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Karl Schade Managing Partner at Presidio Investors


Mr. Schade is the Managing Partner of Presidio Investors, the private equity group he founded in 2007. In this role, Mr. Schade has spent over a decade focused on lower-middle market private equity investing. At Presidio Investors, Mr. Schade, and the lower-middle market-focused team he recruited, have invested in nine platform investments through over twenty acquisitions. During this time period, Mr. Schade also served as interim-CEO of one of Presidio Investors’ most successful portfolio companies in the Consumer Services industry, Hattrick Sports Group. Additionally, Mr. Schade served at CEO of The Presidio Group, a financial services firm with over $4 billion of assets, for several years.

Prior to founding Presidio Investors, Mr. Schade worked for a decade at several large private equity firms, including The Blackstone Group in New York City, Silver Lake Partners in Menlo Park, and Blum Capital Partners in San Francisco. While at these Firms, Mr. Schade learned industry best practices and was a team-member on deals representing approximately $1 billion of invested equity capital.

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