It is notable that none of our team has ever worked on Wall Street. While our principals have been acquiring companies and structuring merger and acquisition transactions and principal investments for over twenty years, it is a model based on deliberate business strategy and value creation, not financial engineering. We have held real jobs within the types of companies we invest, and have worked in the areas of:
- Board of Directors
- Various C-Level roles
- General Management
- Sales and Sales Management
- Marketing and Marketing Management
- Product Design and New Product Development
- Sourcing / Purchasing
- Factory Layout Design/Implementation
- Production Supervision
- Factory Management
- Distribution Center Design/Implementation
- Distribution Center Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Greenfield Factory Startups
- Systems Design and Development
- IT Management
We have substantial experience in:
- Applying “Buy-Build” acquisition strategies to form dominant competitors in highly fragmented industries;
- Restructuring and turnarounds;
- Developing dominant business models and positioning businesses to become market-leading enterprises;
- Close partnership with management teams; and
- Business strategy.
Our team can function in various capacities, based on the needs of each particular situation. We are flexible. This could include being a coach to the management team in an acquired company, to being the CEO in a company that needs a CEO when the company is acquired.
Eric Hamburg, President, founded Industrial Renaissance and has significant experience buying and building companies, improving and transforming companies, and working with management teams. As a partner and lead investor, he has acquired 35+ businesses with aggregate revenues today exceeding $1 Billion and has worked in operating / management roles with 30+ businesses in a wide variety of industries to successfully implement improved business strategy practices and mission-critical initiatives.
Eric’s expertise spans “buy and build” acquisition strategies, business strategy, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, profit improvement, business process reengineering, business startups, management information systems, supply chain management, business turnarounds, investment real estate, just-in-time manufacturing, and distribution / logistics. He was an early pioneer and practitioner in industry of just-in-time and lean manufacturing when it was introduced into the U.S. in the mid-1980’s, and buy-build strategies when they became widespread in private equity in the mid-1990’s.
Prior to founding Industrial Renaissance, Eric was a partner at Kidd, Kamm & Company, a middle-market leveraged buyout firm. Before that, he was a senior manager at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he led the design and implementation of numerous business turnarounds and profit improvement initiatives across a wide variety of industries.
Eric is a graduate of Cornell University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, with advanced studies in business and finance from its School of Management. He lives with his wife and son in lower Connecticut. Eric and his wife actively support several community and charitable organizations and education scholarship funds.