Reena photo.jpg

Reena Hu


Reena reinforces JMC in its efforts to improve the direct investment deal flow. She structures and automates the company outreach processes, performs financial and valuation modeling analysis and industry diligence on potential acquisition targets.

Previously, Reena interned at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where she worked with senior economists, conducted case studies on global industrial zone and researched quantitative valuation methodology of regional competitiveness.

Reena recently graduated with a BS in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. Outside of work, she volunteers as a choral accompanist and enjoys traveling.


Emily Kochanowicz

Co-Managing Director, US

With ten years of investment banking and corporate development experience, Emily brings valuable financial, market and analytical expertise to the team.

Previously, Emily was the Director of Corporate Development for the Deutsch Group, coordinating advisors, performing due diligence and managing strategic reviews.

Prior to working with Deutsch, Emily advised private, public and private equity clients at Houlihan Lokey. She advised on buy-side, sell-side, financing, transatlantic, and distressed transactions. She focused primarily on the automotive, aerospace and defense industries.

Emily graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in International Relations and Economics with honors.

She is fluent in English and French, speaks basic Mandarin Chinese, and enjoys traveling in her spare time.


Frédéric Kleindienst

Co -Managing Director, Europe

Prior to joining JMC Frederic had extensive experience in managing mid/small size industrial companies operating on worldwide markets in which he has developed change management and continuous improvement programs to optimize operations.

He also has functional expertise in HR, Quality and Lean management acquired within Deutsch Group.

His industry knowledge covers Oil & Gas, Aeronautics, Railway and Construction.

Frédéric lived in the US (New York and Houston) for more than 5 years and now resides with his family in Paris.

He graduated from Ecole des Mines de Douai and holds an executive MBA from Edhec Business School.

Sebastien Labarre


Sebastien joined JMC in May 2016. He is responsible for due diligence support, market research and financial analysis on deals. In addition he provides research and business support to all of JMC’s portfolio companies.

Prior to JMC, Sebastien spent five years in China, during which he gained international business experience and mastered advanced Mandarin Chinese. While in China he worked for the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai, the online analytics firm Gridsum and later founded an English language training center.

Sebastien holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelors in Economics and Chinese from Trinity University. In his free time he enjoys writing, learning new languages and eating good food.

Jean-Marie Painvin

Founder and CEO

Jean-Marie Painvin is Founder and CEO of JMC Family Office since 2012 and acted previously as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Deutsch Group, the world leader in high-performance connectors with a presence in more than 25 countries and over 3.500 employees. In 2011, Deutsch Group achieved sales of around $680m.

Jean-Marie was instrumental in growing Deutsch into the world-class and global business that it is today. He integrated three largely autonomous companies into one worldwide company, expanding overseas and developing a blue chip client base, as well as successfully navigating through the economic turmoil following the 2008 financial crisis. In April 2012, nearly six years after the successful sale of the Deutsch Group to Wendel, Deutsch was sold for $2.1 billion to TE Connectivity.

 Jean-Marie is a board member of Summer Search, a US philanthropic organization working with low-income high school students for the last 25 years.

Jean-Marie graduated from Rice University, receiving a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He serves as a director on various boards, including Parrot SA; JTI a service provider for engineering and construction market; Si02 an Industrial Company in the Pharmaceutical industry; Ode à La Rose same day delivery florist in the North East of United States, JMC Investment in Private equity and Asset Management in US equity long only.

Jean-Marie is a keen golfer and is a member of Piping Rock Golf and Country Club in New York and has chaired Golf du Medoc in France for 7 years.  

Jean-Marie lives in New York City with his wife Carlota Seydoux and has 6 children and 4 grandchildren.


Tom Sadusky

Managing Director

With more than 30 years of experience in private industry (Deutsch, Parker Hannifin) and public accounting, Tom Sadusky brings exceptionally broad financial and operational expertise to JMC.

His past achievements include leading roles in merger & acquisition activity including deal negotiation, diligence, and operational integration.

Tom is skilled at all aspects of growing a business. From financial review and planning to the development and implementation of operational policies and controls, including HR, IT, global sourcing and internal audit processes. He also successfully established a start-up manufacturing operation in India.

He holds an MBA in Management from Hofstra University, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University and was a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. His greatest passion in life is his family.