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Timothy 'Tim' Greenfield

Kellogg MBA '98

Managing Partner

Demopolis Equity Partners


Tim Greenfield is the Founder and Managing Partner of Demopolis Equity Partners. He is an established business builder with a track record of driving above-market returns as an investment professional in the technology sector. He also has experience in successfully operating technology businesses in FinTech, and eCommerce as well as broad experience in acquisitions, capital raising, and strategy. Prior to Demopolis, Tim led a very successful fund at Black Dragon Capital (BDC), where his role spanned the full investment cycle, from sourcing and due diligence to post-transaction integration, strategy, and operational improvement through to a liquidity event. His areas of expertise include financial leadership, transaction and dealmaking, and capital raising, as well as strategic planning, commercial growth, operational efficiency, and financial controls and governance. Under his leadership, BDC consummated 10 transactions in a 2014 Vintage fund deploying $92mm in equity and generating returns of 35% IRR and an average MOIC of 2.8X, including realized and unrealized deals. Under Mr. Greenfield’s leadership, the fund grew from inception to $400mm in Enterprise Value.

Previous experience includes serving as Chief Revenue Officer and President of Mobile Commerce and Payment Processing for Net Element helping build a leading mobile payment business in Eastern Europe and a growing payment processing business in the U.S. Tim also helped take Net Element public in a successful SPAC transaction. Prior to Net Element, he was President of Gold Mobile, a mobile software firm that offered mobile healthcare applications, e-commerce, and mobile payment solutions, for some of the largest brands in the world. Additionally, Tim formed a successful Private Equity Search Fund where he acquired and successfully exited a distribution business, including consummating several add-on acquisitions as well as leading the turnaround of a distressed industrial company with aggregate returns of 18% IRR.

Tim began his post-MBA career at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he consulted on a wide range of strategic and global projects for Fortune 100 clients across a wide range of industries including e-commerce, cable, retail, private equity, food and beverage, and the automotive industry. Highlights of his McKinsey experience include working on large transactions with leading PE Funds including due diligence, white space strategy, and post-merger integration work. Tim started his career at General Electric where he completed the GE management program and was among the first wave of Six Sigma black belts as well as working in various management and technical roles in GE Appliances, GE Transportation Systems, and GE Power Systems. Tim holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master of Manufacturing Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Tim graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and was one of 18 students selected as an Austin Scholar at Kellogg. He is a proud father of two boys and is a passionate cyclist, classic car enthusiast and collector of vintage audio equipment and vinyl records.

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