Ted Konnerth, Ph.D.

Managing Director


  • 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

  • Successfully facilitated 5 M&A transactions in the lighting industry

  • Placed hundreds of executives in the electrical products industry

  • Compiled a database of 12,000 companies and 120,000 contacts in the electrical products industry

Geoffrey Ling, MBA

Managing Director


  • 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 electric 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 $250MM product line and a team of talented engineers

Selected Accomplishments

  • 19 closed transactions valued at $800 million, including 15 on the buy side

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

  • Managed 4 acquisition integrations

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

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

  • 5 US Patents