Current Junior Analyst Class - Blackford Capital
Blackford Capital, Midwest Private Equity, Michigan Private Equity, Michigan Prosperity Fund, Deal of the Year, Middle Market, Lower Middle Market
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Current Intern Class

Ian Heil

Junior Analyst

Ian Heil is a Junior Analyst at Blackford Capital who works with the Deal Execution team. Prior to joining Blackford, Ian worked as an accounting intern at a local machine shop. Ian is currently a full-time student at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Finance and Business Economics. In his free time, Ian enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with family.

Isabella Kissick

Marketing and Investor Relations Intern

Isabella is a Marketing and Investor Relations Intern with Blackford Capital. She is a full-time student at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business with a major in Marketing and a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. At GVSU, Isabella is a third-year member of the American Marketing Association and the Social Chair of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. In addition to school, she enjoys cultivating her skills at Blackford Capital and adding to her prior knowledge that she gained working as a Marketing and Communications Intern for Challenge Manufacturing, a Tier 1 automotive manufacturer. Isabella has really appreciated the learning opportunities and experience she has received at Blackford Capital. In her free time, Isabella enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, cooking, and traveling.

Garrett Monroe

Junior Analyst

Garrett Monroe is a Junior Analyst with Blackford Capital.  Prior to joining Blackford Capital, Garrett worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a health plan business finance intern in the middle/small group segment, where he supported segment business partners and the profit and loss statement. Garrett created a master file and an administration expense deep dive model that helps to explain the story of the business for the middle/small group segment. He is currently a full-time student at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Administration in both Finance and Supply Chain Management. On campus, Garrett is involved in the Investment Portfolio Organization, and participates in multiple on-campus leadership organizations which include, Beta Gamma Sigma, National Society of Leadership and Success, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In his free time, Garrett enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Aakash Patel

Junior Analyst

Aakash Patel is a Junior Analyst with Blackford Capital who works with the Portfolio Company Operations Team. Prior to joining Blackford, Aakash worked for KPMG in their advisory practice, where he worked on developing and delivering client-facing reporting and analytics as well as financial compliance and communication with manufacturing suppliers in multiple countries. He is currently pursuing an MSA from Grand Valley State University and has completed a Bachelor’s in Economics from Michigan State University. On campus, Aakash is a Graduate Assistant for the accounting department. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, and oil painting.

Hunter Prisk

Junior Analyst

Hunter is a Junior Analyst on the Deal Execution team at Blackford Capital. She is currently a full-time student at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business with majors in both International Business and Finance and a minor in German. On campus she is involved with the German department, having served as both President and Vice President of the GVSU German Club.  In addition to her time at the firm, she is an Entrepreneurship Intern at Farmhaus Cider Co. in Hudsonville. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and watching movies.

Veronica Roberts

Human Resources Intern

Veronica Roberts is a Human Resources Intern with Blackford Capital. While working with the firm, Veronica is attending her senior year at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Psychology. Prior to joining Blackford Capital, Veronica worked in Grand Valley’s Human Resources department, where she worked on various projects in compensation, training and development, immigration, and compliance. On campus, Veronica is involved in the Society for Human Resources Management and various intramural sports teams. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring Grand Rapids.

Sahil Sachdev

Junior Analyst

Sahil Sachdev is a Junior Analyst with Blackford Capital.  At the firm, he is working with the Deal Execution Team.  Prior to joining Blackford, Sahil worked for Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, MI as a Finance and Manufacturing Reliability Intern, where he assisted company officials in monitoring OEE trends, assessing production costs, and formulating daily variance reports.  He is currently a full-time student at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Finance and Accounting.  In his free time, Sahil likes to play tennis, go hiking, and listen to music.

Will Tucker

Junior Analyst

Will Tucker is a Junior Analyst with Blackford Capital. At the firm, he is working with the Portfolio Company Operations Team.  Prior to joining Blackford, Will worked for Independent Bank as a Risk Assessment Intern, where he assisted in vendor management, compliance, and retail credit analysis.  He is currently a full-time student at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Finance and Business Economics.  On campus, Will is a Research Analyst for the Seidman Investment Portfolio Organization. In his free time, Will enjoys watching football, playing slow pitch softball, and hanging out with friends.

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