Biography

As a Vice President of Mason Wells Buyout Funds, Mr. Simons is primarily responsible for supporting the funds’ investment activities.  In this capacity, Mr. Simons is responsible for initiating investment opportunities, new investment analysis, conducting due diligence, negotiating debt financings, and working with portfolio company management teams.

Before joining Mason Wells in 2020, Mr. Simons was an Investment Banking Associate in JMP Securities’ investment banking group in its San Francisco office, where he focused on middle-market M&A advisory and capital raising engagements.

Mr. Simons received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Macalester College.

Active Board Memberships

Packaging Materials and Converting
KDV Label, LLC
Waukesha, WI
Current
Founded in 1974 by Karen and Dick Vaughn, KDV is a label converter for a diverse set of consumer end markets including beverage, food, household cleaning, and personal care. KDV’s primary business is the converting of various substrates (primarily film and paper) into pressure-sensitive adhesive labels, digital labels, unsupported film labels, and other specialty labels for a variety of consumer applications. KDV puts a strong emphasis on operational efficiency to deliver quality label products within best-in-class lead times. KDV operates two manufacturing locations: the headquarters is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin (KDV), and its sister company (I-Graphics, LLC) is located in Loveland, Colorado.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV