October 08, 2021

Heartwood Partners Named in Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

Heartwood Partners has been included in Inc.’s third annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, which honors private equity and venture capital firms with the best track record of success backing entrepreneurs and management teams.  The list recognizes firms that operators can trust and collaborate with while also receiving the financial and strategic support they need to help accelerate growth. The firms selected have a successful track record of remaining actively involved in the businesses after their investment.
“A core goal for us at Heartwood Partners has been and continues to be to provide a unique ecosystem within the world of private equity in which family and management-owned businesses can achieve their goals and thrive,” Robert Tucker, Managing Partner of Heartwood Partners.  “We are honored to be recognized by Inc. and believe it speaks to our team’s expertise in working with family and management-owned businesses to address their specific needs and to maximize their potential.”
“Supporting an entrepreneur’s vision and driving growth is more than just a financial investment. It’s about building a relationship and supporting the founders beyond that initial year. These private equity firms treat the founders like partners, “says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.
Heartwood Partners has a track record of partnering with family and management owners to help them continue to build their businesses.  Our approach combines strategic execution with conservative capital structures to support long-term growth, including organic and acquisition-driven expansion into new products, services, and end markets.  Please visit the Heartwood Partners website at www.heartwoodpartners.com to review our approach and investment portfolio. 

Please contact the following members of the investment team at Heartwood Partners with investment or add-on opportunities:

John Willert


John Newman