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.

Kyle Knuver

Junior Analyst

Kyle Knuver is a Junior Analyst with Blackford Capital working on the Portfolio Company Operations team. Prior to joining Blackford, Kyle interned in Business Valuation with Plante Moran, where he gained exposure to the asset, market, and income methods of valuation. He is currently a senior finance student at Davenport University and is excited to start his career in finance upon graduation at the end of April. On campus, Kyle will be competing in the ACG Cup, a university level finance competition with themes of valuations, M&A, and corporate strategy. In his free time, Kyle enjoys catching up with friends and family, reading, and exploring everything the beautiful West Michigan area has to offer.

Jason Lui

Junior Analyst

Jason Lui is a Junior Analyst at Blackford Capital on the Deal Execution Team. Prior to joining Blackford, Jason worked at Rosewood Private Investments, the private equity arm of a family office in Dallas, TX, where he was responsible for evaluating and executing buy and build strategies across different industries. Prior to Rosewood, he was a summer analyst at Blackford Capital. He is currently a full-time student at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. In his free time, Jason enjoys skiing, traveling, hanging out with friends.

Lucas Matthews

Junior Analyst

Lucas Matthews is a Junior Analyst with Blackford Capital on the Deal Execution team. Prior to joining Blackford, Lucas worked at NAI Global as an investment analyst for the multi-family division. There he worked on multiple projects that involved the acquisition and sale of multimillion dollar investment properties. He is currently a full-time student at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business pursuing degrees in both finance and economics. On campus Lucas participates in many intramural sports and has had a paper published by the Grand Valley State University Philosophy Department. In his free time, Lucas enjoys exercising, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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.

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