Nick is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Western Ridge Partners. Nick has extensive experience leading and managing organizations of various sizes, from teams of four to 250 people. Prior to launching Western Ridge Partners, Nick served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps with four deployments to Iraq, East and Southeast Asia, and Cuba. He has liaised with foreign military, law enforcement, and civilians all over the world.
Nick holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of California, San Diego.
Prior to co-founding Western Ridge, for which he serves as Managing Partner, Alex worked at an early stage startup managing growth strategy initiatives and fundraising with the CEO. Alex had previously been focused on investing in a variety of different sectors at Fortress Investment Group within the Credit Funds division. He brings experience working closely with management teams, structuring deal terms, and analyzing complicated capital structures. Alex also spent time previously as an investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch advising businesses of various sizes in mergers and acquisitions and equity raises. Alex has a passion for learning about small businesses and advising them as they think through growth prospects or acquisitions.
Alex graduated from University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Economics, and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. He grew up in the Philadelphia area, has family throughout the Pacific Coast, and has lived abroad in London and Hong Kong.
Western Ridge Partners is a private investment firm specialized in the acquisition and active management of middle-market companies in the United States.