Investors in Business Services Companies
Millpond Equity Partners is a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in business services companies. As experienced partners in the lower middle market, Millpond combines a focused strategy and collaborative approach to drive equity value creation in the businesses with which it partners. The Millpond team relies on more than 60 years of combined private equity and operating experience to partner with leaders of healthy and growing businesses by providing a level of strategic guidance, resources, and support more typically found in larger enterprises to assist its partner companies in their next phase of growth.
Larry has twenty five years of private equity experience, including the sourcing, execution and management of growth-oriented private equity investments in business services, education and training, healthcare, and other industries. Prior to forming Millpond in 2014, Larry served as a Partner at Brockway Moran & Partners, a middle-market private equity firm with more than $1 billion of capital under management. Before joining Brockway Moran in 2003, Larry was a Managing Director at William Blair Capital Partners and a Principal at William Blair & Co. He currently serves as a Director of Financial Aid Services, Futuri Media, TouchMath, Pharmacy Development Services, BrandRep, and Science Interactive Group. He previously served as a Director of Crisis Prevention Institute, Air Medical Group Holdings, Woodstream Corporation, U.S. Education Corporation, CLP Resources and other businesses. Larry began his career in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Smith Barney.
He earned a BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He lives in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and three children, and serves on the Investment Committee at Saint Andrew’s School.
Jeffry S. Tobin
Jeff has nearly thirty years of experience as a private equity investor and operating executive in middle market businesses. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of TouchMath and Science Interactive Group and as a Director of Financial Aid Services, Futuri Media, BrandRep, and Pharmacy Development Services. Before joining Millpond, Jeff served as an Operating Partner at The Riverside Company for eight years. Jeff served as the Chairman of seven portfolio companies, from a variety of industries, including business services, education and training, healthcare, and others. Prior to joining Riverside, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Global Travel International, a travel services business with more than 30,000 agents world-wide. Jeff also served as COO, CFO, and Board Member of JTECH Communications, a Bain Capital Company, the leader in the on-premise paging system business and CFO, VP Operations and VP Sales at Coiltronics, now a Cooper Industries division and leader in high-end electromagnetic components. Jeff also consulted at a wide range of software businesses and, earlier in his career, was a management consultant with Laventhol & Horwath, CPA.
He earned his BS in Economics and Business and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.
He lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
Jeremy joined Millpond in April 2020 and has nine years of transaction and private equity experience with middle market companies. Before joining Millpond, Jeremy served as a Senior Associate and Vice President with Agriculture Capital, a private equity firm located in San Francisco with more than $800 million of capital under management that focuses on investments in the food and agricultural sector. Jeremy previously served as an Associate and Senior Associate at Brockway Moran & Partners, a middle market private equity firm with more than $1 billion of capital under management, where he worked closely with Crisis Prevention Institute, Woodstream Corporation and The Winebow Group, among other transactional responsibilities. During that time, Jeremy also served on the Board of Woodstream Corporation. Jeremy began his career as an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Wells Fargo Securities.
He earned a BSBA in Finance with a minor in Chinese (Mandarin) from Georgetown University and an MBA and Master of Forestry from the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
He lives in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and son.