Austin Hall | Founder & Director
Austin founded Brick Street to pursue his dream of owning and operating a small business. Growing up working for his family's lumber and building products business in Indianapolis, his desire to be an entrepreneur started at a young age.
Austin previously worked as investment professional at Madison Dearborn, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where he evaluated and invested in businesses across the basic industries, technology and business services sectors. Prior to this, Austin worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. advising corporate clients on strategic transactions.
Austin is originally from Zionsville, Indiana on the north side of Indianapolis. He earned degrees in Finance and Spanish from Indiana University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matt Estep is the Managing Partner and founder of Bosworth Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private investment partnership founded in 2008. In 2010, Matt acquired Midwest Supplies and assumed the role of President. Over the next 2 years, he worked at building out a leadership team and scaled the rapidly growing ecommerce company to over $100M in sales. Matt previously worked at Peoples Energy in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to Peoples, he spent time pursuing a career as a professional race car driver. Matt holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and also graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
David Haeberle has over twenty-five years of experience in financing and operating entrepreneurial businesses as a principal investor and lead operating financial executive. Since 2003, David has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ENVISAGE Technologies, an industry leader in complex scheduling and training optimization technologies for government clients. He was the lead investor from 2004-2014 until a recapitalization of Envisage was completed with a regional private equity firm. David remains a principal owner of Envisage, now a growth equity platform, and continues service alongside the original management team. David’s other current business interests include being the principal owner of Haeberle Petroleum, a principal investment firm that invests in exploratory and producing oil leases within the Illinois Basin; Clift Branch Farms, an owner operator of private forestlands in southern Indiana; and, Haeberle Investments, a principal investment firm that invests directly and indirectly in a variety of private entrepreneurial businesses. From time-to-time David takes on consulting assignments where he advises clients concerning fund raising, financial control system design and development, and business harvesting processes including making introductions to, and guiding relationships of clients with, suitable investment banking firms.
David currently holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Finance with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he is honored as the Peterson Faculty Fellow. He founded the Kelley School’s Investment Banking Network in 2004 and since then has helped place over 600 Kelley School students in investment banking roles with Wall Street firms. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, a Master in Business Administration, and Jurisprudence Doctorate, all from the Kelley School and the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.
Jim Perry is a Managing Director and co-founder of Madison Dearborn Partners and leads the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology Services team. Mr. Perry serves on the Boards of Directors of Asurion Corporation, Centennial Towers, Liquid Web, QuickPlay Media, The Topps Company, Univision Communications, and Chicago Public Media. He is an active investor in search funds and has minority ownership stakes in several small privately held companies. Jim holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
At Harvard Business School, Jim is an Entrepreneur in Residence concentrating in the area of turnarounds, entrepreneurship and running small businesses. He has taught entrepreneurship, turnarounds, launching new ventures and running small and medium size enterprises. His interests are in the areas of business acquisitions, manufacturing, B2B niche marketing, pricing, leadership, family balance, large/small company differences, ethics, exit strategies and employee empowerment. Jim sold his company, Extrusion Technology, to a private equity firm in December 2008. He had purchased the aluminum extrusion fabricator in 1987 after an 11 month unfunded search and grew it from $4 million to $32 million, developing a value-added products niche in the Datacomm/Telecom electronics markets and a supplemental factory in Xiamen, China. After taking on substantial debt, Jim transformed the second generation, family-owned business. A focus on quality led to early qualification for ISO-9000 in 1992 and emphasis on lead time reduction and lean manufacturing techniques resulted in a Bronze Shingo award in 2008.
Jim has a BS degree from Babson College and after graduating from Harvard Business School in 1976, joined General Electric and moved on to Product General Manager positions within the GE materials businesses. After 5 years, he left GE to run 3 turn-around situations which prepared him to strike off on his own in 1987.