Roddy Cruz has worked in industrials-focused private equity since 2003. During that time he had been involved in the origination and/or supervision of the following portfolio investments: Plano Molding Company, Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp, K&F Industries, Doduco S.a.r.l., Vortex Aviation, PCML, Mivitec GmbH and Novi Profile Corporation. Prior to founding Blauvelt, Roddy worked at Goldman Sachs’ London offices from 2000 to 2003 in its U.K. Advisory Group and at Kingstreet Capital in 2004. Roddy is presently a director of PCML, Mivitec, and Novi Profile. Previously he was a director of Vortex Aviation Inc. and Vortex Aviation Ireland, Ltd., and director and chairman of Plano Molding Company. Roddy is a graduate of Harvard College and received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Eduardo worked at Credit Suisse in Mexico City, originating and advising Mexican and multinational companies on M&A and capital raising projects. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, from 2006 to 2008 Eduardo worked as Chief Operating Officer of Ayucus Group, an agro-industrial and financial services group, in Nicaragua. From 2003 to 2006, Eduardo worked at HSBC Securities in their investment banking and asset management divisions. Eduardo was a director of Vortex Aviation, Inc. Eduardo is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Michalis is also a managing partner at Banyan Investment Partners, LP., a private investment firm focused on providing subordinated debt and equity to smaller middle-market companies. He began his career in 1996 as a fixed income analyst with Goldman Sachs in New York, and from 1997 to 1999 worked in Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s London office as a global equity portfolio manager for institutional clients. After moving to Miami in the early 2000s, Michalis co-founded the Icon Group LLC, an independent investment management and advisory firm responsible for the corporate finance and investment activities of Grupo Financiero Uno. Michalis is actively involved with and a board member of several portfolio companies in varied industries within the U.S. and Europe. Michalis is presently a director of PCML, Mivitec and Novi Profile. Michalis received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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