Devon Laney is the Chief Operating Officer of Innovation Depot, Inc., the high-tech/biotech business incubator located in downtown Birmingham and recipient of the 2011 Technology Incubator of the Year Award from the National Business Incubation Association. Prior to joining Innovation Depot, Devon worked on a broad range of marketing, I/T and strategic organizational projects with various Fortune 500 companies as an analyst with Accenture LLP in Atlanta. Previously, he worked on the development, redesign and launch of Energen Corporationâs intranet, and also served as the Entertainment Editor for nationally distributed Family Issues Magazine during its first 18 months of publication.
In the Birmingham community, Devon serves as President on the Board of the Birmingham Venture Club, where he is the youngest member to ever serve and the only consecutive back-to-back President. Additionally, Devon serves on the Executive Committees of TechBirmingham and BioAlabama. He also serves on the Young Executive Board of BBVA Compass Bank, The Alys Stephens Center Young Patrons Board, and the Birmingham Childrenâs Theatre Young Supporters Board. Devon is a member of the 2008 inaugural class of Leadership UAB and the 2010 Class of Leadership Birmingham. In 2009 Devon was selected as one of The Birmingham Business Journalâs âTop 40 Under 40â. He has spoken at conferences in the U.S. and internationally on entrepreneurial development and business incubation.
Mr. Laney has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in International Business, both from The University of Alabama. Devon also completed studies at the International Business School in Groningen, the Netherlands. He currently lives in the Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham with his wife Meg and their three dogs. Devon also enjoys playing racquetball, coaching tee-ball, and playing music every chance he gets.
CIC Partners is a Dallas-based, middle-market private equity firm. Over the past 25 years, CIC Partners has successfully partnered with operators in more than 40 companies spanning 14 industries, with revenues ranging from $10 million to $1 billion. CIC typically focuses on companies with a revenue range of $10 to $500 million and an EBITDA of $3 million to $50 million. CIC focuses on the following industries: food, healthcare services, restaurant and retail, energy and manufacturing. CIC Partners' transactions include Growth Capital, Recapitalizations, Leveraged and Manage-ment Buyouts and the firm makes equity investments of $5 - $100 million.
Jay Alix is the Founder of AlixPartners. He also is an Angel Investor. He was the Co-Founder, President and served as Co-Managing Principal at Questor Management Company. Jay has been recognized for his passion for setting visions, developing strategies, and designing high-impact performance improvement and turnaround strategies and processes. He has a relentless focus on building businesses, establishing priorities, managing time, and achieving actual implementation of his ideas, vision, and strategies. Jay has worked across a broad range of industries and sectors with a significant focus in the automotive industry, where he has personally led many corporate restructurings and turnarounds as well as other critical projects at OEMs and major suppliers. He has also been a well-regarded industry speaker and commentator. Sought out by corporate directors and executive management, Jay has served as CEO, COO, and CFO and has introduced, developed, and served in the roles of Chief Turnaround Officer (CTO) and Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) for a variety of companies undergoing significant change. In addition, he has served as an advisor to major lenders, bondholders, trade creditors, and shareholders as well as to city and federal government agencies-and has assisted these various entities in maximizing the value and recoveries from distressed companies. Jay has led some of the largest and most complex out-of-court restructurings, turnarounds, and performance improvement programs, focusing on the speed of completion by minimizing litigation and achieving results and success through building consensus. Jay completed the YPO/Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, and holds an MBA in accounting from Rutgers University and a bachelor's degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
I am an experienced private equity professional with a demonstrated history of successful investments in healthcare, financial, and energy sectors. At New Capital Partners, I lead our Transaction and Operations Team. In my role I quarterback all aspects of an acquisition process including diligence (e.g., company, product, competitors, market, financial, customer and team), legal, and financing. Additionally, I guide the implementation of key operational best practices within our portfolio ("NCP Build") including Go to Market Strategy, Human Capital, Culture, and Sales.
Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital. Strong business development professional with a MBA focused in Entrepreneurship, Finance from University of Chicago.
Maranon Capital invests in a wide range of securities including leveraged loans and equity co-investments in partnership with management teams and private equity firms in the lower middle market, with $5 to $50 million in EBITDA. Currently, the professionals at Maranon Capital are investing $557 million across two funds. Maranon's team has worked on many different types of transactions and seeks to provide senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity co-investment capital to private companies for leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, refinancings, growth initiatives, acquisitions, and ESOPs. The firm's partners have experience in several broad industries including: business services, consumer products and services, distribution, healthcare services, and manufacturing. The firm offers a broad product line including: Revolving Lines of Credit ($10 to $50 million); Second Lien Term Loans ($10 million-$50 million); Mezzanine Debt ($5 million-$30 million); and Equity co-investments (up to $10 million in conjunction with mezzanine). The firm does not provide capital for early-stage or project based transactions, short term financing bridges or operationally distressed businesses.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Sydney New South Wale..., U.K.
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Sydney New South Wales Australia - London - San Francisco California - Valley California - Alabama City Alabama - San Francisco Bay Area (CA) - InReach Ventures is a venture capital investment firm that invests in early - stage European software start - u, U.K.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • Gaming (& eSports) • Mobile Apps • Investment Management • Mobile • Online Social
Investor, Advisor to and Founder of Technology Businesses