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Management Team

The Principals of Venquest have considerable experience investing in privately held, middle market businesses.

Their backgrounds are both concentrated in private equity investing and investment banking. Their Transaction History includes their collective participation in over forty direct investment and investment banking transactions in a wide variety of industries.

Paul L. Bureau III
214.978.4641
pbureau@venquestcapital.com

Mr. Bureau has responsibility for sourcing, executing and managing investment opportunities.   Prior to founding Venquest Capital Partners in 2000, Paul was a Vice President with Banc One Capital Partners, where he structured and negotiated private equity and mezzanine investments and investment banking transactions with privately held, middle market companies.   He was also involved in managing the group’s extensive portfolio of investments, including board representation within many companies.  Prior to joining Banc One Capital Partners, Paul worked in the Investment Banking Group of Principal Financial Securities, a Dallas-based investment banking firm, where he participated in public equity offerings, private placements and M&A transactions. He is a graduate of Boston College, with degrees in Finance and Management Information Systems.  Paul is extensively involved in Venquest’s portfolio companies at both the board and operating level, and served for five years as CFO of Petroplex Acidizing, LP, an oilfield services company acquired by the firm in 2007.


David E. Smartt
214.978.4642
dsmartt@venquestcapital.com

Mr. Smartt has responsibility for sourcing, executing and managing investment opportunities.   Prior to founding Venquest Capital Partners in 2000, David was a Vice President with Banc One Capital Partners, where he structured and negotiated private equity and mezzanine investments and investment banking transactions with privately held, middle market companies. Prior to Banc One Capital Partners, David was with CS First Boston in the firm's Investment Banking Group, where he participated in public equity and debt offerings, private placements and M&A transactions for Fortune 500 clients. He is a graduate of Boston College, with degrees in Finance and Marketing. David is extensively involved in Venquest’s portfolio companies at both the board and operating level.
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