Barton VanderBurg

Mr. VanderBurg has significant principal investing, mergers and acquisitions and operating experience.  During his career, Mr. VanderBurg has completed mergers & acquisitions transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2.9 billion and has assisted with over $2 billion of debt and equity financings.  Mr. VanderBurg’s private equity experience includes serving as a Partner with Longview Merchant Banc, a Principal with Banc of America Capital Investors, and as a consultant to Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C. and Gateway City Capital Investors.  During this time, he invested $220 million in fifteen investments in middle market companies.

Mr. VanderBurg was previously Chief Financial Officer of Intelligent Reasoning Systems, Inc. and Director of Manufacturing Business Development of Tycom Corporation.  Mr. VanderBurg began his career as a Financial Analyst with First Boston Corporation advising companies on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Mr. VanderBurg received a BBA summa cum laude in Finance and Accounting from The University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  Mr. VanderBurg is a certified public accountant.

He is currently a director of Global Precision Products, LLC, Six15 Technologies, a member of the IMS Companies, LLC advisory board, a former director of Hi-Tech Manufacturing LLC, and Four Leaf Textiles, LLC, and instructor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Keller Graduate School of Management.


Andrew Kratky

Mr. Kratky is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Textiles, the largest acute healthcare linen service provider in the country with operations in California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona with over 2,200 employees.  Mr. Kratky has created deep relationships with major healthcare systems and distributors / suppliers across the United States.

Previously, Mr. Kratky served as Chief Revenue Officer of Angelica, a national healthcare provider, Vice President, Sales Marketing and Product Development for Diesel Forward, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket components and Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing for two divisions of UCI International, responsible for all sales and marketing activity in the U.S., Mexico, China and Europe, and Vice President, Procurement, responsible for all global procurement, supply chain and quality activities.  Mr. Kratky also served as Procurement Director at Navistar, Inc. leading two Category Management Teams that were responsible for $800M in global purchases, supporting nine (9) manufacturing plants worldwide.  Mr. Kratky also was the Assistant Vice President and Director of Business Development for PurePOWER Technologies, responsible for sales, marketing, business development and procurement for their domestic and global businesses.   In this role, multiple corporate carve-outs and quasi carve-outs were transacted including subsidiaries of Navistar, Holley Performance Products, and Siemens.  In two years, Mr. Kratky’s team drove new business revenue generation of over $100 million and EBITDA of $19 million on an annual basis.

Mr. Kratky is currently a director of Global Precision Products, LLC, serves as an Advisory Board Member to Shandong Liancheng Metals, Inc. and Factory Fix, Inc., and previously served as an Advisory Board member of IMS Companies, LLC.

John Fitzpatrick

Mr. Fitzpatrick has over forty years of diversified manufacturing experience.  Mr. Fitzpatrick previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodcraft Industries, Inc. (“Woodcraft”).  Woodcraft is a $300 million manufacturer of hardwood and engineered wood doors and components for the kitchen cabinet industry.

Previously, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as Chief Operating Officer of NexCycle, Inc., a $120 million, private equity sponsored consolidator of specialty recycling businesses; Vice President of Operations of Iteo, Inc.; and Division General Manager, Engineered Systems for Graco, Inc.  Mr. Fitzpatrick also has twenty years of diversified experience with General Electric Company in marketing, strategic planning and general management.

He is currently a director of Global Precision Products, LLC and Baker Manufacturing Company, LLC.

Mr. Fitzpatrick earned a BSME from The University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jim Hoesley

Mr. Hoesley has worked in financial services since 1974.  Mr. Hoesley spent over 33 years in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division.

Over the course of his investment banking career, Mr. Hoesley held several senior-level positions, including Co-Head of the Credit Suisse Chicago Investment Banking office, Member of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Committee, founding member of Credit Suisse’s Capital Markets Group in New York, and founding member of Credit Suisse’s first regional banking office in Chicago.

Mr. Hoesley has been involved in a broad range of capital raising initiatives, merger and acquisition transactions, and financial advisory assignments for both public and private companies.  His clients have included Ford Motor Company, S.C. Johnson, Snap-On, Navistar International, Cargill, Owens-Corning, First Chicago, Norwest Bank, and US Bank.

Mr. Hoesley’s board memberships have included Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Guggenheim Partners, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and Top Driver.  Mr. Hoesley is a former regent of St. John’s University.

Mr. Hoesley holds a B.A. in History from St. John’s University.  He earned an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.