly senior technical/engineering officer roles for Reederei NSB, a large German containership lessor, achieving a Chief Engineer rating. He began his 28 year nautical career at Hapag Lloyd AG, one of the leading container shipping lines, where he spent five years at sea as Technical and Nautical Officers Assistant and Ship Mechanic. Mr. Hessenius received an Engineering degree in Ship Operations from Hochschule Bremerhaven and a certificate in Business Economics from the Institut für Wirtschaftliche Forschung und Weiterbildung at Fern University in Hagen, Germany.