Experienced operators and seasoned investment professionals.

Mark A. Blanchat

Partner

Responsibilities

| Mark focuses on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities within a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in acquiring add-on businesses and working with private equity backed companies. Mark works closely with management teams to successfully execute their business plans, and he provides assistance with organic and add-on acquisition strategies.

Experience

| Mark joined Highlander in 2012 as Director of Business Development and was promoted to Partner in 2016. Most recently, he was co-founder and a partner at BlackStripe Advisors, a boutique M&A advisory firm formed in 2009. He also was a partner with the JIAN Group, a middle market intermediary. Prior to that, Mark held senior positions for over 15 years with JELD-WEN, Inc. and Atrium Companies, Inc., two of the largest building products companies in North America. Mark also held various positions with GE Capital and First Southwest Company.

Education

| B.A. in Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder

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