Beyond Success To Significance

Our Team

Thomas Hillman

Managing Principal

Mr. Hillman has been involved with private business enterprises over the course of his career, during which time he’s owned more than 30 companies in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Hillman is an active partner and catalyst in each investment opportunity with which he’s involved, particularly within the FTL Capital portfolio set.  He currently…

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Sue Best

Accounting Manager

Ms. Best has many years of Accounting/Bookkeeping experience in a wide variety of industries, including Real Estate, Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Service. She has experience in financial reporting, implementation of new processes on an existing software system, payroll, benefit administration, and working with multiple companies. Prior Experience The Maune Company – Property Accountant Dave Grossman Creations…

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Jeff Connell

Senior Director

Jeff is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential opportunities, structuring and negotiating transactions and working with portfolio companies. Prior to joining FTL, Jeff spent 12 years at Triton Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and turnaround advisory services. He has spent his entire career in the middle market…

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Nicole Gegg

Human Resource Manager

Nicole joined FTL Capital in January 2016 to provide HR support to the FTL Capital team and portfolio companies. She has hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, training and development, employee relations, and benefits administration. Nicole earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She…

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Stacey Herrell

Bookkeeper

Stacey Joined FTL Capital in June of 2016 to provide bookkeeping support for FTL Capital and its portfolio companies. She has over 15 years of a wide range of personal and corporate bookkeeping experience as well as office and project management expertise. Prior Experience Hilliker Corporation Commercial Real Estate – Executive Assistant Electronic Restoration Contractors…

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Josh Inglett

Analyst

Josh is responsible for sourcing and evaluating potential opportunities and working with portfolio companies. Prior to joining FTL, Josh worked as a generator and engineer at United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Systems on the A350 and 787 programs. In addition, Josh started and successfully exited a contract manufacturing business with clients in the paper, automation, and…

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Meg Lane

Controller

Ms. Lane serves as the Controller for FTL Capital and a number of its portfolio companies and is responsible for all finance and accounting functions. She also assists the team with evaluation of new investment opportunities and supports management teams at our portfolio companies. In her professional career, she has worked with a diverse group…

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Marisa Nardoni

Operations Manager

Ms. Nardoni joined the FTL Capital team in 2011, bringing more than 15 years of proven operations and client advisory experience across the private equity and professional services industries to her role.  Her broad skillset traverses numerous functions, enabling her to capably serve stakeholders both internal and external to the firm. Prior Experience MarketSphere Consulting,…

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Meghan Norman

Recruiting Manager

Ms. Norman is responsible for recruiting talent for FTL Capital and a number of its portfolio companies, as well as Lewis & Clark Ventures.  She has over 10 years of full-cycle recruiting experience and has sourced candidates across various industries, departments and levels.  She enjoys connecting great people with great job opportunities. Prior Experience Automation…

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David Poldoian

Operating Partner

Mr. Poldoian has served as the CEO or COO of a variety of companies, both large and small, public and private, across a wide range of industries.  He also has been a trusted advisor  and consultant to public and private company CEO’s where he has helped clients address key strategic and operating issues.  In addition,…

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Wes Rarick

Operating Partner

Mr. Rarick has significant experience as a leader and operator of privately held companies. Mr. Rarick currently serves as the President and CEO of Valley Minerals in addition to serving as a member of the board for Valley Minerals and Automation Service. Mr. Rarick is also an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization, St. Louis chapter. He completed…

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