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We provide the business experience, technical knowledge and implementation skills to turn your challenges into solutions.

 

 

Neil Midler - Managing Director

 

Neil is a Managing Director at Stonewood Partners.

He is responsible for developing and executing acquisition strategies on behalf of private equity groups and corporate buyers. Over the past 10 years, Neil has worked with many of the nation's leading financial and strategic buyers sourcing proprietary investment opportunities, developing acquisition search strategies, and successfully managing targeted search programs. He has led search efforts for both new platforms and add-on companies in a diverse group of industries including niche manufacturing, business services, industrial products and services, IT, consumer products, healthcare and financial services. He began his career as a management consultant with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

Neil received a B.S. degree in Finance from Arizona State University and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship.

 

Paige Sheeder - Vice President

 

Paige’s responsibilities include business development and deal origination for the firm. Her M&A experience includes serving on the Business Development team with Caddo Lake Capital, a boutique investment bank. In this role, she focused on deal origination and qualification, as well as developing relationships with centers of influence, private equity groups and strategic buyers. 

Previously, she worked in wealth management for a fintech RIA where she specialized in business development and also provided financial planning for new and existing clients. 

 

Paige holds a BA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She graduated with honors and played centerfield for the softball team while on a four-year athletic scholarship.

Strategic Acquisition Services Middle Market Expertise

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Acquisition Search + Strategic Consulting 

Scott Ross - Managing Director

 

Scott’s responsibilities include advising private business owners who were seeking private-equity solutions to maximize personal wealth creation and assisting in the procurement and processes leading to completed transactions.

His M&A experience includes serving as an Associate with Lake Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle market service-based companies. In this role, he provided research and market intelligence to the internal deal origination team as well as portfolio company leadership.

Previously, he founded a business that provided outsourced research services to private equity firms. Managing the complete life cycle of each client engagement, Scott provided thoroughly researched market reports and deal origination services to private equity firms.

 

Scott holds a BBA, General Business and an MBA from Stetson University where he was recognized as a Florida Academic Scholar.

 

Elizabeth Montgomery - Vice President

 

Elizabeth's responsibilities include business development and deal origination for the firm.  Her experience includes serving as an operational leader and Senior Sales Executive at Marriott International.  In this role, she focused on the prospecting and qualification of accounts, building client relationships and securing group business with intermediaries and direct buyers for large conventions.   

 

Elizabeth received a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management from University of Central Florida and a Certificate in Managerial Communication from Cornell University.  

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