©2019 by Radazon Capital

A Trusted Team To Preserve Your Legacy

Radazon Capital is an entrepreneurial & private investment fund that was formed with the financial backing and support of a select team of highly accomplished operators, entrepreneurs and distinguished investors with a passion for operating and growing lower middle-market companies.

 

Why Consider Us?

A Better Way To Exit

We offer a superior alternative to the typical buyers for your business. Unlike a traditional private equity fund, we will be concentrating and fully dedicating our capital, energy, time,  and resources to the continued growth and success of your company.

Legacy

Maintaining & Growing Your Legacy

Flexibility

Customizable Terms To Meet Your Needs

Commitment 

100% Commitment to Your Business

Resources

Capital & Support From Leading Operators and Investors

 

Our Team

Asad Abdulla

Asad’s upbringing in an entrepreneurial family has taught him the resilience and determination that motivates him to be an entrepreneur. His professional experiences have taught him the importance of leading from the front, analytical thinking, and strategic skills that will enable him to effectively operate and manage the company after the acquisition.  Asad has held general management, product management, strategy and business development leadership positions spanning a wide variety of complex and start-up organizations. 


Asad is also very active in community service, civic organizations, and and as a pro-bono consultant for non-profit organizations.  He was recognized with the 40 Under 40 Award by Emory University for his leadership achievements in business and community service. Asad holds a BBA from Emory University and a MBA from Columbia University.

 

Select Investors:


Sandro Mina and Martin Steber are the Managing Directors of Relay Investments, an investment firm that has made over 150 investments since 2001. Collectively, Sandro and Martin have 45 years of experience buying, managing, and growing small companies. Sandro is the former CEO of Cameraworld.com, a digital cameras and accessories company. Martin is the former CEO of Automatic Detection Systems, Inc., an electronic security company, and AccuDocs LLC, a billing services company. Sandro and Martin are also the co-founders of Sverica Capital Management, an investments firm focused on the lower-middle market with more than $700 million of equity capital under management. Click here to learn more about the Relay Investments team. 

Will Thorndike founded Housatonic Partners in Boston in 1994 and has been Managing Director since that time. He is the author of The Outsiders. Prior to founding Housatonic, Will worked with T. Rowe Price Associates and Walker & Company where he was named to the Board of Directors. Will has over two decades of experience investing in recurring service companies across a wide variety of industries. Will is a Director of Carillon Assisted Living, Lincoln Peak Holdings, OASIS Group, QMC International, and ZircoDATA. Outside of Housatonic, he is a Director of WGBH, the College of the Atlantic (Chair), as well as a founding partner at FARM, a social impact investing collaborative. Will holds an A.B. from Harvard College and M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Joe Neihaus joined Housatonic Partners in 2001 and has been involved in numerous investments in a variety of industries since then. Prior to joining Housatonic, Joe was a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman before joining Housatonic. During his twelve-year career at Hellman & Friedman, he was involved in several of the firm’s recurring services, media and communications investments. Earlier in his career, Joe was employed in the Merchant Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions departments at Morgan Stanley & Co. Joe is a Director of Accurate Monitoring, Calo Programs, Circle Graphics, Efficient Forms, FIMC, ResponseLink, School Family Media, and ZircoDATA. Joe holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


The Cambria Group is a private equity firm which acquires and invests in small and mid-sized businesses across a wide range of industries and geographies. Since its founding, Cambria has invested in over 100 businesses. Cambria's founder, Lew Davies, is on the Advisory Council of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and has served as a National Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Click here to learn more about The Cambria Group.

David Dodson is a member of the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses on entrepreneurship. Mr. Dodson formally served as the CEO or Chairman of six for-profit companies. As well, Mr. Dodson has served on the boards of 18 companies in which he was also a private investor. He is the founder and President of Project Healthy Children, a nongovernmental organization that works with governments and private industry to establish food fortification and supplementation programs to improve the health of women and children around the world. Project Healthy Children currently works in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Nepal, and Liberia. He is currently on the New England board for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Project Healthy Children. Mr. Dodson holds a B.A. from Stanford University (Economics), and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Susan Pohlmeyer is a principal at Futaleufu Partners, an investment fund formed by David Dodson to invest in search funds and search fund-acquired businesses. She works closely with search fund entrepreneurs during the diligence and acquisition phases of the search, and currently serves as a board observer for Datum Technologies. Prior to joining Futaleufu, she was a member of the investment team at Stanford Management Company, where she covered portfolio strategy as well as private equity investments. She started her career at JP Morgan in equity derivatives. Susan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Search Fund Partners invests in small, profitable companies with $5 million to $30 million in revenue. The firm works closely with entrepreneurs to help them find and build great business. The team has over 40 years of management and investment experience in a wide spectrum of industries.  Click here to learn more about Search Fund Partners team.

Rich Augustyn is an entrepreneur in the truest sense - he sees opportunities, builds businesses that fill needs, and creates lasting growth. In 1987, he founded NIP Group, a national leader in insurance brokering and risk management. He quickly saw a need to improve the HR model for small businesses, and founded Extensis Group. Since being in business for two decades, Extensis Group has become a national leader in HR solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. He is CEO of both companies. True to his life-long entrepreneurial spirit, he now enjoys partnering with and mentoring search fund entrepreneurs. As an active search fund investor, he works closely with searchers at every stage to find, buy and build successful companies. He is well known for his availability, engagement level and is sought after for his practical business advice. Rich serves on the board of Housing Wire, KGHP, PEC Safety, Sage Data Security, FIMC and World Wide Security.


Lawrence Dunn III is an accomplished financial professional with over 30 years’ of diverse experience. He has generated substantial value in high growth environments by delivering solutions in a wide array of areas, including organizational strategy, corporate development, financial reporting, cost reduction, cash flow and working capital management, and process improvement. In addition to his role at Endurance, he is the CFO of NIP Group. Prior to joining NIP Group, he was Managing Director at Ally Financial and a Director of M&A and divisional CFO at AIG. He began his career at KPMG. Larry graduated from Pace University earning a BBA in Accounting with highest honors. Larry is also a Certified Public Accountant. Larry, similar to Rich, enjoys working closely with searchers at every stage supporting their goals to build a great company while becoming a highly successful CEO. He is committed to lend his expertise to, and generously collaborates with, all members of the search fund community. Larry serves on the board of Housing Wire and World Wide Security.

Andy Love is the Founder and Managing Partner of Aspect Investors, an investment firm that partners with entrepreneur-CEOs seeking to acquire and manage growing, profitable businesses. Before launching Aspect in 2012, Andy served as CEO and Co-Founder of Behavioral Health Group (BHG), a substance abuse treatment company that he formed in 2006. Under his leadership, BHG was a three-time winner of the Inc. 500 | 5000 award (2010, 2011, 2012). The company was ranked the 18th fastest growing private healthcare company in the U.S. (2010), and won the Dallas 100 award. He led a successful sale of BHG in 2011 and stayed on as CEO through 2012. He has since invested in dozens of entrepreneurial ventures and acts as a mentor and adviser to entrepreneurs and CEOs across the country. Click here to learn more about the Aspect Investors team. 

The Nashton Company is a holding company investing in recurring revenue services businesses. 


Jason Pananos is a co-founder of The Nashton Company.  Prior to co-founding the firm, Jason served as the President of Vector Disease Acquisition, a holding company that provides vector-borne disease prevention programs and lake management services.  Jason obtained a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a BBA in finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  


Jay Davis is a co-founder of The Nashton Company. Prior to cofounding the firm, Jay served as the CEO of Vector Disease Acquisition, a holding company that provides vector-borne disease prevention programs and lake management services.  Jay obtained a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics. Click here to learn more about The Nashton Company


Michael F. O’Connell

Michael F. O’Connell is the Senior Managing Director at M2O, Inc. He oversees the assessment of investment opportunities and reviews the ongoing performance of portfolio companies. For most of his career, Michael was President and Managing Director of Anhalt, O’Connell & Steffanci Inc., a Los Angeles-based investment management firm with almost $1 billion under management.
In 1992, Michael purchased the National Lines Bureau, a ship mooring company operating at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, the largest (combined) commercial port in America. This initial, successful investment prompted many more and Michael soon shifted his focus from investment management to venture capital. Today, he leads M2O with a portfolio of more than 40 companies.
Michael also sits on the board of American Biosurgical Inc., Veri-Tax, and Yates & Associates Insurance. Michael holds a B.A., with high honors, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

M-K O’Connell

M-K O’Connell joined M2O, Inc. as a Managing Director in 2009. He is responsible for sourcing and reviewing new investment opportunities as well as monitoring the performance of portfolio companies. 
Prior to joining M2O, M-K was a Manager with L.E.K. Consulting. During his tenure there, M-K led project teams across a diverse range of industries and business issues. His projects included the strategic due diligence of a $1 billion building materials company, the development of a customer contact and support strategy for a legacy airline, the strategic realignment and long-term plan for a major Los Angeles attraction, and the strategic due diligence of a leading equipment supplier to solar cell manufacturers. 
Before L.E.K., M-K worked in commercial real estate as the Director of Research for CB Richard Ellis in New England. M-K also sits on the board at Origo Commodities Management and is an advisor to Veri-Tax and Yates & Associates Insurance. 
M-K received his B.S, magna cum laude, from Boston College and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was the recipient of the Thomas P. Gerrity Leadership Award for achieving “excellence in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.”

Brad Brown is the Managing Director of Bradford Brown Capital Partners, a private investment partnership. He is also a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading consultancy. For eighteen years, he was a senior member of the Digital Technology practice, and recently the global leader of the Big Data practice. Brad is a graduate of Dartmouth College, receiving his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude. He received an M.S.E.E. in Computer Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the Wharton School.

David Lazier & Tom Cassutt

Mr. Lazier is a private investor who has made more than 130 investments in search funds. He is also the president of American Security Products, a leading manufacturer of high-security safes. From 1984 to 2011, Mr. Lazier served as Controller, Vice President of Sales and then Co-President of Nelson Nameplate Company, a manufacturer of membrane switches and product identification based in Los Angeles, California. From 1982 to 1984, he worked as an engineer for IBM Corporation.


Mr. Lazier currently sits on the boards of American Security Products, Columbia Sanitary Products, Datum Technologies, and Gogotech. He has previously served on the boards of Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation, the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.


 Mr. Cassutt has made more than 130 investments in search funds. He is also the CFO of American Security Products, a leading manufacturer of high-security safes. From 1984 to 2011, Mr. Cassutt was Co-President of Nelson Nameplate Company, a manufacturer of membrane switches and product identification based in Los Angeles, California. From 1978 to 1984, he was the Controller of Bristol Corporation, the parent company of 10 manufacturing entities. Mr. Cassutt currently sits on the boards of American Security Products, Columbia Sanitary Products, Dynamic Growth Dental, and Positive Coaching Alliance. He received a Bachelor of Physics Degree in 1982 from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. In 1986, he received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and the recipient of the Alexander A. Robichek Award, given each year to the top student in finance.

Craig Burr

Craig Burr was a founder of Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., a private investment firm. Mr. Burr's career has been devoted almost exclusively to venture capital and private equity activities, having founded Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. in 1979. Previously, Mr. Burr was a Partner at TA Associates. In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Venture Capital Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies.

Mr. Burr received his Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Matt Burr 

Matthew Burr is a general partner at Matland Capital, where he is responsible for a hedge fund portfolio and is also active in making private investments. He previously worked at Cambridge Associates, where he was a hedge fund analyst and also assisted universities, foundations, and high net worth families with asset allocation, investment manager selection, and market research. Matthew Burr received his BA, cum laude, from Harvard University, and has a master's degree from Duke University in Environmental Management.

Rameez Ansari 

Rameez is a Director at Synergy Corporation, a family owned business focused on the energy sector in South Asia. Rameez is also a Lecturer in the Finance Department at the University of Toronto. Previously, he was Co-CEO of FieldEdge, a vertically focused SaaS company which he acquired, grew more than 5x in three years, and sold to Advent International. Rameez spent his early career at the Boston Consulting Group where provided corporate strategy and operational guidance to Fortune 500 clients. In 2018, Rameez received an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Rameez graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration with High Distinction from the University of Toronto and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford.

Peter Schober started his career in venture capital during his MBA. Two years after graduating, he co-founded MVP Ventures, investing in information technology, telecommunications, hospitality, and manufacturing companies. Later, he launched and ran the international activity of Boston-based M/C Partners, a leading telecommunications venture capital fund emphasizing proprietary deal flow generation. Peter launched Milk Street Ventures in 1997 with a successful early-stage tech fund. In 2004, he turned his attention to secondary transactions involving the acquisition of stakes in venture-backed technology companies near liquidity events, a strategy that produced above-average returns. Peter grew up in Europe and earned a bachelor's degree in international economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Fellow at Penn's Lauder Institute, he also received an MA in International Studies.

Steve Lau 

Steve is a Partner at Whitecap Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investing. Steve is also a Lecturer in Management at the University of Toronto. Previously, he was Co-CEO of FieldEdge, a vertically focused SaaS company which he acquired, grew more than 5x in three years, and sold to Advent International. Steve spent his early career at CPPIB where he completed $11B in direct private equity transactions and at TD Securities in investment banking. In 2018, Steve received an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Steve graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration with High Distinction from the University of Toronto and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton Business School.