Team

Bradford Creswell, Partner

Brad is a cofounder of the firm and has been a Partner since its inception in 1992. Brad is currently on the boards of two privately held portfolio companies, NC Services Group and Warwick and Kent Holdings Ltd. and is also on the board of Northern Frontier Corporation which is a publicly listed company on the TSX Venture exchange. Throughout his career, Brad has been a board member of a number of portfolio companies. Prior to joining NCA, Brad worked at Bankers Trust (which was subsequentially acquired by Deutsche Bank) in the corporate finance department in New York City. Brad started his career in the audit department of Arthur Young where he earned his CPA. Brad is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Bradford Creswell

John Jacobs, Partner

John has been a partner at the firm since he joined in 2004. John is currently on the boards of two privately held portfolio companies, NC Services Group and Warwick and Kent Holdings Ltd. and is also on the board of Northern Frontier Corporation which is a publicly listed company on the TSX Venture exchange. John has also been a board member of a number of private and public companies. Prior to joining NCA, John spent 23 years in investment banking in New York and Seattle. For more than fifteen years John worked for Piper Jaffray & Company, ten of which he ran the firm’s global technology practice. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, John worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City where he worked in the commercial bank as well as the investment bank. John graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University and received a Masters of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Donald Tisdel, Senior Operating Partner

Don co-founded NCA in 1992 with Brad Creswell. He has been on the Boards of numerous public and private companies, as well as other for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Currently, and for the past five years he has been Secretary-Treasurer and Board member of the United States Tennis Association. Prior to 1992, Don was President and CEO of Far West Federal Bank, a $3.5 Billion Savings Bank headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Prior to Far West, for 10 years he was President and CEO of Orbanco Financial Services, a $2 Billion diversified, national, one bank holding company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Utah, and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Donald Tisdel