Nicholas Marshi is a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Southland Capital Management. He is responsible for the firm’s investment management. Prior to forming SCM, Mr. Marshi, with Mr. Hansen, was a principal in Southland Capital Partners (“SCP”), a Los Angeles based private equity firm. SCP was established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California in order to acquire controlling interests in middle market companies based in the Southern California region. SCP acquired several companies , one of which is still under the firm’s management.
Prior to forming SCP with Mr Hansen, Mr. Marshi managed Kensington Capital Corporation (“KCC”), another private-equity investment firm. Founded in 1990, KCC specialized in acquiring control interests in privately-held, SouthernCalifornia based middle market companies. The combined companies acquired by KCC had aggregate sales in excess of $75 million and over 1,000 employees. Prior to establishing KCC, Mr Marshi was the head of the Los Angeles office of Kleinwort Benson Limited, a British merchant bank, from 1987-1990. Mr Marshi managed a nine person office, and was involved in leading investment banking, lending and principal investing activities (both directly in middle market companies and in funds managed by Kleinwort Benson and other institutions). Before that, Mr Marshi held various positions with Citibank at locations worldwide including Athens, Dubai, Puerto Rico and London. Mr Marshi is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A.).