The Endurance team has many years of investing, operating and financial experience working with middle market and lower middle market companies across a wide range of industries in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We have hands on experience assisting growth companies develop and execute their strategic plans. Our network of business relationships further our ability to support our partners.
Rich has a unique view of what it takes to build and lead great companies in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, informed by ongoing leadership in three successful enterprises. Over the course of his 30+ year career, Rich has founded two industry-defining companies. In 2009, he drew on that experience and expertise to found Endurance Search Partners. Endurance gives Rich an opportunity to support and invest in growth businesses that are being professionalized by entrepreneurs through acquisition. For over 10 years and across 200 partnerships, Endurance has helped search fund entrepreneurs build great businesses in the software, healthcare and business services industries.
Rich has built companies with teams of exceptional people who focus on the right, deep, consistent work that produces compounding returns over an extended period of time. In 1997, he founded and continues to lead Extensis Group, one of the nation’s largest privately held professional employer organizations (PEO) and an industry leader in human resources solutions. In 1987, he founded and continues to run NIP Group, a market-leading specialty insurance MGA that brings an entrepreneurial spirit to insurance and risk management.
Rich is a current board member of Automotive Business Solutions, Briscoe Protective and FIMC and a former board member of Housing Wire, KGHP, Midwest Supplies, PEC Safety, Sage Data Systems and Windley Ely.
Lawrence J. Dunn Iii
As an accomplished financial professional, Larry has generated substantial value in high-growth environments. He develops solutions for organizational strategy, capital management, process improvement, cost containment and financial reporting.
Like Rich and Tiffany, Larry enjoys working closely with searchers at every stage of their quest to acquire one great company. He applies his expertise to supporting their goals and helps provide the guidance they need to become highly successful, value-driven CEOs. He lends his expertise to — and collaborates with — all members of the search fund community.
Larry has more than 30 years of diverse experience in operations and investing. In addition to his role at Endurance, Larry is the CFO of NIP Group and partners with Rich in its day-to-day operations. Prior to joining NIP Group, he was Managing Director at Ally Financial and a Director of M&A and Divisional CFO at AIG. He began his career with KPMG.
Larry serves on the Board of Botanical Designs, Housing Wire, ABS Warranty, Briscoe Protective and Lorman Education Services.
Tiffany Clay Augustyn
Tiffany has spent her career as a middle market and growth equity private equity investor working alongside driven leaders and management teams to build great companies. Prior to joining Endurance, Tiffany was an investor with the global private equity firms TPG Capital and L Catterton where she helped lead a number of buyout and growth equity investments as well as served on the Board of several operating companies. She started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. where she served public and private sector clients throughout North America and the Middle East. Tiffany received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she graduated with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar. She received a B.A. from Yale University where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Tiffany serves on the Board of Lorman Education Services. She is a former board member of Anuvia, Hanna Andersson, ReGen Holdings, Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurants, and the World Resources Institute, and past term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Like the rest of the Endurance team, Tiffany has a passion for the excitement and challenges of acquiring, operating and growing businesses, particularly in working with early career, talented, excellence-oriented operators and their investors.