Board of Directors
Vinay Kruttiventi, President and CEO / Chairman of the Board
As the President & CEO of Config Consultants, Vinay plays an active role in all aspects of the day-to-day business operations. He is also actively involved in establishing strategy and vision for the company, is a customer advocate with Oracle Product Development, and is also actively involved in various Oracle Applications User Group / Special Interest Groups Board of Directors. Since founding the company, Vinay has successfully grown the business into a leading Oracle Platinum Partner focused on Cloud and On-Premise ERP, MDM, CPQ, CRM and Service solutions with over 100 successful implementations. Prior to founding Config Consultants, Vinay was a very hands-on implementer who architected and led consulting services to over 50 complex transformation projects for various Fortune 500 companies. Vinay is a leading authority on industry / process / technology in Configure-Price-Quote and ERP applications. Vinay graduated from Osmania University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and from JNTU with a Master in Technology degree.
Patrick F. Healey
Based in Kansas City, Mr. Healy is a co-founder of C3 Capital. He has been an active private equity investor since 1985 and was a co-founder of C3 Holdings in 1994. Prior to this time, he sponsored and structured equity investments in real estate. He gained extensive workout and restructuring experience as chair of the creditors committee of a $1 billion bankruptcy and from being called upon to rescue a publicly traded company from a major fraud. Mr. Healy was a senior tax partner at Mayer Hoffman McCann, a regional CPA firm, for eleven years. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kansas.
Lester F. Alexander III
Les Alexander is a partner with Jefferson Capital Partners where he provides mezzanine and equity capital for growth and buyout transactions. Mr. Alexander is a member of the firm’s investment committee and serves on the board of directors of several portfolio companies where he is actively involved in strategic planning and corporate governance. Prior to joining Jefferson Capital he worked at Advantage Capital Partners where he completed several portfolio company investments and served on the investment committee.
Before becoming a private equity investor, Mr. Alexander served as president of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a leading fire truck and emergency vehicle manufacturer. At Ferrara, he was responsible for managing a workforce of 450 employees producing over 300 vehicles annually for its domestic and international customers.As an investment banker for 15 years with such firms as Howard Weil, Southcoast Capital, and J.C. Bradford & Co., Mr. Alexander completed over 50 public offerings of debt and equity securities, private placements, and merger and acquisition transactions totaling more than $7 billion for public and private companies in a variety of industries.
Mr. Alexander is an adjunct professor at Tulane University and Loyola University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in investment banking, private equity & venture capital, advanced financial management, investments, and entrepreneurship. He is also the board president for Benjamin Franklin High School, a public charter school in New Orleans. Mr. Alexander is the former Chairman of Finance of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and served on the global Board of Directors. He is a founder of the Louisiana chapter of ACG and was a recipient of the ACG global Meritorious Service Award and the Louisiana chapter’s Outstanding Service Award.
Mr. Alexander received his bachelor of science in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1989 and his MBA from the University of North Carolina in 1993.
Chad has over ten years experience investing in dynamic, growing businesses in diverse industries and geographies.His private equity experience includes HIG Capital, which has over $12B in capital under management, and AEA Investors, which manages over $3B of invested and committed capital. While at HIG and AEA, Chad led diligence, structuring, and financial analysis of potential and existing investments, and completed transactions in the industrial products and consumer services industries. Chad also has experience investing in the public equity markets, most notably as a Managing Director at Fox Point Capital, a $1B fund seeded by Julian Robertson of Tiger Management. He invested across a number of industries, including industrials, financials, technology, and consumer products, and led Fox Point’s international research. Prior to focusing his career on investing, Chad was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, solving strategic problems for the world’s leading companies.Chad earned an MBA with Honors in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS with Distinction in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Andrew A. Stevens
With over 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Stevens has served as the chief financial officer for both large, publicly traded companies as well as mid-sized, privately held businesses. While in these roles, he has participated in over 35 transactions including: mergers and acquisitions (both as a buyer and as a seller), initial public offerings, public and private placement of debt and equity securities, senior secured lending facilities, PIPE transactions and other capital events. Included in his professional resume are ten years of experience in the audit practice of KPMG as well as progressively responsible professional experience with such companies as Liberty Distribution Company; Circle K Corporation; America West Airlines; Zila, Inc. and CSK Auto Corporation. Mr. Stevens currently serves as the managing director of Beacon Advisory, LLC, a consultancy focused on assisting middle market companies in preparing for and navigating their way through M&A transactions as well as providing transaction services and support to private equity firms.