A passionate entrepreneur and 20+ year career as a highly successful operator, Dustin most recently served as Managing Director of Koa Capital Partners, a boutique private equity firm doing direct buyouts of businesses in the lower-middle market.
Dustin is in the Search Fund Community “Hall of Fame”’, generating a 22x return on his acquisition of ProService. Purchased in 2005 using the Search Fund investment model, ProService grew from a fledgling company of $13 million in annual revenue to well over $200 million with close to 20,000 managed worksite employees. ProService was sold at a valuation of greater than $300M and has gone on to be a national force in the HR industry.
Prior to purchasing ProService, Dustin served as the first employee and eventual GM for Ingenio.com/Keen.com, a Benchmark Capital funded Web 1.0 e-commerce company in San Francisco that eventually revolutionized its industry. As a founding member of the senior team, he oversaw all aspects of key revenue producing categories for the $100m+ revenue company up to its sale to AT&T and eventual sale to Alpine Investors. Before that, he did growth strategy consulting for Braxton/Deloitte Consulting in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Dustin has his MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and his BS in Business from the Marshall School of business at USC with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Studies where he received the Best Business Plan of The Year award. Dustin is married with 3 children and loves to play soccer, fly fish and develop young leaders.