A founding partner of Valesco Industries, Bud has been an active advisor and investor in growth oriented companies for more than 30 years. Coming from an entrepreneurial family background, his earliest experiences are rooted in middle market commercial and industrial businesses engaged in manufacturing and value-added distribution. This professional family business foundation provided him with a deep understanding and appreciation for all aspects of company operations; planning, management, production, procurement sales, marketing, logistics, accounting and finance. These experiences were subsequently broadened through a variety of management and investment opportunities chiefly related to manufacturing, value-added distribution of industrial equipment and parts, and fabricated metal parts and assemblies.
Before establishing Valesco, Bud founded two firms offering specialty advisory services in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Central to the success and national reputation of these firms was the development of unique corporate growth programs specifically designed for middle market businesses seeking to expand market presence and share through strategic acquisitions.
Bud is a member of the Valesco Investment Committee, past President and Board Member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is an Associate Board Member at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.
His other past and present Board activities include appointments with Valesco investments, trade associations and charitable foundations. Bud is a graduate of the Texas A&M University School of Business.
A Managing Director and co-founder of Valesco Industries, Jack has compiled a broad-based professional background that includes extensive experience in hands-on operating management, professional advisory, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance. Prior to Valesco, Jack was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for one of the largest independent fabricators of reinforcing steel in North America.
Earlier, he was a principal in a private equity firm where he was active as both investor and operator in building a portfolio of companies, through acquisitions and internal growth initiatives, having annual revenues in excess of $400,000,000.
His operations experience includes both executive and advisory posts working with distressed and turnaround businesses.
Jack began his corporate finance career with Arthur Young & Company (Ernst & Young) where, prior to his departure, he was acting director of the Southwest Region Merger & Acquisition Services Group. In his early career, he held a series of progressive management positions in operations with Club Corp.
Jack’s tenure in organization governance includes both corporate and professional association appointments to Boards of Directors. He is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Business and earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant in 1986.
As Vice President and CFO of Valesco, Angie serves in key roles related to new investment origination, portfolio management and investor relations. The head of research and business development operations since 2002, she directs the firm’s strategic acquisition planning and program management. Additionally, she is a member of Valesco’s Investment Committee and the Board of Directors of Valesco Industries. Her organizational management and governance activities also include several charitable entities.
Angie joined Valesco in 1998 and holds a B.S. from Tarleton State University. She also earned a certificate in entrepreneurial studies from Southern Methodist University. Prior to Valesco, Angie was an account manager for a Fortune 500 company where she was responsible for customer requirements planning, fulfillment and delivery management.
As a Vice President, Heather’s responsibilities include new investment origination, business development, research, financial analysis, due diligence and reporting (operations, regulatory and partnership).
Before joining Valesco Industries in 2009, Heather interned for the Parkland Hospital System in Dallas and headed a strategic planning team for a start-up pharmaceutical venture backed company. Her background in entrepreneurial and family owned business gives her excellent perspective to understand and develop solutions for these types of organizations.
Heather received a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas. She also received a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the Price School of Business at the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Additionally, she is involved in several charitable organizations.
As a Manager with Valesco, Patrick's primary role includes investment origination, financial analysis, due diligence, and transaction structure. Prior to Valesco, Patrick spent more than five years with Amegy Bank N.A. focusing on private equity sponsored transactions and middle market companies across a number of industries. His business development, financial analysis and credit management background working with privately held businesses from the commercial banking and leveraged finance perspective brings a valuable dimension to Valesco's team.
Patrick holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and was a member of the Trinity University Men's Soccer Team, earning All-America honors. His M.B.A. from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, with a concentration in Finance, is scheduled for completion in August, 2015.
Jacob brings an operations, and small business owner's perspective to his post as Associate at Valesco. Prior to joining the firm, he owned and operated a start-up venture in the residential field services industry, managing over 100 properties throughout the North Texas region.
With Valesco, Jacob's responsibilities primarily include research, data support, new investment origination, financial analysis, and monitoring portfolio performance.
Jacob graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management, with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance. During his time at UT Dallas, he was an active officer in the Financial Leadership Association, and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.
Addison brings prior experience in both private equity and commercial credit to his role at Valesco. As part of a private equity investment team he was exposed to a variety of responsibilities related to deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management with businesses involved in manufacturing, telecom, and healthcare; while his credit underwriting and analysis experience was focused in the automotive industry.
His current responsibilities with Valesco primarily include research, data management, new investment origination, financial analysis, and monitoring portfolio performance.
Addison graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, with two Bachelors of Science in Finance and Global Business. While at UT Dallas, he was a member of the Davidson Management Honors Program, and achieved membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.
Michelle oversees office operations for Valesco. She is also actively involved in the firm’s market research, communications, marketing, and new business development.
Prior to joining Valesco Industries, Michelle worked in customer service and office management in a variety of small business and professional service settings in such industries as dentistry, medical services & equipment, sports & recreation, and staffing. Before entering private industry, Michelle’s professional career was in elementary education.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas.