"For us, business development is all about building authentic, win-win relationships."
"Well-considered, rock-solid capital structure is a CID standard."
"At CID we make our portfolio companies—and each other—better. We have each other’s backs. That’s pretty unique, and pretty great."
"Performance trumps preaching, every time."
"I’m inspired by the entrepreneurs and managers we get to work with every day. Helping them grow is hugely rewarding to me."
"Organizational change is certain. It can happen to us, or with us."
"It's important for CID to find partners that are not only great business leaders, but also great people."
"Sustainability—at all levels—is critical for growth, vibrancy and legacy."
"The power of an inspired, well-run and purpose-driven team is undeniable."
Vice President, Business DevelopmentFULL BIO
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Adam focuses on Business Development for CID. Providing strategic leadership for marketing initiatives that drive portfolio value, Adam manages CID’s dedicated deal-sourcing efforts and supports relationships with limited partners.
Prior to joining CID, Adam focused on originating deals for a consumer-focused, Midwest-based private equity firm. Adam is involved with various organizations in the community and is currently on the Board of the Indiana Chapter for the Association for Corporate Growth.
Adam received his MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, a JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and a BA in Economics from the University of Southern Indiana, where he graduated summa cum laude and played on the golf team.
Reach out to Adam with investment opportunities, questions regarding the CID Capital portfolio, if you’d like to catch a game, or if you need someone to join you on the course.
Vice PresidentFULL BIO
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Cory works with CID’s Managing Directors on new investment opportunities and supports our existing partner organizations. He is currently on the Board of Seaga Manufacturing, ProSource, Corvette America, BigMouth Inc. and Grandview Gallery. In addition to his transaction and portfolio responsibilities, Cory manages CID’s capital provider relationships.
Cory enjoys staying current with the financing markets and is always available for discussions with lenders across the capital structure spectrum.
Previously, Cory was a member of the Corporate Banking Group at BMO Capital Markets where he partnered with financial sponsors in their efforts to invest in industrial, consumer product and service-oriented businesses.
Cory holds an MBA from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BA from DePauw University.
Get in touch with Cory regarding any capital provider matters, or with investment opportunity ideas. He’ll also never turn down a conversation about last night’s ballgame, his two young children, or any new restaurant recommendations.
Director of Finance and Chief Compliance OfficerFULL BIO
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Debbie is CID’s Director of Finance and Chief Compliance Officer. Not only is she is responsible for all accounting, tax, banking, and portfolio valuation activities, she also manages all of the communication and reporting to our Limited Partners.
When Debbie isn’t executing distributions, capital calls, and investment transactions, she is managing our compliance program, which she helped build. She also assists in filtering and evaluating new deal opportunities. If you couldn’t tell, her hands are full—it’s no wonder she often eats lunch at her desk!
Prior to CID, Debbie held accounting and management positions at an equipment manufacturing business where she was responsible for successfully directing a turnaround of the business.
Debbie received an MBA from Butler University and a BS in Accounting from Coastal Carolina University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.
Reach out to Debbie with any question. She wears a lot of hats at CID and therefore, she will likely have an answer.
Managing DirectorFULL BIO
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Since 2000, Eric has focused his energy on ensuring that CID has the opportunity to work with leading management teams and companies serving the consumer and industrial sectors. CID’s attitude is partnership. Partner with exceptional people and exceptional companies.
Eric knows that the best managers will make almost any investor look good, so he works to provide them with the most impactful guidance and resources the CID family has to offer. Eric has served on the board of a number of CID’s current and past consumer and industrial companies. When Eric isn’t supporting portfolio companies, he is assisting in CID’s sourcing activities.
Prior to joining CID, Eric worked on the acquisition integration team at the Conseco Companies and kicked around the country as an NFL punter with the NY Giants. One of Eric’s passions is helping others in his community. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors of The Patachou Foundation and its mission is to feed nutritious afterschool meals to at-risk and food-insecure children in the Indianapolis community.
Eric received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University.
Contact Eric with new investment opportunities. If you’re an exceptional, performance-driven executive, he’d enjoy hearing your story. CID may have a spot for you!
Vice PresidentFULL BIO
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Eric is an inquisitive guy, which is helpful when you’re tasked with evaluating new platform investments as well as add-on acquisitions for existing portfolio companies.
Equally important to being inquisitive is being respectful of the answers. Eric has a tremendous amount of admiration for the business owners and entrepreneurs that CID works with. He respects their time and their success and makes sure that CID’s diligence process is a reflection of these values. Eric is currently on the Board of Giftcraft & Strahman Valves.
Eric was most recently a Vice President in Greenhill & Co.’s Industrial Mergers and Acquisitions group in Chicago, where he worked with large industrial corporations to grow their businesses through acquisition. He previously worked in private equity; investing for The Carlyle Group as an Associate, and in UBS’s Mergers and Acquisitions group as an Analyst.
Eric received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he was a Kelley Scholar.
Contact Eric with add-on opportunities across CID’s portfolio, for reflections on IU basketball or to grab one of Indianapolis’ best local beers.
Managing DirectorFULL BIO
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For more than a quarter century, John has provided his leadership and insights to the CID team and to hundreds of portfolio executives. As a former CEO, John understands the challenges operating executives face and how to solve the most perplexing strategic, human and customer problems. He clearly understands the difference between “helping” and “meddling” and knows how to team up with a CEO to make a company successful.
John’s career included ten years at Indiana University, where he established a global consulting practice specializing in organizational change and transitions. He has led growth companies through IPOs, has directed revitalization efforts in stagnant companies and has managed transformation initiatives in many different industries. He is constantly focused on helping good companies become truly great performers.
Variety has characterized John’s career, and he is excited and motivated when faced with new opportunities. His annual climb of a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado defines his aggressive personality and determination. That same attitude is visible in his commitment to making CID—and all of CID’s portfolio companies—the best they can become.
John has served on over thirty Boards of Directors, has completed over one hundred and fifty transactions, and has led countless strategic organizational change projects. He earned his PhD and MA from the University of Iowa and his BS from Drake University. He has never allowed his academic accomplishments to cloud his objectivity nor change the pragmatic style shaped by growing up on a farm in Iowa.
John is always interested in learning about successful companies and in brainstorming ways to help those companies push their performance envelope.
Business Development AssociateFULL BIO
Ryan focuses on business development and deal generation for CID. His responsibilities include assisting in the marketing activities for CID as well as developing new opportunities to support the continued growth of the CID portfolio.
Prior to joining CID, Ryan worked for Rolls-Royce, a global British Aerospace company, in an array of purchasing and supply chain roles. Outside of work, Ryan is on the board for IUPUI Athletics Alumni.
Ryan received an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in addition to a BS from Indiana University-Indianapolis’ Kelley School of Business, where he was also a member of the track & field team.
In his leisure time, Ryan enjoys running, reading and traveling to new and exotic countries, while also staying active in the downtown Indianapolis community.
Reach out to Ryan for any investment opportunities, questions about the current portfolio, or if you’re interested in a local craft beer.
Managing DirectorFULL BIO
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For nearly twenty years, Scot has energized management teams, motivating them to challenge themselves to achieve goals they only dreamt were possible. To reach these summits, Scot helps management teams put in place the resources and the team to make it all happen.
Scot has served on the board of numerous CID portfolio companies in both consumer product and industrial product industries. When Scot isn’t helping management teams scale their businesses, he is leading CID’s investor relations and fundraising activities.
Scot is also very active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important land and water. He also recently served on the Board of Directors of the Venture Club of Indiana, an Indianapolis-based organization offering opportunities for networking education and information sharing among entrepreneurs and business owners.
Prior to joining CID in 1997, Scot worked as a software engineer for Honeywell-Bull and later, as a financial analyst for Bull Worldwide Information Systems.
Scot received a MBA from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Arizona State and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.
Contact Scot with new investment opportunities, fundraising questions, or if you have spare tickets to an upcoming Brewers or Packers game.
Managing DirectorFULL BIO
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Steve’s approach is simple: look for companies with untapped potential and match them with demonstrated leaders. He uses his broad experience in building consumer and industrial brands to help the leaders within CID’s portfolio shape the strategies needed to deliver the next phase of growth. And along the way he looks for resources to motivate and inspire the teams he works with.
When not on the search for big-market investment opportunities, Steve leads CID’s recruiting activities. He is always open for a conversation with thoughtful, high-initiative leaders looking to continue their careers in private equity.
Steve focuses on building strong consumer and industrial brands. He represents CID on the boards of Classic Accessories, Giftcraft, Fit & Fresh, and ABC Industries. He particularly enjoys working with the CEO’s of lower-middle market businesses in setting and executing strategies for growth.
Previously, Steve was a member of the Home Care finance team at Procter & Gamble, where he helped lead the growth of the U.S. laundry and cleaning products business.
Steve holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from DePauw University.
Contact Steve with recapitalization investment opportunities, for a discussion on lower-middle market growth strategies, or with an idea about a leader to run a private equity backed business.