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With two decades of experience in the Private Equity Sector, operations and acquisitions expert Rob Joubran brings to Sage Park a comprehensive understanding of the steps required to improve business profitability. Rob was a Founding Partner in Platinum Equity, one of the most successful and fastest growing private equity firms in the world. At Platinum Equity, Rob was integral to the firm’s 20-year growth from a start-up firm to one with more than $25 billion in revenue. Rob has worked in diverse markets to facilitate more than 100 acquisitions and 50 divestitures in fields as varied as Technology, Hardware/Software, Business Services, Distribution/Logistics, Manufacturing, and Health Care. Rob’s career has included working internationally in more than 34 countries across 5 continents.
Since graduating from the University of Michigan, Rob’s experience has encompassed operational oversight and responsibility of portfolio companies with revenue ranging from $10 million to over $1.5 billion. At these companies, his key initiatives have included developing business strategies and corporate budgets, hiring C-suite level management, insuring business profitability, maximizing management free cash flow, improving corporate culture, and ensuring corporate value attainment. In addition, Rob led and directed financing and re-financing activities, divestitures, and MBO’s with returns ranging from 2x to more than 1000x.
Over the years, Rob has worked with a range of talented individuals, giving him access to a pool of talented CEO, COO, and CFO candidates, as well as hands-on operational talent and individuals with the core competency to assist in all types of activities surrounding operational management and solution services. He has helped to transition, integrate, and transform close to 100 acquired businesses, and has successfully managed corporate carve outs from Fortune 100 to Fortune 1000 companies. He has directed business turnarounds through effective cost containment, product improvement, and revenue growth while sustaining and improving long-term enterprise value.
Mr. Webb is a Certified Management Accountant with a broad business background that is the result of working for The Pillsbury Company, Deseret Farms and several small to mid-size companies where his ability to increase sales, control costs and maximize profits were tested and developed. These small to mid-size companies include Pegasus Music and Video, Fountain Fresh International and CDI Media all of which he managed as President and CEO.
Prior to September 2017, Mr. Webb was the CFO of Connexion Point LLC, a tech-enabled healthcare services company, where he was recruited to bring structure and control to the financial operations of the 12th fastest growing healthcare company on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in the nation (listed four years – 2013 thru 2016). During his 3½ year tenure, he managed all financial affairs as revenues grew from $18M in 2013 to nearly $65M in 2017. He moved the accounting system from a siloed solution on Quick Books to an integrated, cloud-based solution using NetSuite and successfully managed the audits of the 2013 thru 2016 financial results.
Mr. Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
With over 30 years of experience, Tom brings a wide array of knowledge in both operational and financial excellence, as well as leadership development. He has a broad background encompassing publicly traded and privately held organizations ranging in revenue from $80M to $5B.
After a 22-year career at Eastman Kodak where he held a variety of positions in operations and finance leadership, Tom was selected to be the CFO of Truesense Imaging, a private equity held spin-out from Kodak in late 2011. Following the successful sale of that business to a strategic buyer, he moved on as the CFO of the private equity owned, Active Aero Group, where he expanded his role to include the COO duties after his first year. Once again, Tom helped to orchestrate another successful sale and moved with the business following its acquisition by Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. In late 2016, he became the CEO of the Active Aero Group and its subsidiaries which included USA Jet Airlines. In 2020, Active Aero and two other divisions of Roadrunner were successfully spun out and formed Ascent Global Logistics, where Tom was CEO until joining Sage Park in August 2021.
Tom received his B.A. in Economics from Colgate University, where he also played varsity football, and his M.B.A. with Concentrations in Finance and Corporate Accounting from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.
Matt has extensive experience in the Private Equity Sector, with over twelve years in mergers and acquisitions covering various industries and sectors.
Prior to joining Sage Park, Matt worked at a large law firm, primarily focusing on mergers, acquisitions and transactional law. He counseled his clients in a wide array of industries and advised them in all aspects of the acquisition and sale process. During that time, Matt served as the lead attorney in the negotiation of many complex deals, managed and directed legal and operational due diligence, and provided general counsel to various organizations from a wide range of sectors and revenue size.
Matt was responsible for assisting companies with implementing sound business strategies, working closely with management on corporate governance, ensuring regulatory compliance, and providing advice on formation and organizational matters. This broad background and experience has allowed Matt to gain a deep understanding of market trends and customary practices in the acquisition and sale process.
Matt received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University.
Prior to joining Sage Park, Mr. Mansour was a sales executive of Evolve Company, Inc., a leading branded medical products distribution business focused on endocrinology. Mr. Mansour played a instrumental role in expanding Evolve’s distribution footprint from a regional provider to the State of Michigan into a global organization with thousands of patients throughout the United States in under eighteen months. During his tenure with the organization, Max expanded Evolve’s product sales by a factor of four and played a key role in establishing their presence as a trusted provider to patients nationwide.
Mr. Mansour received a bachelor of science in healthcare administration and marketing from the University of Michigan.
Zareh “Z” Kaloustian is an Associate focused on M&A, transitions, and operations at Sage Park. Prior to joining Sage Park, Z was an Analyst at Post Road Group, a private equity and private credit investment firm focused primarily on telecommunications and communications infrastructure businesses in the lower middle market. At Post Road Group, Z worked closely with senior management to build models of target investments, conduct valuation and returns analyses, perform business/market due diligence, and draft term sheets and Investment Committee materials.
Z received his B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also co-founded the Quaker Finance Group and was captain of the varsity golf team.
Lynn has extensive experience in supporting executive leadership in a variety of business environments including local government, healthcare and private equity. Prior to moving into the realm of executive leadership support, she owned and operated a small business, gaining invaluable insight into business operations and general management.
Ms. King has served as the Executive Assistant to the C-Suite of several companies. In these roles she was responsible for corporate office administration and the direct support of multiple corporate officers. With specific duties that included general office management, personnel onboarding, benefit oversight, data management and the responsibility to provide an environment conducive to executive focus and the support of corporate reporting.
Lynn graduated summa cum laude from Trevecca University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Human Resources.