SCG Partners combines the value-added resources of a strategic partner with the customized approach to deal making of an equity sponsor.

SCG Partners invests in businesses that capitalize on the operational excellence, strategic relationships, commercial synergies, technology, and national contractor networks of Safeguard Properties, a leading business process outsourcing company headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio. With dedicated capital in excess of $200 million, SCG Partners is focused on three industry verticals that are ideal for accelerated growth:

• Successfully acquired and integrated more than 10 best-in-class commercial landscaping companies throughout the Southern U.S.

 

• Actively seeking to grow our portfolio into a leading landscaping company in the U.S.

• Safeguard Properties has developed a national network of property inspectors serving largely the mortgage banking industry.

 

• Actively seeking to acquire other inspection businesses that can leverage Safeguard’s wealth of talent and experience in building national field service organizations.

• Looking to acquire and integrate technology companies that complement Safeguard Properties’ core competencies.

 

• Extending the breadth of our products and services in the area of Fintech, RegTech and Real Estate markets.

 

• Seeking partnerships with founders and managers of novel SaaS-based technologies and strategies by providing enterprise expertise, capital, and  development resources.

Our Differentiated Approach

SCG is built on a foundation of trust and integrity. We care for and respect the organizations we partner with and are committed to their protection and growth.

 

In all of our segments we seek to:

Partner with

Management

Leverage

World-Class

Resources of Safeguard

Properties

Proven

Approach and Culture

Established

Stable Capital Structures

Focus on

Long-term

Value

We focus on growth that is sustainable.

We seek to partner with strong leadership teams to execute smart strategies to improve and grow businesses.

Our capital is sourced from our parent company, Safeguard Properties.

More than a capital provider, Safeguard Properties offers a wealth of expertise, talent, skills and experience obtained through the building of a multi-million dollar company.

Entrepreneurial expertise combined with operational discipline, built-to-scale approach that is all under a customer-focused business model.

Our Investment Team

Our investment team has decades of deal-making and investment experience working with middle-market companies. This team works hand-in-hand with Safeguard Properties and its impressive track record of utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide outsourced business services through a national network of providers.

Alan Jaffa

Chief Executive Officer, Safeguard Properties

Alan Jaffa is the chief executive officer for Safeguard, steering the company as the mortgage field services industry leader. He also serves on the board of advisors for SCG Partners. His hands-on experience has given him unique insights as a leader to innovate, improve and strengthen Safeguard’s processes to assure that the company adheres to the highest standards of quality and customer service.

Jonathan Ives

Managing Director, SCG Partners

Jonathan Ives is a managing director for SCG Partners. He leads the private equity and corporate development efforts, including deal sourcing strategy and execution, managing deal flow, analyzing and executing on acquisition opportunities, and developing and maintaining intermediary relationships. Jonathan has more than 14 years of financial advisory, equity research, and investment banking experience.

Sean Dorsey

Managing Director, SCG Partners

Sean Dorsey is a managing director for SCG Partners. He assists with sourcing and executing acquisition opportunities and stewarding portfolio company investments. Sean is the founder and CEO of League Park Advisors, a boutique investment bank. He has served on boards of numerous charitable organizations and privately held businesses.

Commercial Landscaping

Key Players

Down To Earth

Landscape & Irrigation

R&D

Landscape & Irrigation

Green Leaf

Landscaping & Irrigation

Florida Evergreen

Landscape & Lawn Care

SCG has successfully acquired and integrated more than 10 best-in-class commercial landscaping companies throughout the Southern U.S., including Down to Earth, R&D Landscaping and Florida Evergreen. With a focus on the Florida lawn maintenance market, but with an eye to expand beyond, SCG is actively seeking to grow its portfolio into a leading landscaping company in the U.S.

Michael Mosler II

Managing Partner

Down To Earth Landscape, Irrigation & Golf Contractors

Michael Mosler II is the managing partner for Down To Earth, and he is responsible for managing the daily operations of the construction, maintenance, golf, and business development divisions. He has been part of the Down To Earth team since 2002 and he brings with him extensive experience managing large scale commercial and residential landscape projects.

Joe Iafigliola

VP, Finance & Operations

Safeguard Properties

Joe Iafigliola is the vice president of finance and operations for SCG Partners. He collaborates with leadership in each operational  area to drive performance, and steers the utilization of information and analytics to deliver and enable operational excellence.

Tod Burkert

VP, Mergers & Acquisitions

SCG Partners & Safeguard Properties

Tod Burkert is the as vice president for SCG Partners. He currently oversees, integrates and develops internal synergies for new acquisition businesses into the Commercial Landscape Division. He also serves as vice president of mergers and acquisitions for Safeguard. He is responsible for developing innovative growth strategies for Safeguard and fostering and overseeing potential partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

Inspection Services

Inspection Types

• Property Inspection

• Third-Party Verification

• Photo Documentation

 

• Quality Assurance

• Physical Asset Inspection

• Infrastructure Inspection

 

• Product Pricing & Placement Verification

• Store & Facility Cleanliness/Condition

 

• Signage Condition

• Mystery Shopping

• Retail Display Verification

End Markets

• Consumer

   - Retail

   - Restaurants

   - Hotels

   - Resorts

   - Hospitality

   - Consumer Packaged Goods

   - Person-to-Person Internet Based Goods & Services

 

• Real Estate & Leasing

   - Residential

   - Commercial

   - Multi-Family Apartment Rental

   - Municipal & Government

   - Asset Leasing

     (Heavy Equipment, Automotive, Transportation)

 

• Insurance

   - Disaster Recovery

   - Claims Verification

   - Coverage Adjustments

Staffing Model & Leadership

• Self-perform/employee or vendor/independent contractor models

• Quality leadership team, management staying in place

Key Players

Sean Dorsey

Managing Director

SCG Partners

Alan Jaffa

Chief Executive Officer

Safeguard Properties

Jonathan Ives

Managing Director

SCG Partners

Safeguard Properties has developed a national network of property inspectors serving largely the mortgage banking industry. SCG is actively seeking to acquire other inspection businesses that can leverage Safeguard’s wealth of talent and experience in building national field service organizations. Examples of inspection businesses it is seeking are:

Key Players

George Mehok

Chief Information Officer

Safeguard Properties

George Mehok is the chief information officer for Safeguard. He is responsible for all strategic technology decisions, new systems deployments and data center operations supporting a national network of more than 5,000 mobile workers. He also serves as is a key leader in the management of SCG Partners.

Alan Jaffa

Chief Executive Officer

Safeguard Properties

Alan Jaffa is the chief executive officer for Safeguard, steering the company as the mortgage field services industry leader. He also serves on the board of advisors for SCG Partners. His hands-on experience has given him unique insights as a leader to innovate, improve and strengthen Safeguard’s processes to assure that the company adheres to the highest standards of quality and customer service.

Sean Dorsey

Managing Director

SCG Partners

Sean Dorsey is a managing director for SCG Partners. He assists with sourcing and executing acquisition opportunities and stewarding portfolio company investments. Sean is the founder and CEO of League Park Advisors, a boutique investment bank. He has served on boards of numerous charitable organizations and privately held businesses.

Jonathan Ives

Managing Director

SCG Partners

Jonathan Ives is a managing director for SCG Partners. He leads the private equity and corporate development efforts, including deal sourcing strategy and execution, managing deal flow, analyzing and executing on acquisition opportunities, and developing and maintaining intermediary relationships. Jonathan has more than 14 years of financial advisory, equity research, and investment banking experience.

Core Competencies

 

• Workforce Automation: Technology designed to facilitate the imaging, data gathering and assessment of high-volume, geographically distributed assets such as real estate, infrastructure, and retail stores. Included are innovative technologies such as drones, robotics and next generation mobile devices.

 

• Regulatory and Compliance: Technology designed to enforce controls associated with compliance to regulation, guidelines, standards and audit.

 

• Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Business Analytics: Business processes that can be significantly improved with the introduction of machine-learning workflow automation.

SCG is looking to acquire and integrate technology companies that complement Safeguard Properties’ core competencies, extending the breadth of our products and services in the area of Fintech, RegTech and Real Estate markets. SCG hopes to partner with founders and managers of novel SaaS-based technologies and strategies by providing capital and development resources to accelerate growth and position them as industry leaders.

Technology

our strategic partner & Advisors

Alan Jaffa

Chief Executive Officer

Safeguard Properties

Alan Jaffa is the chief executive officer for Safeguard, steering the company as the mortgage field services industry leader. He also serves on the board of advisors for SCG Partners. His hands-on experience has given him unique insights as a leader to innovate, improve and strengthen Safeguard’s processes to assure that the company adheres to the highest standards of quality and customer service.

Larry Pollock

Managing Partner

Lucky Stars Partners LLC

Larry Pollock is managing partner of a private investment firm focusing on early stage businesses, troubled businesses and real estate. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of CardinalCommerce Corp., a global leader in enabling authenticated payments, secure transactions, and alternative payment brands for both mobile and e-commerce, and Safeguard Properties.

For more information, visit SafeguardProperties.com.

Richard Stovsky

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

During his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Rich gained extensive experience working with boards and senior management of very significant private and Fortune 500 companies, and held substantial leadership roles within PwC, responsible for operational and strategic management. In his role as vice chairman from  2015-2018, Rich led the execution of PwC’s strategy across the Mid Central Region, one of four that comprises the U.S. firm.

Safeguard Properties Management, LLC

 

Safeguard Properties Management, LLC is the mortgage field services industry leader, inspecting and preserving vacant and foreclosed properties across the U.S. With a focus and investment in innovative technologies, Safeguard provides the highest quality service to its clients by proactively developing industry best practices and quality control procedures. Safeguard prides itself in its dedication to working with community leaders and officials to eliminate blight and stabilize neighborhoods across the country.

 

SCG Partners’ relationship with Safeguard Properties enables us to deliver world-class resources to our partnerships. These resources include:

 

          • Sophisticated IT infrastructure

          • Experienced senior management team

          • Strong business relationship network

          • Substantial operational experience

          • Disciplined financial practices

 

SCG Partners’ Board of Advisors represents an accomplished group of executives that provide tremendous support and advice. These board members play a vital role in the continued growth and diversification of SCG Partners as it looks to expand its leadership position, both in local communities and throughout business sectors.

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