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LLR’s focus on growth and value creation led to an exciting 2017, highlighted by 28 transactions, 13 new hires and expert advice shared through in-depth content and events. Thank you to our portfolio, investors and network for partnering with us in another successful year. We look forward to working with you in 2018.

LLR By The Numbers


Raised Across Four Funds

Total Investments


Active Portfolio Companies




Portfolio company executives shared best practices and built peer networks during LLR’s Collaborate events


Thought leaders and senior operators shared insights at LLR’s Annual Healthcare Summit

All information provided as of December 31, 2017.

Create Value Through Partnership


LLR believes strong growth companies must constantly evolve their best practices in Sales, Marketing, Talent, Technology, Finance and Leadership to drive growth. In 2017, we introduced GrowthBits as actionable insights from our network that you can implement, too. Here are some of the top posts.

How to Rev your Channel Sales Engine with Marketing Enablement


Why Sales Development Did More than Just Double Bookings in One Year


The Growth-Critical Mission Every SaaS CFO Needs to Lead


How to Set your Strategic Plan in 48 Hours


Anatomy of an Effective Job Description


7 Steps to a More Effective Vendor Management Process



Through Board placements, industry and executive summits, and one-on-one introductions, we connected our portfolio companies with a deep network of experts to share industry knowledge and operating advice. Tap the Network.


LLR gathered portfolio company leaders and executives in our network to share best practices, discuss industry issues and support one another's growth. Here’s a glimpse at our 2017 series of Collaborate events.

2017 Portfolio Activity

new investments


add-on acquisitions

IO Education acquired eSchoolData

SICOM acquired RTI and FingerPrints

Eyewitness Surveillance acquired Watchdog Virtual Guard

iJET acquired Prescient Traveler

Numotion acquired Academy Medical Equipment and others

Schweiger Dermatology Group acquired 8 dermatology practices

Professional Trading Solutions acquired the Livevol X Option and Fusion Trading Platforms

We continued to invest in our own growth with 13 new hires, 4 promotions and 4 new Senior Operating Advisors engaged.

New Hires & Promotions

investment team

ian campbell
Joined as Analyst

dan irwin
Joined as Senior Associate

collin mckernan
Joined as Analyst

brian schwarzbach
Joined as Analyst

katie zettler
Joined as Associate

jerry zhang
Joined as Analyst

origination & value creation teams

lauren apuzzi
Joined as Market Development Analyst

ann brophy
Joined as VP, Business Development

steve chang
Joined as Managing Director, Strategy

jason feldman
Joined as Staff Accountant

sean hartman
Joined as Market Development Analyst

ilana liss
Joined as Market Development Analyst

bill tobia
Joined as Managing Director, Strategic Finance


mike ballard
Promoted to

kevin becker
Promoted to
Vice President

ben benson
Promoted to
Vice President

chris pivik
Promoted to

senior operating advisors

brian allen
Joined as Senior Operating Advisor

mike bass
Joined as Senior Operating Advisor

andrew morrison
Joined as Senior Operating Advisor

ron virden
Joined as Senior Operating Advisor

What's Next?

We have a busy 2018 planned with Collaborate events for CEO, CFO, Marketing, Sales, HR and Technology leaders at LLR’s portfolio companies, and new GrowthBits featuring their best advice for growing a business.

Sign up for GrowthBits to access this peer network and follow LLR on LinkedIn to stay current.

We’re always interested in speaking to new companies and making new contacts. Reach out to see how we can work together.