Hello search fund community,

My name is Justin Charles. I recently launched a search to acquire a business. My career spans approximately 7 years as a generalist analyst at two institutional investment firms. Most recently, I've gained hands-on operational experience in software, serving as the lead technical engineer and directing a multidisciplinary team at a logistics & supply chain software company in a consulting capacity for ~1 year. In addition, I co-founded an eCommerce logistics business with my parents during high school and college—a business they continue to operate today.
I am looking to connect with investors and SBA lenders who complement my skill set and would be interested in seeing deals as my sourcing progresses. I invite potential partners to direct message me. Fellow searchers – please feel free to reach out. I’m always interested in meeting new people.
Why Partner with Me? - My career blends investing acumen with operations and team leadership skills. I have experience in both analyzing investments in large public companies and in hands-on operations within SMBs.

- Coming from a small business family, I am attuned to the day-to-day realities and resource constraints typical of smaller enterprises, and I am aware of the operational/due diligence considerations in dealing with smaller companies.

My Background - (2021-Present) Investor/Entrepreneur: Managed my personal investments and consulted for software companies, exploring an operations-focused path. - (###-###-#### Senior Analyst, Spyglass Capital Management LLC.

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- Education: Columbia Business School, MBA, Value Investing Program (2018); Davidson College, B.A. in Economics###-###-#### and Varsity Baseball (NCAA Division 1).

My Search - Type: Self-funded, Industry-focused - Geography: Open to all U.S. locations and willing to relocate but focused on larger metros (e.g. Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, New York, Boston). - Industries: Aerospace Manufacturing/MRO, Commercial Cleaning/HVAC, Fire/Safety Inspection Services, IT Services, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Light Manufacturing/Assembly, Software/TMT (if the price makes sense, given my software background). - Sales Channel: B2B only; no B2C - Ideal Opportunities: Will offer a mix of organic growth, efficiency gains through process improvement, and potential for additional acquisitions. - Financials: EBITDA between $1 million and $2 million