New Mountain's private equity strategy seeks to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected growth industries.
New Mountain Vantage Advisers, LLC ("Vantage") holds non-control positions in the U.S. public equity market.
New Mountain’s credit strategy applies the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Angel Alvarez
Chief Executive Officer

Angel Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer, founded ABB Optical, NA in 1989 and has served as CEO since its inception. Over the past two decades, Angel has built ABB into the number one contact lens distributor in the country and strives to be a technology leader within the industry.

Mr. Alvarez's entry into the optical business was as a Sales Representative for Vision Service Plan, in the early 1980s, then as a Senior Sales Representative for Ciba Vision. In 1989, Angel acquired the contact lens division of Co-Optics, founding ABB Optical, NA. In April of 2007, ABB Optical completed a merger with CON-CISE Contact Lens Company and became ABB CONCISE. Angel is responsible for the strategic direction and vision of the company and his focus is on serving over 16,000 independent eye care practitioner.

Mr. Alvarez is not only an industry leader but a community leader as well. He serves as a board member for the United Way of Broward County, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

Mr. Alvarez is a graduate of the University of Miami where he earned a degree in Business Administration, focusing on finance.

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