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STEPHEN GODDARD

Management Partner

Mr. Goddard joined Kamylon in 2008 and has an accomplished resume that spans the globe in nearly 20 years as a Senior Consultant and Executive in both fortune 500 and smaller firms.

A former military officer, Stephen received his undergraduate degree in Management (with a minor in Physics) from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and obtained his aviation wings from U.S. Navy Flight School.  Over his 12 year military career, he had served in various leadership roles as an officer and an aviator including key positions in Operations and Supply Chain Management
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Following his military career, Stephen obtained his MBA from the London Business School and then spent four years as a project manager with the strategy consultancy McKinsey & Co. where he focused primarily on Lean, Six Sigma and performance improvement projects in Europe, Africa, and, mostly, Asia/Pacific.

A line manager by heart, Stephen moved back to the U.S. in 2001 after accepting a Senior Position as a Performance Improvement director with the fortune 500 packaging firm Sealed Air Corp.  At Sealed Air, Stephen went on to transition to executive line operations positions that spanned the globe.  He left the company to follow a Sealed Air General Manager to 3D Systems Inc., a smaller ($250M) publicly traded high-tech company where he served as a Company Officer and head of Operations.  In 2008 Stephen joined Kamylon as a Management Partner and currently serves as Executive Chairman of TransPac Aviation Academy.  As a global leader in aviation training, TransPac graduates 500 pilots a year who go onto for careers in domestic and overseas, particularly Chinese, airlines.


LYN BRAZ

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Braz joined Kamylon in 2014, bringing a wealth of financial experience and leadership, having served as CFO or senior finance executive in a number of operating companies and investment firms.


TOM R. JOHNSON

Director of Human Resources and Talent Management

Mr. Johnson joined Kamylon in 2008 and brings over 20 years experience in driving strategic HR initiatives across a variety of businesses from start-up entities to global publicly traded firms. In his role, Tom leads our efforts in building Kamylon’s talent management system with a particular emphasis on attracting, developing and retaining world class talent throughout Kamylon and its businesses. Tom is also a resource to each BU for advice and counsel on HR and talent management matters, and assists in establishing best HR practices throughout the firm and supporting HR related due diligence in our investment process.

Most recently, Tom led the staffing and leadership function at Investment Technology Group, a leading global provider of equity trading products and services for the institutional investment markets.  Prior to ITG, Tom was Director of Global Staffing and Development for Thermo Electron Corporation and built a global talent acquisition, development and succession planning function to support the firm’s evolution from many disparate operating units to an integrated operating company. In addition, Tom has held a number of strategic HR roles at Nortel Networks, focusing largely on building high performing teams across the R&D, Manufacturing, Sales and Service functions.

Tom earned his BA at Harvard College and MBA at Boston University.


TODD J. LATOUF

Senior Advisor

Mr. Latouf joined Kamylon in 2007 as a full time Management Partner and since 2012 has been a part time senior advisor. Todd has twenty five years of management and leadership experience contributing to the improved performance and profitability of automotive parts, plastic, metal, and tool manufacturing companies. Mr. Latouf served as President and C.E.O. of one of Kamylon’s businesses which was acquired by Accuride Corporation. As a Management Partner, Todd oversaw business unit operations and helped implement the Kamylon Management System. Additionally, he leveraged his industry relationshisp to originate new investment opportunities, which led to the acquisition of one of Kamylon’s businesses.

In earlier positions, Todd was President and Chief Restructuring Officer for Hallmark Technologies, a Canadian-based automotive manufacturer of precision tooling and plastic parts. He also served as General Manager of European Operations and North American Modular Operations for Magna International, a leading global supplier of technologically-advanced automotive systems. Prior to his tenure as GM, Todd played a key role in the growth at Magna Closures, a division of Magna which provides electro- mechanical vehicle closure devices for the global automotive industry. He also held several other leadership positions at Magna International, including Director of Program Management. Over his career, Todd has been responsible for producing more than $9.5 billion in gross revenue that dropped an estimated $1.2 billion to the bottom line for the firms with which he has been associated at the same time as leading initiatives that saved nearly $800 million in operating costs.

Mr. Latouf holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Warren National University, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor, and a Chemical Engineering Technology Diploma from Saint Clair College. His professional development includes training in General Management, Negotiation, Green Belt Certification, and Lean Initiatives. Mr. Latouf is also an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers