OUR TEAM

We are operators: every member has significant experience growing small to medium sized businesses. Adirondack acquires companies that would benefit from our collective expertise and capital.

David Kidd
Managing Partner & Founder

David Kidd is the Managing Partner and Founder of Adirondack Growth Capital. He is responsible for all investment decisions, and he is involved in the leadership and day-to-day operations of Adirondack's companies. Under David's leadership, Adirondack has achieved returns that rank among the top ten percent of similar investments and its companies have averaged annual revenue growth in excess of 30%.

David is currently President of Adirondack owned Nova Flex LED, a rapidly growing LED lighting company that serves the commercial, residential and national account markets. He was previously CEO of Midwest Supplies, the largest ecommerce supplier of homebrewing and winemaking products in America. After doubling revenue in two years, David led the sale of Midwest Supplies to Northern Brewer, its largest competitor, creating a clear industry leader.

Prior to founding Adirondack David was a Vice President at Lincoln International, a middle-market investment bank based in Chicago, where he completed 26 transactions in five years. Before joining Lincoln, he was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney based in Alexandria, Virginia.

David earned an MBA from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He holds a BS in Accountancy and a certificate in Technology Management from the University of Illinois, graduating with Highest Honors and Bronze Tablet distinction. David is an Eagle Scout and avid supporter of Scouts BSA. He currently resides in the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis with his wife, son, daughter and golden retriever. In his spare time David enjoys playing hockey.

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John Barrow
Advisory Board Member

John Barrow is the President of AmericonPlus. Previously he founded Coolibar Inc. in 2001 and served as its Chairman and President. John previously served as Vice President, Client Marketing of Techies.com, Inc. Prior to that he Co-Founded an IT education company, J3 Learning Corporation. Previously, John served as Gartner Group Inc.'s Vice President of Marketing for the Asia/Pacific region. Earlier, he worked for McKinsey & Co., Inc. John holds a BS in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Harvard Business School. John previously served on the board of Midwest Supplies and is currently an Advisory Board member for Nova Flex LED.

Keith Burns
Advisory Board Member

Keith Burns is the President of Apex Physics Partners. He previously served as President of Krueger-Gilbert Health Physics. Keith is also the co-managing partner of Seneca Creek Partners, a private investment fund. Prior to founding Seneca Creek, Keith was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He has several years of experience as a corporate attorney with Jones Day and Latham & Watkins LLP, where he led numerous deal teams and structured and negotiated over $1 billion of acquisitions and financings. Keith is currently a board member at Palatiumcare.

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Chuck Grant
Advisory Board Member

Chuck Grant was previously the Chairman, President, and CEO of SP Industries, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of laboratory research and process equipment, glassware and precision glass components, and configured-to-order manufacturing equipment. He also served as the Chairman of O'Currance Teleservices. Prior to joining SP Industries, Chuck was a Segment President for SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW). He has previously served as Executive VP and CFO at Continuum Workflow Technology; President of Photon Technology International; and Vice President, Finance and Administration and CFO of Capital Cities / ABC, a diversified publishing and market research business with revenue of $300 million. Chuck earned his MBA from Columbia University and a BS / BA from Northeastern University in Boston. Chuck was an investor and adviser for Midwest Supplies.

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Asha Moran
Advisory Board Member

Asha Moran is the owner of Nashville based Plum Laboratories. She is a founding partner of Glen Street Capital, a lower middle market investment group in the southeast. In addition, Asha is a principal with Clear Path, a management consulting firm providing advisory, strategic planning, and interim leadership services. Previously she was President and CEO of Creative Memories/The Antioch Company, a $300M business that markets heirloom scrapbooks and photo albums through direct sales consultants around the world. Previous work includes positions at both Andersen Consulting and Deloitte & Touche Consulting. Asha’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for Community Giving in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She graduated with a BA in economics from Grinnell College and earned her MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern Unversity.

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