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Who We Are

Since 2005, Evolution Capital Partners has helped numerous entrepreneurial businesses transform and scale their organizations. As a team of investors, partners, and employees, our primary passion and motivation is to inspire entrepreneurs and their small businesses to grow and thrive under any economic circumstances.

In 1995, after starting out their careers as lenders to small businesses, Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic took their experiences in two seemingly different directions. Brendan began by buying and managing small businesses, while Jeffrey turned to professional funding and mezzanine investing. Ten years later, the two entrepreneurs co-founded Evolution Capital Partners with the purpose of inspiring entrepreneurs to create “evolutionary businesses,” businesses that have a lasting impact on the management, employees and communities in which they operate.

Core Values

Our team and core values are inter-connected, creating a constant reminder that our employees and partners are directly correlated to our growth and success.

    • Truth = Trust
    • Do the Right Thing
    • Humbly Courageous
    • Culture of Abundance
    • Thought Leadership
    • Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs
    • Solutions
    • Simplify
    • Save Time and Money
    • Trust the Process
    • Repeatability Creates Value
    • Raise Your Hand
    • Inspiring Evolutionary Entrepreneurs
    • Further.Faster.Fun
    • Walk the Walk

Our Team

    • Brendan Anderson, Co-Founder

      Brendan Anderson, Co-Founder & Managing PartnerFor the past 20 years, Brendan has used his mastery as an investor and manager of businesses to assist organizations in reaching their full potential, both by providing best practices and growth capital to produce proven results.

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    • Jeffrey Kadlic, Co-Founder

      Jeffrey Kadlic, Co-Founder & Managing PartnerAfter privately investing in several companies, Jeffrey began to identify the additional needs of small businesses looking to scale operations beyond an influx of cash, a philosophy which ultimately led to the co-founding of Evolution with Brendan Anderson.

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    • Marlene Tehi, CFO

      Marlene Tehi, Chief Financial OfficerMarlene served in a number of executive leadership positions, including as CFO at two organizations, and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at another, before joining Evolution in 2010, bringing with her a solid understanding of how finances can best be utilized to help a business grow.

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    • Barbara Hernandez, Chief Branding Officer

      Barbara Hernandez, Chief Branding OfficerBefore joining Evolution, part of Barbara’s career was spent in New York City publishing and digital media firms, and later as a project manager with Bank of America, perfectly crafting her into an expert of both project management and creative development for our business owner clients.

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    • Denea Jackson, Office ManagerDenea is the Office Manager for Evolution Capital Partners, integral in the day to day operations of the organization. Spending thirteen years in the investment banking industry with Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, Denea refined her skills in all aspects of office support, including…

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    • Jessica Bergrin, Controller

      Jessica Bergrin, ControllerJessica, an expert in accounting and investor reporting, is the controller with Evolution Capital Partners. Spending the first eight years of her career within real estate development organizations (both public and private), Jessica most recently was a Senior Funds Analyst with DDR Corp.

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