GRANT KORNMAN | Managing Partner
Grant is a seasoned investment professional with years of both deal and operating experience. Over the last few years, Grant has honed his operating skills by founding several innovative companies such as MoneyToGo, HelpMeToBuy and Vuru. Grant’s leadership and these companies have been profiled in numerous national media outlets including an appearance on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. Grant was also Director of Business Development at Isadra, an enterprise software company that was acquired by VerticalNet (NASDAQ: VERT).
Prior to rolling up his sleeves and running companies, Grant spent years investing in operating companies and real estate. He was the Florida Development Partner for The Lane Company, one of the largest multifamily development companies in the U.S. In that role, Grant focused on acquiring and developing apartments and condos that ranged from $15 million to $50 million in project size. Grant began his career as an associate at Sterling Partners, a private equity firm with over $4 billion under management. At Sterling, Grant structured investments in numerous companies and spent considerable time advising senior management teams on their growth and capitalization strategies.
Grant has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from Georgetown University.
MICHAEL KORNMAN | Managing Partner
Michael is passionate about running companies, building effective teams and navigating dynamically changing industries. He has founded many companies including MoneyToGo, HelpMeToBuy, ASAP Air Services and Quickfire Restaurants. These companies are leaders in their respective industries, which include direct-response marketing, consumer finance, airfreight and restaurants. Michael’s vision and leadership has guided these companies through many strategic milestones including securing outside equity and debt financing from institutional investors, obtaining mission critical regulatory approvals, company recapitalizations and company sales. He has led companies with as little as a few million in revenue to over $60 million in annual revenue. These experiences and successes enable Michael to provide meaningful insight to companies at every stage of their corporate development regardless of their size.
In addition to Michael’s success in various industries, he is an accomplished pilot. Although he has never flown professionally, he has logged over 2,000 hours of jet flight time. Michael is qualified to fly numerous jet and turbine aircraft including the Hawker, Lockheed Jetstar, Westwind, Sabreliner, King Air and Cheyenne.
TOM NOVAK | Associate
Tom Novak is an associate at NCK Capital, focusing on the evaluation of new opportunities across target industries. Prior to joining NCK Capital, Tom was an Investment Analyst at J.P. Morgan, where he performed market and financial diligence for private equity clients. Previously, Tom was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Business Services Group at Robert Baird. Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.