Our Team

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Bud Moore

Managing Director
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Heather Hubbard

Vice President
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Jacob Craft

Analyst
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Jack Sadden

Managing Director
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Adam Persiani

Manager
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Michelle Bussell

Office Manager
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Angie Henson

Vice President & CFO
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Margaret Elder

Administrative Assistant
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Adam Persiani

Manager

As a Manager with Valesco, Adam's responsibilities include new investment origination, diligence, financial analysis and structure. His experience in capital markets and process engineering add depth to Valesco’s business development and portfolio improvement initiatives. Prior to joining the firm, Adam spent seven years as a trading professional in the futures and options markets at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Early in his career, Adam worked as an industrial engineer with an international manufacturer of kitchen products.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he was a recipient of the Charles "Chick" Evans Scholarship. He also earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a concentration in Economics, Finance, and Managerial and Organizational Behavior.

Adam Persiani

214-393-2539
apersiani@valescoind.com

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Angie Henson

Vice President & CFO

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.

Angie Henson

214-393-2534
ahenson@valescoind.com

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Jack Sadden

Managing Director

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.

Jack Sadden

214-393-2535
jsadden@valescoind.com

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Heather Hubbard

Vice President

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.

Heather Hubbard

214-393-2533
hhubbard@valescoind.com

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Bud Moore

Managing Director

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.

Bud Moore

214-393-2536
bmoore@valescoind.com

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Michelle Bussell

Office Manager

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.

Michelle Bussell

214-393-2531
mbussell@valescoind.com

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Jacob Craft

Jacob Craft Analyst

Jacob brings an operations, and small business owner's perspective to his post as analyst 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.

Jacob Craft

214-393-2538
jcraft@valescoind.com

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Margaret Elder

Margaret Elder Administrative Assistant

Margaret serves as an Administrative Assistant at Valesco supporting the entire Valesco team, conducting research, data management and general business operations.

Prior to joining Valesco, Margaret worked as an Administrative Assistant at the DeGolyer Special Collections Library, where she specialized in processing new collections and preparing the exhibits. Margaret graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in English.

Margaret Elder

214-393-2530
melder@valescoind.com