Mr. O'Neill co-founded Latech in 2010, after 12 years of private equity investing experience. Prior to Latech, he founded Exodus Capital Advisors, a corporate advisory firm for ultra high net worth families. Prior to Exodus, Mr. O'Neill was a Managing Director of Summit Private Capital Group, a boutique buyout firm specializing in revitalizing underperforming companies. Prior to Summit, he founded Flexico Medical, a major west-coast distributor of medical technology that he sold in 2000.
As a prominent advisor to middle market companies, Mr. O'Neill has been featured in leading industry publications including The M&A Report, TheStreet.com, LBO Wire, and Private Equity Analyst. He has been honored to be a regular speaker in Wharton Business School’s Speaker Series along with Michael Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Forbes and Donald Trump. Mr. O'Neill has also been selected as an advisor to the Institute for Private Investors, a private membership organization comprised of the world’s largest individual investors representing over $200B in investable assets. In addition to his other activities, he serves on the Board of Directors or Advisors for several privately-held firms.
Mr. Saunders co-founded Latech in 2010. Prior to Latech, he has been a prolific entrepreneur, founding, buying, building and selling a collection of companies over the last 8 years. During this time, he also raised venture capital for both his own investments and non-related firms. He is still an active owner of several successful and growing enterprises. Prior to 2003, Mr. Saunders was President of a $40MM wholesaler, where he performed a $7.5MM EBITDA turnaround and divested the stand alone subsidiary to three different acquirers.
Prior to 2002, Mr. Saunders was Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for a $170MM division of United Technologies where he grew market share, selling profit and sales by double digits in all categories, including launching the division's first and profitable e-commerce site and being named United Technologies Emerging Leader in 2001.
As a veteran entrepreneur, Mr. Saunders strengths lie in building teams within companies to grow sales. His strong experience in starting companies, raising capital, operating, and selling, gives Mr. Saunders a full life-cycle approach to creating and sustaining value. Mr. Saunders also serves on the Boards of several privately-held firms and charity organizations.