Jim has assembled a committed team of exceptional CxO talent. Our mission: Develop and execute operational strategies. Thus, transform underperforming companies into attractive investment opportunities. Jim has thirty years in investment thesis development, business transformation, leadership, strategy and team building. Therefore, we are targeting emerging growth companies in information technology, BPO and communication industries.
Jim works closely with all stakeholders. Investors value a management team with diverse yet dedicated skills and a body of experience to address complex situations. Jim with his talented colleagues succinctly assess situations, communicate broadly, and build trust through sustainable performance. Therefore, we have a deep sense of urgency and exceptional follow-through.
Broad Industry Experience
Recently, Jim was CEO and Board Member of Bask Technology. Prior, Jim was CEO for (WPP family) Kantar’s Center Partners. Jim has operated as executive management for publicly and privately held companies including GE ITS, SITEL, Stream International, Access Graphics, Oppenheimer Funds, and Kemper and has served on various boards including Capstone Strategic, Remote Power, and CLBL. Jim earned a BSBA and MBA from Denver University.
Tom has acquired and nurtured several Fortune 500 relationships as a business development leader for thirty years. Tom understands markets and trends, marrying the right team with the right compensation and focus; therefore, delivering sustainable performance.
Tom held executive leadership positions in international BPO and KPO companies for over thirty years. Accountable for strategic development and tactical execution of revenue management, Tom and his teams consistently deliver a P&L. Tom has extensive experience in transforming, building and leading several large multinational companies focused in business, marketing and information technology services.
Recently, Tom acted as President in the reposition and sale of WPP / Kantar’s sale of Center Partners. Prior, Tom lead Global Emerging Markets (Retail, Auto, Hospitality, Logistics, Healthcare, Government) for Convergys. Tom has impressive broad-based industry experience having worked for many innovative companies.
Tom has his Bachelor in Economics from Wofford College. He has also attended the Executive Program at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Fellows Program at Wharton School of Business, Aresty Institute. Additionally, Tom served as a Captain in the Army.
We Work for Investors
Gary maintains the highest levels of trust with all the stakeholders through superior analysis, honest and direct communications. He has successfully managed companies through IPOs, buyouts (LBOs), carve outs, transitions (performance challenged situations), mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, refinancing, consolidations and expansions. Gary is no stranger to special situations.
Companies can hit periods of underperformance. Hire us, we create value. Gary has 30+ years of CxO experience; proficient both in operations and finance. Therefore, Gary has a penchant for action combined with a rare combination of analysis, strategy and execution.
We Work with Advisors
We are actively seeking our next adventure. We work with a wide array of legal and investment advisors. Then, we align our investment thesis with equity sponsors.
Recently, Gary was an operating partner with AEA Investors; beginning in 2006, retired in 2017. Broad industry focus includes: technology; manufacturing; retail and distribution; services, staffing, education, vehicle maintenance; communications; restaurant, food service and gaming.
Gary has a BBA from Niagara University and completed Executive Training programs from Harvard and Wharton.
Brad Busse is President of Busse Venture, an entity formed to manage Brad’s business interests and investments. Recently, Brad provided senior industry coverage across all industry groups for RBC Capital Markets. Prior, Brad was Co-Head of the U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment (“CME”) Group. He was responsible for the management and strategic development of the CME Group’s business, which includes mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt capital formation and financial advisory engagements.
Brad joined Daniels & Associates in 1985. He was responsible for building the Telecommunications Group, which completed more transactions in the wireline, wireless and telecom infrastructure sectors than any other investment bank during his tenure. Brad was President when it was acquired by RBC Capital Markets in 2007.
Brad has an Accounting Degree from Denver University and an MBA from Regis University.
We are CxO level executives that have a hundred years of combined EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE. More importantly, we have worked TOGETHER in many different situations for over 25 years. We build teams because we work as a TEAM.
Your Situation – At Risk?
Drive improved sustainable performance! Breakthroughs through superior EXECUTION. We partner with At-Risk Capital providing undervalued situations with VISION and MANAGEMENT.
We are looking for opportunities in the Business Services and IT Solutions Sectors based on need and our experience. However, we have broad experience across many other sectors.
Company Size and Characteristics
Size: Revenue $50M up and viable. Strong sense of URGENCY by all stakeholders to move forward.
Audience (At Risk Capital)
Private Equity, Board of Directors, Institutional Investors, Debt Holders talk to us. Corporate advisors, attorneys, investment bankers, let’s connect.
Mike performs contract C-level engagements with small businesses and private equity firms. His expertise focuses on sales growth, gross margin contribution, business valuation and acquisition. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and served as president for several successful businesses. Mike serves as a General Trustee for the Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust and as Chair of the Daniels College of Business Executive Advisory Board.
Recently, Mike has worked for a noted private equity firm. He managed investor relations, and was responsible for analysis, identification and recommendation of targeted limited partners. Industry focus: IT hardware and software integration, telecommunications services, and professional services.
Mike received his BSBA degree from Denver University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.