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TEAM

The Five Crowns' team is led by managing partners Jeff Schaffer and David McReynolds and is comprised of seasoned investment professionals with expertise in designing and funding financial transactions with creative, win-win structures.

We are a uniquely valuable partner for owners, management and intermediaries due to our ability to provide capital solutions across a broad range of structures, circumstances, industries, and transaction sizes.

Private Equity Professionals

Jeffrey Schaffer

Founder and Managing Partner

Jeffrey Schaffer is the Founder and Managing Partner of Five Crowns Capital, currently serves on the boards of Verrex LLC, Cosmetic Design Group, LLC and Mob Scene, LLC, was previously the Chairman of the Board and CEO of American Sand & Gravel, Ltd, and has been a director on numerous other boards ...

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David McReynolds

Managing Partner

David McReynolds is Managing Partner of Five Crowns Capital, currently serves on the boards of Cosmetic Design Group, LLC and Beautisol Holdings, LLC, was previously on the board of Multi Dimension, Inc. (MDI) ...

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Ben Garrick

Principal

Ben Garrick is a Principal at Five Crowns Capital and currently serves as a board observer for Verrex LLC. He has over 17 years of investment experience covering both the buy-side and sell-side, most recently focusing on middle market ...

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Lisa Matlaf, PhD

Analyst

Lisa Matlaf, Ph.D. is an Analyst at Five Crowns Capital as well as the Executive Vice President of Beautisol Holdings, LLC. Dr. Matlaf assists in the firm’s deal origination, marketing, communications, and portfolio company oversight in ...

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Operating Partners

Werner Heid

Consumer Electronics and Technology

Mr. Heid has a strong track record launching new products, building large-scale profitable businesses and executing major business turnarounds at consumer electronic/technology companies. He possesses broad experience in defining and ...

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Josh Shinoff, PhD

Josh Shinoff, Ph.D. has over 15 years of experience in evaluating, modeling, and negotiating transactions in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology space, leading the closure of more than 150 deals for ...

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David Hope

Media & Entertainment

Mr. Hope has over 30 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries. His extensive experience, as a senior operating “C” level executive, consultant, and/or investor, spans a wide range ...

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Ron Cox

Aggregates, Asphalt, Paving and Concrete

Mr. Cox has more than 45 years of direct experience building and managing businesses in the construction materials industry, specifically with aggregates, asphalt manufacturing, paving and concrete. The annual sales of these businesses ...

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