Choosing an investment partner is the most important decision a company and its shareholders can make. We at Blackland believe that values such as integrity and a spirit of partnership are the foundation for successful investing relationships. And with our heritage and capabilities in operational process improvement, we have the unique ability to drive greater success in very fundamental ways – increased quality, shorter lead-times, more satisfied customers, stronger profit margins, and greater operational capacity to capture growth opportunities.
Michael L. George
Mike George, Jr. was Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for George Group's Federal Services division, and led George Group's entry into the Federal space. He was subsequently responsible for developing more than $160 million worth of prime Government contracts for George Group from 2004 through 2007. These contracts contributed significantly to the George Group's enterprise value, resulting in its growth of 50% per year between 2004 and 2007.
Mr. George also has a deep understanding of developing Marketing and Business Development strategies in the Department of Defense.
Mr. George holds a BA in Physics and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Michael L. George Sr.
Mike George, Sr. is a thought leader and executive advisor helping Global 2000 companies and U.S. Government agencies truly connect strategy to execution and process improvement.
Mike was Chairman and CEO of George Group. In this capacity he personally trained over 50% of all Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Marine Generals, and related SES including SECNAV, SECARMY, and the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
George Group was acquired by Accenture in August of 2007. More information is available upon request. Mr. George holds a BS in Physics from the University of California and an MS in Physics from the University of Illinois.
Kevin L. Roberts
Kevin Roberts has spent nearly 14 years as a private equity investment professional with lower middle-market focused firms such as Trinity Hunt Partners and Cotton Creek Capital, and he has invested over $120 million of equity capital across more than 39 transactions representing combined value in excess of $770 million. Mr. Roberts has previously served on the Board of Directors of Waste Partners Environmental, Inc., Graco Holdings, Inc. and Dataside, LLC. In addition to his role as Director with Blackland Group, Mr. Roberts is also Managing Director of Fidelitas Capital Partners, an independent private equity sponsor firm.
Mr. Roberts is highly experienced in a wide range of private equity investment transactions, including growth equity, leveraged buyouts, buy-and-builds, leveraged recapitalizations and corporate divestitures.
Mr. Roberts holds a BS in Finance and Economics with Honors from Oklahoma State University, as well as an MBA from The Wharton School.