Mr. Hicks is a Managing Partner with Excellere and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee. Mr. Hicks oversees the sourcing, evaluating, and executing of new investments and supports management teams on value creation initiatives at existing portfolio companies. Mr. Hicks has more than 28 years of experience in private equity investing and financing entrepreneurial-owned and managed businesses. Throughout his career, Mr. Hicks has partnered with numerous entrepreneurial-owned businesses across a number of industries, including (i) physician services, (ii) healthcare services, (iii) pharmacy products and technology, (iv) outsourced insurance services, (v) outsourced marketing services, and (vi) industrial services and products industries, and supported those organizations in buy and build growth strategies. Mr. Hicks currently serves on the board of directors of Advent, MedLogix, and SePro and previously served on the board of directors of AIS Healthcare, Advanced Pain Management, MTS Medication Technologies, Mentis and PhyMed Holdings prior to their sales.
Prior to forming Excellere Partners, Mr. Hicks served as an investment professional at Stone Arch Capital, LLC (“SAC”), an Upper Midwest focused middle-market private equity firm and at George K. Baum Merchant Banc, LLC (“GKB”), a private equity firm focused on a buy and build investment strategy primarily within the food and beverage, consumer products and business service industries. Prior to SAC and GKB, Mr. Hicks began his career as both an investment professional and financing professional in Bank of America’s private equity subsidiary, BankAmerica Capital Corporation and Continental Bank’s Leveraged Finance Group, respectively.
Mr. Hicks earned an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship, finance and strategic management from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and earned a BS in Finance from the University of Utah.