Team

 

Matt Estep – Managing Partner
Matt Estep is the Managing Partner and founder of Bosworth Capital Partners. Matt is responsible for identifying and sourcing target companies, conducting due diligence, deal structuring, negotiating, financing and ultimately working alongside management of the acquired companies.

 

In 2010, upon making the investment in Midwest Supplies, Matt worked with the founders desire to transistion out quickly and assumed the role of President. Over the next 2 years, Matt worked at building out a leadership team that could help scale the rapidly growing ecommerce company to over $100M in sales.

 

Prior to attending Harvard Business School, Matt worked at Peoples Energy in Chicago, Illinois. During his time at Peoples, Matt rapidly ascended through the organization and worked in numerous capacities including design, project management and finally in operations management. Matt’s final role at Peoples involved the management of a utility maintenance facility with 250 union employees where he was responsible for the allocation of resources and the jobs that go along with this including: hiring, training, disciplining, budgeting, and staffing. Prior to Peoples, Matt spent time pursuing a career as a professional race car driver and as a result of his interest in motorsports and fabrication he co-founded of a go-kart manufacturing company.

 

Matt holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and also graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Wenda Thompson – Operating Partner

Wenda Thompson is an Operating Partner at Bosworth Capital Partners. Wenda is responsible for helping to drive the operating companies forward from conducting due diligence to closing to working hand and hand with existing employees post acquisition. Her involvement ranges from board oversight to taking direct operating roles in portfolio companies to manage planned transitions or implement strategic initiatives which span sales, product development and sourcing, pricing, IT solutions, operational efficiencies, marketing, and strategy development.

 

Prior to joining Bosworth, Wenda held a variety of senior leadership roles across multiple industries which have all combined to give her a unique blend of talent that she brings to Bosworth’s portfolio companies. At DSA Phototech she transformed an entire product line, retrained the sales staff, and tripled sales. At UnitedLayer, she helped acquire a mom-and-pop shop and transform it into a streamlined, high-performance organization. At Aero Logistics, Wenda eventually became President after integrating two acquisitions and growing sales 260%. Before getting her MBA, she managed four corporate departments at GameStop and grew her division’s revenue 10-fold.

 

Wenda received her Bachelors of Science degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

Michael Aubrey – Advisory Board Member
Michael has severed as President (Sales & Marketing) of StatLab Medical Products since 2009. Michael’s current role includes development and implementation of the Company’s strategic plan; oversight of the company’s sales, marketing, product development and technical support activities. Prior to joining StatLab, Michael was a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Caldera Capital Partners, an investment group formed with Dan Henn to identify, acquire and operate family-held businesses. Prior to co-founding Caldera Capital Partners, Michael was CEO of Park-Rite Detroit, Inc., a parking lot facility management company he acquired in 2003 and exited in 2007. Under Michael’s leadership, Park-Rite grew facility revenues under management from $3 million to $20 million and headcount from 25 to 125. Prior to Park-Rite, Michael worked as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in Chicago where he provided companies headquartered in the Midwest with mergers & acquisitions and capital raising advice. Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

 

Dan Henn – Advisory Board Member
Dan has served as CEO and Board Member of StatLab Medical Products since acquiring the company in September 2009. Dan’s current role includes development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan; oversight of the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, quality, customer service, human resources and accounting activities; and business development. Prior to joining StatLab, Dan was a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Caldera Capital Partners, an investment group formed with Michael Aubrey to identify, acquire and operate family-held businesses. Prior to cofounding Caldera Capital Partners, Dan was an investment professional at Prairie Capital in Chicago where he identified and acquired six manufacturing, distribution and service companies. Dan received a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

 

Jeff Stevens – Advisory Board Member
Jeff Stevens has 20 years of experience structuring, operating and investing in lower middle market companies. Prior to founding Anacapa Partners, Jeff was the CEO of three middle market buyouts. Following these three buyouts, Jeff founded a company that was a manufacturer/retailer of ready-to-cook gourmet meals. Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts and MBA from Stanford University, and remains actively involved in the Stanford community. He participates in classroom case discussion for entrepreneurship courses at the Graduate School of Business, serves as a mentor for students participating in a twoquarter business planning course, and volunteers in numerous capacities for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.