Oakland Standard brings a fresh approach to investing in lower middle market industrial companies. We allocate resources from a team of experienced investment professionals with seasoned operating executives coupled with a talented group of continuous improvement counselors in order to drive profitable growth and expansion of our portfolio companies.



co-founder & managing PARTNER

investment team

vCard | Phone: (313) 647 - 5326

More than ten years of working with closely-held, middle market businesses. Involved in nearly $3 billion in M&A value across 50+ acquisitions. 

Current and past board memberships include: Temperform, Oakland Automation, Clio Holdings, US LBM Holdings and Team Joseph (a non-profit muscular dystrophy charity).

Education: BA in Economics from Northwestern University. 

Personal: Lives with his wife, two children and dog in Birmingham, MI. The dog runs the household.


Tim Flannery


investment team

vCard | Phone: (313) 647 - 5349

Tim is responsible for sourcing, evaluation, executing and managing investments on behalf of the firm.  Nearly ten years of experience working with and investing in middle market businesses.  Tim was previously a Vice President with private equity firms Superior Capital Partners and Glencoe Capital, and began his career in investment banking with Houlihan Lokey.

Education: BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Personal: Lives with his wife and two daughters in Birmingham, MI. 


Evan Schultz

Senior associate

Investment team

vCard | Phone: (313) 347 - 2341

Nearly a decade of experience in financial and transaction advisory, primarily for closely-held businesses in the middle market. Evan has lead dozens of transactions from both a sell-side and buy-side perspective.

Education: BA in Accounting from Michigan State.

Personal: Lives in Birmingham, MI with several IPAs.


portfolio management



Co-Founder & Managing PARTNER

Portfolio management

vCard |   Phone: (989) 429 - 3439

With more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, Dan is highly skilled at building management teams and driving value through margin expansion, productivity gains and sales enhancements.

Current and past board memberships include: Temperform, FCA Packaging, Oakland Automation, Clio Holdings and Federal Broach & Machine Company.

Education: BS in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

Personal: Lives with his wife, four children, two dogs and au pair in West Bloomfield, MI.


joe CONroy


portfolio management

vCard | Phone: (248) 210 - 6032

With more than 25 years of operations experience, Joe has held executive positions in the automotive, renewable energy and semiconductor industries. Responsible for building high performing teams with an impressive track record of achieving strong bottom-line results.

Current and past board memberships include: Temperform and Energy Conversion Devices.

Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute and MBA in Finance from Wayne State University.

Personal: Lives with his wife, four boys and a garage full of hockey equipment in Clarkston, MI.


advisory board

we can't do this alone. like most businesses we value the input from our advisors.

joe manifold

Operational finance guru.


Consulting expert. Automotive and industrial savant. Tequila entrepreneur.

erik elie

The authority in Tier I operations and purchasing.

parthi damodaraswamy

Lean and Six Sigma guru.