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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.