BlueWaters Investment Group Announces Managing Directors New Private Equity Fund to Invest in Founder- and Family-Owned Businesses in Southeast Business Wire ATLANTA -- April 30, 2013 BlueWaters Investment Group (BWG), a new Atlanta-based private equity fund, announces the appointments of Andrew Schroer and Keith Berger, both to the position of managing director. BWG actively seeks to acquire or invest in founder- and family-owned businesses with up to $25 million in annual revenues. Located in the Southeast, these companies will operate in the technology and telecommunications, or business-to-business manufacturing and services arenas. Founded by true operational executives, BWG provides targeted funds and hands-on leadership to selected companies. Andrew Schroer Managing Director Andrew Schroer is an expert in technology and telecommunication sales, services and manufacturing. Schroer was a global sales leader at a Fortune 50 company before founding a series of successful businesses. Most recently he exited Atlanta-born Endeavor Telecom, where he now sits on the board of directors. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Schroer began his career as a global sales leader at Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Ltd, a global Fortune 50 company. After Shin-Etsu, he joined SSI, an exponential growth consulting and software development company. Schroer then co-founded Endeavor Telecom, which manages the installation and repair of virtually every type of IT/Communications equipment. Schroer shepherded Endeavor through several growth stages: start-up, high growth, investment and restrategizing, established yet rapid growth, recapitalization, post-recap growth, and exit. At Endeavor, Schroer was responsible for revenue creation and service definition. He grew Endeavor from basic single location installations to multi-site installs of thousands of commercial locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ultimately, he recruited and built a 9,000+ person service organization. As the company’s revenues, investment and footprint expanded, Schroer developed Endeavor’s management and hiring strategy. Keith Berger Managing Director Keith Berger brings expertise in business turnaround and operations management. His experience lies in consulting, technology and telecommunications. Berger was a leader at Booz & Company, General Electric, and Nokia before joining entrepreneurial ventures like Research in Motion and Endeavor Telecom. While at Booz & Company, Berger advised clients on manufacturing process and service efficiencies. His counsel resulted in gains of over $200 million in revenues and freed cash. Berger began his career with General Electric, where he worked in the manufacturing, financial services, strategic planning and quality fields. Post GE, Berger gained progressive leadership experience at companies like Nokia and Research in Motion (now Blackberry). At Endeavor Telecom, Berger was responsible for complete operational management of the Georgia Fast 40 company. Berger holds his master’s in business administration from the NYU Stern School of Business. He earned a master’s in metallurgy and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is certified in GE Six Sigma and GE Lean principles. Companies interested in partnering with or being acquired by BWG should apply through the company’s Web site or follow the firm on LinkedIn. About BlueWaters Investment Group Based in Atlanta, Ga., BlueWaters Investment Group is a private equity fund targeting founder- and family-owned businesses located in the Southeast. The firm concentrates on technology, telecommunications, services and business-to-business manufacturing companies with up to $25 million in annual revenues. For the companies it acquires or invests in, BlueWaters provides strategic investment and hands-on leadership from true operational executives. For more information, visit http://www.bluewatersinvestment.com or for industry commentary visit www.linkedin.com/company/bluewaters-investment-group. Contact: BlueWaters Investment Group Susannah Campbell, 301-257-9728 email@example.com
BlueWaters Investment Group Announces Managing Directors
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