Presented by Kelly Cornelis, Partner, LaSalle Capital & Pat Dorsey, Founder of Dorsey Asset Management
Kelly joined LaSalle in 2005 and is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, overseeing due diligence, structuring and negotiating transactions, portfolio management and investor relations. Prior to joining LaSalle, Kelly was a Vice President at SB Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm. Before joining SB Partners, she worked for William Blair & Company in the Corporate and Debt Finance departments. Kelly was a founding member of the Chicago Women in Private Equity, is a committee member of PE WIN (Private Equity Women's Investor Network) and served as a board member of MBBI (Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries). A Moline, Illinois, native, Kelly holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
About LaSalle Capital:
Since 2004, LaSalle Capital has partnered with over 40 companies in the lower middle market to drive growth and create value. They utilize a strategic and collaborative approach that respects the knowledge of those who have built the businesses they acquire and leverages their industry expertise and successful formula for growing and developing small businesses. Visit LaSalle Capital's website to learn more.
Pat is the founder of Dorsey Asset Management. Prior to starting Dorsey Asset, Pat was Director of Research for Sanibel Captiva Trust, an independent trust company serving high net worth clients.
From 2000 to 2011, Pat was Director of Equity Research for Morningstar, where he led the growth of Morningstar’s equity research group from 20 to 90 analysts. Pat was instrumental in the development of Morningstar’s economic moat ratings, as well as the methodology behind Morningstar’s framework for analyzing competitive advantage. Pat is also the author of two books — The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing and The Little Book that Builds Wealth.
Pat holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in government from Wesleyan University. He is a CFA charterholder.
About Dorsey Asset Management:
Dorsey Asset Management is a registered investment adviser managing a single concentrated global equity strategy. They seek to own minority stakes in businesses that have substantial opportunities for reinvestment in addition to sustainable advantages. Visit Dorsey Asset Management's website to learn more.