Thursday, June 15, 2017

Amin C Khoury Professional Bio

Mandarinfish Management, LLC. | Principal - PADI, Inc. - Board Member | 2017 

Co-Founder of an investment group consisting of family offices and philanthropists that acquired PADI from Providence Equity Partners LLC. 

Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training and certification organization. PADI’s mission is fourfold: 1) To provide the opportunity and confidence for consumers to safely explore and enjoy the planet’s oceans, lakes and waterways 2) To empower and arm PADI Members to serve their SCUBA diving constituents around the globe 3) To deliver the highest quality SCUBA diving certification and training system and 4) To preserve the underwater ecosystem through environmental organizations and partnerships such as Project AWARE. With over 133,000 professional members and 6,400 retail dive shops and resort members globally, PADI offers an extensive catalog of certification courses serving every segment of the market. As the trusted authority in diving, PADI has averaged over 900,000 diver certifications each year for the last 19 years. 

KD Capital Partners is the private equity arm of KAD, a single family office based in Palm Beach, Florida. Its investment thesis is industry agnostic, focusing on long-term value creation in private companies exhibiting high market share and growth potential. Investments are structured to acquire either a controlling interest or a significant minority ownership stake through straight equity or convertible debt. 

EPreop | Investor & Board Member | 2014 - Present

EPreop is a physician-led software company that offers a cloud-based coordinated care SaaS product for hospitals and surgery centers that increases efficiency, reduces waste and improves patient outcomes. 
SaaS technology in the coordinated care space is in great demand and is poised for strong long-term growth. The market research consultancy Frost and Sullivan has forecasted an annual compound growth rate of 38% from 2015-2020 for the coordinated care software market.
EPreop currently offers two software solutions: SurgicalValet™ and AnesthesiaValet™. SurgicalValet streamlines and improves every part of the surgical encounter, from patient intake through to readmission prevention. AnesthesiaValet software was designed by by anesthesiologists, for anesthesiologists to simplify and coordinate care across the entire surgical encounter.

ExpertConnect | Investor & Board Member 2009

ExpertConnect provides primary research insights from the world’s leading subject matter experts. ExpertConnect started nearly twenty- five years ago as AMFS, providing medical experts to the legal community for expert research, analysis and expert witness engagements. ExpertConnect clients can quickly engage a broad and deep network of leading experts across a variety of verticals through in person meetings, phone calls or custom surveys. ExpertConnect’s team of experienced search professionals has serviced thousands of law firms and mastered the skills necessary to provide attorneys with the most qualified and best suited expert witnesses. 

In the Financial Services industry, ExpertConnect connects analysts and portfolio managers with thought leaders and front-line industry professionals who provide cutting edge guidance and insight on products, markets, companies and trends.  
Corporations use ExpertConnect to gain real-time perspectives on issues and projects across all functions of their organizations. Senior Executives leverage ExpertConnect’s thought leader network through phone consultations, written reports, round table discussions, and seminars to help achieve corporate objectives.

The Switch | Investor & Board Member | 2005 - 2015

The Switch provides advanced video switching and local fiber circuit services, satellite services, scalable ethernet and remote live video production. The Switch transmits video and data for sports, news, and broadcast network end-users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. 

The Switch’s FiveNines Service provides high-quality video and data capabilities to enhance the sports television production experience at every MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL and NFL arena and stadium. With its portable transmission platform, The Switch can dynamically extend the reach of its network to provide FiveNines service at colleges, universities, professional golf courses and automobile race tracks in the U.S. In 2015, the Khoury-led investor group successfully exited its ten-year investment in the Switch, with annual revenues having grown 2000%. 

Sailfish Ventures, LLC. | President & Founder | 2004 - Present 

Sailfish Ventures is a holding company created to make venture capital investments in select companies where Amin is able to growing the value of each business through strategic participation as either a Management Consultant, Board Director, or both.

Nitro Leisure Products | Investor, President & COO | 1998 - 2003

Amin built Nitro Golf, LLC, into the world leader in recycled and refurbished golf balls. At Nitro, Amin directed all aspects of operations including: sales, marketing, raw material procurement, manufacturing, finance and e-commerce (Golf Balls Direct). 
He developed and implemented a new system for ball refurbishment; by identifying new technology, and acquiring equipment and competitors, Amin created the factory manufacturing line and rolled the product out - going from 0 store-fronts to well over 4,000 store-fronts in less than two years. Under Amin’s leadership, Nitro established an extensive presence in major retailers including: The Sports Authority, Kmart, Wal-Mart, BJ's Whole Sale Clubs, Pro Golf Discount and Edwin Watts. 

In 2004, Amin identified prospective buyers and consummated the sale of the Nitro on behalf of the investor group.