As our 2018 – 2019 Advisory Board gathers on campus for their Fall meeting this week, we’d like to take the time to introduce yet another wonderful member, Jeffrey Kadlic, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution Capital Partners.
Jeffrey graduated from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance. The first ten years of his career were spent making private investments in an institutional setting. From early on, Jeffrey embraced the entrepreneurial mindset within a corporate culture. Through working with and around small businesses, he began to recognize that growing small businesses needed more than just an influx of cash to scale operations, rather, they must leverage corporate practices within an entrepreneurial setting to achieve great performance.
His passion for growing small companies led to co-founding Evolution Capital Partners with his partner, Brendan Anderson, in 2005. The company focuses exclusively on advising and investing growth capital in Second Stage Companies nationwide and has generated at least $500,000 of EBITDA as of 2018. In fact, the company was named to Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013.
Jeffrey himself has been recognized by EY as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northeast Ohio in 2013 and was named to the Crain’s Business Forty Under 40 List of leading business professionals.
In addition to his Managing Partner position at Evolution Capital Partners, Jeffrey is also a Board Member/Director of a number of portfolio companies and a Chairman of Miami University’s Cleveland Development Board.