Sorenson Capital Promotes Len Blackwell to Role of Managing Director – Portfolio Operations Leading Mountain West Private Equity Firm Taps Veteran... ...
- Ron MikaCo-founder/Managing Partner
Ron Mika was a co-founder of the Firm in 2002 and is a Managing Partner of the Firm. His responsibilities have included all aspects of executing and harvesting private equity deals including sourcing deals, negotiating documents, structuring, managing and performing due diligence, hiring new management when needed, financing the acquisitions, assisting portfolio businesses in developing market strategies and executing operational improvements, board of directors involvement, exiting investments, and investment administration.
During the years 2008 and 2009 Mr. Mika was also a Managing Director at Huntsman Gay Global Capital (“HGGC”); he was also a co-founder of HGGC. He spent approximately 50% of his time at each of Sorenson Capital and HGGC during this period. In early 2010 Mr. Mika returned to spending 100% of his time at Sorenson Capital and became a special limited partner of HGGC. While at HGGC he participated in all aspects of starting the business including forming the fund, hiring personnel, fundraising and similar activities. Mr. Mika also served on the Investment Committee during his tenure.
Mr. Mika joined Bain Capital in 1989 and was a Managing Director of the firm from 1996 through the founding of Sorenson Capital Partners in 2002. His areas of investment emphasis included: manufacturing, automotive supply, chemicals, consumer products, distribution, scientific equipment, retail, and packaging in small and middle-market sized businesses.
While at Bain Capital, Mr. Mika was instrumental in executing a series of investments in automotive component manufacturing and in the flexible packaging distribution industry, in addition to acquisitions in other industry verticals. In the automotive sector he initiated and led the analysis of the OEM supply market which resulted in a unique understanding of that market and its sectors. Mr. Mika developed relationships with automotive component supply executives, OEM managers, automotive business brokers and automotive investment bankers which led to a number of proactive and proprietary opportunities to invest in the sector. In the flexible packaging distribution sector he played a key role in the consolidation of the industry. Following the initial acquisition of a core platform business the company proceeded to acquire other competitors to become the leader in the industry over a two year period. Strong management and these prudent add-on acquisitions led to a successful investment for Bain Capital.
In his nearly 25 years in the private equity industry, Mr. Mika has developed a broad base of contacts including mid-market business brokers, fund-less sponsors, senior managers, small and mid-cap buyout funds, financing sources, consultants and other advisors who have been an important source of small and mid-market deal flow. In addition, these contacts will be in a position to assist in other aspects of effective execution of the portfolio’s business plan, namely in due diligence, efficient and low cost financing, bringing strong management to bear and exiting investments.
In addition to his deal participation described above, Mr. Mika has been actively involved in all aspects of managing private equity investments including administration, fund raising, human resources, recruiting, strategy development, and investor relations.
Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Mika was an Associate Consultant / Consultant at Bain & Company from 1985 to 1987 where he was charged with analyzing strategic position, operational implementation and merger and acquisition structuring for consumer products, pharmaceutical, media, natural resources, transportation and lodging companies.
Mr. Mika received a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from the Harvard Business School in 1989 and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 1985.Luke SorensonManaging Partner
Luke Sorenson serves as a managing partner for Sorenson Capital. In his role as head of office, he has general responsibility for overseeing the firm’s culture, strategy, operations and finance.
Luke’s investments cover a wide range, from aerospace to technology, consumer and manufacturing. His investments and board service in the aerospace arena have been prolific. He has served on the boards of directors of Atlas Aerospace, Product Manufacturing Corporation, Wichita Aerospace Spares and LifePort (acquired by United Technologies), and currently serves as chairman of the board for both Custom Control Concepts and RTC Aerospace. In the technology industry, he served as a director of Sorenson Media. In consumer products, he served on the board of Provo Craft (acquired by BAML) and GoalZero (acquired by NRG). In manufacturing, he served as a director of Michael’s Finer Meats (acquired by Chef’s Warehouse).
Prior to his Sorenson Capital experience, Luke worked at the Sorenson Companies, serving in a wide variety of industries and functions, including active roles for Sorenson Media (video compression), Sorenson Development (real estate) and the world’s leading video relay service company, Sorenson Communications. He also served as a director for the medical device company Microject, and on the advisory board for University Venture Fund.
Luke is a passionate advocate for social impact investing. He serves as a board director of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, and as chairman of Cause for Hope-One Life at a Time, a non-profit devoted to enabling people in emerging countries to achieve sustainable self-reliance.
Luke received a BS in accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Penn’s Wharton School of Business.Fraser BullockCo–founder/Senior Advisor
Fraser Bullock is a Co-founder of Sorenson Capital and a Senior Advisor. He was an original partner of Bain Capital from 1984 to 1986 and prior to that worked as a Manager at Bain & Company.
Fraser was Chairman of the Board of Omniture through its eventual sale to Adobe for $1.8 billion. He was an early investor in Omniture, followed later by an investment by Sorenson Capital. Fraser assisted in setting strategy, mentoring the CEO, reviewing acquisitions and taking the company public.
Fraser led the following investments by Sorenson Capital:
-Omniture (see above)
-Mindshare Technologies, serves on the Board. He assisted Mindshare in the acquisition of Empathica, leading to Mindshare’s dominance in the retail, food and call center verticals in its marketplace.
-Imagine Learning, serves on the Board. He assisted in setting the direction to dramatically scale the business to a position of leadership in its sector.
-Health Catalyst, Chairman of the Board
-Bamboo HR, serves on the Board.
-Wilson Electronics, serves on the Board
-Mity Enterprises (sold to Prospect), former Chairman of the Board
-Erickson Construction (sold to MASCO), former Chairman
-Provo Craft (sold to BAML), former Chairman
-Jet Set Sports
-LSI (sold to Bob Barker Inc), former Chairman
-Goal Zero, serves as Chairman
-Tru Hearing, serves on the Board
Fraser assisted on the following investments:
-NCS, served on the Board (sold to Advent)
Fraser was the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002. He joined the Organizing Committee in May of 1999 and acted as its Chief Operating Officer until his appointment as President and CEO in April 2002. As COO, Fraser directed Games Operations, and as CFO, he played a key role in balancing the budget of $1.31 billion for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, ultimately generating a $100 million profit. The Salt Lake Games are widely recognized as one of the most successful and best-operated in history.
In 1996, Fraser founded Alpine Consolidated, LLC, a company specializing in effecting business consolidations, and served as a Managing Director until 2002. In this capacity, Fraser sourced companies for consolidation, raised the requisite money, and took two companies public.
Fraser received a Master of Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.Tim LaytonCo–founder/Managing Director
Tim Layton is a Co-founder of Sorenson Capital and Managing Director.
Imagine Learning (Digital Education/Software)
Atlas Aerospace (Aerospace manufacturing)
PMC/WASI (Aerospace manufacturing)
Viton (Aerospace manufacturing)
Lifeport (Aerospace manufacturing)
Wilson Electronics (Consumer Electronics/Manufacturing)
M&M/ ESS (Energy)
Tim heads up Sorenson Capital’s Performance Group as well as originates and processes investments. The Performance Group is a team of seasoned Operating Partners that assists Sorenson Capital’s portfolio companies with growth strategies, operational and process improvements and add-on acquisitions. He has extensive experience in a wide range of technology, manufacturing, aerospace, energy, health care, consumer products and franchise businesses.
Prior to SCP Tim was CEO of Medeco Security Lock, the world leader in ultra-secure physical security products. He was also Managing Director of Alpine Consolidated, a firm specializing in industry consolidations. He also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Hillenbrand Industries where he led the strategic planning and implementation process for the corporation and the due diligence process for a number of successful acquisitions in the health care and security businesses.
Tim graduated first in his MBA class at Brigham Young University, and also graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Statistics and a Minor in Economics from Brigham Young University.
(currently on sabbatical)Mark LudwigManaging Director
Mark Ludwig joined Sorenson Capital in 2003 and has worked on many of Sorenson Capital’s investments. His responsibilities have included all aspects of executing and harvesting private equity deals, as well as administrative operations. In the last few years, Mark led or co-led the investments in Mindshare Technologies, NCS Energy Services, Custom Control Concepts, Mindshare Technologies / Empathica, Nexmo, AtTask, Zarbee’s Naturals, Pluralsight, Experticity, and Rural Physicians Group. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and led the exit process for NCS Energy Services. Including NCS Energy Services, he has served or currently serves as a member of the board of directors for eight of Sorenson Capital’s portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Mark was with Bain & Company. At Bain & Company, Mark served clients in the private equity, retail, home services, distribution, shipping, and alternative energy industries. His selected consulting experience includes growth strategy, operational efficiency, due diligence, investment fund development and valuation, and corporate turnaround execution. Based in Bain & Company’s Dallas office, Mark worked in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.
Mark received a Master of Business Administration with Honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Russian from Brigham Young University, graduating summa cum laude.Rob RueckertManaging Director
Rob Rueckert joined Sorenson Capital in 2015 to further expand its existing growth-stage technology practice. Prior to joining Sorenson, Rob spent 14 years at Intel Capital based in Silicon Valley and was a managing director in the consumer technology segment (IoT, wearables, drones, etc..). Rob was a voting member of Intel Capital’s investment committee.
During his tenure at Intel Capital he invested in more than 50 companies across multiple technology sectors (enterprise software, consumer internet, gaming, security, communications, cloud computing and data platforms) and geographies (North America, China, Western and Eastern Europe, India, Israel and New Zealand). Rob was responsible for identifying transformative technology companies where he could invest and work alongside the management teams, primarily in a board capacity, to help the companies grow towards a successful outcome.
At Intel Capital, Rob managed and oversaw more than 20 successful exits from his portfolio, including 4 IPOs and acquisitions by Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, Fidelity, American Express, Intel and Telefonica.
Some highlights of his investment portfolio include Accertify (acquired by American Express), Perceptive Pixel (acquired by Microsoft) and Datallegro (acquired by Microsoft) as well as active companies Kabam, Nexmo and Betaworks.
Prior to joining Intel Capital, Rob worked as a technology consultant for Arthur Andersen and has worked for several companies in executive roles. Rob has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Brigham Young University and is a Kauffman Fellow.LeGrand LewisManaging Director
LeGrand Lewis joined Sorenson Capital in 2008 and is a Managing Director of the firm. He has extensive experience in deal origination, business and financial due diligence, deal negotiations, transaction structuring, and portfolio management. He is a member of the firm’s aerospace and defense practice.
LeGrand led or co-led the investments in:
•Cradlepoint (Board member)
•Zarbee’s (Board observer)
•Wilson Electronics (Chairman of the Board)
•SCP Aero (Board member)•RTC
•Suncrest Solar (Board member)
•Home Brands Group (Board member)
•IDC (Board member)
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, LeGrand worked for Bain & Company in Dallas, TX. At Bain & Company, he served clients in the aerospace manufacturing, telecommunications, oil & gas, retail, airline, food processing and chemicals industries. Prior to Bain, LeGrand worked for Capmark Financial Group in Philadelphia, PA. He also spent three years in Silicon Valley at a boutique investment bank and at a technology-focused venture capital fund. LeGrand received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).Len BlackwellManaging Director- Operations Group
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital’s Performance Group, Mr. Blackwell divided his twenty years of experience between consulting and executive positions; including CEO, operations, marketing, sales and general management of organizations needing rapid improvement. His specialty is creating rapid process transformations that improve a company’s profitability, cycle time, cost structure, working capital, information systems, and customer satisfaction. Having led multiple organizations through extensive change programs, he brings a unique perspective of hands-on experience. In addition, he has operational experience in Asia and Costa Rica. As a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he led billion dollar companies through complex restructurings. Mr. Blackwell is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and active member of Young Presidents Organization. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University.Peter SturgeonManaging Director
Peter Sturgeon joined the firm as an Associate in 2006. During his time with Sorenson Capital, he has worked on investments in oil and gas, technology, consumer goods, and aerospace. Specifically, Peter led the realizations of Southeast Directional Drilling, M&M Pipeline, Energy Services South, and RWI Construction. Also, he was an integral team member on investments including Custom Control Concepts, NCS Energy Services, Empathica, and RWI Construction. Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Mr. Sturgeon was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While at BCG, he worked in the oil and gas, transportation, and power generation industries. He worked closely with clients’ senior management on projects that included asset optimization, pricing strategy, customer segmentation, global trading strategy, process redesign, and operational improvement.
Peter received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science.Bert RobertsPrincipal
Mr. Roberts focuses on deal origination for Sorenson Capital. Previously, he was a Vice President of Institutional Client Services at Wasatch Advisors. Before Wasatch, Mr. Roberts held senior-level investment banking positions at UBS Warburg, SoundView Technology Group and Montgomery Securities (now BofA Merrill Lynch) concentrating primarily on the technology and real estate sectors. He began his career as a consultant in the real estate advisory group at Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young).
Mr. Roberts received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.Matt MarshPrincipal
Matt Marsh joined the Sorenson Capital team in 2011 and is a member of the technology and growth equity investment teams. His focus areas cover a range of technology verticals, including enterprise software (including CRM, HCM, cybersecurity and communications), internet, digital media, mobile technology and clean technology.
Matt’s early career included time with the Global Technology Group of UBS Investment Bank in San Francisco, California. At UBS, Matt provided advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, capital raises, and leveraged transactions. His clients included some of the most prominent firms in their respective technology verticals, including internet, software, digital media, telecommunications equipment and clean technology.
Matt received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, graduating as the 2009 Joseph P. Wharton award recipient. He also received an M.A. in International Relations from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. degrees in Finance and Spanish from the University of Utah, where he graduated with honors.Brady BroadbentPrincipal
Brady joined Sorenson Capital in 2008 and has facilitated (as a member of the deal team) nearly a third of the Fund II investments across various industries, including healthcare (TruHearing), software (Mindshare/Empathica), technology (Wilson Electronics), and energy (SEDD / M&M Pipeline), among others. Prior to joining the Sorenson team, he worked as an associate with L.E.K. Consulting at the firm’s U.S. headquarters in Boston. While with L.E.K., Brady’s work included engagements in the private equity, aerospace, digital media, publishing, healthcare, biotechnology, and retail industries. Such engagements included casework focused on the evaluation of strategic acquisitions, international growth strategy development (U.S. and Europe), merger litigation support, corporate turnaround strategy, and product development support.
Brady left the firm in 2010 to attend business school and returned in the fall of 2012. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and as a student launched an award-winning technology startup. Brady graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management, emphasis in Entrepreneurship, from Brigham Young University.Mark BeanVice President
Mark Bean joined Sorenson Capital as an Associate in 2010. His areas of focus include enterprise software / SaaS, fintech, edtech, and healthcare. Within the firm’s portfolio, Mark has been involved with companies including Pluralsight, Realty Mogul, and Rural Physicians Group.
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Mark was an Associate Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in Boston. While at L.E.K., Mark worked on engagements including international and early-stage growth strategies, growth equity & LBO due diligence, customer segmentation and pricing strategy.
Mark received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.Burke DavisVice President
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Mr. Davis was a Senior Financial Analyst at the Open Innovation Center within Samsung Electronics. While at Samsung, Mr. Davis was a member of the Strategic Acquisitions group, facilitating acquisitions of technology companies focused in the Mobile, Video, Connected Health, and Internet of Things verticals.
Before Samsung, Mr. Davis was a Financial Analyst with Citigroup’s Global Technology Group based in San Francisco. While at Citigroup, Mr. Davis worked with corporate clients in the software, internet, semiconductor, and communication equipment verticals. His investment banking experience included advising on mergers and acquisitions with deal values totaling over $2 billion as well as raising over $5 billion in debt and equity on behalf of clients.
Mr. Davis graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Korean.Andrew TurnerVice President
Andy Turner joined Sorenson Capital in 2012 and is responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing investments across Sorenson Capital’s areas of investment. Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Andy was an Associate at L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, based in Los Angeles, California. While with L.E.K., Andy’s experience focused on private equity advisory services, growth strategy development, and business process redesign across a wide range of industries. Prior to L.E.K., Andy also served eight years in the United States Marine Corps infantry, including two overseas deployments.
Andy left the firm in 2014 to attend business school and returned in the fall of 2016. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business with distinction as an Arjay Miller Scholar. Andy also received his B.S. in Accounting, cum laude, and Masters of Accountancy, with distinction, both from Brigham Young University.Brent RobinsonOperating Partner
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital’s Performance Group, Mr. Robinson was a Founder and Managing Director of The Durian Group, a professional services consulting company specializing in business strategy and information technology for small businesses. Previously, Mr. Robinson was a Founder and Managing Director of Alpine Consolidated, which specialized in creating scale enterprises through business consolidation. Prior to forming Alpine, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for VISA Interactive, where his responsibilities included strategic partnerships, corporate planning and product development. He was also a Founder and Vice President of Business Development for US Order, a smart phone and electronic transaction processing company. Brent also served as Vice President of WorldCorp, where he assisted in a major turnaround of this airline company, and in production and operations management for Varian Associates, an applied physics and manufacturing company.
Mr. Robinson holds an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from the University of Utah.Donald BlohmOperating Partner
Don joined Sorenson Capital in 2010 as a Vice-President in the Performance Group and is currently an Operating Partner. Prior to joining the firm, he spent five years in operations consulting and more than twenty-five years in operational executive roles, having had P&L responsibility for numerous operations in North and South America, Europe, India and Australia.
Don’s assignments at Sorenson Capital include the following:
•Chief Operating Officer at Mity-Lite
•Chief Operating Officer at ReBath
•Advisor to NCS (assisted in establishing scalable supply chain)
•Chief Operating Office at Goal Zero
•Chief Operating Office at Wilson Electronics
•Advisor on operational issues at Provo Craft; Custom Control Concepts
Don has been involved in evaluating several potential acquisitions and in integrating operations post-close. His operations experience crosses over a number of industrial markets, including mining, oil and gas, power, chemical, and various consumer products. His particular expertise is in identification and implementation of operational improvements that impact bottom-line results.
Mr. Blohm holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Utah State University and is a registered professional engineer.
(currently on sabbatical)David DameOperating Partner
Mr. Dame brings 29 years of operating, consulting and investing experience to Sorenson Capital. His operating career included functional leadership roles in sales, marketing, R&D and services. This led to numerous P&L executive positions ranging from small $20 million entities to large billion dollar entities.
Mr. Dame’s consulting career spanned 5 years where he co-founded a multi-million dollar Strategy Consulting business which was eventually merged into the IBM Consulting Group. As a Principal in the firm he applied management consulting and information engineering disciplines to uncover the root causes of strategic business issues and develop solutions integrating the right people, processes and Information Technology (IT). Clients spanned the Health, Manufacturing and Energy industries.
His investing career has spanned 12 years. He was a Partner with KPP a $700 million private investment group focused on the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. While at KPP he also provided operational support to portfolio companies to help them improve business performance. Additionally, Mr. Dame was a Managing Director at KVP, a technology growth equity fund with $175 million under management, where he focused on software investments. Most recently, and just prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Mr. Dame worked as a Managing Director at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, focusing on operational portfolio support and growth equity investments.
Mr. Dame received his M.B.A with Honors from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.Austin MillerVice President- Talent Mgt
Austin has a passion for building high performance teams, recruiting top leadership, and enhancing growth potential within an organization. As Vice President, Talent Management within Sorenson Capital, Austin assists our portfolio companies with their human capital and recruiting needs. Providing key insights into the psychology of organizational structure and motivation, Austin has a focus on the need for top talent in growth atmospheres. Prior to Sorenson Capital Austin ran an outside recruiting and consulting firm in the Salt Lake City area. He also sat on the executive team and lead the talent, recruiting, ops, and IT divisions at Workfront, taking them from 30 employees to now over 800, and from 6M in revenue to over 130M today. Austin’s experience as a Human Resource and Talent Acquisition leader has also taken him to CirclePix, Utah Valley University, SirsiDynix, Omniture, Workfront, and Mercato Partners.
Austin received his bachelor and master’s degrees in Business Ethics and Human Resource Leadership, and is also currently a candidate for his Doctorate in Human and Organizational Psychology. As a certified expert in behavioral analysis and executive recruitment his goal is to be a trusted advisor on strategic talent development, executive hiring, and company maturation to CEO’s and other executive team members. His favorite thing to do is network, spending time with some of the smartest companies and leadership teams in the country.Tom PierceChief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital in 2010, Mr. Pierce worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”). Mr. Pierce worked in the Los Angeles and Salt Lake City offices of PwC. At PwC, Mr. Pierce worked with clients in the private equity, consumer products, software, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. In Los Angeles, Mr. Pierce worked in the mergers and acquisitions group and consulted with his clients on various domestic and international tax issues. In Salt Lake City, Mr. Pierce provided tax compliance and tax consulting services to a variety of clients including private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
Mr. Pierce received a Masters of Accountancy and a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Pierce is a licensed CPA in Utah.Brian DunnChief Compliance Officer
Mr. Dunn joined Sorenson Capital as CFO in 2010. Previously, he was CFO of Abacus Private Equity, a leading independent investment firm that has been acquiring Canadian and international corporations since 1996. Abacus closed over $2 billion in transactions during Mr. Dunn’s five-year tenure as CFO. Prior to Abacus, Mr. Dunn was Executive Director of Finance for Verizon Information Services, which has operations internationally and throughout the United States. In that position, he oversaw the financial aspects for acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures, including valuations, due diligence, financing, and integration of acquired operations. Mr. Dunn’s career spans 25 years, and includes PriceWaterhouseCoopers, US WEST, and an international stint with Telia in Stockholm, Sweden. He has served on various corporate boards throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America.
Mr. Dunn is a CPA and earned both Masters and Bachelor degrees in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He also received an MBA degree from California Coast University.Steven BiringerSenior Associate
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital in 2015, Steven was an Associate for L.E.K. Consulting in the Los Angeles office. While at L.E.K., Biringer served clients in the technology, financial services, retail & consumer, healthcare, life sciences, industrial goods, and media & entertainment industries. His consulting experience includes private equity due diligence, M&A, corporate strategy, sales strategy, customer retention, organizational design, market and competitive analysis, and product development.
Before L.E.K., Steven was an Accounting Analyst in the finance group at HireVue, Inc., an HR tech video interviewing and predictive analytics company.
Steven graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Accounting. He is fluent in Spanish.Eric HiltonSenior Associate
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital in 2015, Eric Hilton was an Associate in the Los Angeles office for L.E.K. Consulting. While at L.E.K., Hilton served clients across a number of industries, including technology, media & entertainment, financial services, healthcare, retail & consumer products, and industrial goods. Eric’s consulting experience includes private equity due diligence, M&A, post-acquisition strategy, corporate strategy, market & competitive analysis, and business transformation.
Eric graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and minors in Business Management and Mathematics.Nabil ManjiAssociate
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Nabil Manji was a Senior Business Analyst in the Seattle office of McKinsey & Company. While at McKinsey, Nabil served companies and investors across the aerospace & defense, industrial, and pharmaceutical industries. His consulting experience includes private equity due diligence, M&A, corporate strategy, organizational design, and restructuring.
Before McKinsey, Nabil was a Summer Analyst in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Accounting at the University of Washington.
Nabil graduated summa cum laude, with honors, from the University of Washington and as valedictorian of the Michael G. Foster School of Business. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and a minor in English.Stephen ArchibaldAssociate
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital in 2016, Stephen Archibald was the Finance Manager for Degreed, a SaaS lifelong learning platform. While at Degreed, Stephen completed debt and equity fundraisings and a strategic acquisition.
Before Degreed, Stephen was an Investment Banking Analyst with Citigroup’s Global Technology Group based in San Francisco. While at Citigroup, Stephen worked with corporate clients in the software, internet, semiconductor and communication equipment sectors. Stephen advised on mergers and acquisitions, debt financings and equity raises at Citigroup totaling over $2 billion in deal value.
Stephen graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Spanish.