Riverlake Partners' team has the unique blend of relevant deal making and hands-on operating experience. Our partners have the benefit of working together early in their careers, independently starting and growing successful organizations, co-investing in several businesses, and uniting to form Riverlake Partners.
Meet Our Team:
|Erik J. Krieger||Vic Petroff|
|Greg Tansey||Tom Zupan|
Erik is the Founder and Managing Partner of Riverlake Partners.
2003-2005 – CEO of CLEANPAK International, Inc., the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of air handling equipment for ultra clean room environments primarily for use in semi conductor and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
1989 to 2002 – Co-founder of Pacific Crest Securities, the Pacific Northwest’s largest independent financial services organizations. Served as CEO and Chairman from 1996 to 2002.
1986 to 1989 – Investment banker at PaineWebber in New York and PaineWebber’s Merger & Acquisitions Group in Chicago.
1982 to 1983 – Security Pacific Bank.
Erik has been an active private equity investor since 1989. In addition to Pacific Crest, Erik played an active role in guiding a number of companies as a director and an investor, including Wholesome and Hearty Foods, Applied Research, Morrow Snowboard Corporation, and CLEANPAK International, Inc. Erik is currently Chairman of JEB, Inc., is on the board of directors of Pacific Crest Securities, SP Industries, Inc., HELP, Inc., Fluid Logic, Inc., Advanced Decorative Systems, Inc., and O’Currance Teleservices, Inc.
Over the years Erik has had direct investments and/or leadership responsibilities in industries including: financial services, consumer food products, air handling equipment, material handling, specialty chemicals, sporting goods, and plastic manufacturing. Additionally, through his leadership role at Pacific Crest, Erik has advised several high technology and communications companies in merger and acquisitions and financing transactions.
Erik received his M.B.A., with honors, from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. (double major) in economics and business administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Oregon. Erik is registered with the SEC and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
Erik is married with three children and enjoys golf, tennis, and fly fishing in his free time.
Mr. Krieger can be reached at: ekriegerriverlakepartners.com
Vic is a Partner of Riverlake Partners.
1992 to 2003 – President of the Precision Interconnect Division of Tyco International, Ltd. (Tyco Healthcare Group), based in Wilsonville, Oregon. While at Precision Interconnect, Mr. Petroff led a strategic and operational turnaround creating the leading manufacturer of specialty high performance electronic interconnects for the global medical equipment industry, with over $160 million in annual sales, 1,400 employees, and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Mexico and Europe.
1986 to 1987 - Vice President of Strategic Planning at US Bancorp.
1981 to 1986 - Omark Industries. Vic held several positions in Finance and M&A Analysis at the corporate level and in Sales and Marketing at the divisional level. He ended his career at Omark as the National Sales Manager of the Cutting Tool Division.
Vic is the Chairman of Pinnacle Exhibits, Inc., Advanced Decorative Systems, Inc., and Gamblin Artists Colors Co. Vic also serves on the board of Modo, Inc.
Vic has extensive background in building and operating successful businesses in the industrial and consumer products fields. Areas of particular expertise include: executing global growth strategies, OEM and consumer marketing, strategic leadership, global manufacturing, and corporate restructuring.
Vic received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1981 and an A.B. in Economics from Stanford University in 1977.
Vic lives in Portland, has three children and enjoys golf in his free time.
Mr. Petroff can be reached at: vpetroffriverlakepartners.com
Greg is a Principal of Riverlake Partners.
2005-2007 – Principal at SmartForest Ventures, a Portland-based early-stage venture capital fund focused on information technology investments.
2003 to 2005 – Associate with Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, assisting technology and media clients with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and issuances of equity and debt capital.
1999 to 2001 – Principal with Global Technology Group Ventures, a Menlo Park-based fund focused on communications hardware and software investments. Led GTG Ventures’ investment in SiGen Corporation and K2Optronics.
1997 to 2001– Shoreline Pacific Equity Ltd. Vice President responsible for assisting client companies raise equity and debt capital to fuel growth. In this capacity, Greg was responsible for helping clients raise over $400 million in equity capital from institutional investors.
Greg has been private equity investor since 1999 with a focus on growth-oriented investments. Greg currently serves on the board of directors of Pinnacle Exhibits, Teseda Corporation, Neopad Technologies and Concero Group.
Greg has advised clients on financing and merger and acquisition transactions in excess of $10 billion. Greg has also been an active investors and board member for high-growth companies in the software, semiconductor and services sectors, providing advice regarding product and distribution strategies, strategic alliances and partnership opportunities.
Greg received his M.B.A., with honors, from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Greg is married with two children and enjoys cooking and surfing in his free time.
Mr. Tansey can be reached at: gtanseyriverlakepartners.com
Tom is the Chief Financial Officer of Riverlake Partners.
1996-2006 – Finance Consultant including providing CFO services to small businesses including a law firm, a manufacturing company and a real estate development group. He also provided consultant services for a budget and reporting software system to several financial companies including The Carlyle Group.
1982 to 1996 – Consolidated Freightways, Inc, a large trucking and transportation services organization. Served in several positions increasing in responsibility in the accounting and administrative areas.
Tom has a considerable background in the accounting and administrative aspects of businesses in investment related services and the manufacturing industry.
Tom received his M.B.A. from the University of Portland’s Dr. Robert B. Pamplin School of Business Administration and a B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University.
Tom is married with two children and enjoys golf, skiing and coaching youth sports in his free time.
Mr. Zupan can be reached at: tzupanriverlakepartners.com