Larry is involved in leading the overall growth of ZRG Partners globally as well as servicing his select clients in the commercial finance space. Prior to joining ZRG Partners in 2001, Larry spent 17 years successfully founding, building and selling a commercial finance business. From 1984 to 1998, Larry was a founder and board member of Rockford Industries, Inc. a NASDAQ traded specialty finance company which focused on providing specialized financing programs and sales support for the health care and information technology markets. While Larry was at Rockford, the company was recognized as an INC. 500 growth company and showed 10 consecutive years of 40%+ originations growth. Later, the company received a private equity investment from Sun America Life Insurance, which led to a successful IPO and NASDAQ listing (NASDAQ: ROCF). At the time of the sale of the company to American Express in 1999, the company had total assets exceeding $250 Million, 200 employees and offices in 18 states.
Through his direct business experience, Larry has experienced the human capital challenges of growing a business through every business stage, from an early stage private business, to obtaining a private equity investment then an IPO and NASDAQ listing following by a sale to a Dow 30 firm. This direct business experience has crystallized the talent differences for companies to consider based on stage, type of organization and growth cycle.
Additionally, Larry has been an active trustee and board member for the Equipment Leasing Association Foundation, a leading industry trade organization. He has been a frequent speaker on the topic of human capital in industry events, including the ELA CEO Forum and ELA CFO conferences.
Areas of Expertise
Larry focuses in the commercial finance, equipment leasing and lending markets. In addition to senior level retained search, Larry is also active in providing growth oriented consulting services for clients. Within the equipment leasing and finance field, ZRG Partners has shifted over $1.5 Billion in originations to ZRG Partners Clients through successful recruiting and new business line development. Larry is also considered a subject matter expert in “private equity backed” recruiting, bringing Board Level expertise to his clients in all matters of human capital requirements, growth and creative long term incentive plan development.
Larry is a graduate of The California State University at Fullerton Business School.
Hobbies and Interests
Larry is an avid golfer and sports fan.