About Us

Dr. James Buzzitta and the Buzzitta Family Office is leading the fourth generation of successful investing and has formed an investment firm with Greg Corona, a seasoned investment professional and the Founder of Lakewood & Company. The Family’s heritage began in 1914 with a West Michigan foundation and continues today as a multi-asset family office and has added Lakewood Hughes, LLC as their private equity and late stage venture capital investment arm. Greg Corona is the Chief Investment Officer and brings a national network of investment and operating professionals, a successful investment track record and a West Coast presence to support national deal flow for the firm from its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Invest
We Invest
We bring 61 years of operating and investment experience from its Founders who have joined together to make private equity and late-stage venture capital investments.
Value
We Add Value
Although we have a track record of success as investors, our DNA is operational in nature and is combined with patient capital that differentiates us.
People
Meet Our People
Our team is comprised of professionals with decades of investment and operating and experience gained from diverse backgrounds in industrials, technology, financial services and health care.

Our People

Management

James Buzzitta
James Buzzitta
Founder and Managing Partner

James Buzzitta completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors. He is also a graduate of...

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Gregory J. Corona
Gregory J. Corona
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Greg is the Chairman and Founder of Lakewood & Company, the successor entity to Lakewood Capital which he founded in 2005...

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Investment Professionals

Jack Buzzitta
Jack Buzzitta
Principal

Jack Buzzitta is the Principal of Lakewood Hughes. He is tasked with overseeing Alternative Investments for the Buzzitta...

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Brett Nocerini
Brett Nocerini
Vice President

Brett Nocerini is the Vice President of Lakewood Hughes. Brett is an integral factor in the firm’s investment underwriting...

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Operations

Daniel Grevengoed
Daniel Grevengoed
Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Grevengoed, CPA, CMPE serves as the Chief Finance Officer at Lakewood Hughes. Dan is a top-performing and highly...

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Michael Jacob
Michael Jacob
Vice President of Investor Relations

Michael Jacob is the Vice President of Investor Relations at Lakewood Hughes. He accountable for creating and presenting a...

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Kelly Bussey
Kelly Bussey
Senior Vice President Finance

Kelly Bussey brings Lakewood Hughes 30 years of accounting experience including all aspects of financial set up, preparation...

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Tesha Gould
Tesha Gould
Executive Assistant

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Operating Partners

Jim Aviles
Financial Services
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Chetan Venkatesh
Software & Infrastructure
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Nabil Kabbani
Financial Services
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Strategic Advisors

Dr. Paul A. Conley
Healthcare
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Bradley R. Corona
Software
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Ish Dugal
Software
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Christopher J. Hagan
Outside Legal Counsel
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Steven Katz
Healthcare
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Anil Menawat
Industrials & Software
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Sanjeev Varma
Automotive & Industrials
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Brandon Stafford
Financial Systems & Capital Markets
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Investment Strategy

Leverage operational experience of the firm’s professionals to implement hands-on operational investing to enhance value creation and investment returns.

Pursue friendly negotiated transactions with owners or management of companies who will be compatible with our culture.

Work as a team of professionals to make collaborative decisions and provide management of companies access to our national ecosystem of resources to assist in building value.

Invest in lower middle market companies and pursue investments that can generate an outsized return relative to the risk.

Our fundamental objective is to build an investment entity of the Buzzitta Family Office that is:

Principled

Principled, efficient and creative.

Committed

Committed to working collaboratively among ourselves and with the management of our investments.

Focused

Focused on making fewer, attractive investments; we view success based on the quality not the quantity of our investments.

Dependent

Dependent on trusted relationships with management and the support of uncompromised governance, discipline and work ethic.

Assisting

Assisting management with strategy, add-on acquisitions and attractive compensation arrangements to successfully build their companies.

Investment Criteria

Investment opportunities will generally, but are not required to have the following characteristics:

Industrials
Technology
HealthCare
Sector Focus
Primary facility located in the United States
Geography
Minimum $10 million
No Minimum EBITDA
Recurring Revenue /EBITDA
Control
Non-control
Buyouts
Growth Equity
Investment Types
Privately-owned
Family-owned
Particular Interest
Up to $150 million
with up to $10 million from the Fund per investment
Total Equity

We welcome owners and executives of companies seeking an investment from people with our credentials to contact us directly.

Contact Us

Grand Rapids
4069 Lake Dr SE
Suite 310
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-608-1620
info@lakewoodhughes.com
Los Angeles
10960 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90024
305-586-1132
info@lakewoodhughes.com