We started May River in 2012 with a simple premise:  leverage our friendship, complementary skills, and experience with a singular focus on an under-served but attractive market – differentiated industrial businesses

Today, the firm manages over $325 million of capital.  We are currently investing through a $165 million institutional fund and seek to deploy $15 to $35 million of equity (or potentially more through co-investment) per platform company  

CHIP Grace

Dan Barlow

SteVE Griesemer

 

Pat St. John

PATRICK WASSER

PATRICK MCVICKERS


Executive Resource Group

The most critical element to our success is the operating executives with whom we work.  Over time, we’ve been fortunate to develop lasting relationships with many who possess a strong intellectual curiosity and a deep desire to improve all aspects of their business

These operators hail from world class organizations and institutions.  Together, they form our Executive Resource Group and function as force multipliers for the core May River team.  Among other things, we frequently work together evaluating industrial trends, specific businesses, talent management, and growth strategies

Below find brief bios on a few members of the Executive Resource Group

Dan Drexler

Currently serves as Executive Vice President of Longview Asset Management, the in-house investment arm of the Crown Family.  Former Director of Operations of Quality Products, Inc. and current board member of Arbor Lodging Partners, Albany Bank & Trust, RF Investment Partners, and Spring Rock Capital, as well as a senior advisor to Right Lane Capital 

Eric Nielsen

Prior experience includes senior leadership roles with Joy Global, Terex, Volvo Construction, and MacGregor.  Specializes in industrial equipment and heavy manufacturing

Greg Pickert

Former operating executive at Alcoa Remmele Medical and UFE Plastics.  Specializes in high value manufacturing and engineered products.  Current President/CEO of Pride Engineering

Paul Schulz

Former CEO of Webex. Specializes in high value manufacturing and engineered products.  Current board member of Pride Engineering.  Current board member and Executive Chairman of MECA & Technology Machine

RICK SHAND

Founder and former CEO of OakRiver Technology, a PE-backed manufacturer of automation equipment for the medical device sector.  Prior experience includes 3M and Seagate Technology.  Current board member and Executive Chairman of GCM

BRAD STERNER

Former operating executive at Colfax, Rexnord, IDEX, Danaher and Emerson.  Specializes in high value manufacturing and engineered products.  Extensive operations and M&A experience.  Current CEO of Hunt Valve

Chris Stevens

Former operating executive at Honeywell, Pentair, Tyco International, Fisher Scientific, McKinsey & Company, and Westinghouse Electric. Specializes in industrial products manufacturing, marketing, and sales. International experience includes leadership roles in Australia and Switzerland. Current CEO of May River specialty fluidics platform