Detroit Program | Board Formation, Practices, and Board Member Selection in Private Equity

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM CST
The Skyline Club
2000 Towne Center
Southfield, MI 48075


Please join the Private Directors Association in the Detroit, MI, suburb, Southfield, on October 18th for a panelist discussion on Board Formation, Practices, and Board Member Selection in Private Equity. At this program, the panelists will expose small and mid-size business owners, CEOs and board directors to a discussion of governance challenges in the world of private equity, including the identification and selection of qualified individuals to serve as board and advisory board directors. The panelists will discuss the kinds of board level issues that are associated with serving as a director in private equity, and highlight those that are most challenging.


Ian Bund
Senior Advisor to the General Partner
Plymouth Growth Partners

Ian is Plymouth’s founding partner and has been active in venture capital investing since 1969. He brings extensive financial, operational and technological expertise to Plymouth Growth Partners in his current role as Senior Advisor.

Ian formed the first institutional VC in Michigan and has led or co-led 14 funds. He has been involved in building over 350 companies, executing over 40 IPOs, and serving on the Board of more than 20 businesses. Successful exits include numerous strategic sales, such as Ventana Medical Systems, Lifescan, Birtcher, Stratacom, and Neogen.

Ian received an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. He is an Australian Chartered Accountant.

Brian Demkowicz
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Huron Capital Partners

Brian is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Huron Capital Partners, a leading operationally-focused private equity firm with a long history of growing lower middle-market companies through its customized buy-and-build investment model. Huron seeks to help companies reach their full potential by combining its operational approach, capital, and transaction experience with proven operating executives. 

Over the past 25 years, Brian has established a successful, long-term track record of acquiring and growing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced operating executives. He has extensive experience in executing middle-market acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, growth financings, and divestitures, closing over 200 transactions valued at over $2.0 billion. Brian holds a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and is a CPA.

R. Mark Hamlin, Jr.
President & Founder
The Reserve Group

Mr. Hamlin is president and one of the founders of The Reserve Group, a management company that specializes in the acquisition, revitalization and expansion of manufacturing companies.  The portfolio of companies included in The Reserve Group today are twelve in number. 

Prior to forming The Reserve Group in 1995, Mr. Hamlin had been a vice president of The Brenlin Group and president of R. M. Hamlin, Co., a developer and general contractor.

Mr. Hamlin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colgate University and a Master’s degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.  He and his wife Elizabeth have 2 children.


Kimberly Rodriguez
Owner & Principal

Kimberly is a Manufacturing and Automotive Supply Chain and Restructuring Specialist, providing advisory services for Interim Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Transaction support and Management Succession Planning.

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