Who are we?
Our management team has expertise in the technology, retail and financial sectors.
Niklas de la Motte, Co-founder & Chairman, spent 16 years working in the hedge fund industry. He was most recently Managing Partner of Resolution Partners LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on distressed securities and post-reorganization equities in developed markets. Prior to that he was a Director at Alexandra Investment Management Ltd, an investment advisor focused on global convertible bond arbitrage. Niklas has a degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Bill Shope, Co-founder & CEO, spent 19 years on Wall Street, with a focus on the technology sector. He was most recently a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was Deputy Director of Research (U.S.). Before that, he served as Deputy Business Unit Leader of Tech, Media and Telecom research and covered companies such as Apple, IBM, EMC and HP. Prior to working at Goldman, Bill was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan. He has a degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Drew Sfugaras, Co-founder & Vice President, has been in the consumer products and retail industries for 20 years. In this capacity he has worked with reps from the brand side as a Sales Manager, Sales Executive and a buyer, but also over the past several years as a manufacturers' rep running his own, fast-growing business. Prior to running his own rep and consulting firm, he was the VP of Sales and Marketing at Mr. Bar-B-Q (A division of Blue Rhino), Director of Sales at Southern Patio and a Merchant with Home Depot. Drew has his MBA in Marketing from Georgia State and a degree in Communications from Florida State.