Ms. Kramer serves as a Managing Director and is a member of the operations team providing C-level expertise to the portfolio companies acquired. Ms. Kramer brings to the firm over 25 years of senior accounting and finance experience working with companies in various stages of development, from early stage start up through late stage restructuring. Ms. Kramer’s industry experience includes real estate, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing and retail.
Prior to joining KJM Capital, Ms. Kramer served as Chief Financial Officer of several private equity backed companies including Data2Logistics, Americatel, Startec Global, Everything But Water and Supra Telecom. Over the years Ms. Kramer has worked with portfolio companies of leading private equity firms including Platinum Equity, Bear Stearns, HIG Capital, M/C Partners, Columbia Capital and Centennial Ventures.
Ms. Kramer holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Bachelor’s of Science degree with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. Ms. Kramer is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
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Mr. Meister is the founder and Senior Managing Director of KJM Capital. Mr. Meister has a diverse background with over 20 years of experience working with growth companies in various industries, including telecommunications, business services, information technology, business process outsourcing (BPO) and manufacturing. Mr. Meister led several companies in growth and restructuring environments as CEO or CFO. Positions held by Mr. Meister involved both publicly-held and private equity backed companies with investments coming from leading private equity firms, including M/C Partners, Columbia Capital, H.I.G. Capital, Centennial Ventures, Gilbert Global Equity Partners and Texas Growth Fund.
Prior to forming KJM Capital, Mr. Meister served as President of AP Capital Holdings, a private investment firm based in Orlando, Florida. In addition, Mr. Meister has provided senior level management consulting services to several private equity firms, including Raymond James Capital and H.I.G. Capital. Previously Mr. Meister served as a Senior Vice President in Investment Banking with Raymond James Financial and a corporate/securities attorney for Foley & Lardner, where both practices focused on public offerings and mergers and acquisitions for growth companies in the telecommunications and information technology sectors.
Mr. Meister received both his B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance in 1986 and his Juris Doctor in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Shahin Sazej serves as a Managing Director at KJM Capital. Mr. Sazej has over 25 years of systems and information technology experience, specializing in software development, telecommunications and Internet business. In addition, Mr. Sazej is a member of the operations team providing C-level expertise to the portfolio companies acquired focusing on identifying and implementing technology solutions to increase the operational efficiencies of our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining KJM Capital, Mr. Sazej served as the Senior Vice President of Systems at Sage Telecom, Inc. Prior to Sage, Mr. Sazej served as the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President in various telecommunication companies including Supra Telecom, Touchstone Systems, Inc. and Ionex Telecommunications.
Over the years Mr. Sazej has worked with portfolio companies of leading hedge fund and private equity firms including Silver Point Capital , Bear Stearns, HIG Capital, Gilbert Global Equity Partners and Texas Growth Fund. Mr. Sazej received his B.S. in Computer Science and MBA in Management Information Systems.