Stephen R. Lairmore

Stephen R. Lairmore

Newport Beach, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since September 20, 2007
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1978 MERU , BS

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I'm interested in highly differentiated business opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors with experienced management teams lead by driven entrepreneurs that are looking for growth capital to expand.(Series A & B rounds: No start-ups)

Make A Difference In Someone's Life!
The best part of living is being able to help one another and show kindness and compassion at every opportunity. Determine what makes you happy and gives you a sense of purpose, and then live it. Whether you have grand plans or not, it’s important to play small every day - even while keeping your eye on a larger goal. I’ve found that the little things make a huge difference, both for me and the people whose lives I touch. Each of these small acts will make a meaningful difference in someone’s life, and hopefully fill you with joy and satisfaction. I want only win/win interactions with people. I like to pay it forward and try to be an inspiration to every person my path crosses in life.

Stephen is a seasoned, thoughtful, decisive entrepreneur and operating corporate finance executive with over 45 years experience in the investment industry. He has spent the past 20 years in the private equity and venture capital consulting business. As an accomplished private equity investment professional, he has assisted on over 50 private equity transactions. Lairmore has extensive relationships with strategic venture capital and private equity firms in the United States, Europe and Asia. Engagements have ranging from $1 to $55 million spanning early to late stage equity, debt and M&A.

Stephen believes that businesses have the ability to make significant contributions to people, society and the environment. His philosophy combines his passion for business and investing with an altruistic vision to impact the world for good. He is a hands-on, goal-oriented executive with diversified experience in marketing, business development, strategic planning, turnarounds, finance and operations. He is an innovative business strategist, highly motivated, detail-oriented, concise, and well organized.

Prior to acting as a private equity consultant, Lairmore successfully founded, capitalized, operated and sold two securities brokerage firms with over 100 employees - Newport Asset Management and Opex International. Mr. Lairmore made regular appearances on FNN (Financial News Network), seen in over 40 million homes, as an analyst and forecaster in the late 80's. Mr. Lairmore holds a BS from the MERU Research University of Seelisberg , Switzerland. He resides in California and France with his wife, a French national, and two sons.

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I'm interested in early stage (no start-ups) and middle market highly differentiated companies looking for a Series A or B equity round.