Trees From Above

You built something great -

We want to keep it that way

The Investors of Momentum Capital Partners

We expect to buy a business valued between $10M-$100M. Given that Momentum Capital Partners is not a private equity fund, we are often asked about the source of our capital.

 

We gathered funding from over 20 operating executives, entrepreneurs, and serial small-to-medium business investors. Currently, they sit on the boards of dozens of small businesses across all major industries and sectors. These seasoned executives are invested in us personally, and will be a tremendous support to the company we purchase. They have been deep in the trenches for decades, both as executives and while supporting many other CEOs they’ve invested in. A few of them will take board seats in the business we buy, and all of them will be valuable resources to us and the company for many years. You will be hard-pressed to find a financial buyer who is going to bring more operational power to the table.

 

These investors are not family members or long-time friends. We reached out to most of them through cold-emails (probably the same way we reached out to you), as entrepreneurs who wanted to buy a great business. We would find one amazing business and then run it if they would provide the capital for the purchase. They asked about our management and operating experience, how we would measure a potential acquisition, our philosophy about running a great business, about our strengths and weaknesses, and about our commitment to this path (running a business together for 10+ years). After all of this, they decided to trust us and invest in us, even without an acquisition in-hand.

 

If we decide to pursue a transaction with you, we will be happy to introduce you personally to some of these seasoned operators. If you choose to stay involved in your business in some way, they will become your partners. We invite you to learn more about them.

Brandon Cope

Current: Private Investor

Former: CEO, Angoss Software

MBA, Kellogg School of Business

Sandro Mina

Current: Managing Partner, Relay Investments

Current Boards: 9

Former CEO, Cameraworld.com

 

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Mark Sinatra

Current: CEO, Aspen HR

Current: Co-founder, ETA Equity

Former: CEO, Staff One, Inc.

MBA, The Wharton School

Kirk Riedinger

Current: Private Investor

Former: Co-CEO, Alta Colleges

MBA, Harvard Business School

Badge Stone

Current: Managing Director, WSC & Company

Former: CEO, Perimeter Security Systems

Former: President, Stone Pump & Trench

MBA, Harvard Business School

Blake Macleod

Current: Partner, Archipelago Capital Partners

Former: Founder & CEO, Waves Gear 

Former: Founder & CEO, Kawartha Outdoor

MBA, Babson FW Olin

Jose Stella

Current: Co-CEO, QMC Telecom

Former: Co-founder, VIU Media

 

Current Boards: 3

MBA, University of Michigan

Rafael Somoza

Current: Co-CEO, QMC Telecom

Former: Co-founder, VIU Media

 

Current Boards: 1

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Charbel Zreik

Current: Private Investor

Former: CEO, DCI - Design Communications

Former: McKinsey & Co

MBA, The Wharton School

Will Thorndike

Current: Founding Partner, Housatonic Partners

 

Current Boards: 7

Author, The Outsiders

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Joe Niehaus

Current: Managing Partner, Housatonic Partners

Former: Private Equity Investor

Current Boards: 8

MBA, Harvard Business School

Blake Winchell

Current: Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School, Madrid Spain

Former: Bain & Co

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Tomas Bergstrand

Current: Private Investor

Former: Banking, US & Singapore

 

Current Boards: 3

MS, Finance, Columbia University

Kurt Leedy

Current: Managing Partner, Miramar Search Partners

Former: Bain & Co

MBA, The Wharton School

Neal Jacobs

Current: Managing Partner, Maven Equity Partners

Former: Partner, Cambrian Capital & Bodri Capital

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Macon Carroll

Current: Partner, WSC and Company

Former: VP Operations, Griffen Brothers Companies

MBA, UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School

Bill Egan

Current: General Partner, Alta Communications and Marion Equity Partners

Former: Chairman, National Venture Capital Association

Former: Board of Overseers of The Wharton School

MBA, The Wharton School

Mark Egan

Current, Managing Partner, Marion Equity Partners

Former, Polaris Venture Partners

MBA, The Wharton School

Matt Burr

Current: Managing Partner, Red Forest Capital

Former: Cambridge Associates

Current Boards: 3

BA, Harvard; MS Environmental Management, Duke University

Jaime Greene

Current: Co-founder, Hypopara Research Foundation

Former: Housatonic Partners

BA, Finance, The Wharton School

Carlos Saez

Current: Managing Director, The Operand Group

Former: Chief Investment Officer, Spot Trading

Current Boards: 4

MBA, Chicago Booth

Matthew Zucker

Current: Co-founder, ETA Equity

Former: Chief Investment Officer at a family office

Former: KPMG

MBA, The Wharton School