Paul is a founding partner of Genesis Park and also serves as Chairman of Texas Monthly. He has sourced and structured and led a number of successful investments, significant among them are ColumbineJDS, where he carved out a division of Jefferson Pilot and created the largest back office media software firm in the world while serving as Executive Chairman, and Alpheus Communications, where he carved out a telecommunications subsidiary of El Paso Corporation, rebranded and refocused the enterprise to create the largest alternative fiber optic network in Texas, then took the company into data centers and through
a successful exit.
Paul has served as the Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas General Services Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Texas Law School.
Peter is a founding partner with Genesis Park and also serves as Chairman of Greenwell Energy Solutions. Previously, Peter was CEO of CapRock Communications and grew the company from $30 million in revenues in 2002 to $600 million in revenues in 2011. He was also a founder of the Information Management Group (IMG), which grew to more than $600 million in revenues during his tenure, and held an associate position with McKinsey & Company.
Peter serves on the Board of Directors of ipDatatel, ITC Global, Flo Trend, HMS Income Fund and Hines Global REIT. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stanford and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Steve has the title of Special Partner at Genesis Park and is a member of our investment committee. He has 26 years of experience in real estate, industrial and construction market acquisitions and developments and is the President of Western General Holding Company, a real estate company that focuses on urban redevelopment opportunities. From May 2009 until August 2010, Steve was the Chairman of Vivante GMP Solutions, Inc., a biotech firm that was purchased by Lonza Group Ltd. in August 2010. Steve began his career as a lawyer with Fulbright & Jaworski, where he focused on transaction work-outs
and real estate.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Southern Methodist University.
Principals, Office and Administrative
Parel is a principal of Genesis Park where he has a strong focus on evaluating new investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and negotiating deal structures. Previously, Parel served as VP of Finance for Greenwell Energy Solutions. Prior to Greenwell, he was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Harris CapRock.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Southern Methodist University as well as a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
Sumble is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Genesis Park and oversees the Firms’ accounting, operations, compliance and investor relations functions. Sumble brings more than 13 years of experience in diverse financial services roles. Prior to joining Genesis Park, Sumble served as the Director of Fund Accounting and Finance at Salient Partners where she managed the quarterly and annual reporting process for the company’s various fund structures. Preceding Salient, Sumble worked at D.E. Shaw & Co. in New York City in their Financial Reporting group. Before joining D.E. Shaw, Sumble started her career at Ernst & Young in New York City auditing hedge fund and private equity clients.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College.
Christina is a principal of Genesis Park focusing on new investment opportunities, quantitative analysis and M&A guidance. Previously, she was an associate in the Consumer Retail Healthcare Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Company, where she worked on M&A analysis, strategic alternatives and extensive business and financial due diligence. She was also with RBS Securities, Citizens Financial Group and CapitalSpring, a start-up private equity investment firm.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington and Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Kimberly is the Office Manager at Genesis Park and is responsible for broad-based administrative support and office operations. She has specific experience overseeing managerial aspects of corporate acquisitions, global expansion projects along with employee and team development. Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to Peter Shaper at CapRock Communications, where she was closely involved with various international projects including office expansions and the integration of global departments.
She has served on the board of the Young Presidents Organization of Executive Assistants and co-chaired more than eight events. Prior to joining CapRock, she supported the president of a commercial real estate company for ten years.
Christy is a principal of Genesis Park and previously served as the VP of Marketing for Greenwell Energy Solutions, where she developed the company’s marketing and communication strategy from its inception to its growth into multiple business units. Prior to Greenwell, she led the global marketing department of CapRock Communications, where she played an instrumental role in building its brand – positioning the company as one of the most recognized players in the industry.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
Cathy is an Advisor of Genesis Park and has historically managed all tax and accounting functions. Previously, she served as Corporate Tax Manager and then Vice President and Treasurer of H&C Communications, which owned a group of television and radio stations. She also held the position of Tax Manager of Deloitte, Haskins
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Southwestern University and a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas.
Dr. George Dempsey
George partners with portfolio company executives to provide leadership, strategy, culture and alignment. He provides executive coaching to strengthen management teams, increase their efficiency, and make companies more successful. George has corporate and organizational experience with numerous clients, including Fortune 500 companies and large family-owned businesses.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston and his Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology from Louisiana
Ron is currently President and CEO of InkBox Printing. He has over two decades of experience serving the energy and telecommunications industries and serves as Genesis Park’s business development and industry specialist. Previously, Ron served as President of Greenwell Energy Solutions and also as Vice President and General Manager of the Americas for Harris CapRock. During his tenure at Harris CapRock, he grew client business primarily from the Gulf of Mexico region to worldwide locations.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from
Texas A&M University.
Court is currently President and CEO of Flo Trend Systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the energy, industrial, manufacturing and technology industries. Prior to his time in private equity, Courtland was in management consulting for firms including KPMG, Accenture and FTI Consulting, focusing on building business performance improvements.
Court holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin focusing on entrepreneurship and international business. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin where he concentrated in government
and public policy.
Ron currently serves as the COO of ipDatatel. In this role, he oversees all operational aspects of the business including its core network and service infrastructure, service management, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics. Previously, Ron was VP of Operations for Greenwell Energy Solutions and before that VP of Operations for Harris CapRock.
He was also a co-founder and managing partner of WNSC Limited, an Internet service provider which grew to become one of the most successful providers in the Southwest