Michael Avant

Chief Financial Officer

Mike manages financial aspects of the fund including finance, tax, and banking relationships.

""As a manager, you should always remember you are a topic of discussion at your employee's dinner table."​​

Paul Diorio

Chief Operating Officer

Paul manages operations for the portfolio companies including manufacturing, supply chain and engineering. 

"A manager does things right, a leader does the right things, right."


Steven H Madden

Founder & CEO

Steven actively manages all investment activities including banking, deal sourcing, and investment management of portfolio companies.  

"It's all about people and culture.  Treat others like you want to be treated and be kind."

Todd Riedel

President, Apex Capital Investments

Todd manages all investment aspects of the group including deal sourcing, M&A evaluation, Real Estate and Investments.

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast" 

- Peter Drucker

Ken Wollin

Vice President of Marketing

Ken assists in overseeing the marketing for each of the portfolio companies.

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."

- John F. Kennedy

Angie Lapp

Vice President of Executive Affairs

Angie manages projects for Apex, the portfolio companies and related assets, coordinates support as needed, and oversees a career services center that includes the Apex Internship Program.

"Choose to be open to new ideas and perspectives, respect others, and work hard."

Brian Anderson

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Brian manages strategy and marketing for the group including M&A evaluation, strategic planning and market strategies of the portfolio companies

"Each person's destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice. It's determined by what we say, what we do, and whom we trust."

- Truett Cathy