NAPLES, FL – Aspen CapitalTM, a growth equity firm that partners with founders and entrepreneurs to build industry-leading technology and tech-enabled businesses, is excited to announce that John Gordy and John Haesler have joined as Principals. John and John are an excellent fit with Aspen’s long-term investment strategy and focus. They bring extensive domain expertise, market insight, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and work with management teams to achieve their goals.
Previously, John Gordy was with Pritzker Private Capital, a $2 billion private capital group that partners with North America based middle-market companies. While at Pritzker, he was a member of both the investment team and the operations group. At Pritzker, John helped lead more than 10 transactions, representing over $2 billion in total enterprise value. He was actively involved in Pritzker’s investments in ProAmpac, Technimark, and LBP Manufacturing. Prior to joining Pritzker Private Capital, John was an investment banker at Citigroup supporting the Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Industrials groups. John received a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a concentration in finance and accounting.
Previously, John Haesler was with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a $15 billion growth equity firm that invests in technology and tech-enabled businesses. While at TCV, John specialized in minority and majority investments across the software landscape. He was involved with TCV’s investments in Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), FinancialForce, IQMS (acquired by Dassault), OSIsoft (interest acquired by SoftBank), Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), Rave Mobile Safety, and Webroot (acquired by Carbonite). Prior to joining TCV, John worked at Jefferies in their Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group, focusing on a variety of public and private transactions. John received a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a concentration in finance and accounting and minors in economics and Spanish.
“I am excited to have John and John join the Aspen Capital team,” said Steve Jones, Aspen’s Managing Partner. “We have a mandate to deploy $150 million of capital in the next few years, and their breadth of experience and track records position us well to achieve this objective. They both embody Aspen’s core values of integrity, accountability, transparency, hard work, and relationship-centered investing. John and John will enable us to expand our investment activities and partner with additional world class management teams.”
About Aspen Capital Group
Aspen Capital Group is a growth equity firm that partners with founders and entrepreneurs to build industry-leading technology and tech-enabled businesses. Aspen focuses on helping management teams execute on their growth strategies. The group maintains a long-term investment horizon that focuses on maximizing the value creation potential of each partner company. Aspen seeks to deploy $5 – 25 million of capital per investment, and its unique capital base allows for significant flexibility in structuring and determining the hold period for each investment. Aspen Capital brings significant expertise and resources, and is an ideal partner to founders and entrepreneurs looking to build leading companies. For more information, please visit aspencapgroup.com or send an email to [email protected].