Monarch Business Consulting

The Team

meet the team



Dr. Chris Rocchio graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.  After completing an internship at the California Animal Hospital, he practiced in northern California for 6 years.  After moving back to New York in 2000, Dr. Rocchio and his wife, Dr. Debbie Chew, opened the East Greenbush Animal Hospital.  This 7200 square foot facility is presently a six doctor full service practice offering boarding, grooming and dog training.  In 2005, Dr. Rocchio started Adirondack Pet Care, a pet cremation service that presently services 35 veterinary hospitals in the Capital District.  In 2010, Dr. Rocchio founded the River Road Animal Hospital in Niskayuna, New York with partner Dr. Debbie Snyder.  This complete remodel grew to a full service 3 doctor practice that offers boarding and grooming.  Through Monarch Business Consulting , Dr. Rocchio helps other veterinarians purchase, build and transform their practices by working with real estate agents, contractors, architects and banks.

david h. waterman
managing director

Mr. David Waterman has over 40 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, finance and general management. Prior to joining the Monarch team, Mr. Waterman co-founded a private equity business, DeltaPoint Capital in 1996, and an investment bank, Capital Formation Group, in 1992. Prior to founding Capital Formation Group, Mr. Waterman was Vice President, Investment Banking at First Albany Corporation and was Vice President, Corporate Banking for Bank of America/Fleet/Norstar Bank. During his career, Mr. Waterman has led or assisted in more than 100 transactions involving the sale and purchase of a small business. The total value of these deals exceeds $1 billion. Mr. Waterman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Albany.

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chris acquilano

Ms. Acquilano has been with Monarch Business Consulting in the position of Business Manager since 2018. Prior to joining Monarch, she worked for DeltaPoint Capital Management, LLC since 2004 functioning as the Business Manager and Investor Relations Liaison. In addition to those responsibilities, Ms. Acquilano performs the day-to-day accounting functions for the firm's management company and private equity funds. Prior to joining DeltaPoint Capital, Ms. Acquilano worked for Capital Formation Group in the role of business manager and also oversaw the marketing and public relation functions of the firm. Ms. Acquilano received an Associates degree in Applied Science from Herkimer County Community College in 1984. She is also a licensed Notary Public.