Guardian's founders, Carlos del Pozo and Sean Ketterick, bring nearly a decade of achievements in leadership while serving as active duty officers in the United States Armed Forces.  


They are backed by a team of accomplished  entrepreneurs and investors with deep experience acquiring and growing small and medium businesses, and mentoring entrepreneurs in a broad range of sectors  including health care services, security and IT. This team includes pioneers of the entrepreneurial acquisition model who instructed Carlos and Sean on small business leadership at Stanford Business School.


Our team is united by a common passion for managing organizations and building teams grounded in excellence, personal integrity and mutual respect.


Managing Partners

  • Carlos M. del Pozo
  • Seán D. Ketterick

Institutional Investors

  • Anacapa Partners
  • Aspect Investors
  • Cambria Group
  • Endurance Search Partners
  • Peterson Partners
  • Relay Investments
  • Search Fund Partners

Individual Investors

  • David Dodson
  • David Lazier
  • Doug Tudor
  • Gerald Risk
  • Jim Ellis
  • J. T. Fitzgerald
  • Kent Weaver
  • Matt Estep
  • Peter Kelly
  • Thomas Cassutt
  • Will Thorndike

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