A higher level of professionalism.
Our staff includes
experts in operations, consulting, investment banking,
and finance. We've invested over several business cycles
and appreciate the importance of patient investing. Our
culture, which values development of collective investment
judgment, is instrumental in attracting and retaining
The expertise of our
investment staff enables us to serve as value-adding resources
to our portfolio companies. We are not operating managers;
nor do we intend to be. We provide analytic and investment
expertise to evaluate significant operating and investment
decisions, such as capital investment, acquisitions, or
entrance into new markets.
We play a supportic
role, assisting in strategic planning and focusing on long-term
growth initiatives for each portfolio company. We encourage
thoughtful organizational development and actively assist
in recruiting key hires.
Louis M. Girard
Managing Director of TULCAN, L.P.
a middle market private equity firm based in Houston,
Texas. Prior to TULCAN, Mr. Girard served as Managing
Director of Private Equity for Sanders Morris Harris
(NASDAQ: SMHG) an investment-banking concern where he
was employed from 1995 to 2000. From 1994 to 1995, Mr.
Girard served as project finance analyst and later director
at Enron Development Corp. Mr. Girard earned a BA from
Southern Methodist University in 1991, read International
Common Law at Oxford University, England in 1989 and
attended the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Executive
Management at Rice University in August 2000.
Elliot Roosevelt, III
Advisor to and special limited partner of TULCAN, L.P.
Mr. Roosevelt is Chief Investment Officer and Managing
Director of RPM Metropolitan Partners, L.P. which he
founded in 1999. Mr. Roosevelt previously served as a
Director and then Partner in the private equity investment
fund of Stephens Group, Inc. (“Stephens”),
a private, family-owned investment firm. Mr. Roosevelt
earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Mr.
Roosevelt received a B.A. in Political Science with honors
from Stanford University. Before starting his business
career, Mr. Roosevelt served as a fighter pilot in the
United States Air Force and United States Air Force Reserve.