Board of Directors
Todd Dauphinais – Founding Principal of Clavis Capital Partners
Todd is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s investment, operational and fundraising activities. Over the course of his career, he has completed over 25 transactions representing more than $1 billion of capital deployed. He has also held senior operating and strategic roles in manufacturing and industrial companies throughout his career. Prior to starting Clavis, Todd was responsible for the North American operations of a large European-based corporate investment fund. Previously, Todd served as CEO of EFI Electronics, an industry-leading manufacturer of electrical protection and power quality products, where he led his firm to record revenues and profitability for four straight years and was awarded the prestigious Shingo Prize for manufacturing. Before EFI, Todd served in various strategic and operating roles at leading firms such as Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation. He started his career as a strategy and M&A consultant with Deloitte Consulting, focusing on the electric and gas utility sector.
Todd oversees the firms’ investments in Solair Group, Alliance Tank Service and Azimuth Technology. He serves as the current CEO of Solair Group and was previously the CEO of Alliance Tank Service.
Todd received his MBA with honors from the University of Notre Dame and received his bachelor’s from Texas A&M University. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Association for Corporate Growth, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and various charity, faith and angel investing organizations in the Dallas area.
Wesley Yale is the founder and president of Solair Group, LLC.
An entrepreneur at heart, Wesley started Solair Group in 2001 in a small 5,000 sq foot facility to address the underserved aerospace maintenance tooling market, focusing primarily on his relationships with airlines and MROs in South America. His idea and hard work quickly took root and grew Solair Group into a leader in the market segment with a special knack at manufacturing and supplying hard-to-find, long-lead maintenance tooling solutions for premier airlines and MROs around the globe. Through this leadership, Solair has more than tripled in size and continues its market expansion by offering new products and services that compliment his long-term vision of the company.
Sam Snyder – Principal at Greyrock Capital Group
Prior to joining Greyrock in the summer of 2012, Sam worked as an associate in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs & Co. covering technology, media, and telecommunications companies. Before Goldman, Sam was an analyst at Renaissance Capital from 2005 to 2009 and was responsible for researching and investing in initial public offerings.
Sam holds a BA in History from Princeton University and an MBA with Honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Sam is also a CFA charterholder.
Michael Dickman – Senior Associate at Greyrock Capital Group
Prior to joining Greyrock in 2018, Mike worked as a Senior Associate on the investment team at Medley Management, Inc. where he focused on direct lending and special situations investments. Mike began his career at Ernst and Young where he obtained his CPA.
Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University – Portland with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Finance.