Effective Team Built Over 20 Years

Fully Integrated into the Investment Process

  • Reviews and identifies opportunities
  • Functions as member of deal team; visits companies, evaluates management and operating models
  • Serves as board or interim management member, executive chairman, mentor to management

The Operating Partners and OEG network support all parties during the investment process and serve in various capacities at our portfolio companies.

Meet Our Operating Partners

  • Grant Beard

    Grant Beard

    Grant has extensive experience leading both lower middle-market companies as well as large, multinational organizations. He previously worked with Blue Point from 2009-2014, rejoining in 2017, to actively support our team in evaluating investment opportunities. Grant most recently served as Chairman & CEO of Wynnchurch Industries, LLC. Previously he…

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  • Tom Cresante

    Tom Cresante

    Tom has over 30 years of executive experience with a variety of specialty manufacturing firms in the automotive, aerospace & defense, explosives, technology and general industrial industries. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Special Devices, Inc., a global manufacturer of precision-engineered devices for the automotive, aerospace and defense…

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  • Rick Kenyon

    Rick Kenyon

    Rick is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the general industrial and aerospace & defense industries. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Selmet, Inc., the worldwide leader in titanium castings and machined parts manufacturing for the aerospace industry. Rick held increasingly responsible roles from…

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  • Graham Lloyd

    Graham Lloyd

    Graham is an international business veteran with over 30 years of experience working in eight countries across the American, European and Asian continents, primarily in the coatings, chemicals and adhesives sectors. Since 2004, he has been focused on creating strategies for turning working capital into cash. Graham most recently served…

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  • Tom Pitera

    Tom Pitera

    Tom is an experienced distribution executive, having spent over three decades running large, complex distribution businesses that span multiple market segments. Tom most recently served as President and COO at TTT Holdings, a regional tire distributor. Prior to TTT Holdings, he served as President at Unisource Worldwide, a $5.3 billion…

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* Operating Partners are independent contractors on retainer with Blue Point.