Doug Tudor

 

Doug is an active investor with diverse experience in operating, acquiring and scaling high-growth businesses.  He is the Managing Partner of Ravenscourt Partners, a private investment firm focused on teaming with executives to build leading middle market, technology-enabled service companies.  Ravenscourt invests in business opportunities with compelling value propositions, strong growth potential and top management teams.   He currently serves on the boards of eCompliance, RIA in a Box, Colovore, Prialto and Education Services Group.

 

He spent nine years as a senior executive at Asurion, the leading global provider of technology protection services, which grew from $225 million to $4.8 billion in revenue during his tenure.  Prior to that, he raised a search fund and was co-founder and President of Clear Creek Environmental.

 

Doug received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford GSB. 

 

 

Steven Wheelwright

 

Steven recently retired from his position as the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Professor Wheelwright first taught at Harvard from 1971-79 and was the Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Foundation Visiting Professor from 1985-86. He rejoined the Harvard faculty in 1988.

 

In his years away from Harvard, he was the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Professor of Management at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In addition to his Harvard and Stanford positions, Professor Wheelwright served on the faculty of INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

 

Since 2007, Professor Wheelwright has served as President of Brigham Young University – Hawaii. He also continues to serve as a Board member at O.C. Tanner Company (service awards) and at Zions Bancorp.  Professor Wheelwright has a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah and MBA and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

 

 

Simon Webster  

 

Simon was the first person to undertake a funded search in the UK where he acquired the orthotics and prosthetics business Rehabilitation Services Ltd. in 1995. As the CEO of RSL, he grew the business from £3.5m to £30m sales and EBITDA from £0.4m to £2.4m, over a ten year period.  He successfully sold the business in December 2005, realizing an excellent return for investors. He became the chairman of the industry association, representing it at a Government level.

 

Simon is committed to building businesses and generating capital growth in either an executive or non-executive capacity, primarily focused on opportunities in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.  As an active search fund investor he regularly visits business schools to teach MBA graduates about search funds.

 

Simon holds an MBA from London Business School.