Brian A Colao


Brian A Colao

Member & Director of the Dental Service Organizations Industry Group at Dykema


  • Mark Dorman
    Mark Dorman
    Managing Director, Endeavor Capital

    “Mark is a Managing Director at Endeavour Capital, a private equity firm with offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. Endeavour was founded in 1991 to serve as a long-term capital partner to leading companies in the Western United States. Endeavour is currently investing its eighth equity fund and has approximately $2.8 billion in assets under management. In addition to its geographic focus, the firm targets investments in the healthcare, business and technology services, industrial and consumer industries.

    Mark currently serves on the boards of Apex Dental Partners, Arizona Nutritional Supplements, Andavi Solutions and Nordic Cold Chain Solutions. He received his B.S. from Lewis & Clark College and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.”

    Mark Dorman is an Investor and Board Member for Apex Dental Partners

  • Pat Haynes
    Pat Haynes
    Founder, Thurston Group

    Mr. Haynes founded Thurston Group in 1986 and has been responsible for establishing the investment philosophy and culture of the firm. He works with our portfolio companies as a board member and is involved in setting strategic direction. His broad experience over decades in operations, corporate development and executive management in a broad range of industries has been the foundation of Thurston’s approach to investing and portfolio company management. Mr. Haynes is a proactive investor pjhaynes@thurstongroup.comwho has repeatedly helped management teams accelerate organic growth, improve profitability and execute acquisitions.
    Over his career, Mr. Haynes served as CEO of American Communications Services, InvenGen, Billing Services Group, HealthPort, Pinnacle Dental, South Georgia Dental Management, U.S. Endo Partners and National Dental Healthcare REIT.
    Currently, Mr. Haynes serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for seven different companies (Smiles Dental, U.S. Oral Surgery Management, South Georgia Dental Management, U.S. Endo Partners, E78 Partners, National Dental Healthcare REIT and U.S. Orthopaedic Partners).
    Mr. Haynes started his business career at Merrill Lynch and subsequently worked at Lehman Brothers as an investment banker.
    In addition to his work with Thurston, Mr. Haynes is active in a number of civic and charitable causes and has served on the executive committees of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation and the University of Chicago Brain Research Foundation.

    Pat is the CEO of Thurston Group.



Feb 03 2022


Pacific Standard Time
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Picking the Right Growth Partner PE vs Strategic?

Session Description: This panel will cover the considerations that go into the selection of an investment partner including the concept of best overall value and the differences between a common PE deal and a strategic deal.

Learner Objectives: Attendees will learn that price is only a single consideration and that there are many crucial factors beyond price that go into the analysis of the appropriate growth partner.

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Schedule Subject to Change

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