G. Eric Engdahl
Founding Partner, Powerhouse Capital LLC
Eric is the Founding Partner of Powerhouse Capital and has over 20 years experience in the finance and capital markets industry. Since 2015, his aviation strategies have focused mainly on the acquisition and leasing of commercial jet engines. From 2015 to 2019, Eric also served as Business Strategy Director for Odyssey Engines; Powerhouse Capital's strategic aviation affiliate. Prior to 2015, he held roles as Head of Equities at Capital Guardian LLC, SVP of Institutional Trading at Moors & Cabot Inc, and served as the President of the Boston Securities Traders Association. Currently, Eric is also involved with several entrepreneurial ventures and sits on the boards of both early stage companies and charitable organizations.
Managing Partner, Powerhouse Capital LLC
Prior to joining Powerhouse Capital in 2017, Alan was the CEO of Global Business Founding Group (GBFG), a Boston based Family Office investment fund. Alan has served in a variety of managerial and leadership roles within the GBFG portfolio of Companies. Prior to GBFG, Alan served as President at a division of General Electric, was a #1 ranked by the Wall Street Journal Technology analyst and was named to Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team”. Mr. Braverman is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and holds an MBA from Northwestern University
J. Mark Enriquez
Partner, Powerhouse Capital LLC
Mark is currently Managing Director, Powerhouse Capital LLC. Previously, he served as chairman and founding manager of Pulse Trading, a brokerage firm he started in 2000 and sold to State Street in 2011. Mr. Enriquez was a Senior Vice President and Director of Electronic Trading at State Street Brokerage from 1997 until 2000, and before that was a partner and Manager of Business Development for the MacGregor Group where he was responsible for new product development in the areas of trading and management systems. Prior to MacGregor, he was a Senior Systems Consultant for the Putnam Companies where he developed risk analysis and derivatives trading models. Mr. Enriquez received a BA from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College.
Richard J. (RJ) Valentine
Partner, Powerhouse Capital LLC and Chairman, The MBA Group of Companies
Richard J. (RJ) Valentine is a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor with 18 successful exits and more than a dozen operating companies. RJ is fully involved in all of the Companies under the MBA Umbrella.
RJ has founded, built and sold market leaders in diverse industries, including insurance, automotive services, hospitality, business services and more. Among his notable successes:
- He co-founded Global Business Funding Group, a business acceleration firm that is helping entrepreneurial-owned businesses grow by assisting them with business planning, raising capital and operations. The company also invests in and takes an active management role in portfolio companies, including Powerhouse Capital.
- RJ built Massachusetts Business Association (MBA) into the largest third-party health insurance administrator in New England, serving 60,000 small businesses with nearly 500,00 employees. In 2007, when RJ sold MBA to an NYSE company, MBA had trailing annual premiums in excess of $1.8 billion.
- He introduced Jiffy Lube in New England and was the first ADI in the system where he conceived, built and operated the largest and fastest-growing area franchise in the international chain. When he sold his stores to an NYSE company, RJ’s stores included 7 of the top 10 grossing Jiffy Lube service centers in the world. Jiffy Lube was subsequently sold for unprecedented 18 times multiple of earnings.
- Another of RJ’s exits was the professional investigations business, with LCF Associates. He took over LCF Associates at an early-stage, then built and operated the business until selling the firm to another NYSE company, generating a 24x return for his investment.
RJ is also a professional race car driver with over 400 professional starts with multiple wins, top 5 finishes and was the 2009 winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona. RJ is a highly sought-after speaker, lecturer and mentor.