Team

 

Chris Burnham
Co-Founder and Partner

919.785.9261
cburnham@fminet.com

Chris is a co-founder and partner of FMI Investment Partners, where he is personally involved in the sourcing, evaluation, execution, and  ownership of each investment and management of the Fund.

  • 15 years of investment, M&A advisory, research, financing, and operational experience serving lower and middle-market firms, with over a decade of experience focused on the Built Environment
  • Prior experience with Harris Williams & Co., FMI Capital Advisors, FBR Capital Markets, First Citizens Institutional Money Management, and BB&T Capital Markets
  • Master of Science in Finance (Distinction), Lancaster University; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), East Carolina University
  • Member of CFA Institute, holds Chartered Financial Analyst designation
  • Past laborer, carpenter, and equipment operator for multigenerational, family-owned general contractor

Adam Daigle
 Co-Founder and Principal
919.785.9262
adaigle@fminet.com

Adam is a co-founder and principal of FMI Investment Partners, where he is responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, execution, and ownership of each investment.

  • 6 years of investment, M&A advisory, financing, and operational experience serving lower and middle-market firms across the energy sectors and the Built Environment
  • Prior experience with Harris Williams & Co., Seaport Global Securities, and Dickinson Williams
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in finance and marketing from University of Richmond
  • Past laborer, equipment operator, and facilities services experience across southern Louisiana

Stuart Phoenix
Chairman Emeritus, FMI Corporation
919.785.9241
sphoenix@fminet.com

Stuart is the former chairman of FMI Corporation. He is involved in the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of investments and leverages his extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and business continuity transfer plans for FMI Investment Partners.

  • 30 years of investment, M&A advisory, financing, and operational experience serving firms across the Built Environment
  • 20 years of leadership experience as the Senior Managing Director of FMI Capital Advisors and board member and chairman of FMI Corporation
  • Prior experience with Troxler Electronic Laboratories and Ford Motor Company
  • Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics from North Carolina State University

Chris Daum
CEO, FMI Corporation

Co-Founder, FMI Investment Partners
919.785.9264
cdaum@fminet.com

As the president and chief executive officer of FMI Corporation, Chris oversees the management of all FMI businesses and services and leads the firm’s strategic growth efforts. As co-founder of FMI Investment Partners, he is involved with the sourcing and execution of investments and leverages his previous experience as president and senior managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, the firm’s investment banking subsidiary.

  • 20-plus years of investment, M&A advisory, financing, and operational experience serving firms across the Built Environment
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from Virginia Tech

Skip Hauser
Advisory Board

Skip is the founder, majority owner, and CEO of Venture Management Group (“VMG”). At VMG, Skip has made over 60 control investments in companies across the Built Environment and healthcare industries. As an advisory board member, Skip lends his extensive operational and principal investing experience to support FMI Investment Partners with the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing support of investments.

  • 40+ years of operational and principal investment experience
  • For 30+ years, Skip, as founder and CEO of VMG has sourced, acquired, built, and exited business across the construction, business services, manufacturing, and technology sectors
  • Representative control investments include: Coastal Mechanical, CMS Nextech, Energy Task Force, Resitech Industries, Boys Electrical, Tower-Davis Electric, Quantum Specialty Contractors, Omega Medical Imaging, Control Solutions, Inc
  • Prior experience managing GE’s industrial and utility service business units
  • Attended the Harvard Executive Development Program, as well as the MBA Programs at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Michigan; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College

Phil Bomrad
Advisory Board

Phil is the founder and former CEO of Albireo Energy, a national energy services and smart building solutions company. As an advisory board member, Phil will lend his extensive operational experience across business functions to support FMI Investment Partners with the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing support of investments.

  • Recognized in 2016 by E&Y as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for his vision building Albireo
  • CEO of Clean Urban Energy, a SaaS-based smart grid solution where he led a liquidity event in 2012
  • Executive leadership roles running a North American energy business at Siemens
  • Early executive at Tridium responsible for global marketing and product strategy
  • Phil has his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University, an MBA from Lewis University, and is active as an advisor to Clean Energy Trust and Lewis University.

Bob Wimmer
Advisory Board

Bob is the former President and CEO of Aqua-Aerobic Systems, an applied engineering and equipment supplier serving the municipal and industrial water and wastewater markets. As an advisory board member, Bob will lend his extensive operational experience across business functions to support FMI Investment Partners with the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing support of investments.

  • 40+ years of general management, engineering, sales, marketing, operations and financial management experience in a domestic and international environment
  • Previously was Managing Director of the Products Division of Thames Water PLC, where he was responsible for world-wide operations of seven business entities with $200 million of revenue and 750 employees
  • Prior to that he served as President and CEO of Thames Water Products and Services Division in the U.S and as President and CEO of F.B. Leopold Company, a filtration equipment company focused on municipal water and wastewater and industrial markets
  • Alumnus of the Senior Executive Program of London Business School and various other graduate programs at IMD, Lucerne, Switzerland and The Wharton School of business; MBA from the Golden Gate University in San Francisco and his BSME from New York Institute of Technology

Brent Burgess
Advisory Board

Brent is the President of Granville Advisors, which provides financial and strategic advice to businesses ranging from large banks and insurance companies to early stage companies, and is the former co-founder and Chief Investment Office of Triangle Capital Corp., a private credit investment firm which had its IPO in 2007. As an advisory board member, Brent lends his extensive principal investing experience to support FMI Investment Partners with the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing support of investments.

  • 20+ years of investment and financing experience
  • Under Brent’s leadership, Triangle invested several billion dollars in more than 150 private companies
  • Previous experience with Oberlin Capital and Cherokee Investment Partners
  • Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Regina

Chip Andrews
Advisory Board

Chip is the former Chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation. As an advisory board member, Chip lends his extensive operational, principal investing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and governance experience to support FMI Investment Partners with the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing support of investments.

  • 35+ years of strategy, business development, and operational experience serving firms across the Built Environment
  • President of Andrews Ventures and current Board Member for Power Construction, Axxiom Manufacturing, Dropsource Software, and NCSU Board of Trustees
  • Previous board experience includes, Association of General Contractors, Young Presidents’ Organization, Bell Fund II, August Jackson, PPC Partners, Morgan Stanley Trust, and Western Construction Group
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from North Carolina State University

Hunt Davis
Advisory Board

Hunt is the Founder and CEO of Canopy Lawn Care, Inc., a tech-enabled services company backed by Lowe’s, the owners of a multi-billion dollar Engineering & Construction company, and a technology venture capital fund. As an advisory board member, Hunt lends his extensive experience in operations, management, entrepreneurship, and mergers and acquisitions to support FMI Investment Partners with the sourcing, evaluation, and ongoing support of investments.

  • 15 years of investment, M&A advisory, financing, and operational experience serving firms across the Built Environment
  • 10 years of leadership and advisory experience as a Managing Director of FMI Capital Advisors
  • Previous experience founding two technology start-ups and helping his family’s 100+ year old company transition ownership
  • MBA from Wake Forest University; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Business and Economics from North Carolina State University