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

Michael W. Hinshaw, Jr.  Operating Advisor

Michael W. Hinshaw, Jr.

Operating Advisor

Daniel Kracke Associate

Daniel Kracke

Michael W. Hinshaw, Jr.

  • HSM Solutions, Chief Operating Officer

    • Privately held multi-business industrial manufacturing company in NC, with 5-divisions, 36-locations, and ~2500 employees

  • Consultant, McKinsey & Company

    • Business improvement consultant advising Fortune 500 clients in high-tech manufacturing, energy, and industrials sectors on operational improvement, procurement, and restructuring services

  • MBA, University of Virginia

Daniel Kracke

  • RBC Investment Banking (Summer Analyst)

  • KPMG Economic and Valuation services (Summer Analyst)

  • BSBA in Finance, Villanova University

    • Men's Division I swim team

  • Ironman Triathlete