Jeffrey Kadlic is a Founding Partner of Evolution Capital Partners, a nationally recognized and award-winning private equity firm dedicated to driving small business transformational success. His passion is simple; arm and inspire entrepreneurs today with the operational leadership, capital management, and success drivers that competitive markets demand. He is a creator of Evolution’s Five Fundamentals; the systematic organizational change agent that transforms the challenges small businesses face into sustainable and profitable growth.
Prior to forming Evolution Capital Partners, Jeff executed complex investments within large institutional settings for over 10 years. Jeff was a principal within the Brantley Partners organization dedicated to investing mezzanine and private equity securities in lower middle-market companies nationwide. Jeff was a Senior Associate for Prudential Capital Group; managing an investment portfolio exceeding $1 billion. Jeff launched his career in commercial lending at LaSalle National Bank. Collectively, this laid the foundational experiences and market knowledge required to be successful across the competitive investment landscape of today. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master of Management Studies degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Evolution Capital Partners was the recipient of the 2014 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Deal Makers Award. Ernst & Young recognized Jeff as a 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Evolution Capital Partners was the 2013 recipient of Inc. Magazine 500 Award, featuring it as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. In 2009 Jeff was the recipient of Cleveland Crain’s Business 40 Under 40 as one of Ohio’s leading business professionals.
Jeff is a published writer and national speaker on the matters of micro markets, micro buyouts, entrepreneurial business strategy, and organizational transformation. He co-hosted a radio show “The Second Stage,” a program dedicated to best practices impacting the entrepreneurial community. He serves as the philanthropic board president for the Nature Center of Shaker Lakes and a dedicated chairman for the Miami University Cleveland Development Board. Jeff currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and four children.