EdgeHill is a private equity firm focused on debt and equity investments
EdgeHill is a team of entrepreneurs and investment professionals but most of all, we're allies to our partners. We're dedicated to providing full-service operational and financial support to our portfolio companies. Our goal is to empower our partners, achieve market leading positions and maximize opportunities for successful outcomes.
Capital and Operational Support For Entrepreneurs and Investors
EdgeHill has built and backed a variety of companies from early stage start-ups to established industry leaders. Today, we are focused on structured credit and venture investment opportunities.
EdgeHill will invest between $1,000,000 - $200,000,000 per investment.
We seek to provide B2B and/or B2C credit through various structures, businesses or Special Purpose Vehicles.
Agnostic, however examples of previous investments include Litigation Funding and Consumer Loans.
EdgeHill will invest between $250,000 - $50,000,000 per investment.
We do not need to have control of our portfolio companies; we invest on an active, control basis and also on a passive basis.
We have a strong focus on e-commerce and direct-to-consumer sales and marketing.
Eric has more than 20 years of experience building, investing and growing technology-enabled marketing and sales companies.
With a strong background in technology and workflow optimization, he currently helps support EdgeHill portfolio companies and identifies new deal opportunities. Prior to his current role, Eric founded Inside Response, a technology-enabled online marketer for the largest Insurance companies in the US. With triple-digit growth and a headcount of more than 800, Inside Response merged with a strategic partner in early 2020.
Leveraging the early successes of Inside Response, Eric founded Inside Academics in 2012. Inside Academics was a leader in post-secondary student marketing and sold to a strategic in late 2018.
Eric was also the founder of Prodigy Companies, Deepstar Interactive and co-founder of Answer Media. At Prodigy, he launched several digital assets (including Healthcare.com) to acquire finance and insurance shoppers at scale. At Deepstar, Eric built a platform to manage lead routing and distribution for clients in Higher Education. Prodigy's assets were acquired by an investment group in 2006 and Deepstar's assets were acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) in 2005.
Eric received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Emporia State University.
RICH FRANKENBERG - MANAGING PARTNER
Rich has a diverse background in business operations and strategy.
Prior to Edgehill, Rich was a Senior Consultant in the Strategy and Operations groups at both Capgemini and Deloitte Consulting. Rich was responsible for leading teams delivering services in business process optimization, technology implementations, global risk management process development, and defining key governance and controls processes.
Rich also worked for ExxonMobil in the Finance Business Analysis and Reporting group, where he focused on identifying opportunities for improvement across internal reporting divisions.
Rich received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from The University of Kansas and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business concentrating in Finance and Strategy.
TYLER GREIF - CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
For the past 20 years, Tyler has a proven and successful track record as an investor and entrepreneur including having worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs Group and helped to build a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, PSAM, based in New York City.
Following his 8-year tenure at PSAM, he launched an energy company, Proven Fields, focused on oil & gas investments in the United States. Over a 6-year period, Proven Fields accumulated nearly $100 million in oil & gas assets under management and exited the business in 2016.
Since then, Tyler founded HomeBase, which invests in numerous venture-stage companies and provides certain services to these companies such as outsourced CFO advisory, bookkeeping and accounting. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vicunita Minerals, a UK-based gold mining company with assets in Peru.
Tyler received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University.
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
C. ANDREW MARTIN - FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER
Andrew Martin has over 20 years of portfolio management and investment analysis experience.
Andrew is the co-founder and managing partner of Frontier Capital Partners, who specialize in hedge fund strategies. Andrew leads several multi-strategy investment approaches combining equity trading strategies, credit, and structured transactions.
Prior to joining the Frontier Family, Andrew managed the investments for high net worth individuals, corporations, and foundations for five years with Merrill Lynch.
Prior to Merrill Lynch, Andrew held positions as an Equity Research Analyst , Equity Trader, and OTC Market Maker for George K. Baum & Company.
Andrew received Bachelor's degrees in both Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
C. ANDREW MARTIN
BILL GRANT - ADVISORY BOARD
Bill brings a multitude of sales and operational experience to EdgeHill.
He served as Vice President of Sales for LabOne from 2001 to 2005. While at LabOne, revenues increased from $170 million to more than $500 million and earnings increased from $10 million to $75 million. Bill was instrumental in both product development and organic growth initiatives in the clinical division.
Prior to his role as Vice President, Bill served in numerous sales positions at LabOne from 1998-2001.
Bill Grant received a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Kansas.
BOB GRANT - ADVISORY BOARD
TOM POLLOCK - ADVISORY BOARD
Tom Pollock co-founded Virtus Insurance in 2013. He has a diverse background providing insurance due-diligence for private capital investors. Tom is responsible for deal sourcing and executing post-close insurance strategy and go-forward risk analysis alongside the new management teams. Tom actively works with several midwestern based private equity and family office groups. Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Business Communications from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Rockhurst University Executive Fellows. Tom lives in Leawood with his wife and four children. He enjoys watching his kids sporting activities.
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