Chief Executive Officer
P. Jeffrey Leck, our Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director, has more than 30 years of experience acquiring businesses. Until June 2019, he was a Special Advisor with KLH Capital Fund III, LP, a Managing General Partner with KLH Capital Fund II, LP, and a Managing General Partner with KLH Capital, LP.
Each of these KLH Capital Funds I, II and III are/were Small Business Investment Companies, licensed by the United States Small Business Administration, investing in private equity control positions in the middle market. He co-founded KLH Capital in 2005 with John Kirtley.
Prior to KLH Capital, he was a Managing General Partner of FCP Investors Funds I-V, LP, institutionally backed private equity funds investing in private equity control positions in the middle market. He co-founded Florida Capital Partners, which invested in middle market private companies, in 1989 with John Kirtley.
Prior to 1989, he held positions as a General Partner, Vice President and Associate at Chemical Venture Partners, the private equity and venture capital arm of Chemical Bank and as a financial analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert.
John F. Kirtley
Chief Financial Officer
John F. Kirtley, our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Director, has more than 30 years of experience acquiring businesses. Until June 2019, he was a Special Advisor with KLH Capital Fund III, LP, a Managing General Partner with KLH Capital Fund II, LP, and a Managing General Partner with KLH Capital, LP.
Each of these KLH Capital Funds I, II and III are/were Small Business Investment Companies, licensed by the United States Small Business Administration, investing in private equity control positions in the middle market. He co-founded KLH Capital in 2005 with Jeffrey Leck.
Prior to KLH Capital, he was a Managing General Partner of FCP Investors Funds I-V, LP, institutionally backed private equity funds investing in private equity control positions in the middle market. He co-founded Florida Capital Partners in 1989 with Jeffrey Leck.
Prior to Florida Capital Partners, he held positions as a General Partner, Associate and Financial Analyst at Chemical Venture Partners, the private equity and venture capital arm of Chemical Bank.
Director of Business Development
Sean is responsible for identifying investment opportunities and conducting preliminary financial, operational, and competitive assessments on businesses of interest to MAC. Prior to MAC, Sean served in a variety of strategy and management consulting related roles for companies spanning all stages of the business lifecycle from startup to corporate stalwart (Lowe’s and Home Depot among them).
A former startup founder himself, Sean uses creative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset to identify and unlock value in both new and existing business models. Prior to entering the private sector, Sean served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the US Army where he led over 30 soldiers during the troop surge in Baghdad, Iraq from 2006-2007. He later served as a Joint Operational Strategist for the Navy and Marine Corps before transitioning into the Reserve Force of the US Army where he remains a LTC today.
In addition to studying abroad as a Mitchell Scholar from 2007-2008, Sean received a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2005 and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 2014. He currently resides outside of Charlotte with his wife, three baseball loving sons, and two vigilant shepherds.
Marc Sculler is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson & Canal, a designer, importer and distributor of home furnishings to the eCommerce trade.
From 2014 to November 2016, he held positions of President and Senior Vice President of Twin-Star International, an enhanced distributor of TV/media furniture, electric fireplaces, portable heaters and consumer electronic accessories with operations in USA and China.
From 2002 to 2014 he held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Bell’O International, an enhanced distributor of TV/media furniture and consumer electronic accessories.
From 1996 to 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of M&R Marking Systems, a manufacturer of custom hand held marking products to the office products industry.
Mr. Sculler holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rider University. He is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to his extensive experience in operations, manufacturing, and finance.
Jennifer Paul is the Founder and Managing Director at Minerva Investment Partners, LLC a private investment firm founded in 2018, which seeks to make investments in privately-held companies through the U.S. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring, closing and monitoring its investments post-close.
Prior to founding Minerva, Ms. Paul served as Vice President at Third Lake Capital, LLC, a single-family office. Her main responsibilities surrounded executing the firm’s private equity strategy including sourcing, structuring, due diligence and ongoing portfolio management, and as a member of the investment committee, she was also involved in areas within the firm including alternative investments, private fund investments and direct real estate investment strategy. She served as the Vice Chairman and Operating Partner of WingHouse Bar & Grill from 2016 until the business was exited in October 2019.
Prior to joining Third Lake in 2013, she was an Associate with Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC, a middle-market investment bank, supporting its mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, fairness opinions and corporate finance efforts.
She attended The University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in Accounting. Ms. Paul is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to her extensive experience within private equity as well as management.
William Weatherford is Managing Partner of Weatherford Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Weatherford was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014. From 2012 to 2014 he was the 84th Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
He currently serves on the private boards of TECO Energy (a West Florida electric utility) and PayIt (a payment platform for government services). He currently serves on the advisory boards of Kitson & Partners (a Florida real estate development company) and MBF Healthcare Partners (a healthcare-focused private equity firm).
Previously, Mr. Weatherford served as a Director at Florida Traditions Bank from 2008 to 2014, and Sunshine Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SBPC) from 2015 to 2018.
Mr. Weatherford earned his Bachelors of Science degree in International Business from Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business. He is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experiences in management, finance, investing and public service.
Scott Yearwood most recently served as co-Founder and co-President of Energy Hardware LLC from 2002 to 2013. Energy Hardware is a distributor of high quality, close tolerance electro-mechanical hardware and fasteners to industrial OEM manufacturers, subcontractors and repair operations around the world, primarily within the global power generation industry. It was quickly recognized as an industry leader earning multiple supplier awards by providing best in class quality products and creative inventory management solutions such as kitting and in-house stores.
In 1998 Mr. Yearwood became Director of Marketing for Pentacon Aerospace Group, and subsequently Director of GE Global Business Development for Pentacon, Inc. (NYSE:JIT), a Texas-based company, until he co-founded Energy Hardware LLC in 2002.
He graduated from Brevard Community College with an associate’s degree in Business Administration. He is well-qualified to serve as a Director due to his extensive experience in operations and manufacturing.