Managing Principal

Asim Aleem


Institutional Investors

Anacapa Partners

Jeff Stevens
Ashley Giesler

Argo Management Partners

John T. Fitzgerald

Pacific Lake Partners

Jim Southern
Coley Andrews

Search Fund Partners

David Carver
Jim Edmunds
Rich Kelley

Trilogy Search Partners

Scott Alderman
Cregg Baumbaugh
Mitch Cohen


Individual Investors

Richard Augustyn
Craig Burr
Matthew Burr
Matt Diamond
Bill Egan
Mark Egan
Jim Johnson
Joseph Niehaus
William Thorndike
A.J. Wasserstein
Kent Weaver

pacificlake.com

Jim Southern

Jim Southern is a Co-Founder and Managing Member of Pacific Lake Partners and a successful Search Fund entrepreneur. Once himself a beneficiary of the model, Jim launched the first Search Fund in 1984 under the mentorship of then Harvard Business School professor H. Irving Grousbeck. This fund resulted in the acquisition of Uniform Printing, a $43 million printer of specialty insurance documents. Jim served as the company’s CEO and Chairman for 10 years. Investor returns under Jim's tenure as CEO were in excess of 30x the acquisition capital.

Jim has invested in over 75 Search Funds as an individual investor and with Pacific Lake. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AlphaCredit, Raptor Technologies, FastSpring, Developerprogram.com, Little Sprouts, Vector Disease Control, Scottish American, Arizona College and Boca Executive Realty. He is often a guest speaker on the Search Fund model at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School and is the subject of an HBS case on his first Search Fund acquisition.

Jim holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence, and resides in Wolfeboro, NH, and Boston, MA.