Our team of investors and operators brings experience, deep networks and creativity to support our partners in building the country’s leading services businesses.

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Leadership Team

Chris Collins

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Chris Collins

Co-Founder and Managing Partner


Chris Collins is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Percheron Capital. Along with his partner Chris Lawler, he directs the firm’s strategy and investment decisions in accordance with its principals of innovation, collaboration and unwavering commitment.

Mr. Collins started Percheron Capital with a vision to build a world-class team to execute a focused strategy to partner with founders and management teams of growing middle market, essential services businesses at growth inflection points and help them to create scaled and strategically positioned growth platforms.

Mr. Collins currently sits on the Boards of Veritas Veterinary Partners, Big Brand Tire & Service, Caliber Car Wash and Animal Dermatology Group.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Collins spent over a decade as an investor at Golden Gate Capital and as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He received a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.

Chris Lawler

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Chris Lawler

Co-Founder and Managing Partner


Chris Lawler is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Percheron Capital. Along with his partner Chris Collins, he directs the firm’s strategy and investment decisions in accordance with its principals of innovation, collaboration and unwavering commitment.

Mr. Lawler started Percheron Capital with a vision to build a world-class team to execute a focused strategy to partner with founders and management teams of growing middle market, essential services businesses at growth inflection points and help them to create scaled and strategically positioned growth platforms.

Mr. Lawler currently sits on the Boards of Veritas Veterinary Partners, Big Brand Tire & Service, Caliber Car Wash and Animal Dermatology Group.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Lawler spent over a decade as an investor at Golden Gate Capital and as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in History from Yale.

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Amy Abbott

Chief Financial Officer

Amy Abbott

Chief Financial Officer


Amy Abbott is the CFO of Percheron Capital. Ms. Abbott is responsible for managing the financial and operational functions at the firm.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Abbott was CFO of Serent Capital, a mid-market private equity firm, for five years.

Prior to Serent Capital, Ms. Abbott worked at Schwab, where she developed new financial products, as well as Hall Capital, where she was a member of the Research Group. Prior to Hall Capital, Ms. Abbott was an investor at Davidson Kempner Partners focused on distressed debt and private lending. She began her career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. She received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a B.A. in Philosophy with a second major in Classics from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Philosophy from King’s College London.

Christopher Adams

Vice President

Christopher Adams

Vice President


Christopher Adams is a Vice President of Percheron Capital. Mr. Adams is responsible for deal origination and sourcing at the firm.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Adams was Vice President of Corporate Development at Tide Rock Holdings, where he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities.  

Prior to Tide Rock Holdings, Mr. Adams was an analyst at Harvey & Company, a buy-side M&A advisory group, where he helped private equity groups and strategic acquirers source and execute acquisitions.  Mr. Adams received a BA (Hons.) in Business & Accounting from the University of Exeter (UK).

Joe Buscaglia

Operating Partner

Joe Buscaglia

Operating Partner


Joe Buscaglia is an Operating Partner of Percheron Capital. Mr. Buscaglia collaborates with the management teams of our partner companies to help scale their businesses, including helping define the value creation strategy, assemble the necessary talent and resources for accelerated growth, and execute operational improvements.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Buscaglia was the Chief Financial Officer of Abra Autobody & Glass, a private equity-backed automotive collision repair business with over 400 service centers. At Abra, Mr. Buscaglia was a member of the senior management team that defined and executed a growth playbook focused on customer and teammate experience, organic growth, margin expansion, greenfield expansion, and acquisitions. During his tenure with Abra, the Company increased customer satisfaction, accelerated organic growth, and added over 150 new service centers. With the merger of Abra and Caliber Collision in 2019, Mr. Buscaglia helped create the first national collision repair chain in the country.

Prior to Abra, Mr. Buscaglia worked at Pep Boys for over 18 years in various management positions in Strategy, Finance and Accounting, Operations and Procurement.

Griffin Carroll

Associate

Griffin Carroll

Associate


Griffin Carroll is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Mr. Carroll is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Carroll worked at Houlihan Lokey in investment banking. He received a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Tyler Curran

Associate

Tyler Curran

Associate


Tyler Curran is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Mr. Curran is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Curran worked at Credit Suisse in investment banking. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University.

Danielle Harrs

Senior Associate

Danielle Harrs

Senior Associate


Danielle Harrs is a Senior Associate of Percheron Capital. Ms. Harrs is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Harrs worked at LionTree and BMO Capital Markets in investment banking. She received a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.

Lauren Heller

Senior Associate

Lauren Heller

Senior Associate


Lauren Heller is a Senior Associate of Percheron Capital. Ms. Heller is responsible for transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Heller was an Associate at Apollo Global Management where she focused on investments in the consumer services, industrials, and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to Apollo, Ms. Heller worked at J.P. Morgan in investment banking. She received a Master of Accounting and a B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis with Honors from Rice University. Ms. Heller is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Jim Kessler

Operating Partner

Jim Kessler

Operating Partner


Jim Kessler is an Operating Partner of Percheron Capital. Mr. Kessler collaborates with the management teams of our partner companies to help scale their businesses, including helping define the value creation strategy, assemble the necessary talent and resources for accelerated growth, and execute operational improvements.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Kessler was the President of Emerging Businesses of Caliber Collision, the largest automotive collision repair business in the country. At Caliber, Mr. Kessler developed and executed the Company’s growth strategy in a variety of automotive sub-sectors, including repair & maintenance services with Caliber Auto Care and glass repair services with Caliber Auto Care Glass.

Prior to Caliber, Mr. Kessler was the Chief Operating Officer of Abra Autobody & Glass, a private equity-backed automotive collision repair business with over 400 service centers. At Abra, Mr. Kessler was a member of the senior management team that defined and executed a growth playbook focused on customer and teammate experience, organic growth, greenfield expansion, and acquisitions. With the merger of Abra and Caliber Collision in 2019, Mr. Kessler helped create the first national collision repair chain in the country.

Prior to Abra, Mr. Kessler served on the senior leadership teams of a variety of consumer services businesses, including vRide and Pep Boys.

Terence Kwan

Principal

Terence Kwan

Principal


Terence Kwan is a Principal of Percheron Capital. Mr. Kwan is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Kwan was an investor at Golden Gate Capital for over five years. At Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kwan focused on investments in essential services sectors and completed real estate transactions.

Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Kwan was at Bridgewater Associates and worked at McKinsey & Company in management consulting. He received a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

Ben Lee

Principal

Ben Lee

Principal


Ben Lee is a Principal of Percheron Capital. Mr. Lee is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Lee was an investor at Golden Gate Capital for over two years. At Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Lee focused on investments in essential services sectors and completed real estate transactions.

Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Lee was an investor at Roark Capital Group and worked at Kurt Salmon in investment banking. He received a B.B.A. from Emory University.

Oscar Liang

Controller

Oscar Liang

Controller


Oscar Liang is the Controller of Percheron Capital. Mr. Liang is responsible for the accounting and operational functions at the firm.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Liang was an assistant controller at Headline, a venture capital firm, for five years.

Prior to Headline, Mr. Liang was an auditor at Deloitte San Francisco, where he focused on the investment management industry. Prior to Deloitte, he was a senior accountant at Industry Capital Advisors. Mr. Liang began his career at Berkeley Partners, a San Francisco based real estate investment firm. Mr. Liang received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Davis, a B.A. in Finance with a second major in Accounting from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Liang is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

Jay Mackie

Associate

Jay Mackie

Associate


Jay Mackie is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Mr. Mackie is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Mackie worked at Barclays in investment banking. He received a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.

Katie Misch

Principal

Katie Misch

Principal


Katie Misch is a Principal of Percheron Capital. Ms. Misch is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Misch was an investor at Golden Gate Capital for over six years. At Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Misch focused on investments in essential services sectors and completed real estate transactions.

Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Ms. Misch worked at Morgan Stanley in investment banking. She received a B.B.A. in Finance with a second major in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Adnan Mughal

Operating Advisor

Adnan Mughal

Operating Advisor


Adnan Mughal is an Operating Advisor of Percheron Capital. Mr. Mughal supports the management teams of our partner companies to help them scale their businesses, as well as helps identify, evaluate and diligence potential partnership opportunities.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Mughal was the Chief Financial Officer of Service Experts, a leading private equity-backed HVAC and plumbing services business with over 4,000 employees. At Service Experts, Mr. Mughal was a member of the senior management team that defined and executed a growth strategy focused on organic growth, greenfield expansion and acquisitions. During his tenure with Service Experts, the Company successfully closed and integrated over a dozen add-on acquisitions while organically expanding services offerings across North America.

Prior to Service Experts, Mr. Mughal was Vice President, Finance at BrightView, a high-quality private equity-backed landscape services business that he assisted in taking public in 2018. Prior to Brightview, Mr. Mughal held senior leadership roles at a variety of residential services and infrastructure businesses, including SunEdison and General Electric.

Patrick Murphy

Associate

Patrick Murphy

Associate


Patrick Murphy is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Mr. Murphy is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Murphy worked at Cain Brothers in investment banking. He received a B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago.

Jennifer Navarro

Analyst


Jennifer Navarro is an Analyst of Percheron Capital. Ms. Navarro is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies. Prior to Percheron, Ms. Navarro worked at Nonantum Capital Partners on the investment team. She received a Bachelor of Finance from Indiana University.

Conor Neal

Analyst

Conor Neal

Analyst


Conor Neal is an Analyst of Percheron Capital. Mr. Neal is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Mr. Neal received a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Garrett Peterson

Vice President

Garrett Peterson

Vice President


Garrett Peterson is a Vice President of Percheron Capital. Mr. Peterson is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Peterson was an investor at Newlight Partners, the former Direct Private Equity Group at Soros Fund Management, for four years. At Newlight Partners, Mr. Peterson focused on investments in the services, healthcare, and energy sectors.

Prior to Newlight Partners, Mr. Peterson worked at Evercore and J.P. Morgan in investment banking. He received a B.A. with dual majors in Mathematics and Economics from Northwestern University.

Lexa Pezzati

Senior Associate

Lexa Pezzati

Senior Associate


Lexa Pezzati is a Senior Associate of Percheron Capital. Ms. Pezzati is responsible for transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Pezzati was an Associate at Silver Oak Services Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where she focused on investments in the business services, consumer services, and healthcare services sectors.

Prior to Silver Oak, Ms. Pezzati was an Analyst at Robert W. Baird, a Chicago-based investment bank. She began her career in the deal advisory & transaction services division of KPMG. She received a M.A.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a dual B.S. degree in Accounting & Finance with Honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Trevor Rinker

Vice President

Trevor Rinker

Vice President


Trevor Rinker is a Vice President of Percheron Capital. Mr. Rinker is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Rinker was an investor at Global Infrastructure Partners for over five years. At Global Infrastructure Partners, Mr. Rinker focused on investments in the infrastructure, transportation and services sectors.

Prior to Global Infrastructure Partners, Mr. Rinker worked at Credit Suisse in investment banking. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Julia Robinson

Associate

Julia Robinson

Associate


Julia Robinson is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Ms. Robinson is responsible for deal origination and sourcing at the firm.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Robinson was a Senior Analyst at K1 Investment Management, where she was responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities. She received a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley.

Anne Rutherford

Principal

Anne Rutherford

Principal


Anne Rutherford is a Principal of Percheron Capital. Ms. Rutherford is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring and diligence, and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Rutherford was an investor at Altamont Capital Partners for two years. At Altamont Capital Partners, Ms. Rutherford focused on investments in the essential services, industrials and consumer/retail sectors.

Prior to Altamont Capital Partners, Ms. Rutherford was an investor at NGP Energy Capital Management and worked in the investment banking group at Scotiabank. She received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.B.A. in Business Honors / Finance and a B.A. in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brad Sanders

Managing Director, Portfolio Support Group

Brad Sanders

Managing Director, Portfolio Support Group


Brad Sanders is a Managing Director, Portfolio Support Group of Percheron Capital. Mr. Sanders manages the Portfolio Support Group, a team of dedicated, senior executives with deep functional expertise who develop and lead Centers of Excellence that work in partnership with founders and management teams of Percheron’s portfolio companies to drive growth and value creation.

Mr. Sanders is currently on the Boards of Veritas Veterinary Partners and Caliber Car Wash.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Sanders was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Raising Cane’s, one of the fastest growing Quick Service Restaurants in the country. During his 18-year career at Raising Cane’s, Mr. Sanders helped the business grow from eight restaurants in Louisiana to over 500 restaurants in 27 states and five countries. While at Raising Cane’s, Mr. Sanders served in a variety of senior leadership positions in Operations, Real Estate Development, Human Resources, Finance, and Marketing.

Mr. Sanders received a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University.

Priya Saraswati

Head of Business Development

Priya Saraswati

Head of Business Development


Priya Saraswati is the Head of Business Development of Percheron Capital. Ms. Saraswati is responsible for managing deal origination, sourcing and marketing functions at the firm.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Saraswati was the Director of Business Development at Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, where she was responsible for leading the firm’s business development and research teams and growing its sourcing strategy.

Prior to Vista Equity Partners, Ms. Saraswati was a member of the business development team at KeyBanc Capital Markets and worked in the investment banking group at CIBC World Markets. She received a Bachelor of Commerce in Japanese and Finance from the University of Alberta.

Vince Schweinhart

Associate

Vince Schweinhart

Associate


Vince Schweinhart is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Mr. Schweinhart is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Schweinhart worked at Barclays in investment banking. He received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.

Aira Singh

Front Office Coordinator

Aira Singh

Front Office Coordinator


Aira Singh is the Front Office Coordinator of Percheron Capital. Ms. Singh is responsible for overseeing office operations and is the point of contact for external vendors and contacts.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Singh was a front office coordinator in the investment banking group of Houlihan Lokey. She received a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Mike St. Clair

Operating Advisor

Mike St. Clair

Operating Advisor


Mike St. Clair is an Operating Advisor of Percheron Capital. Mr. St. Clair supports Percheron in identifying, evaluating, acquiring, and scaling investment opportunities across residential services end markets.

Mr. St. Clair has significant experience with route-based residential services business models, playing a key role in growing industry-leading businesses in the pest control space for nearly two decades. Mike was previously the SVP of Sales and Marketing, North America, at Rentokil Initial, the world’s largest pest control company. At Rentokil North America, Mr. St. Clair was a member of the senior executive team that organically and acquisitively grew from $600M in revenue in 2015 to $1.8B in revenue in 2021. Prior to Rentokil, Mr. St. Clair held senior management and executive positions for leading residential and commercial brands at ServiceMaster, including Terminix Pest Control, the third largest pest control business in the United States.

Mr. St. Clair also served as Chief Commercial Officer of Restaurant Technologies, a leading route-based service provider to restaurant companies across the United States.

Stephanie Stallard

Director of Operations

Stephanie Stallard

Director of Operations


Stephanie Stallard is the Director of Operations of Percheron Capital. Ms. Stallard is responsible for managing IT, HR, real estate, and other firm-wide initiatives. She also supports Percheron’s compliance, finance, investor relations, and legal activities.

Prior to Percheron, Ms. Stallard spent nine years at Serent Capital, a mid-market private equity firm. Ms. Stallard held various roles at Serent Capital, most recently as Director of Operations. Prior to Serent Capital, Ms. Stallard worked at Centerbridge Partners, a boutique front office recruiting firm as an Executive Recruiter, and Teach For America working in internal Talent Acquisition. Ms. Stallard graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Ellis Wells

Associate

Ellis Wells

Associate


Ellis Wells is an Associate of Percheron Capital. Mr. Wells is responsible for transaction diligence and working alongside our partner companies.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. Wells worked at Harris Williams in investment banking. He received a B.S. in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.

Tony White

Operating Advisor

Tony White

Operating Advisor


Tony White is an Operating Advisor of Percheron Capital. Mr. White supports the management teams of our partner companies to help them scale their businesses, as well as helps identify, evaluate and diligence potential partnership opportunities.

Prior to Percheron, Mr. White was President and Managing Director of US Installation Group (“USIG”), an exclusive provider of residential installation services for The Home Depot. At USIG, Mr. White was a member of the senior management team that organically and acquisitively grew from two to 35 locations servicing 17 states and completing more than 100,000 in-home installations annually.

Prior to USIG, Mr. White was Chief Operating Officer at 3 Day Blinds, a private equity-backed residential decor services company, where he helped build scalable systems and processes that propelled the business to become a category leader. Prior to 3 Day Blinds, Mr. White held senior management and executive positions at various leading residential services companies, including The Home Depot.

*The Percheron Portfolio Support Group includes persons employed, retained or engaged by Percheron and/or clients or portfolio companies that is organized in functional groups and will focus on providing operational services to support value creation at Percheron’s portfolio companies.