Todd Sullivan is a seasoned sports-tech, ecommerce and marketplace
entrepreneur, investor and M&A advisor. Todd has more than 20 years of experience founding,
growing and selling tech companies in Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York & Detroit.
As an entrepreneur, Todd has co-founded four
consumer facing technology companies and sold three of them for profitable exits.
As a venture investor and advisor, Mr. Sullivan has invested
in and raised millions of dollars for his portfolio companies and clients.
As an M&A advisor, Todd works with venture capital firms,
private equity firms and founders of technology based businesses to help create favorable exit
opportunities for all stakeholders.
During his career, Todd’s companies have been selected as
Apple Watch App of the year, TechCrunch50, 500 Startups, CITA’s Top Wireless Startup, Accelerate
Michigan’s Top Product, and more.
Todd graduated from Yale University with a BA in political
science. He was a 2 -time MVP of his varsity hockey team and was named his college’s Athlete of
the Year. After graduation, Todd played one year of professional ice hockey in the San Jose
Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs’ minor league organizations.
Mr. Sullivan earned his MBA from the University of Michigan’s
Ross School of Business with a concentration in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship and was
selected as the Ross School’s MBA Entrepreneur of the Year.
lives in Michigan with his wife and daughters. He enjoys volunteering as an Endeavor Mentor and
judging business plan competitions at the University of Michigan. It’s one of Todd’s great
privileges to help company founders any way he can in all stages of their entrepreneurial
Capital Fundraising Partner
Charles Drummond is a seasoned finance professional specializing in raising private capital for Venture Capital Firms, Hedge Funds, Private Equity funds and start-up companies.
Charlie has more than 30 years of fundraising experience from New York to San Francisco and from Beijing to the Middle East.
Mr. Drummond served as EVP at Dun & Bradstreet/ Moody’s as well as Standard & Poors Securities.
Charlie’s connectivity with more than 2000 institutional investor entities in the private capital markets is significant and is the result of over 30 years of building industry relationships with a focus on Public pension funds, municipal investment/retirement funds, middle market insurance companies, family offices, ultra-high net worth individuals and Endowments/Foundations.
Charlie is an accomplished institutional Bond, Equities and Options trader and has participated in over 25 Billion in new issue Bond and Equity transactions.
Charlie graduated from Eastern Michigan University and lives in Southeast Michigan. When he’s not in Michigan you can find him in New Smyrna Beach Florida, Malibu or Beverly Hills.
CleanTech, Media & Telecom Partner
Susan Casey Stone is an experienced Technology, Media, Sports and
Telecom venture investor, family office manager and M&A advisor. Susan has more than 20
years of investment banking experience in New York, Los Angles.
Stone served as Senior Vice President in
the Media, Sports and Entertainment Group at Houlihan Lokey, a premier $3 billion dollar
mid-market investment bank in Los Angeles. She worked at J.P. Morgan in New York, where she
oversaw $3 billion in capital raises and $4 billion in M&A as a Vice President in the
Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group. And Susan led venture capital investments
for Riverhorse Investments, a private family office for more than 8 years in Los Angeles.
Susan is the founder and managing partner of Sierra
Wasatch Capital, an early stage venture firm dedicated to new technologies defining the next
decade’s media landscape. She’s led the Series A investments at Iris.TV, Vertical Mass, and
Mighty Networks, where she serves as each company’s lead director.
As Acquisition Partner Group’s media expert, Susan
understands the opportunities being created by seasoned entrepreneurs in digital media who
are building real businesses. Stone offers immeasurable support and guidance to these
entrepreneurs as they craft strategies for growth and liquidity.
A graduate of Yale University, Susan was a Ivy League
Champion swimmer in the breaststroke, and earned her MBA with honors from Georgetown
University’s McDonough School of Business. She is an avid skier, accomplished mountaineer,
and has worked as a professional ski patroller and wilderness EMT.
Staffing & HCM Partner
Akash Taneja is a leading merger and acquisitions specialist with more than 12 years of experience in the Greater Los Angeles market. Akash is focused on a wide variety of M&A advisory assignments in all segments of the staffing and workforce solutions industry.
Akash served as Managing Director at De Bellas & Co., the number one investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions for the staffing industry, with over 225+ completed transactions.
Mr. Taneja is the Founder and Managing Partner of Momentum Advisory Partners, which also focuses on advising and representing owners and shareholders in the successful exit of their staffing and workforce solutions businesses.
Akash is a frequent, professional speaker on the topics of mergers and acquisitions, valuations and related topics. He has spoken at numerous staffing industry conferences such as the
Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum, American Staffing Association’s Staffing World, and the Techserve Alliance.
Light Industrials & Manufacturing Partner
Peter Greer has over 30 years of C-Suite work experience. Mr.
Greer has helped management teams deliver results in Technology, Automotive, Aerospace,
Industrial Parts/Services, and Energy industries.
Since 2006, Mr. Greer has worked
with private equity companies to help identify and assess potential acquisition targets
for automotive, industrial, real estate, and health care companies. Projects involved
both buy-side and sell-side support for both carve-outs from publicly traded companies
as well as purchase of free-standing companies. Deal complexity ranged from
single-plant/single business to multiple products/multiple-plants/multiple geographies.
Valuations varied from $50 million to over $5 billion. IT infrastructure consolidations,
market/product analysis and supply chain were areas of due diligence and operational
Peter’s recent experience in Big Data and Business
Analytics has focused on the application of business analytics to “big data” for Fortune
100 companies. Problems included: reducing warranty cost; engineering knowledge
management; Voice-of-customer; innovation; & executive dashboards for SCM/PD.
Mr. Greer has led major projects at Fortune 500
companies addressing problems in IT infrastructure (cloud computing), business analytics
and knowledge management, supply chain, warranty/quality management, lean engineering,
sales/marketing effectiveness, revenue management, and manufacturing/operations
improvement. Projects delivered break-through cost reductions and improved business
processes. Peter has global business experience and has led projects in China, Brazil,
Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Eastern and Western Europe, and throughout the U.S. and
Peter earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA
from the University of Michigan and has been a partner at the management consulting
firms A.T. Kearney and PRTM, where he served in the automotive and industrial practices
for over 15 years.
Neal Doshi is an experienced entrepreneur, business operator and M&A
advisor with more than 15 years of experience in healthcare, IT, manufacturing, staffing and
commercial real estate with experience working in the US, Mexico, Europe and China.
Mr. Doshi is a proven business leader with
extensive knowledge in strategy, operations and business development and has developed strong,
yet flexible leadership skills.
Neal earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of
Business and was named Neal a “Most Valuable Professional” in 2015 by Corp! Magazine.
Mr. Doshi also enjoys volunteering his time and skills
as a strategist to work with various for-profit and non-profit boards in developing strategic
plans. Neal is currently a Board Member with the Kay Douglas Marketing Group. His previous board
experience includes Great Lakes Boy Scouts, the YMCA and the Community Housing Network. Neal
resides in Birmingham, Michigan with his wife and three young children.