Teakwood Capital has added Kim Shrum to its team as the Managing Director of Business Development. She will be responsible for developing, nurturing, and sourcing potential opportunities for investment.
Ms. Shrum will be based in Teakwood’s Austin office and will focus her time on finding tech-enabled, profitable businesses with $5 million to $25 million in revenues that are looking for growth capital or a buyout.
Prior to joining Teakwood Capital, Ms. Shrum spent the last 10 years of her career creating and implementing sales strategies for DLA Piper, the largest law firm in the world. As one of their leading business development executives, she developed and maintained an extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and executives in the technology industry. Previously, she also spent three years at the Lance Armstrong Foundation, implementing their corporate sponsorships through events.
“Kim has an extraordinary record of achievement in everything she’s done. She has a unique background and set of skills that bring a fresh and entirely new dimension to Teakwood’s deal sourcing strategies. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team,” said Shawn Kelly, a Managing Director at Teakwood Capital.
“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be in positions where I can help connect great people with great opportunities. Teakwood presents an even greater opportunity for me to incorporate financing strategies as part of my discussions,” said Ms. Shrum.
Ms. Shrum holds an undergraduate degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Teakwood Capital invests equity capital primarily in technology enabled business-to-business companies with revenues of less than $25 million and EBITDAs from $500,000 to $3 million. The firm focuses on management buyouts as well as control growth equity investments. Teakwood Capital was founded in 2005 and is based in Dallas (www.teakwoodcapital.com).
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