C O L O R A D O   E Q U I T Y   P A R T N E R S background is in P&L management, developing strategic and organizational capability that fuels growth and profitability

We are an operationally-focused private equity firm specializing in lower middle market. We work hands-on together with management.

We invest in companies in resilient industries, with growing trends. We are open to other industries, but focus on high-tech, software, business services, distribution, construction, and manufacturing. We avoid consumer durables and apparel, retail and transportation.

Our disciplined execution and operational background, allows us to uniquely achieve the rapid revenue growth while at the same time partnering with management to accelerate EBITDA margins. 

We are able to manage excessive operating losses on the income statement as well as assume significant liabilities on the balance sheet. Just as important, we know how to properly capitalize the business going forward in order to maximize liquidity and optimize working capital for revenue growth. 

We move quickly and provide certainty of close.

Broad and deep experience in planning, launching, growing and operating  successful businesses.

  • 12 business financed by a diverse set of investors

  • 10 products / businesses launched

  • 20+ years of successful business experience

  • 50+ complete business planning exercises

  • 5 corporate restructurings

  • 2,000 Executive Interviews

  • 3 businesses managed to hyper growth 

  • For-profit & non-profit board memberships

  • $1B+ of enterprise value created

Extensive management and functional expertise, with top educational pedigree.

  • Operational, C-level experience across key functions

    • P&L ownership with budgets of $50M+ and 80+ FTE organizations

    • Chief Sales Officer, Chief People Officer, SVP Strategy & Operations

  • Top Educational Pedigree

    • BerkeleyHaas MBA

      • Graduate Teaching of Private Equity, Finance, Leadership

    • MS in Finance, BS in Systems Eng.

    • Berkeley and MIT Certificates in:

      • Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management of Technology, Big Data Analytics