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The BlackEagle Team

Michael Madden Michael Madden, Managing Partner
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Michael is the Managing Partner and co-founder of BlackEagle. He is responsible for leading the firm’s investment committee and managing its internal resources.

Michael has extensive experience in the investment community serving as senior partner at Questor Management Company where he was responsible for some of the firm’s most successful investments. With more than 30 years of advisory experience, Michael served as a partner at Beacon Group Holdings (acquired by JPMorgan Chase), vice chairman and member of the board of directors at PaineWebber, executive managing director at Kidder, Peabody, & Co. responsible for all investment banking and capital market activities worldwide, and co-head of worldwide investment banking at Lehman Brothers.

Michael holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from LeMoyne College. He is active with his alma mater serving as chair of the LeMoyne College Board of Trustees from 1999-2003 and was honored in 2012 in the naming of the Madden School of Business at LeMoyne College.


Jason Runco Jason Runco, Partner
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Jason Runco is a co-founder and Partner of BlackEagle. Jason works with acquiring family-owned businesses, non-core subsidiaries as well as investing in distressed situations. He works closely with management teams to implement profit improvement initiatives at BlackEagle portfolio companies across a range of industries.

Jason led the US LBM investment which through organic growth and 40 acquisitions, grew from $150 million in revenue to $1.7 billion in revenue over a six year hold period. He is currently a board member of US LBM Holdings, LLC and Oakland Industries.

Prior to BlackEagle, Jason was at Questor Management Company where his investment experience includes aerospace, automotive, oil services, transportation, and business services. He is a frequent speaker on such topics as operations focused investments and is also a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Business School.

Jason holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, JD from the University of Miami Law School and a BA in Finance from the University of Colorado. He and his wife have four children and two mutts and enjoy the outdoors.

Gene Matalene Gene Matalene, Chief Administrative Officer
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Gene Matalene joined BlackEagle in 2008 as Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the firm’s compliance efforts as well as investor relations and communications.

Gene has over 25 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He began his career at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and also worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert, as well as PaineWebber Incorporated where he was Deputy Director of Investment Banking and President of PaineWebber Development, a $300 million private equity fund. For the last several years, Mr. Matalene has been Managing Partner of EOS Capital, a private investment company.

Gene holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kimberly Lawrence Kimberly Lawrence, Office Manager
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Kimberly Lawrence is the Office Manager of BlackEagle’s Bloomfield Hills office. Kimberly has significant experience with a background in corporate travel, event coordination, accounting, and human resources.

Kimberly holds a BA in Business Administration from Walsh College. She resides with her husband and two children.