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Our Team

Erick Laseca

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Giovanni Barbat

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Erick has a background in operations within Fortune 500 companies, including Kraft Foods, Allstate Insurance and SC Johnson. In these roles, Erick managed people and projects that significantly impacted the companies’ operations, profitability and strategic initiatives.  Erick earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS from Northwestern University and a BS from the University of Miami (FL). Erick lives in Glenview, IL with his wife and two children.

Giovanni has a background in finance, including roles within General Electric and Antares Capital, working with middle market firms across a diverse set of industries. In these roles, Giovanni gained broad middle market industry knowledge and extensive understanding of how successful companies operate.  Giovanni holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Michigan State University. Giovanni currently resides in Chicago, IL and is an active board member for Storycatchers Theatre.