Mr. Oken is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners, and he currently oversees the operations of the firm. ... Read More% 1
Industry First is the proprietary, research-based process through which the Falfurrias team identifies attractive growth markets and partners with talented industry executives to build growth businesses.
Susan Faulkner has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and expertise across bank strategy and operations as a former executive with Bank of America. Ms. Faulkner led FCP's tech-enabled services for financial institutions industry first campaign and was immediately appointed CEO of Marquis Software Solutions upon the firm's investment in the business in September, 2016.
Operational Focus describes the way the Falfurrias team partners with management teams to leverage its significant, real-world experience to create lasting value through proven processes.
Falfurrias Capital invested in Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) in November of 2011. During Falfurrias' investment period, the FCP team worked closely with Tammy DeRosier to drive initiatives to grow the business. This included restructuring product pricing & packaging, recruiting key executive team members, and implementing an enterprise-wide information system to facilitate growth.
Since 2006, Falfurrias has invested in well-positioned businesses in high-growth markets, creating a portfolio of companies that show consistent growth in revenue and profitability, while building market share through add-on acquisitions.
Tax Guard is the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers. Tax Guard is the first company in the U.S. to give lenders real-time insights into a client's hidden tax liabilities, information typically not available to lenders unless and until the IRS files a tax lien. Falfurrias Capital acquired Tax Guard in April of 2018.
E-Technologies Group (E-Tech) is a leading provider of software and automation systems integration & engineering design services for a diverse roster of blue-chip customers in categories ranging from pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods, to logistics and food and beverage. Falfurrias Capital acquired E-Tech in January of 2018.
SixAxis is the world leader in the design and production of metal stairs and platforms, rolling and mobile assembly and maintenance platforms, bulk loading platforms, and other equipment to aid customers with safety and efficiency across a diverse range of industries and applications. The SixAxis family of brands includes SafeRack, ErectaStep, RollaStep, YellowGate, SmartTech, and ErectaRack, among others. Falfurrias Capital acquired SixAxis in September 2017.
Bojangles' is one of the largest operators and franchisors of chicken quick service restaurants in the United States, with over 600 restaurants located throughout the southeastern United States. Falfurrias Capital acquired Bojangles' in September of 2007 and grew the business significantly before selling the company to Advent International in August of 2011. Bojangles' now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol BOJA.
American Safety Council (ASC) is a market leader in the engineering, authoring, and delivery of e-Learning training solutions for traffic, workplace safety, testing, medical continuing education, and other regulatory-driven end markets. Falfurrias Capital acquired ASC in May of 2014 and add-on acquisition, Online Traffic School (OLTS), in December of 2014.
GlynnDevins is a fully-integrated marketing communications agency that provides a complete set of marketing services to Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). GlynnDevins offers strategic consulting, creative development, media planning and buying, print and digital production, and data analysis to the in-market the company serves. Falfurrias Capital acquired GlynnDevins in June of 2015.
RegEd is the leading provider of regulatory compliance software solutions and services. With more than 400 enterprise clients, the company's solutions enable financial services firms to efficiently comply with state, federal, FINRA and other regulations impacting broker-dealers, insurance companies and insurance brokers. RegEd solutions drive new levels of operational efficiency and enable firms to cost-effectively comply with regulations and mitigate risk. Falfurrias Capital acquired RegEd in July of 2015.
Green Distribution is a technology-based manufacturing and distribution company in the custom apparel space. The company utilizes state-of-the-art European pre-press automation, combined with digital art management and proprietary automation technology, to service fast turn screen print and heat transfer customers. Falfurrias Capital announced its investment in Green Distribution in August 2016.
Marquis Software Solutions is the largest provider of data analytics software, services, and consulting to financial institutions around the world, Marquis has provided scalable, results-driven marketing, sales, and compliance solutions to banks and credit unions for over 25 years. Falfurrias Capital acquired Marquis in September, 2016.
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) is a market leader providing data analytics, passive indexing, and smart beta research to professional financial advisors and leading asset managers worldwide. DWA's investment models power numerous exchange-traded and mutual funds. Falfurrias Capital acquired DWA in November of 2011 and held the company for more than three years. In January of 2014, Falfurrias sold Dorsey Wright to Nasdaq.
North American Transmission & Distribution Group (NATDG) is the parent company of Instrument Transformer Equipment Corporation (ITEC) and Advanced Control Systems (ACS). ITEC and ACS were acquired by Falfurrias Capital in March of 2013 and March of 2014, respectively. NATDG provides software, equipment, and services to electric utilities and industrial operators to support automation and other mission-critical processes within their transmission and distribution infrastructure.
UC Synergetic (UCS) is a Fort Mill, South Carolina company providing engineering, technical and consulting services to the electric utility and telecommunications industries. Falfurrias Capital invested in UCS in May of 2007 and subsequently acquired two additional businesses during its investment period. Falfurrias ultimately sold UCS to a strategic acquirer, Pike Electric Corporation, in July of 2012.
Commercial Credit Group (CCG) is one of the leading financial services companies that finance industrial and commercial equipment through secured loans in the commercial construction, waste, and fleet transportation industries. Falfurrias Capital acquired CCG in September of 2009 and later sold the business to Lovell Minnick Partners in late 2011.
Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBFC) is a national bank holding company that was incorporated in 2009 by former Bank of America Corp. executives Gene Taylor and Chris Marshall to acquire troubled banks. During Falfurrias' investment period, CBFC acquired the assets of several banks, including TIB Financial Corp, MetroBank, Turnberry Bank, and Green Bankshares. Falfurrias Capital sold its interest in CBFC in October of 2013. CBFC now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol CBF.
Since 2006, FCP has built an experienced and operationally-focused team with private equity, entrepreneurial, and senior executive experience.
Marc OkenCo-Founder and Managing Partner
Hugh McCollCo-Founder and Chairman
Chet WalkerInvestment Committee Chair
JJ SchonbergManaging Director
Rob CummingsManaging Director
Matthew KilianController & CCO
Carolyn HubbardExecutive Administrator
Falfurrias Capital and Power Industry Veteran Dave Pacyna Form North American T&D Group to Launch Transmission and Distribution Investment Strategy
Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc. Names Randy Kibler CEO Of Fast-Growing Chicken ’n Biscuits Chain
Former B of A CEO McColl, QSR Veteran Richardson Lead Investment Group Acquiring Bojangles' Inc.