Meet Our Experienced Team of Entrepreneurs, Private Equity Investors and Investment Bankers
Our team’s entrepreneurial journeys include the successful completion of venture capital funding rounds, the acquisition and integration of companies, exits including IPO, private equity investment and exits, and operations experience managing private and public companies. With decades of expertise in industries undergoing growth or disruption, we have a dynamic and proven track record of CEO and board-level leadership, business transformation, product innovation, fundraising and M&A. As entrepreneurs and investment bankers, we have managed companies and helped clients complete over 75 funding, private investment, M&A and IPO transactions resulting in over $2 billion in transaction value.
As entrepreneurs and investment bankers, we have managed companies and helped clients complete over 75 funding, private investment, M&A and IPO transactions resulting in over $2 billion in transaction value.
Tom has proven track record over 20 years of demonstrated CEO-level and board leadership, entrepreneurial success, business transformation, fundraising and M&A, and product innovation within industries undergoing dramatic growth or disruption. He has been at the forefront of the broadband, smart grid, smart building, and IoT industries and has extensive experience in growing companies across hardware, services, and SAAS business models. Over his career, Tom has been instrumental in the successful completion of venture capital funding rounds in excess of $100 million, acquired and integrated companies both domestically and abroad, attracted and consummated deals resulting in the acquisition of companies he has led and been part of a management team that has taken to the market and managed a public company. Tom was recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2016 and Top 50 Smart Grid Pioneer in 2013 by Smart Grid Today.
Braun Jones is the Managing Member of Stonehaven Capital LLC, a private equity and real estate investment holding company. In addition, Mr. Jones is CEO of AsiAmerica, LLC, an international market development and software distribution company. Mr. Jones is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded companies and exited successfully through M&A and IPO transactions. He has founded or co-founded seven companies, including two investment banks, and privately invested his own capital in over 35 companies and real estate projects, resulting in 15 successful exits. With 25+ years investment banking and transactional experience, Braun has managed or co-managed over 70 successful M&A, private equity investment and recapitalization transactions at three investment banks. Braun has served on multiple boards of technology companies and nonprofits including the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, School of Finance Advisory Board Co-Founder, the Virginia Tech President’s Leadership Council and the James Madison University Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. Mr. Jones earned his BS in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1987 and an MBA from James Madison University in 1988. He is a FINRA registered representative (Series 7, 24, 63, 79). Braun resides in Virginia with his wife and four children.
As co-founders of TXN Advisors, the Locastro Brothers provide investment banking advisory services for capital acquisition and sell side mergers and acquisitions. They also run an international outsourced c-suite consulting group where they help global companies with business development, negotiations, investment and divestment of business units, corporate restructurings, and the hiring and management of personnel. Their consulting group has recently constructed tax efficient structures for clients, managed the restructuring of $28.6 million in debt, negotiated the sale of a concession for a shipyard worth $60 million to a major yachting company, and negotiated and closed transactions totaling $22.7 million in 2021 and $24.5 million in 2022 on behalf of their clients. Previously the Locastros ran a media and entertainment company with a film output deal from the largest TV broadcaster. While raising capital for 8-figure feature film budgets, the Locastro Brothers leveraged their strategic media insight as Emmy Award winners as well as their relationships with family offices and high net-worth individuals, to expand their core mission to include business transactions. They co-founded a transaction group called Global Vantage Capital Next Gen and built a global team that took the company from inception to 7-figures in revenue in under six months.
Jonathan Eichner is a highly experienced professional with over 30 years of expertise in application development and project management. He is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner and possesses extensive knowledge in Agile Development and Lean Methodologies. Jonathan began his career in developing highly technical fiber optic equipment for several prominent companies such as OFS Fitel, Lucent, Corning, Ciena, Amphenol-Aerospace, Glenair, Ciba Vision, and Bausch & Lomb. He designed a portable video microscope for NASA that was deployed on the International Space Station, which remains a highlight of his early career.
As a Full Stack Developer and business owner, Jonathan has delivered numerous web developments, software, and mobile app projects in cross-platform environments. In 2017, he transitioned to a Executive Director role to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands, leading multi-million dollar residential rebuild projects in collaboration with FEMA and local territorial agencies. Eventually, he assumed the role of Executive Director before being sought out by Royalton Investments, LLC, a superyacht management company, to become the Senior Managing Director. There, he gained valuable insights into the yachting industry while overseeing the management of large assets.
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