Teakwood Capital hires former DLA Piper exec Shrum

Teakwood Capital has hired Kim Shrum as managing director of business development. Shrum will be responsible for developing potential opportunities for investment. Prior to Teakwood, Shrum spent 10 years working at DLA Piper implementing sales strategies.

Press Release

Teakwood Capital, a leading Texas private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Kim Shrum has joined the team as the Managing Director of Business Development. She will be responsible for developing, nurturing, and sourcing potential opportunities for investment. Kim will be based in Teakwood’s Austin office and will focus her time on finding tech-enabled, profitable businesses with $5 – $25 million in revenues that are looking for growth capital or a buyout.

Prior to joining Teakwood Capital, Kim spent the last 10 years of her career creating and implementing sales strategies for DLA Piper, the largest law firm in the world. As one of their leading business development executives, she developed and maintained an extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and executives in the technology industry. Previously, Kim also spent three years at the Lance Armstrong Foundation, implementing their corporate sponsorships through events.

“Kim has an extraordinary record of achievement in everything she’s done. She has a unique background and set of skills that bring a fresh and entirely new dimension to Teakwood’s deal sourcing strategies. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team,” said Shawn Kelly, a Managing Director at Teakwood Capital. “Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be in positions where I can help connect great people with great opportunities. Teakwood presents an even greater opportunity for me to incorporate financing strategies as part of my discussions,” added Kim Shrum.

Kim holds an undergraduate degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in Austin, Texas with her family.

About Teakwood Capital
Teakwood Capital is a Dallas, Texas private equity firm that invests in technology-focused, profitable companies, with revenues below $25 million that are interested in accelerating growth with expansion capital and top-tier talent. The firm typically focuses on companies in Texas and neighboring states. The firm has deep, hands-on operating experience complemented with an Executive Partner team of successful ex-CXOs working closely with portfolio company management teams to create value through organic revenue growth, operational improvements, and sustainable intellectual property.