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
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.
Education: BA in Economics from Northwestern University.
Personal: Lives with his wife, son and dog in Birmingham, MI. The dog runs the household.
Phone: (312) 622 - 5526
Tim is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing investments on behalf of the firm. Nearly ten years of experience in the merger & acquisition and private equity industries. Previously with private equity firms Superior Capital Partners and Glencoe Capital before beginning 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 daughter in Birmingham, MI.
vCard | Phone: (313) 347 - 2341
Six years 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. Integral part of Oakland Standard's investment in the countertop supply and fabrication consolidation at Clio Holdings.
Education: BA in Accounting from Michigan State.
Personal: Lives in Midtown Detroit with several IPA's.
Co-Founder & Managing PARTNER
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.
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.
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.
Phone: (248) 420 - 6007
Ten years of progressive experience working on behalf of and within closely held middle market businesses including financial and transaction advisory, business development and operations as well as principal investing.
Education: BS in Finance from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Personal: Lives in Detroit, MI as an avid yogi with an impressive commitment to iced coffee.
Phone: (502) 322 - 6567
Has been transforming the operations and management teams of business around the globe since he was a teenager. Over the past 20 years, has worked closely with and improved the operations of hundreds of businesses across a wide variety of industries, most notably in the industrial, manufacturing and distribution space.
Education: BS and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Kentucky and MS in Biomedical Engineering from University of Kentucky.
Personal: Lives with his wife, two kids and dog in Lexington, KY.
Phone: (859) 533 - 3292
Combines operations expertise gained through nearly a decade of C-level and business transformation leadership with fives year of sell-side and buy-side transaction experience with closely-held middle market businesses.
Education: BS in Business Administration and Accounting with attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University.
Personal: Lives with his wife, two boys, little girl and dog in Lexington, KY. The dog is always happy to see him.
we can't do this alone. like most businesses we value the input from our advisors.
Operational finance guru.
Consulting expert. Automotive and industrial savant. Tequila entrepreneur.
The authority in Tier I operations and purchasing.
Lover of heavy duty engines. Father of twins.