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W. Kent Velde

Kent Velde is the President and Founding Partner of Lakeview Equity Partners, LLC, a Milwaukee-based, private equity fund focused on investments in Midwest based middle market companies. Mr. Velde is also President of Wisconsin Growth Fund LLC, which manages the portfolio company investments of BOCF, LLC, a fund focused on investments in middle market Wisconsin companies.

Prior to forming Wisconsin Growth Fund in 1999, Mr. Velde was President of Banc One, Milwaukee, where he held oversight responsibility for all commercial banking activities and for Bank One Venture Capital Corporation. Previous to Banc One, he was the Area Executive for Chase Manhattan Bank in Los Angeles, responsible for Chase’s commercial banking and corporate finance activities in the western United States. Mr. Velde started his career at Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago.

Mr. Velde is currently a director of each of Lakeview Equity’s portfolio companies including UAS Laboratories, LLC and NutriScience LLC. He also serves as a director of PPC Partners, Inc; TLX Technologies, Inc.; and Instrument Development Corporation, Inc.

He has served on the Boards of the Milwaukee Art Museum (as President and Chairman of the Board); the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center (as Chairman of the Board); the Milwaukee Repertory Theater (as President of the Board); and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Mr. Velde earned an MBA from Indiana University-Bloomington and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois.

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   Lakeview Equity Partners, LLC

Lakeview Equity Partners, LLC, is a Milwaukee based private equity fund that focuses on investments in traditional, Midwest-based, middle market companies. Lakeview Equity's mission is to identify and invest in strong, well-managed companies to help them achieve continued growth and profitability and support ownership change, including ownership opportunities for managers and employees. The firm's principals have more than a century of collective experience as successful entrepreneurs, chief executive officers and investors.

   Location:

757 N. Broadway Street, Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI  53202
www.lakeviewequity.com

Kent Velde, President
414/732-2037
kvelde@lakeviewequity.com

Joe Cesarz, Managing Director
414/732-2038
jcesarz@lakeviewequity.com

Becky Diedrich, Controller
414/732-2040
bdiedrich@lakeviewequity.com