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Meet Our Team

The Minds Behind Our Success

Behind the success of The Swaney Group stands a dedicated team of professionals, each bringing a wealth of expertise and a commitment to excellence. Our team is composed of industry leaders, innovative thinkers, and experienced strategists who collectively drive our mission to transform and excel in every venture we undertake. Together, we share a commitment to integrity, innovation, and the continuous pursuit of excellence.

At the core of our operations are the values that guide every decision and strategy: Accountability, Leadership, and Innovation. These principles are not just words to us; they are the standards by which we measure our success and the success of those we partner with.

Get to know the leaders who are shaping the future of industry and innovation. Each member of our team plays a unique role in our collective success, and we invite you to learn more about their backgrounds and achievements.

Executive Profiles

Paul W. Swaney III – Managing Partner

Position: Founder & Managing Partner of Swaney Group Capital
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Background: Paul brings extensive experience in private equity and operations management. His journey began with a foundation in nuclear submarine operations and maintenance, moving through roles at Amazon and ConocoPhillips, leading to significant leadership positions in private equity.
Role at The Swaney Group: Since founding Swaney Group Capital, Paul has led the firm to remarkable success, overseeing substantial private equity and private debt investments, and playing a pivotal role on several investment committees.
Personal Quote: “Achieving excellence in private equity requires not just strategic acumen but also a commitment to operational transformation.”
Key Achievements:
Directed successful exits with exceptional multipliers, including a notable pharmaceutical manufacturing exit at 4.5x, with substantial ongoing investment returns.
Spearheaded diverse investments across sectors, demonstrating robust growth and investment acumen.

Robert H. Plante III – Chief Operating Officer

Position: COO & Senior Director at Swaney Group Capital
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Background: Bo’s leadership foundation was built in the US Marine Corps and Army Special Forces, where he developed expertise in complex, dynamic environments. His military background is complemented by significant corporate experience in transformation and restructuring.
Role at The Swaney Group: As COO, Bo leads the operational strategies of Swaney Group Capital, ensuring the effective integration and management of portfolio companies and spearheading post-merger integrations.
Personal Quote: “The rigor and discipline of military service combined with strategic business transformation can significantly amplify operational excellence.”
Key Achievements:
Led transformative integration projects resulting in substantial operational cost reductions and efficiency improvements.
Oversaw critical due diligence and value creation plans that led to significant EBITDA margin increases.

Leadership Philosophy

At The Swaney Group, leadership is more than a role or a set of responsibilities—it’s the foundation upon which we build our success and drive transformation. Our leadership philosophy is rooted in a commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity, ensuring we not only meet but exceed the high standards we set for ourselves and our investments.

Core Leadership Principles

Accountability and Transparency

We believe in holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethical conduct and transparency. This commitment extends through every layer of our operations, instilling confidence among our team members, partners, and investors.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement

In a rapidly evolving market, continual improvement and innovative thinking are key. Our leaders foster an environment where creative solutions and forward-thinking are encouraged and rewarded.

Strategic Decision-Making

Our decisions are informed by rigorous analysis, comprehensive market insights, and the long-term vision of sustainable growth. We empower our leaders to make bold decisions that align with our strategic objectives.

Empowerment and Team Development

We are committed to developing the next generation of leaders by empowering our team with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities to succeed. By investing in our people, we enhance our collective capabilities and drive meaningful growth.

Team Profiles

At The Swaney Group, our strength extends beyond our executive team. Our non-executive professionals embody our values of innovation, accountability, and strategic excellence. Meet the key individuals driving transformation and success across our operations.

James B. Waid

Position: Transformation Director
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Background: Former Corporate and Institutional Banking Associate at PNC, specialized in financial restructuring and operational improvements.
Current Role: Leads significant financial restructuring projects within The Swaney Group, applying his expertise in financial analysis and risk management.
Key Contributions: Spearheaded the development of risk management frameworks and optimized financial operations that have significantly enhanced profitability and stability across portfolio companies.

Corey Mulvey

Position: Transformation Director
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Background: Ex-Captain, US Army. Specialized in operational leadership and supply chain optimization.
Current Role: Manages complex projects aimed at improving operational workflows and reducing costs through strategic supply chain enhancements.
Key Contributions: Led the redesign of supply chain processes for a major industrial client, achieving a 20% cost reduction and notable improvements in product quality and customer satisfaction.

Vipashyin Reddy

Position: Transformation Director
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Background: Former Lieutenant, US Submarine Force, with significant experience in engineering project management and sustainable practice integration.
Current Role: Oversees engineering projects that incorporate sustainable practices and cutting-edge technologies, enhancing operational efficiency and environmental compliance.
Key Contributions: Instrumental in the implementation of green technologies across industrial operations, significantly reducing environmental impact and modernizing critical infrastructure.

Deep Bench of Industry Experts and Leaders

The Swaney Group is bolstered by a deep bench of over 20 seasoned industry experts and leaders. Each member brings a unique blend of expertise, experience, and insight that is critical in driving our transformation efforts and ensuring the sustained success of our operations.

From engineering and manufacturing to strategic planning and operational excellence, our experts cover a wide range of industries and functions.

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Our experts not only bring depth of knowledge but also apply their skills dynamically across projects to catalyze innovation and enhance operational efficiencies.

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Culture and Community Engagement

At The Swaney Group, we believe that our corporate culture and community engagement are not just part of our business, they are our business. We are committed to fostering an environment where innovation thrives, values are shared, and community connections are strengthened.

Key Aspects of Corporate Culture

Innovative and Inclusive Workplace

We cultivate a workplace where innovation is the norm, not the exception. Our inclusive culture welcomes diverse perspectives, encouraging every team member to bring their whole selves to work and to think outside the box.

Employee Development and Recognition

Employee growth is a cornerstone of our culture. We invest in continuous learning and development programs that empower our people to grow professionally and personally. Recognition is equally important, and we celebrate the achievements that contribute to our collective success.

Community Engagement Initiatives

Local and Global Impact

Our commitment extends beyond our office walls and into the communities where we operate. From local volunteer days to global charity partnerships, we are dedicated to making a positive impact.

Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability is at the heart of our community engagement. We strive to operate responsibly, ensuring that our business practices promote environmental stewardship and social well-being.

Career Opportunities

Join Our Team of Innovators: At The Swaney Group, we’re not just building a company; we’re cultivating an environment where excellence meets opportunity. Explore how you can contribute to and benefit from our continuous pursuit of transformation and excellence.

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Career Opportunities

Ready to take the next step with The Swaney Group? Whether you’re seeking career opportunities, partnership possibilities, or just want more information about our projects and services, we’re here to start the conversation.

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