Florida Gulfshore Capital is an affiliate of the Halstatt Partnership. Halstatt is the operational and investment arm of the Sproul family. The Sproul family, based out of Collier County, Florida, is proud to be a part of the Barron Collier legacy. Barron Gift Collier made his fortune in advertising in the early 1900’s and used this wealth to purchase over 1.3 million acres of land in Southwest Florida in the first half of the Twentieth Century.
For over 100 years, Barron Collier and his descendents have been a primary force in the development of South Florida. The family, through the Barron Collier Companies, maintains a leadership presence in the real estate development, citrus, farming, ranching and minerals markets of South Florida. The family also separately manages its own independent investment portfolio, including operating real estate assets, a private equity investment firm, a real estate development fund, and other financial investments.
Richard Molloy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Florida Gulfshore Capital, a Naples-based investment company focused on early stage venture opportunities. He serves as a board member of AlumaBridge, Club Colors, Pasteuria Bioscience, Pathfinder, Prioria Robotics, and Vertical Health, and as an observer to the board of Dietbet and Lehigh Technologies.
Previously, Mr. Molloy was a principal in Booz Allen & Hamilton’s Consumer and Industrial Products and Healthcare practices. Prior to Booz Allen, Mr. Molloy served in the British Army, in a Commando Engineer Unit and then with the Defense Mapping Agency in Washington, D.C. He has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University and an MPPM from Yale University School of Management.
Mr. George is responsible for managing the investment assets of the Halstatt Partnership, the operational and investment arm of the Sproul family. In this capacity he oversees investments across a wide variety of asset classes. Mr. George works closely with Richard Molloy and Florida Gulfshore Capital entrepreneurs to identify, negotiate and oversee attractive early stage investment opportunities.
Prior to Halstatt, Mr. George served as the President of Lehigh Technologies, a clean tech company initially backed by FGC. In the 1990’s, he led the investment activities at Compaq Computer Corporation (now HP), successfully deploying over $350 million into various technology acquisitions and venture investments. Before his time at Compaq, Mr. George was an investment banker at William Blair & Company in Chicago. During his career, he has also worked as a strategic consultant for McKinsey & Co., and an officer of Be Free, Inc., a software company he helped to start and take public.
Mr. George received an undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard College where he concentrated in Economics. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Trent Capital Partners:
Trent Capital Partners invests in established smaller middle-market businesses engaged in manufacturing, value- added distribution, and business services through (among others) management buyouts, recapitalizations, expansion financings, and corporate divestitures. – http://www.trentequity.com
Halstatt Real Estate Partners was built upon the legacy of Barron Gift Collier, one of the key figures in the development of Southwest Florida. His descendents, the Sproul family, formed Halstatt to reflect his spirit of leadership, community building and achievement. They have assembled a world class team of real estate and finance professionals, all with significant experience in Florida. – http://www.halstatt.com/