Principal @ Private equity investor targeting middle-market manufacturing and business service companies in the Sun Belt region of the United States. Seeks control ownership positions that provide capital to fund growth opportunities, facilitate change of control via a leverage buyout structure, and/or initiate an operational turnaround/restructuring. From July 2015 to Present (5 months) Board Member @ Direct
Principal @ Private equity investor targeting middle-market manufacturing and business service companies in the Sun Belt region of the United States. Seeks control ownership positions that provide capital to fund growth opportunities, facilitate change of control via a leverage buyout structure, and/or initiate an operational turnaround/restructuring. From July 2015 to Present (5 months) Board Member @ Direct Travel is ranked among the top corporate travel management firms in the U.S. and has been providing successful travel management services for over 40 years. Led by a dynamic leadership team, Direct Travel has implemented industry and non-industry technologies, operational nuances, supplier partnering and intellectual capital to create top-notch corporate travel experiences for our clients. Our mission is to provide a meaningful competitive edge to every company that expands its business through strategic travel. From September 2011 to January 2015 (3 years 5 months) Board Member @ Recently named Inavero's Best of Staffing Client, SNI Companies® is a premier provider of recruitment and staffing services specializing in administrative, finance, accounting, banking, technology, and legal professions.
We deliver staffing solutions across a wide range of disciplines and industries:
Staffing Now® specializes in matching administrative professionals with the right temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities in a variety of clients in all industries.We also facilitate full-time clerical and administrative recruitment.
Accounting Now® specializes in matching financial professionals with the right contract or contract-to-hire opportunities in finance, accounting and banking. Its sister division, SNI Financial®, specializes in full-time accounting and finance recruitment.
SNI Technology® offers technical talent and employment opportunities on a contract, contract–to–hire, and a full-time basis in a wide variety of disciplines from helpdesk professionals to the most cutting-edge software architects.
SNI Legal® specializes in matching legal professionals with the right contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire opportunities. From December 2009 to January 2015 (5 years 2 months) Board Member @ London Broadcasting Company is a Dallas-based media company focused on owning and operating media properties in the State of Texas, the 15th largest economy in the world. LBC serves 9.9 million Texans in 3.7 million households, representing 42% of the Texas population. We are the largest mid-market broadcaster in Texas and the 5th largest broadcaster in Texas.
LBC is the #1 owner and operator of Middle-Market broadcast television stations in the state of Texas. LBC owns or operates 11 stations with 28 channels, runs 9 websites in 7 DMAs, 6 middle-market DMAs and Dallas, the #5 DMA in the country.
LBC's related entities include both a production group, 41 Entertainment, and two music group: BE Music & Entertainment and AMP. 41 Entertainment is a Dallas-based television production company that produces television programs, television commercials and other forms of video and music content. Both BE Music and AMP are artist management and development companies offering record label services for artists. From February 2008 to January 2015 (7 years) Managing Director - Private Investments @ Co-Head of private equity team charged with growing assets from $300 million to $2.5 billion. Developed portfolio strategy focused on lower middle-market buyout fund investments coupled with direct co-invest equity investing and mezzanine lending. Member of the internal investment committee responsible for approving all private equity and mezzanine investments. Managed investment staff and allocated resources as appropriate.
Developed origination plan to meet co-invest equity and mezzanine targets of $150 million - $200 million annually. Responsible for building network of contacts to develop investment deal flow from traditional and non-traditional sources. Actively marketed direct investment capabilities to new and existing general partner relationships to drive investment deal flow. From January 2006 to January 2015 (9 years 1 month) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaBoard Member @ Founded in 1979 in the fluid logistics and transport business, MBI Energy Services has grown year over year to become the largest fluid logistics and rentals provider in the Williston Basin. Since 2010, MBI has made several significant and strategic acquisitions to position ourselves as a broad-based oilfield services company, augmenting our hauling business with Service Rigs, Wireline Units, a Fishing & Rentals business, Oil Tools, Well-site Supervisors, Hot Oil trucks, and a Crane business.
Headquartered in Belfield, North Dakota, MBI is led by a strong leadership team of North Dakota based executives. Our unwavering commitment to Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) is a core value of the company and a measure of everything we do.
With operations throughout the Williston Basin, and in key areas of Wyoming and Colorado, MBI is consistently seeking to build our talent in support of the major operators by hiring talented oilfield service workers and drivers.
Formerly Missour Basin Well Services From September 2010 to June 2014 (3 years 10 months) Board Member @ Founded in 1951, Dixie Electric, LLC is the market-leading provider of electrical infrastructure materials and services to the energy industry. The Company offers customers comprehensive solutions for oilfield and midstream electrical infrastructure and automation from initial development through the decades long lifecycle of an oilfield, including ongoing infrastructure upgrades and periodic maintenance. From December 2011 to December 2013 (2 years 1 month) Director @ Leader of a deal team in the group which invested and maintained a $19 billion private securities portfolio. Responsible for the research, analysis, evaluation, and recommendation of a wide range of debt and equity securities including: mezzanine financing (notes with warrants, preferred stock with warrants, and convertibles), and private equity. Estimated expected risks/returns.
Personally completed over 70 transactions with an investment value in excess of $2.2 billion (commitments typically range from $15 million to $70 million), including 21 mezzanine and private equity transactions, with an investment value in excess of $600 million. Performed due diligence, analyzed all company and industry factors, evaluated management, created financial models, identified exit alternatives, wrote detailed recommendation reports, and presented reports to the Managing Director and the NML Finance Committee. Monitored the existing portfolio for credit quality changes and sale opportunities. Evaluated and recommended proposed amendments to existing securities. From August 2001 to December 2005 (4 years 5 months) Associate @ From June 1997 to July 2001 (4 years 2 months)
MS @ University of Wisconsin-Madison From 1995 to 1997 BA @ Carthage College From 1991 to 1993
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