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Meet the Canopy Capital Partners Team

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When CCP was founded, we set out to build a firm based on credibility, knowledge and integrity. With an experienced background in private equity, we continually work to create lasting value for business owners and investors.

Scott founded Canopy Capital Partners in 2017 following a successful 11 year run as Senior Vice President with Palm Beach Capital (“PBC”), a lower middle-market private equity firm where he ran their Tampa, FL office location from 2006 – 2017.  While at PBC, Scott focused on deal origination as well as structuring and executing private equity transactions.

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Scott Long

Scott founded Canopy Capital Partners in 2017 following a successful 11 year run as Senior Vice President with Palm Beach Capital (“PBC”), a lower middle-market private equity firm where he ran their Tampa, FL office location from 2006 – 2017. While at PBC, Scott focused on deal origination as well as structuring and executing private equity transactions. Prior to joining PBC, he was a Vice President at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Orlando, FL from 2001 – 2006 where he focused on providing sell-side M&A advisory services for clients and prospects of SunTrust Banks. Scott began his career at Prudential Securities in 1996 in New York City.

Scott serves on the Board of Directors of Turtle Southeast, LLC (Largo, FL), Cheyenne Associates, LLC (Brooksville, FL), and Alloy Cladding Company, LLC (Jupiter, FL). He is a former Board Member of Freight Force, Inc. (Anaheim, CA), Unitrans International Logistics, Inc. (Inglewood, CA), and Apollo Retail Specialists (Tampa, FL). Scott received a BS in Psychology and Business Administration (minor) degree from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Florida in 2000. Originally from Connecticut, Scott has resided in Central Florida since 2001 and lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and two children.

Beckett joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2021, following three years in Corporate Development at Aspirion, an Aquiline Capital Partners’ portfolio company providing healthcare revenue cycle services. Prior to Aspirion, he worked at Ballast Point Ventures, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software and healthcare companies throughout the Southeast.

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Beckett Brandewie

Beckett joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2021, following three years in Corporate Development at Aspirion, an Aquiline Capital Partners’ portfolio company providing healthcare revenue cycle services.

Prior to his time at Aspirion, he worked at Ballast Point Ventures, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software and healthcare companies throughout the Southeast. Responsibilities across both positions included sourcing, execution, and integration on investments, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.

Beckett began his career in the Technology Investment Banking group at Raymond James, with a specific focus on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises in the software and technology services sector.

Beckett graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biomolecular Science. He is originally from Tampa, FL and continues to live here with his wife, Kathryn.

Griffin joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2023, following a three-year stint at Warren Equity Partners, a Jacksonville, FL based middle-market private equity firm focused on infrastructure services. Prior to his time at Warren Equity Partners, Griffin worked on the investment team at Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI), a Westport, CT based middle-market private equity firm focused on consumer, industrial, and business services.

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Griffin McKenzie

Griffin joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2023, following a three-year stint at Warren Equity Partners, a Jacksonville, FL based middle-market private equity firm focused on infrastructure services.

Prior to his time at Warren Equity Partners, Griffin worked on the investment team at Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI), a Westport, CT based middle-market private equity firm focused on consumer, industrial, and business services. Across both roles, Griffin was responsible for all stages of the investment process and was active in portfolio company operating activity.

Griffin began his career in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan, with a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions across various sectors in the middle-market.

Griffin graduated from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Business Administration and graduated from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management with a MS Finance. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Griffin resides in Tampa, FL with his wife, Vanessa.

Pete joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2023 as an operating partner with a primary focus of supporting the management teams of Canopy portfolio investments with evaluating and implementing operational, financial and ERP initiatives to support growth and development strategies. Pete’s career has been centered on serving in entrepreneurial and executive capacities primarily with companies with robust B2B field service models.

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Pete Nelson

Pete joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2023 as an operating partner with a primary focus of supporting the management teams of Canopy portfolio investments with evaluating and implementing operational, financial and ERP initiatives to support growth and development strategies.

Pete’s career has been centered on serving in entrepreneurial and executive capacities primarily with companies with robust business to business field service models. Pete performed direct CFO roles as the CFO for Expert Traffic Control (flagging and work zone safety contractor), Kablelink (multi-state cable fulfillment contractor) and Peak Performance for Men (private equity backed national men’s medical company). In addition, Pete is a founding partner of Starlink Construction Utilities (underground utilities contractor) and Qypsys (provider of large enterprise fiber-based network design and installation services).

Pete graduated with a B.S. in Engineering from Clarkson University in 1995 and earned his MBA from the Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida in 2002. Pete lives in South Tampa with his wife, Rhonda, and three daughters, and is active in his church, Christ the King, and supporting organizations such as Children’s Cancer Center, Wheels of Success, CFO Exchange, and serving on the Advisory Board of the Bank of Central Florida.

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