Nathaniel Broughton, Partner

Nathaniel has built a track record of growing small businesses via online marketing and technology. He held leadership roles in marketing and business development at Show-Me Tickets and Veterans United, pushing those companies to $22 million and $70 million in revenue, all before the age of 26. As a founder, he later built and successfully exited, Plus1 Marketing (Inc 500 award winner), Spread Effect, and

Most recently, Nathaniel spent time as a Managing Partner for Succession Capital, where he acquired and oversaw companies for the firm’s U.S. portfolio.

Nathaniel is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in both marketing and private equity. He has lectured at San Diego State University, UCSD, Saint Louis University and developed and taught a course for the University of San Diego. He lives in La Jolla, CA with his wife and son.

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Brandon Laughridge, Partner

Brandon has a background in building small companies, with a particular focus on growth through scalable marketing. Shortly after graduating from the University of Missouri, he partnered with a private equity group to acquire, grow, and exit a financial lead generation company in the retirement space.

After selling his most recent marketing firm, Spread Effect, he spent a year with Succession Capital where he focused on sourcing and underwriting small leveraged buyout opportunities.

Brandon has a keen personal interest in real estate and actively invests in residential real estate in the Midwest. After four years in San Diego, Brandon and his wife, Katie, decided to move back to paradise–Kansas City, MO. He recently joined the board of Front Porch Alliance, a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for youth of all ages in the historic Ivanhoe neighborhood of Kansas City.

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