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CHARLES T. LELON

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lelon is responsible for overall leadership of the Firm with a particular emphasis on the origination and execution of our investments. During his over twenty year career as a private equity professional, Charles has been involved in the investment of over $350 million of equity in more than forty businesses.

Prior to founding Kamylon, Charles was a General Partner and Executive Vice President of Falconhead Capital, a New York based, private equity firm investing in sports, leisure and lifestyle industries, with $500 million of capital under management. He joined Falconhead, manager of the Sports Capital Funds, shortly after its formation and assisted in the raising of its first fund. Falconhead partnered with IMG the world’s largest, independent sports marketing company. Charles was recruited to Falconhead in part to invest at the nexus of media and sports, a strategy that culminated in the launch of ESPN Classic Europe, a joint venture with ESPN/Disney. As a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, he led or contributed significantly to each of the firm’s investments serving on the boards of all Falconhead portfolio companies during his tenure.

Before joining Falconhead, Charles was a Principal at Veronis, Suhler, Stevenson, a $2.5 billion private equity firm and merchant bank dedicated to the media, communications, and information industries. He began his private equity career with Summit Partners in Boston, a leading private equity firm, with more than $9.0 billion of capital under management. 


Charles graduated cum laude with an A.B. from Harvard College, holds an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

RICHARD A. SPENCER

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Spencer is the architect of the Kamylon Management System and leads portfolio management, talent management and IT on behalf of the Firm as well as operational due diligence and post deal value improvement planning. On a day-to-day basis, he and his team of Management Partners help drive talent and performance improvement initiatives at Kamylon’s business units by implementing the Kamylon Management System.  Richard has over twenty five years of experience as a general manager and business consultant. He has led several businesses ranging from small service businesses to a $750 million division of a Fortune 500 company.

Prior to Kamylon, Richard was a Principal with The George Group, a consulting firm specializing in operations strategy, operational improvement (Lean Six Sigma), business simplification and accelerating the new product/service development process. He was a practice leader and contributor to the books Conquering Complexity in Your Business and Fast Innovation.

Prior to The George Group, Richard was an executive with Capital One, where he led one of the firm’s most profitable credit card businesses. There he revamped the business unit’s strategy and marketing plans, implemented a series of critical infrastructure improvements, growing the business by over 50%. He then went on to lead Capital One’s direct mail and outbound telemarketing operations supporting all of the credit card businesses. There, his team drove lean process improvement initiatives cutting direct mail solicitation cycle time by 75% and orchestrated the execution of 1,000 solicitations per year delivering almost one billion mail pieces and 300 million telemarketing calls annually.


Before Capital One, Richard spent 8 years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he specialized in designing and implementing broad-based performance improvement programs across a range of industries. At McKinsey, Richard co-led both the lean manufacturing and supply chain management practices and helped dozens of general managers drive substantial top and bottom line performance improvement.

Richard began his career as a manufacturing engineer and management trainee at the Rover Group – the largest indigenous automaker in the United Kingdom -- where he helped to implement lean production and rapid cycle product development at a time when Japanese management techniques were only just beginning to gain notoriety in the West.

Richard holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honors from the Imperial College, University of London and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar
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Mr. Sopp joined Kamylon Capital in 2007.  He has more than fifteen years of investing experience including his time with Kamylon.  David is responsible for the evaluation and execution of investments and serves on the Board of one of Kamylon’s portfolio companies. 

Prior to Kamylon, David was a Principal with Capital Resource Partners, a private capital firm that invests preferred equity and subordinated debt into later-stage growth, buyout and recapitalization transactions, where he originated and closed transactions for the firm, resulting in the investment of $140 million of capital in seven companies.  David played an active role as a board member for six of CRP’s portfolio companies, and he helped raise CRP’s fifth fund in 2003.   

Prior to CRP, David was an Associate with HarbourVest Partners, a global private equity firm with more than $20 billion of assets under management, where he identified and recommended high growth transactions leading to approximately $70 million of equity invested in nine companies. 
 David began his career as an Analyst with ABS Capital Partners where he managed the due diligence processes that resulted in the investment of more than $80 million of equity in ten companies.   

David
holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and he earned an M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society
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Mr. Sinnett joined Kamylon full time in 2006 and is responsible for the evaluation and execution of investments. Mr. Sinnett also played a key role in designing the firm’s origination process and building its origination team and has served on the Board of three portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Kamylon, Jeff traded his own capital in equities and equity derivatives. Earlier in his career, he was a technical sales executive with both AT&T and Qwest Communications, where he managed a $15 million annual revenue portfolio of Fortune 500 companies. 

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from DePaul University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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A. JASON BRAUER

Principal

Mr. Brauer’s primary responsibilities at Kamylon are the evaluation and execution of new investment opportunities. Most recently, Jason played a lead role in originating, evaluating and closing the firm’s latest platform investment. Since joining Kamylon in 2008, Jason has also led the development and standardization of several of the firm’s investment evaluation tools and procedures.

 

Prior to joining Kamylon, Jason worked in the Leveraged Buyout Group of Morgenthaler Partners, a middle-market private equity firm with $2.9 billion of assets under management. Previously, he was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company where he conducted strategic due diligence for private equity firms and managed client relationships on engagements for Fortune 1000 companies.  Additionally, Jason served as Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
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Kamylon is also supported by a world class team of Origination and Administrative professionals. Our Origination Associates are responsible for maintaining ongoing relationships with business owners and advisors as well as originating and developing new investment opportunities for the firm.