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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

In recent years, more than 57 Booth entrepreneurs have embarked on ETA careers through a wide variety of methods, including the widely known traditional search fund route, the unfunded option, which often utilizes SBA loans, and the recently introduced incubated search alternative.  Staying true to its mandate to being a platform embracing any form of ETA that places entrepreneurs in CEO positions post close, this group includes those in search mode, entrepreneurs who have successfully acquired and are currently operating businesses, and even a few that have completed strategic add-on acquisitions or exited their companies.




SEARCH PHASE (Search Fund)


SEARCH PHASE (Incubated Search)

  • Austin Ashmore, MBA ’17, NextGen Growth Partners
  • David Bochetto, MBA ’17, NextGen Growth Partners
  • Drew Daum, MBA ’18, NextGen Growth Partners
  • Mike Guido, MBA ’15, Search Fund Accelerator
  • Rock Irvin, MBA ’09, NextGen Growth Partners
  • Rob Joyce, MBA ’16, Broadtree Partners
  • Brian Kruse, MBA ’18, Search Fund Accelerator
  • Tim Mendoza, MBA ’18, Search Fund Accelerator
  • Nick Pucci, MBA ’17, Search Fund Accelerator
  • Josh Weiss, MBA ’17, NextGen Growth Partners

SEARCH PHASE (Self-funded)

  • Emily Bergstrom, MBA ’13
  • Abishek Boinpally, MBA ‘16
  • Webb Brown, MBA ‘13
  • Scott Van Duinan, MBA ‘02
  • Sam Fulton, MBA ‘14
  • Michael Goy, MBA ‘13
  • John Hackerson, MBA ‘15


  • Asim Aleem, MBA ’12, acquired ISI Telemanagement
  • Lysandra Alves, MBA ’15, acquired Sullab Diagnosticos
  • Giovanni Barbat, MBA ’17, and Erick Laseca, MBA ’17, acquired American Vision Group, LLC
  • Gabe Barkley, MBA ’16, acquired MHW Ltd.
  • Trista Choksi, MBA ’13, and Jessica Markowitz, MBA ’13, acquired Paragon Legal
  • Michael Curry, MBA ’13, acquired Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics, Inc.
  • Nathan Dey, MBA ’16, acquired Navegate
  • Dan Dittler, MBA ‘08
  • Dave Froelich, MBA ’93, acquired MindMarker
  • Shamus Hines, MBA ’15, acquired Applied Data Corp.
  • Mark Jackson, MBA ’11, acquired Advanced Concrete
  • Alex Lintott, MBA ’12, acquired SubAtomic Digital
  • Trevor Lwin, MBA ’12, acquired T-Base Communications
  • Shawn McCoy, MBA ’13, acquired Precision Safe Sidewalks
  • Tim Meng, MBA ’12, acquired One Source Communications
  • Dave Newberry, MBA ’15, acquired ConData Global
  • Andrei Papyanopulos, MBA ’14, acquired 4P / MX
  • Darrin Shillair, MBA ’16, acquired Specialty Sales Inc.
  • Brian Vanderheyden, MBA ’14, acquired Richmond Alarm Company


Brian O’Connor, MBA ’08, successfully exited Innflux

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