Skip Maner is a General Partner of NewSpring and founder of the Firm’s dedicated buyout strategy, NewSpring Holdings. Skip is an executive with over 25 years of successful entrepreneurial, private equity investing, and fund leadership experience.
Prior to joining NewSpring in 2013, Skip operated in a wide range of industry segments and many stages of company maturity. He had also taken a lead role in the formation and growth of several industry-leading companies such as WebLogic (acquired by BEA Systems/Novell), Procurian (acquired by Accenture), SkyBitz (acquired by Telular Corp.) and ICCNexergy (now Inventus Power).
Most recently, he served as COO and Managing Principal of Inverness Graham Investments, a lower-middle-market buyout fund with $250 million under management. Prior to Inverness, Skip was a Managing Director with Internet Capital Group and a Senior Associate at TL Ventures and Safeguard Scientifics where he was responsible for lead investing, active management of portfolio companies, and transaction negotiations.
Additionally, Skip has deep operating experience, having founded, built, and sold two companies.
He received a BA from the University of Richmond and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.
Associations & Awards
- Navigate Consulting, Board of Directors
- Mastery charter board