Our Team - 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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Our Team

Blackford Capital’s team combines new perspectives and creative approaches to develop sustainable and profitable businesses. We build trust with our clients through our industry expertise and innovative ideas – we know your business and what it takes for it to reach its full potential. For our portfolio companies, Blackford Capital provides the chance to grow under the management of some of the nation’s most successful leaders who have the vision and commitment to successfully grow their business. 

Senior Leadership

Martin Stein

Founder and Managing Director

Jeff Johnson

Managing Director

Carmen Evola

Managing Director

Operating Partners

Dennis Dunn

Operating Partner

Allen Palles

Operating Partner

Rob Leonard

Operating Partner

Steve Parker

Operating Partner

Investment Professionals

Joseph Presutti

Vice President

Andrew Hakim


James Cook

Vice President

Dan Shuart


Shahzad Pirvani

Senior Associate

Matthew Pfennig


Nathan Gillespie


Trevor Nichols


Shared Services

Nicole Schwarb


Megan Scheid

Human Resources Manager

Lisa Long

Executive Assistant

Rachel Stein

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Shawna Pendergrass

Investor Relations Coordinator

Emily Heist

Office Administrator

Melanie Jaroch

Communications Manager

Alexis Tuffs

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