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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. He currently serves on the boards of Picture Head Holdings, Verrex, Cosmetic Design Group and Mob Scene, 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 and has over 22 years of experience in originating, evaluating, advising, structuring and investing in middle market transactions ...

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Michael Sieglen

Vice President

Mr. Sieglen is responsible for transaction origination, analysis and execution as well as portfolio company management. Prior to Five Crowns Capital, Mr. Sieglen worked for Pegasus Capital Group, a lower-middle market private equity firm ...

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Lisa Matlaf, PhD

Senior Associate

Lisa Matlaf, Ph.D. is a Senior Associate 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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Ben Garrick

Board Advisor

Ben Garrick is a board advisor 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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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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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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David Grooms

Defense, Telecom & Semiconductors

David Grooms is a seasoned executive and currently CEO of Mesa Secure, an Aerospace & Defense and Business Services consulting company ...

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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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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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Andy Peters

Light Manufacturing and Distribution

Andy has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution companies with revenues from $1 billion to less than $10 million ...

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