Our Team


Ari Axelrod

Ari advises the Heritage Holding team on transactions related to clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services. He also advises on matters related to post-acquisition transition, post-merger integration, and platform creation. He is currently a Senior Corporate Fellow at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Previously, he founded Boston Clinical Trials and has served various leadership roles across corporate strategy and finance, including tenures at the Boston Consulting Group and Lehman Brothers. Ari holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dudley Slater

Dudley advises the Heritage Holding team on transactions related to broadband connectivity, telecommunication infrastructure, and fiber optics. He currently sits on the boards of directors of Segra and Lumos – a subsidiary of Segra (one of the largest independent US fiber bandwidth companies in the USA). Dudley also sits on several other corporate boards, serves as an industry advisor to infra PE-firm EQT Partners, and previously founded Integra Telecom which sold to Zayo for $1.42B. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors of Science in Applied Geophysics from UCLA.

Mickey Alpert

Mickey advises the Heritage Holding team on transactions related to broadcasting, media, and telecommunications broadly. He leveraged his +45 years of experience with satellite and cable to launch Merisco, a consulting company focused on strategic opportunities within the broader TMT sector. He is a former executive at Cablevision System Corporation working directly for Chairman and founder, Charles Dolan as his senior strategic advisor, and a board member of various telecom and media companies. Mickey holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in Economics (with Honors) from Cornell University. He is also a CPA.

Octavio Morales

Octavio advises the Heritage Holding team on transactions dealing with data center markets, critical data transport infrastructure, semiconductors, and IT managed services. As former CEO & Partner, he led regional data center TierPoint’s transformation into a premier cloud services provider in the Pacific Northwest with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and oversaw its eventual acquisition by Cequel. Prior to that, he held executive positions across several optic broadband and networking startups, many of which have gone on to be acquired. Beyond his historical record of serial entrepreneurship, Octavio continues to operate at the cutting-edge of data center evolution today as an angel investor.