Jonathan Hatch – As a founding partner of Little Mountain Industries, Jonathan Hatch has led the successful acquisitions of Flame Control Coatings and The Dolphin Company. Mr. Hatch specializes in structuring transactions and provides financial oversight to portfolio companies. Prior to forming Little Mountain Industries, Mr. Hatch was the Chief Financial Officer for the M.E. Osborne Companies, a real estate development company with other investments in construction related manufacturing and distribution companies. In this role, Mr. Hatch managed company capital and cash flow, obtained all loans and managed banking relationships, and monitored investments. Before joining the M.E. Osborne Companies, Mr. Hatch was Vice President of a private equity group, during which time he served as interim CFO for a manufacturer of wood furniture. Mr. Hatch obtained his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia in 1994.
John Herrick – Prior to joining Little Mountain Industries, John Herrick was President and Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Steel Container, a $135 million manufacturer and distributor of industrial containers with six manufacturing plants and four warehouses around the country. John managed all aspects of the business including sales and marketing, operations, finance and administration, human resources, strategic planning and acquisitions. Over his nearly 12 year career with the company, sales grew at an average annual rate of 9% and earnings at 21%. Prior to Cleveland Steel, John owned and operated his own public relations consulting firm after a nearly seven year career with George Bush, the forty-first President of the United States. During that time, John served as Assistant White House Press Secretary as well as Special Assistant to the President at the White House, where he specialized in communications, press relations, and events management. John was graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in 1988.