Our Team



Jonathan Ives
Managing Director

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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 over 14 years of financial advisory, equity research, and investment banking experience.

Prior to joining Safeguard Capital, Jonathan led business services and logistics industry investment banking efforts at Fifth Third and PNC/National City’s Investment Banking Groups. He also worked with Harris Williams for two years.  Additional firm experience includes equity research and investment banking with Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch. 

Jonathan is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and has an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.



Sean Dorsey
Managing Director

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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.

Prior to founding League Park, Sean was senior managing director at National City where he led the investment banking and capital markets businesses. He also previously served as a managing director at McDonald Investments, currently KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he was co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, head of the Consumer Group and a member of the Structured and Real Estate Finance Group. He has served on boards of numerous charitable organizations and privately held businesses.

Sean is a graduate of Cornell University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.



Tod Burkert
VP of Bus. Development

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Tod Burkert
is vice president of business development for SCG Partners. He oversees sales, marketing and related communication functions. He also is responsible for developing innovative growth strategies, as well as developing and overseeing potential partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. In addition, Tod mirrors these same responsibilities in his current role with Safeguard Properties.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Tod held executive sales and marketing positions with Turning Technologies of Youngstown, Ohio; and Cintas Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He has received numerous sales and marketing awards.

Tod is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He served for 12 years as a Navy pilot, participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.