Throughout his career, CL has invested in 50+ companies, including all types of equity and mezzanine capital. CL has raised capital for a similar number of companies. Prior to focusing full-time on Crescendo, CL led the Western US investment team for Houlihan Lokey/Orix in Los Angeles. Previously, he led the investment efforts of a family office, serving as CEO and Head of the Investment Committee. Prior to moving to California, CL was one of four members of a hybrid investment and consulting firm, and founded Bank One Healthcare Partners in the late 1990s. Prior to BOHP, Turner had a variety of investment banking roles for Bank of America.
CL holds a BA, MBA and MS, respectively, from Texas Tech University, Southern Methodist University and Rice University.
CL is an active father to a more-active teenage daughter, sharing a passion for music. As in life, the combination is symbiotic - CL writes and plays while his daughter sings (better than he writes and plays). CL is also a fervent proselytizer for the San Antonio Spurs.
Michael’s focus across his career has been middle-market and lower middle-market companies. Michael has invested up and down the capital structure, including control and non-control equity, mezzanine and unitranche debt investments. At Crescendo, Michael’s responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities as well as portfolio management.
Prior to joining Crescendo, Michael spent seven years with OFS Capital Management. Michael has also held positions at Cardinal Growth, and at William Blair & Company in the Healthcare Investment Banking group.
Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Mike lives in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and four energetic children. In his free time, Mike can often be found providing logistical support or dispute resolution for his children, making “dad” jokes or running on Lake Michigan.
Throughout his career Brendan has executed debt and equity investments for lower middle-market and middle market companies. At Crescendo, Brendan is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities as well as portfolio management.
Prior to Crescendo, Brendan was a Vice President at OFS Capital Management. Prior to OFS, Brendan was an Analyst at William Blair & Company in the Industrials Investment Banking group.
Brendan holds BS degrees in Economics and Financial Mathematics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Brendan lives in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and tries (but fails) to keep up with the constantly evolving restaurant scene. He frequently braves crowded venues to see live music, and he is a permanently hopeful Wolverines fan.
Joel has spent 10+ years advising and investing in lower middle-market and middle market companies. At Crescendo, Joel is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities as well as portfolio management.
Prior to joining Crescendo, Joel was a Senior Associate at OFS Capital Management. Joel has also served as the Valuation Group Head at OFS and a Manager in the Valuation Group of KPMG.
Joel holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Systems degrees from Boston University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
Joel lives outside of Chicago with his wife and three young daughters. In his free time, he likes to run, cook, travel and indulge in sufficient amounts of coffee to match the energy levels of his kids.
At Crescendo, Justin is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities as well as portfolio management.
Prior to Crescendo, Justin was a Financial Analyst at Grubhub. Justin has also held positions at Collar, Grosvenor Capital Management, and at Jefferies in the Industrials Investment Banking group.
Justin holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Justin lives in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. In his free time, Justin actively participates in various initiatives for the Assyrian community of Chicago. He also patronizes the broad dining selection of West Loop’s Fulton Market district and maintains unwavering support for the oft-disappointing Chicago Cubs.