OPK Capital is backed by a group of investors that have extensive experience in both managing companies and private investing. Our investor team brings both capital and knowledge to bear to ensure the success of our investments. Made up of both private individuals and institutional investors, OPK Capital’s investment team is poised to work with entrepreneurs to help ensure a smooth transition (both financially and managerially) upon investment.
Mr. Asen graduated from Harvard College in 1966. In 1966 and 1967 he co-authored a study of the put and call options markets, How to Make Money Selling Stock Options. Mr. Asen joined the brokerage firm of Mitchell, Hutchins & Co. in 1967 where he worked in the investment advisory department with responsibility for research on small technology stocks. Between 1969 and 1974, Mr. Asen was a portfolio manager with Research and Science Investors, a New York based venture capital and money management firm. From 1974 until 1977, Mr. Asen was self-employed as a journalist specializing in reporting on municipal finance issues.
In 1977, Mr. Asen became a general partner of Pioneer Ventures, a group of investment entities funded originally by Mr. Neil A. McConnell. Throughout the following two decades, Mr. Asen gained had primary responsibilities responsibility for managing the remaining various Pioneer Ventures entities, which were successfully liquidated over a number of years with final payments made in 2002. Mr. Asen is currently a private investor managing a portfolio of equity and real estate investments for his personal account. At present, Mr. Asen currently sits on the boards of three privately held companies. He is a Trustee of Groton School and The Paris Review and a board member of the Island Foundation.
Mr. Burr is a founder of Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., a private investment firm with over $400 million under management. Mr. Burr's career has been devoted almost exclusively to venture capital activities, and he has backed numerous leading growth companies in a variety of different industries. Previously, Mr. Burr was a Partner at TA Associates. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Venture Capital Association. He serves on the Boards of Directors of several private companies. Mr. Burr received his BA, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Frankel co-founded The Internet Solution, which was subsequently purchased by Dimension Data Holdings (London Stock Exchange: DDT), one of the world's largest IT services companies. David was appointed to the Dimension Data Board of Directors in 1998. In 1999, he was awarded the Financial Mail's “South African Technology Achiever of the Century” award. Mr. Frankel is a member of the World Economic Forum and was selected as 1 of 100 “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”.
Mr. Frankel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Fulbright Scholar.
Richard Ivey is Chairman of Ivest Properties, a real estate development and management company and The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Mr. Ivey currently serves on the Boards of Canada Colors and Chemicals Limited, the University Health Network and The Richard Ivey Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and the Richard Ivey School of Business. Mr. Ivey practiced law at Torys until 1982.
Mr. O'Connell is currently the Managing Director at M2O Investments - a family investment fund. He was formerly the Managing Director and President of Anhalt, O'Connell & Steffanci, Inc., an investment management firm specializing in debt securities with $1 billion under management. Previously, Mr. O'Connell owned and operated the National Lines Bureau, a ship mooring company for the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. Mr. O'Connell is currently an investor in over 20 private companies. He received his BA, with high honors, from Harvard College, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Prof. Stevenson is the Senior Associate Provost for Harvard University. He is also the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean, Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School. He has authored, co-authored, or edited six books, forty-one articles, and over one-hundred-fifty Harvard Business School case studies. Prof. Stevenson was a founder and the first president of the Baupost Group, Inc., an investment management firm that manages partnerships investing in liquid securities for wealthy families, which he grew to over $400 million in assets.
Prof. Stevenson is an investor and board member in numerous private and public companies. He received his BS in mathematics, with distinction, from Stanford University and his MBA, with high distinction, and DBA degrees from Harvard Business School.
William Thorndike Jr.
Mr. Thorndike was a Founding Partner of Housatonic Partners in 1994 and has been Managing Partner since 1995 as assets under management have grown from $5 million to $275 million. Prior to that, Mr. Thorndike worked with the Walker Publishing Company and T. Rowe Price Associates. Mr. Thorndike is a graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Director of Alta Colleges; Continental Fire & Safety Services, LLC; Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.; Rapid Communications, LLC ; The Governance Institute, LLC ; Wind River Environmental, LLC; and a Trustee of the Groton School.
Bill Young is the President of Social Capital Partners, a venture capital organization that invests in and supports businesses that employ members of economically challenged communities in Canada.
Prior to founding SCP in 2001, he spent twenty years in the private sector leading high growth, entrepreneurial organizations. He was CEO of Hamilton Computers, a publicly traded computer company, which grew from $15 million in revenue to $250 million under his leadership and was sold to GE Capital. Mr. Young was also the CEO and subsequently the Chairman of Optel Communications Corp (later Axxent), which was a leading CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) in the Canadian telecommunications market when he left in 2000.
Mr. Young began his career as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
David Young is originally from Hamilton, Ontario and was educated in Canada, France and the United Kingdom.
From 1974 through 1979 he worked internationally with Citibank, including postings in New York, Fiji, London and Paris. In 1979 he formed a technology business in Paris, which he sold in 1984 before moving to the UK to work in investment management. In 1991 Mr. Young returned to Canada to raise his family and founded an equipment leasing company that evolved into The Hamilton Group Inc. The Hamilton Group Inc. is now a boutique finance company running the gamut from mid-ticket leasing through venture capital to investing in publicly quoted securities.
In 2000 he founded the Michael Young Family Foundation with his brother Michael. The foundation has made philanthropic commitments of over $15 million.
Coppermine Capital is a private investment firm looking to acquire small to mid-size manufacturing and service companies with sales between $5 and $25 million. Coppermine has a long-term investment horizon and is committed to managing and growing our investments over many years. Coppermine Capital will play an active role in management, but is willing to partner with existing management to create lasting value and growth.