Our Team

Investment & Advisory Professionals

Duane Jackson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Nick Brand

Partner

Andrew Hausmann

Vice President

Milton Parra

Vice President

Executives Council

Our Executives Council, consisting of a diverse group of distinguished business owners and operators from leading companies, provides strategic guidance to the firm and contributes its professional expertise and resources to further support our partner companies in identifying and accessing new opportunities.

Emily Alvarez

Chief Innovation Officer | LeaderStat

Joe Ceryanec

Retired CFO | Meredith Corporation
Former CFO | McLeoudUSA, Inc.

Mike Demetriou

President | Baum Realty Group

Craig Huffman

Co-Founder | Metro Edge Development Partners
Retired Principal | Ascendance Partners

Scott Kaeser

Head of Corp. Dev. | First Choice Dental Lab
Former EVP Corp. Dev. | US Security Services

Meredith Mendes

Partner & Former COO | Gresham Partners
Former COO & Exec. Dir. | Jenner & Block
Former CFO | Edelman and Medline Industries

Matt Miniat

G5 President | South Chicago Packing, LLC
(subsidiary of The Miniat Family of Companies)

Farzad Moeinzadeh

Co-Founder | SilverIP Communications

John Murray

Board Member | CreditIQ
Former CEO | Paypro Corporation

Michael Pearson

Founder, President & CEO | Union Packaging
(sold to Pritzker Private Capital backed LBP)

Jamie Shah

G2 Managing Director | Chem-Impex International, Inc.
COO | The Spice House

Jeff Schrimmer

Entrepreneur | G2 Business Owner

Marques Torbert

Co-Founder & Partner | 5th Century Partners
Chairman & Former CEO | Ametros

Karla Trotman

G2 President & CEO | Electro Soft, Inc.

Marcial Velez

President & CEO | Xperteks Computer Consultancy

Eric Young

SVP & General Manager | AAR Corporation
Former Investment Banker | Goldman Sachs

Senior Advisors

Our Senior Advisors provide guidance to the firm on a broad range of strategic and operational matters.

Rho Blank

Finance & Operations Executive, CMT Capital Markets Trading

Malcolm Brogdon

NBA Point Guard | Boston Celtics
Investor & Philanthropist | Brogdon Family Foundation

Marc Joseph

Partner | Levenfeld Pearlstein

Scott H. Lang

Managing Director | City Capital Advisors

Chris McGowan

Adj. Professor | UChicago Booth School of Bus.
Former Managing Dir. | Madison Dearborn Partners

Kevin Omar Williams

Managing Director | Single Family Office
Techstars Mentor & MLT Private Equity Accelerator Faculty