Management Perspectives

"I really trust Jeff Hurst...he picks winners and he knows how to support growth. He was able to get us together and sign up one of our most important accounts. Jeff is someone who can add strategic value on top of just making an investment."

Rob Weisberg

"Renny Smith and Philip Riese were instrumental in Parago's success. Whether I simply needed a sounding board or I was seeking their guidance on key strategic decisions, I knew their involvement would make a significant difference."

Juli Spottiswood
Parago, Inc.

"I have seen how this team knows marketing services. They also understand how to create value and how to empower management teams. Strategically, we were better off because of their contributions. I viewed them as my business partners - not just a source of capital."

Pat O'Rahilly
Aspen Marketing Services

"Jeff Hurst's expertise in scaling sales and marketing has been really helpful to us. He has been stalwart and strong in his support through all types of market cycles."

Jay Teich
Seahorse Bioscience

"There aren't many investors out there who do what Staley does in the field of retail and retail services. Staley really stood out and we were able to get into a much more sophisticated conversation much faster than with other investors."

Noah Glass
Founder and CEO
Staley Capital

About Us

The Staley Capital team has developed and executed a successful investment strategy that matches diverse private investment and operating skills to its investment focus.

We know outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams can access numerous sources of capital in today's marketplace, but we believe we offer leaders of business services companies a different kind of long-term, value-added investor for the following reasons:

Investment Focus

  • We focus exclusively on business services companies – especially technology-enabled business services companies with a global delivery footprint and potentially explosive growth.
  • We do not pursue an investment if we don't believe we understand the vertical markets and business problems that a company addresses.

Track Record as Value-Added Investors and Operators

  • We have developed a clear set of criteria to evaluate whether to make an investment and to measure value creation over time. We believe this clarity has contributed significantly to our success.
  • We have operated as executives in the trenches, driving sales and refining product marketing, building account management teams and making investments in technology and global operations teams.

Flexible Transaction Structure

  • We invest growth equity to fund expansion and investments in key areas such as sales and marketing, operations and technology.
  • We do debt-financed buy-outs and/or recapitalizations to provide liquidity to existing shareholders.

Investment Philosophy and Approach

  • We are in business to create value.
  • We work hard to form strong relationships with the management teams we back based on mutual respect and integrity.
  • We stay focused on measuring outcomes of key priorities and initiatives objectively.
  • We are mindful of our own experience and the areas where we do not have expertise.
  • We aspire to be trusted advisors – asking tough questions, proposing new ideas, and focusing on "doing the right things right."

Tight Investment Focus

Staley Capital Team

Investment Professionals

Executive in Residence

Senior Advisors