Ellery W. Roberts, is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of 1847 Holdings LLC and has held that position since the inception of the Company. As the founder of 1847, Mr. Roberts brings over 18 years of private equity investing experience to the management team. Prior to founding 1847, Mr. Roberts formed RW Capital Partners LLC, an investment manager, approved by the Investment Committee of the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2010 to raise and manage a Small Business Investment Company. Prior to founding RW Capital Partners LLC, Mr. Roberts was a Managing Director of Parallel Investment Partners LP (formerly SKM Growth Investors LP), a Dallas based private equity fund focused on recapitalizations, buyouts and growth capital investments in lower middle market companies throughout the United States. Mr. Roberts was responsible for approximately $400 million in invested capital across two funds. Prior to Parallel, Mr. Roberts was a Vice President with Lazard Freres & Co. working in their Real Estate Principal Investment Area, where he was a senior team member involved in the investment of over $2.4 billion of capital. Prior to joining Lazard in 1997, Mr. Roberts worked at Colony Capital, Inc., where he analyzed and executed transactions for Colony Investors II, L.P., a $625 million private equity fund and prior to that worked in the Corporate Finance Division of Smith Barney, Inc. where he participated in a wide variety of investment banking activities. During his career Mr. Roberts has been directly involved with over $3.0 billion in direct private equity investments. Mr. Roberts received his B.A. degree in English from Stanford University.
Edward J. Tobin, Managing Director of 1847 Partners LLC. Mr. Tobin was previously a Director of Global Emerging Markets North America, Inc. (GEM), where for 15 years he managed Special Situations and Venture investing for GEM’s Partners Capital Fund. Ed was also a principal and on the investment committee of the MENA Fund, a Shari’ah compliant private equity fund which was a joint venture between GEM and VC Bank, itself a Shari’ah compliant bank based in Bahrain. In addition to these activities, while at GEM Ed oversaw structured finance transactions in industries such as clean tech, consumer/retail, alternative finance, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, retailing, real estate and life sciences. Prior to joining GEM, Ed was Managing Director of Lincklaen Partners, a private family investment office. Previously, he had been a portfolio manager with Neuberger and Berman, managing both pension funds and private client capital in the public equity markets. Prior to N&B, he was a Vice President of Nordberg Capital, Inc. Ed is on the Boards of 1847 Holdings LLC, Peekay Boutiques, Inc., PPI Management LLC, and GEM Holdings LLC, in addition to his various philanthropic activities. Ed received his MBA from the Wharton School, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.