Meet The Team.

Northrim Horizon has an experienced and collaborative team that came together to create long-term value for investors, employees, and customers. We’ve learned from decades of collective experience there’s a better way to buy and build businesses.

Northrim Horizon Team

Investment Team

Brad Gulbrandsen

Managing Partner

Tyler Duke

Partner

Brad Johnson Northrim Horizon

Brad Johnson

Vice President

Max Matthews Northrim Horizon

Max Matthews

Vice President of Corporate Development

Justin Garner Northrim Horizon

Justin Garner

Associate

Adam Moesel Northrim Horizon

Adam Moesel

Associate

Lee Harcourt

Controller

Operating Partners

Joe Calland

CEO, Genesis Landscape Solutions

Jason Kremers

Jason Kremers

CEO, All Pro Security

Jack Lawson Northrim Horizon

Jack Lawson

CEO, ITC Personal In-Home Care

John Laydon

John Laydon

CEO, Elevate Trampoline Park

Tanner Payne Northrim Horizon

Tanner Payne

CEO, Total Apartment Solutions

Clark Peterson

CEO, Northstar Preschools

Nick Thome

CEO, Budget Brothers
Termite & Pest Control

Andy Verchota Northrim Horizon

Andy Verchota

CEO, Horizon Commercial
Pool Supply

Shared Services

Michael Choules

Vice President of Finance

Christian Richter

General Counsel

Vanessa Romera

Vanesa Romero

Director of Integration

Brad Gulbrandsen Northrim Horizon

Brad Gulbrandsen

Managing Partner

Brad is primarily responsible for the sourcing and evaluation of investment platforms and operating executives. Previously, Brad was an investor at Clayton Dubilier & Rice and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Brad received a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University, where he was a Gordon B. Hinckley Presidential Scholar.

Experience

  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice
  • Morgan Stanley


Education

  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Brigham Young University | B.S., Finance
Tyler Duke Northrim Horizon

Tyler Duke

Partner

Tyler is a Partner at Northrim Horizon. Tyler leads Northrim’s B2B software investing efforts. He has been helping grow and build great B2B software businesses for over a decade. Prior to Northrim, Tyler was an investor at JMI Equity, a private equity firm focused on investing in software and tech-enabled services businesses. He also spent time as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he focused on advising software and technology businesses.

Tyler received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University, where he was a Brigham Young Scholar.

Experience

  • JMI Equity
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Education

  • Brigham Young University | B.S., Finance
Brad Johnson Northrim Horizon

Brad Johnson

Vice President

Brad is a Vice President at Northrim Horizon. Brad’s responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating, and structuring potential acquisitions as well as supporting the growth of Northrim’s investments in the healthcare and business services verticals. Prior to Northrim, Brad was an investor at Partners Group in its direct private equity buyout fund. Prior to Partners Group, he worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan in New York and Perella Weinberg Partners in San Francisco. 

Brad received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accountancy as well as a Bachelor of Arts Minor in English from Arizona State University with an Honors distinction from Barrett, The Honors College.

Experience

  • Partners Group
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Perella Weinberg Partners


Education

  • Arizona State University | B.S., Finance, Accountancy
Max Matthews Northrim Horizon

Max Matthews

Vice President of Corporate Development

Max is a Vice President of Corporate Development at Northrim Horizon. Max assists Northrim portfolio companies in all corporate development, acquisitions, and other value creation initiatives. Prior to Northrim, Max was a Senior Director of Business Development at EyeCare Partners. Prior to EyeCare Partners, he worked as a private equity associate at Ridgemont Equity Partners. He started his career as an investment banker at Fifth Third Securities in their M&A group. 

Max received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University, where he also played quarterback on the football team.

Experience

  • EyeCare Partners
  • Ridgemont Equity Partners
  • Fifth Third Securities


Education

  • Indiana University | M.B.A.
  • Indiana University | B.S., Accountancy
Justin Garner Northrim Horizon

Justin Garner

Associate

Justin is an Associate at Northrim Horizon. Justin’s responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as assisting in value creation initiatives across Northrim’s portfolio. Prior to Northrim, Justin was a Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, where he advised private equity clients on M&A transactions across various industries including retail, consumer goods, and industrial goods.

Justin received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master’s in Accountancy from Brigham Young University, where he was a Brigham Young Scholar.

Experience

  • McKinsey & Company


Education

  • Brigham Young University | M.S, B.S., Accountancy
Adam Moesel Northrim Horizon

Adam Moesel

Associate

Adam is an Associate at Northrim Horizon. Adam’s responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as assisting in value creation initiatives across Northrim’s portfolio. Prior to Northrim, Adam was an investor at Partners Group, where he focused on technology buyout and growth transactions. 

Adam received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University.

Experience

  • Partners Group


Education

  • Brigham Young University | B.S., Finance
Lee Harcourt Northrim Horizon

Lee Harcourt

Controller

Lee is the corporate controller for Northrim Horizon and is the CEO of Sentier Finance, an outsourced financial controller company. Prior to Northrim, Lee was an Associate Director of Account and Financial Reporting at Manifest, a New York-based advertising firm, and a Senior Staff Accountant at CBIZ MHM, a financial consulting company.

Lee received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University.

Experience

  • Sentier Finance
  • Manifest
  • CBIZ MHM


Education

  • Arizona State University | B.S., Accountancy
Joe Calland Northrim Horizon

Joe Calland

CEO, Genesis Landscape Solutions

Joe serves as the CEO of Genesis Landscape Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to Northrim, Joe was a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and was a Manager of Strategy at Treehouse Foods. He began his career as a Consultant at the Cambridge Group.

Joe received a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University.

Experience

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Treehouse Foods
  • Cambridge Group


Education

  • The Wharton School | M.B.A.
  • Northwestern University | B.A., Economics, Political Science
Jason

Jason Kremers

CEO, All Pro Security

Jason serves as the CEO of All Pro Security in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to joining Northrim Horizon, Jason was an Associate at McKinsey & Company where he advised diversified industrial conglomerates on strategic implementation and operational improvement initiatives. Before McKinsey, Jason served nearly a decade in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer and Special Operations Officer in the Raider Regiment, deploying three times to the Middle East in support of counterterrorism operations. 

Jason received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Experience

  • McKinsey & Company
  • United States Marine Corps


Education

  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business | M.B.A.
  • United States Naval Academy | B.S., Systems Engineering
Jack Lawson Northrim Horizon

Jack Lawson

CEO, ITC Personal In-Home Care

Jack serves as CEO of ITC Personal In-Home Care. Prior to Northrim, Jack was a Consultant at Bain & Company where he advised clients in several areas including growth equity diligence, healthcare operating models, and go-to-market post-merger integration. Prior to Bain, Jack worked in corporate strategy for Neiman Marcus Group, leading efforts across M&A, growth strategy, and cost reduction.

Jack received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame.

Experience

  • Bain & Company
  • Neiman Marcus


Education

  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • University of Notre Dame | B.B.A., Marketing, Spanish
John Laydon

John Laydon

CEO, Elevate Trampoline Park

John serves as the CEO of Elevate Trampoline Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to Northrim, John was a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group where he advised multi-site retail clients on market strategy, revenue growth initiatives, and corporate transformation. John began his career at Lockheed Martin, where he was a Hardware Engineer working in their R&D Skunkworks division.

John received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Experience

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Lockheed Martin


Education

  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Stanford | B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Tanner Payne Northrim Horizon

Tanner Payne

CEO, Total Apartment Solutions

Tanner serves as the CEO of Total Apartment Solutions in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Northrim, Tanner was an Associate at McKinsey & Company and was Director of Store Operations at PetSmart. He began his career as an investment banking analyst for J.P. Morgan in Dallas.

Tanner received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor and Master of Accounting, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

Experience

  • McKinsey & Company
  • PetSmart
  • J.P. Morgan


Education

  • Harvard Business School | M.B.A.
  • Brigham Young University | M.S, B.S., Accountancy
Clark Peterson Northrim Horizon

Clark Peterson

CEO, Northstar Preschools

Clark serves as CEO of Northstar Preschools in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to Northrim, Clark was a Vice President at Newlight Partners LP (formerly known as Soros Fund Management), a $4+ billion private equity firm based in New York. Clark began his career as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in New York.

Clark received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University.

Experience

  • Newlight Partners
  • Credit Suisse


Education

  • Brigham Young University | B.S., Finance
Nick Thome Northrim Horizon

Nick Thome

CEO, Budget Brothers Termite & Pest

Nick serves as the CEO of Budget Brothers Termite & Pest. Prior to Northrim, Nick was a Manager at Bain & Company, where he advised Private Equity clients on M&A transactions. Before Bain, Nick spent almost 10 years in the United States Air Force, where he was a graduate of their elite Weapons Instructor Course.

Nick received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government from the United States Air Force Academy, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School.

Experience

  • Bain & Company
  • United States Air Force


Education

  • The Wharton School | M.B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania | J.D.
  • U.S. Air Force Academy | B.S., Political Science and Government
Andy Verchota Northrim Horizon

Andy Verchota

CEO, Horizon Commercial Pool Supply

Andy serves as the CEO of Horizon Commercial Pool Supply in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to Northrim, Andy was the Head of Corporate Development & Business Development for 80 Acres Farms and was a Senior Manager at Bain & Company. He began his career as an Equity Analyst at Cortina Asset Management.

Andy received a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Marquette University.

Experience

  • Bain & Company
  • 80 Acres Farms
  • Cortina Asset Management


Education

  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business | M.B.A.
  • Marquette University | B.S., Finance
Michael Choules Northrim Horizon

Michael Choules

Vice President of Finance

Michael is the Vice President of Finance at Northrim Horizon. Michael works with Northrim portfolio companies to provide support and assistance across a variety of finance and accounting areas. Prior to Northrim, Michael was the Assistant Controller at Plexus Worldwide. Prior to Plexus, he worked at Onsemi in their accounting department and at Ernst & Young as an audit manager in their Phoenix office.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a licensed CPA in Arizona.

Experience
  • Plexus Worldwide
  • Onsemi
  • Ernst & Young

Education
  • Brigham Young University | B.S., Accountancy
Christian Richter Northrim Horizon

Christian Richter

General Counsel

Christian is General Counsel for Northrim Horizon. Christian works with Northrim portfolio companies to provide counsel and assistance across a variety of legal areas. Prior to Northrim, Christian was an Associate at Snell & Wilmer LLP in Phoenix in the corporate & securities group and at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York and Hong Kong.

Christian received a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in English with minors in Chinese and Business Management from Brigham Young University. Christian is a member of both the New York and Arizona State Bars.

Experience

  • Snell & Wilmer
  • Debevoise & Plimpton


Education

  • New York University School of Law | J.D.
  • Brigham Young University | B.A., English
Vanessa

Vanesa Romero

Director of Integration

Vanesa is the Director of Integration for Northrim Horizon. Vanesa works with Northrim’s portfolio companies to develop, implement, and optimize accounting and finance departments, including integrating new acquisitions and implementing systems. Prior to this role, Vanesa was a Senior Director of Internal Audit for Apollo Education Group and a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their San Francisco office.

Vanesa received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a licensed CPA in California.

Experience

  • Apollo Education Group
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers


Education

  • Universidad del Salvador | B.S., Business Administration