Ted Konnerth, Ph.D.

Managing Director

​Education

  • BS in Psychology, Ohio State University

  • PhD and MS degrees in Psychology, Tulane University

​Professional Experience

  • VP of Sales at Cooper Lighting, responsible for a $1B global business

  • Founder of Egret Consulting, an executive search firm dedicated to the electrical industry

  • Regular speaker at industry events including Strategies in Light, Solid State Lighting Forum, IES Street and Light, IoT Emerge, Lightfair and the Fordyce Forum

Selected Accomplishments

  • Recruited more than 120 senior executives in the electrical products industry

  • Built a database of more than 12,000 companies in the electrical products industry

Geoffrey Ling, MBA

Managing Director

​Education

  • M. Eng. University of Leeds (UK)

  • MBA University of Chicago

​Professional Experience

  • 20+ years of investment banking and corporate development M&A experience

  • Industry experience spans lighting and other electrical and electronic products, software, robotics, aerospace and defense, optics, industrial products, life sciences, energy and distribution

  • Advised Fortune 500 companies including Eaton Corporation and Cooper Industries, as well as portfolio companies of private equity firms including The Sterling Group and The Carlyle Group

  • ​Extensive international experience, including six transactions with companies or subsidiaries outside the US

  • Led the investor relations function for a NASDAQ-listed company

  • Leadership experience includes managing a $250 million product line and a team of talented engineers

Selected Accomplishments

  • 20 closed transactions valued at $800 million

  • Divested a manufacturing business in 60 days in an accelerated structured sale process

  • Launched highly profitable new products that generated annual revenues of approximately $100MM

  • Launched a highly profitable distribution business that grew to $50 million in revenues

  • 5 US Patents