Mark James Procopio, Managing Director
Mr. Procopio has experience in all structures of growth equity investing and secondaries transactions, with a particular expertise in the Search Fund market. In addition to his work in private equity, he has served as an attorney in Silicon Valley, and as CEO of Cibernet PLC, the world’s largest transaction management and settlement provider for the wireless industry. Mark has been a guest lecturer in Private Equity investing at the MBA programs of Columbia, Pennsylvania (Wharton), Duke (Fuqua), North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), Johns Hopkins (Carey), Dartmouth (Tuck), Carnegie Mellon (Tepper), and Georgetown (McDonough). Mark has a JD from the U. of California, Berkeley, and a BA from LMU.
Daan Stafhorst, Vice President
Mr. Staffhorst is an experienced investor in private companies and has passed the CFA Level 1 exam. He previously worked in private equity and capital markets at Alantra and ING, and also speaks Dutch and German. Daan earned a MSc. Finance from The Rotterdam School of Management and a BSc. from Erasmus University.
Enrique Mendez, Vice President
Mr. Mendez has worked in private company investing on both the finance and management sides. He previously worked in asset management and capital markets at Goldman Sachs and Mayfair Capital, and also speaks Spanish and French. Enrique received an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from UNAM.
Board of Directors
Matt Diamond, Board Member, Charollais Holdings I
Mr. Diamond has been an investor and Board Member of growth companies operating in the Middle Market and/or acquired through the Search Fund strategy for over twenty years. Mr. Diamond was involved in his first public listing in 1999 when he took Alloy Media onto the Nasdaq National Market, which through a series of acquisitions and mergers, he built into one of the largest multimedia companies in the US, ultimately selling the business to a consortium of private equity investors and strategic buyers. Mr. Diamond received an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from UNC.
Peter Gudmundsson, Board Member, Charollais Holdings I
Mr. Gudmundsson has been responsible for the sourcing, management, and/or exit of numerous growth companies in the Middle Market and/or acquired through the Search Fund strategy. including serving as the CEO of BeHome247, CEO of Pet Loss Center (sold to Gateway Services), CEO of RecruitMilitary (sold to Bradley-Morris, Inc.), CEO of Beckett Media (sold to Global Growth, LLC), and President of Primedia, Inc. (sold to TPG Capital). Earlier, Mr. Gudmundsson served as an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s M&A department, and as an Artillery Officer in the US Marine Corps. Mr. Gudmundsson earned his MBA from Harvard University and his BA from Brown University.
Ron Vassallo, Board Member, Charollais Holdings I
Mr. Vassallo has been responsible for the management and strategic development of many companies in the Middle Market, serving as CEO of the Kaptivate Group, COO of Truist, Inc., Founder of Tisani Communications (sold to Panoramic Communications), SVP of Startec Global Communications, among other executive roles. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Vassallo has a BA from Princeton University.
Frank van Lint, Chairman of the Advisory Board
Frank is the Founder and Managing Director of Dellin Investments, a diversified Fund of Funds and active Co-Investor. Frank is an experienced private equity investor with over 20 years of experience in investing in the lower middle market, both directly and through funds. Frank serves on the Board of several investment funds, and has a particular expertise in complex deal structures. Frank earned an MA in Economics at Erasmus University.
Gijs van Thiel, Advisory Board Member
Gijs is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 747 Capital, an award-winning Fund of Funds currently investing its 6th institutional fund. Gijs has 25+ years’ experience investing in the lower middle market and is a highly sought-after expert speaker in the industry. Gijs earned his M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and his B.A. from Webster University.
Sandro Mina, Advisory Board Member
Sandro is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Relay Investments, and had previously been a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sverica Partners. Sandro is an experienced private equity investor with a 25+ year track record of building investment businesses. Sandro has a particular expertise in the Search Fund strategy, and has been a featured speaker on industry panels both in North America and Europe. Sandro has an MBA from Stanford U. and a BS from Imperial College.
Richard Augustyn, Advisory Board Member
Richard is the Founder of Endurance Search Partners, one of the most highly-respected investors in the market. Richard is also the Founder of both the NIP Group, a specialized business insurance intermediary ranked among the 100 largest in the United States, and the Extensis Group, a Professional Employer Group named one of the Top 25 HR Technology Solution Providers.
Alex Wang, Advisory Board Member
Alex is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Riviera Capital Partners, and brings not only 20+ years investing experience at such firms as JP Morgan, Intel Capital, and AIG Investment Corp, but also a highly successful management track record as CEO of Resource Directory Group. Alex holds a BA and BSBA from Boston University, and an MBA from UCLA.