Fiduciam Capital is run by an experienced, energetic, and highly motivated operator who will relocate to join your management team. Fiduciam's investors and advisors have been owners, operators, and executives of dozens of companies in which they have created thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of growth. The investors have more than 100 combined years of investing experience and bring serious, committed capital to the table to ensure a quick and successful closing. These experts will make up the board of the acquired company and will be involved with the ongoing guidance and growth of the company.
Badge Stone is a Managing Director and co-founder of WSB & Company (www.wsbandcompany.com). Mr. Stone is responsible for investment sourcing, transaction execution, and portfolio company management for the family investment office. WSB & Company is active in small company investing and search fund investing. Prior to co-founding WSB, Mr. Stone searched for a company to purchase through both the search fund model and a self-funded search; ultimately he acquired, operated, and exited an infrastructure equipment rental business, Stone Pump & Trench. While serving as President of Stone Pump & Trench, Mr. Stone developed and led the execution of a turnaround plan which resulted in EBITDA improvement of 71% in the first 12 months. Mr. Stone sold the North and South Carolina operations to National Trench Safety in 2013 and the Tennessee operations to Cross Country Pipeline (Odyssey Investment Partners) in 2015.
Before Stone Pump & Trench, Mr. Stone co-founded HeelHorn Partners, a private investment firm (search fund), and worked for VF Imagewear, a Nashville-based division of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). While at VF Imagewear, Mr. Stone focused on operations, mergers and acquisitions, and internal growth projects. Prior to VF, Mr. Stone worked for McColl Partners and First Union Securities' M&A Group (formally Bowles Hollowell Conner) as a middle-market investment banker focused primarily on sell-side assignments, private capital raises, and leveraged buyouts.
Mr. Stone holds a Business Administration degree with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.