We are successful global operating and financial executives with decades of experience working with and growing family-owned manufacturing and industrial services businesses.

We offer seasoned, real world expertise in executive management, sales and marketing, Lean manufacturing, global sourcing, engineering and finance.

Investment Team

Steve Cook
Executive Managing Director

Steve brings decades of private equity, executive management and operating experience, having served in a range of senior roles in manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and sales.  At LFM, Steve evaluates investments and works with management teams to drive operational value.

Phone: 615-620-3193

Rick Reisner
Managing Director

Rick has over 23 years of private equity and investment banking experience, including significant expertise in lower middle market manufacturing M&A.  At LFM, Rick is responsible for investment evaluation and execution, managing portfolio company investments, and add-on acquisitions.

Phone: 615-620-3195

Dan Shockley
Managing Director

Dan has served in senior roles in manufacturing, operations, sales and marketing, engineering and supply chain at industrial companies like Caterpillar and Ditch Witch.  At LFM, Dan is responsible for investment evaluation and driving
portfolio company value creation with management teams.

Phone: 615-620-5134

Chris Lin
Vice President

Chris brings over a decade of experience in transactional analysis, due diligence and operational value creation.  At Bain, he advised senior executives at Fortune 500 and middle market companies in strategy and operations.  At LFM, Chris evaluates and executes deals and supports value creation at portfolio companies. 

Phone: 615-620-5123

Jessica Ginsberg
Vice President

Jessica has extensive experience in private equity and investment management, having served in a variety of roles that include transaction diligence, credit analysis and investor communications.  At LFM, Jessica is responsible for leading the firm’s business development and marketing efforts.

Phone: 615-983-6294

Noah Krimm

Noah brings analytical rigor and significant transaction experience to LFM.  While at Barclays, Noah focused on M&A deals in the industrial space, including several Financial Sponsor transactions.  At LFM, Noah is primarily focused on deal evaluation and execution, including extensive valuation analyses

Phone: 615-620-0903

Business Development Team


Richard Hanan
Business Development Manager

Richard is responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities by connecting with business owners. Prior to LFM, Richard spent most of his career at Dell, primarily in sales, marketing, and internal training roles.

Phone: 615-620-5127

Katie Mesha
Business Development Manager

Katie is responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities by connecting with business owners. Prior to LFM, Katie spent most of her career in sales and process improvement roles at STERIS, a healthcare and life sciences company.

Phone: 615-864-9977