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Dock Square Capital LLC is a merchant bank founded on the core principles of transparency, creativity, trust, and alignment of interest with our partners and investors. We operate at the nexus of a global network of entrepreneurs and families, and possess the structural flexibility to add value as principal investors, strategic advisors, and joint venture partners.

 

Dock Square focuses on opportunities where our diverse skill set, unique network, and flexible approach enable us to differentially create value for our partners and investors. 

 

The Dock Square Senior Team

+ Governor Jeb Bush, Chairman

Governor Bush is a founding Managing Partner and Chairman of Dock Square Capital.

He served as the 43rd governor of the State of Florida from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected. He was most recently a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Governor Bush remained true to his conservative principles throughout his two terms in office – cutting nearly $20 billion in taxes, vetoing more than $2.3 billion in earmarks and reducing the state government workforce by more than 13,000. His limited government approach helped unleash one of the most robust and dynamic economies in the nation, creating 1.3 million net new jobs and improving the state’s credit ratings, including achieving the first ever triple-A bond rating for Florida.

During his two terms, Governor Bush championed major reform of government, in areas ranging from health care and environmental protection to civil service and tax reform. His top priority was the overhaul of the state’s failing education system. Under Governor Bush’s leadership, Florida established a bold accountability system in public schools and created the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation. Today, Florida remains a national leader in education and is one of the only states in the nation to significantly narrow the achievement gap.

Governor Bush previously served as Florida’s Secretary of Commerce under Bob Martinez, Florida’s 40th governor. As Secretary of Commerce, he promoted Florida’s business climate worldwide. Following an unsuccessful bid for governor in 1994, he founded the nonprofit Foundation for Florida’s Future, which joined forces with the Urban League of Greater Miami to establish the state’s first charter school.

Governor Bush maintains his passion for improving the quality of education for students across the country by serving as the Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofit education reform organization he founded to transform education in America.

Governor Bush earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has written three books, Profiles in Character; Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution; and Reply All: A Governor’s Story 1999-2007.


+ Amar Bajpai, President

Mr. Bajpai is a founding Managing Partner and President of Dock Square Capital. At Dock Square he is involved in all aspects of the firm’s principal investment, advisory, and equity joint venture activities, as well as the day to day operation of the firm. Mr. Bajpai is a long-time colleague of Governor Jeb Bush, co-founding Dock Square’s predecessor firm, Britton Hill Partners, with him in 2008.

Prior to founding Britton Hill, Mr. Bajpai served on Lehman Brothers' Senior Relationship Management team, which was responsible for covering Lehman’s key institutional clients. He reported directly to a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and focused on creating proprietary trading and investment banking opportunities. Mr. Bajpai was previously a member of both the Lehman Structured Credit and Asset Backed Securities desks, where he participated in the structuring and marketing of $12 billion of securities transactions across the Leveraged Loan, ABS, and esoteric fixed income asset classes.

He is a board member of DB US Data Center Holdings and an advisory board member of Ag America Lending. Mr. Bajpai is a past board member of O’Brien’s Response Management and Inflection Energy.

Mr. Bajpai holds a B.S. in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


+ Jeb Bush Jr., Managing Partner

Jeb Bush Jr. is a founding Managing Partner of Dock Square Capital, and former Partner at Britton Hill. Mr. Bush has built a successful career as an investor and consultant. As a Managing Partner at Jeb Bush & Associates Mr. Bush provided specialized management consulting services, leveraging the firm’s worldwide network of business relationships and drawing on its broad perspective on the economy, business, and politics to help companies at all stages achieve their objectives. As a Partner at Bush Ventures, Mr. Bush invested in a variety of venture capital companies, and as a Managing Partner of Gold Krown, Mr. Bush invested in Florida-based real estate.

Mr. Bush is on the Board of the Barbara Bush Foundation, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Miami Dade College, Habitat for Humanity and is the Chairman of Friends of St. Jude and the State Co-Chair of MavPac.

Mr. Bush received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in 2006 and a Master’s degree from Florida International University in 2008.


+ George Huber, Managing Partner

Mr. Huber is a founding Managing Partner of Dock Square Capital. Prior to Dock Square’s founding, Mr. Huber was the Chairman of Britton Hill Holdings, a position he took over from Governor Bush in 2015.

George Huber is also Founder and CEO of Equity Investment Group, Inc. EIG and its affiliates completed over $7 billion in transactions throughout the United States, including nearly $2 billion in retail shopping center transactions for their own account, while also owning and operating several B2B and B2C manufacturing and distribution companies. By the early 2000s, EIG had become a private retail REIT and one of the largest private owner/managers of retail real estate in the United States with offices in six states and more than 120 shopping centers nationwide.

Mr. Huber was co-founder and manager of Blue Vista Capital Management LLC, a Chicago-headquartered real estate investment management company. Blue Vista raised and managed in excess of $1 billion of institutional equity through four closed-end funds, two separate accounts, and one joint venture relationship totaling approximately $5.25 billion of capitalization. Mr. Huber also co-founded Peak Campus Companies, one of the five largest student housing managers and developers in the United States.

Mr. Huber has been active in numerous professional and charitable organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for publicly-traded companies Fort Wayne National Corporation (NASDAQ:FWNC) and Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN).

Mr. Huber holds a B.A. in Business from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. with Honors from the University of Michigan. Mr. Huber resides in Seattle, Washington.


+ Jack Oliver, Managing Partner

Mr. Oliver is a founding Managing Partner of Dock Square Capital where he leverages his unique network and insight to the benefit of its investors, companies, and business partners.

Mr. Oliver works across the highest levels of national politics, government, technology, finance, and business to provide senior relationship management and unparalleled insights at the intersection of public policy, innovation, and commerce. Mr. Oliver serves as a Senior Advisor to Bryan Cave LLP, an international law firm based in St. Louis Missouri, and as a Senior Advisor to various technology leaders, including Formation 8, Palantir, OpenGov, Addepar, Leeo, & Rubicon Global. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to Barclays from 2008 through 2017 where he provided senior relationship management for top clients across investment banking and capital markets.

Mr. Oliver is actively involved at the highest levels of national and Missouri politics. Described by TIME Magazine as the man largely responsible for “the most formidable money machine in modern political history,” Jack served as National Finance Vice-Chairman for Bush-Cheney ‘04 and Victory 2004 managing the campaign’s $240 million national finance plan. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Republican National Committee where he oversaw all day-to-day operations during the 2002 congressional election cycles, which resulted in historic Republican gains in both the House and Senate. In 2000, Jack served as National Finance Director for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign and managed a fundraising effort that shattered all previous presidential fundraising records. In 2016, Jack was the National Co-Chair of Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential campaign.

Mr. Oliver served for two years as Co-Chairman of the ONE Campaign, an organization founded by U2's Bono and supported by the Gates Foundation with the mission to raise public awareness about global poverty and disease in developing countries. He is a member of the Robin Hood Foundation Leadership Council; on the National Leadership Council of Communities in Schools; an Advisory Council member of the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University; a Member of the External Advisory Board of the Washington University Gephardt Institute for Public Service; an Advisory Member of the Leadership Council at the Danforth Plant Science Center; a Member of the National Finance Committee of the George W. Bush Foundation; and former Director for the Legacy Educational Foundation and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jack is also on the Board of Directors for two companies: E-Health Corporation and Gateway Blend.

Mr. Oliver received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia.


+ Ross Rodrigues, Managing Partner

Mr. Rodrigues is a founding Managing Partner of Dock Square Capital where he contributes his expertise in all aspects of the principal investment process, including sourcing, diligence, execution, financing, active portfolio management and realization.

Prior to co-founding Dock Square, Mr. Rodrigues launched Britton Hill’s principal investing practice in 2012 and co-founded Britton Hill Holdings. Mr. Rodrigues has significant private equity experience, acquiring over 30 platform and “add-on” companies during his career.

Prior to Britton Hill, Mr. Rodrigues was a Principal at Odyssey Investment Partners, where he served for 10 years, and an Associate at Fenway Partners for 2 years. Before Fenway Partners, he worked for the CSFB investment banking group and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.

Mr. Rodrigues is currently a Board Member of Hawker Pacific Airservices Ltd.

Mr. Rodrigues received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in computer science from the engineering department at Tufts University in 1998.


+ David Savett, Managing Partner

Mr. Savett is a founding Managing Partner of Dock Square Capital where he contributes his expertise in all aspects of the firm’s merchant banking activities including principal investments, equity joint ventures, and advisory services.

Mr. Savett has over fifteen years of energy finance experience that covers principal investing, trading, portfolio management, structuring, sales, and investment banking. He joined Dock Square’s predecessor business, Britton Hill, in 2012 as a Managing Partner to accelerate the build out of the firm’s principal investment and advisory functions.

Prior to Britton Hill, Mr. Savett was a Director at Credit Suisse, where he worked for 6 years in the Global Commodities Group. During his time at Credit Suisse he held positions including Head of Physical Natural Gas Trading and Head of Texas Electricity Trading. Mr. Savett managed some of the bank’s largest and most complex commodity portfolios in addition to having an influential role in the bank’s broader commodity structuring and marketing initiatives to bring commodity solutions to project financings, acquisitions, and dividend recapitalizations. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Savett worked at Bank of America in both the Global Commodities and Energy & Power Groups.

Mr. Savett currently serves on the board of Inflection Energy and was a prior Board Member of NYSE-listed company Dorian LPG.

Mr. Savett received a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2003 where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.


 

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