Long View Growth Partners is led by Nicholas (Nick) Sheppard. Nick has over 20 years of experience advising and investing in middle-market companies throughout North America. His industry experience includes retail, restaurants, equipment rental, specialty distribution, business services, telecom and consumer products. Nick has led and managed investments of multiple types including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructurings, growth equity and early-stage venture capital.
Prior to forming Long View, Nick was a Managing Director of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co, Inc. (BRS), a middle-market private equity firm managing $1.4 billion in committed capital. Nick served as a Board director or observer at numerous BRS portfolio companies including Airxcel, The Sheridan Group, Not Your Average Joe's, Il Fornaio/Corner Bakery, Ruth's Hospitality Group, AMF Bowling, Real Mex Restaurants, H&E Equipment Services, Penhall International, Lazy Days RV Center, Unwired, Telseon and IP Communications.
Prior to joining BRS, Nick was a consultant at Marakon Associates in New York and London, where he advised senior executives at large cap companies on strategy and implementation. Nick received his BSc. with honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science and his M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of Business.