Dean and Josh have over 30 years combined experience in industrials, aerospace, and related industries.

Dean Emmerton Managing Partner

Dean Emmerton
Managing Partner

Josh Kowitt Managing Partner

Josh Kowitt
Managing Partner

We approach each business with the utmost respect for the owner. As a repeat entrepreneur, I know just how hard it is to build a business.
— Josh Kowitt, Managing Partner

Dean Emmerton

  • Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    • Served exclusively industrial manufacturing clients on M&S, strategy, operations

  • Project Engineer, Celgard (battery technology)

    • Lean manufacturing, six sigma certification

  • Manufacturing Engineer, Milliken Chemicals

  • MBA, Harvard Business School

Josh Kowitt

  • Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    • Leader in aerospace and aviation practice

  • CEO, Collegeboxes

    • Served 60 campuses nationwide; Sold in 2008, now owned by U-Haul

  • Co-founder, Storably (now Curalate)

  • MBA, The Wharton School

  • Private pilot


Joe Buonaccorso, Associate

  • Nuclear Submarine Officer, US Navy

    • DoE-certified nuclear engineer

    • Six sigma certification

  • MBA Candidate, The Wharton School

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, US Naval Academy


Nick Nolting, Analyst

  • International Thermodyne (Summer Intern)

  • Ivester Jackson - Christie's Real Estate (Summer Intern)

  • Founder of E-commerce Textbook Business

  • B.A. in Economics, Davidson College

    • Division I Football Team