Patrick Rond, Advisory Director
Patrick is an Advisory Director with Lazear Capital Partners and brings nearly 25 years of wide-ranging corporate finance, private equity, and advisory experience to Lazear. He specializes in valuing, investing in, and advising privately-held companies across a wide variety of industries.
Prior to Lazear, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer of Weaber Inc., a vertically-integrated manufacturer of unfinished hardwood boards, mouldings, and flooring. The vast majority of his career was spent at Cyprium Investment Partners (fka Key Principal Partners), a Cleveland-based non-control private equity firm where the preponderance of his deals were in the building products sector. Patrick’s first professional role was as a member of the telecommunication services investment banking group at ING Barings Furman Selz where he focused on the satellite services sub-segment.
Patrick received his B.S.B.A degree in finance, magna cum laude, from John Caroll University and was a member of the football and baseball teams. He received his M.B.A., with honors, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys golf, reading, and watching his two sons play little league sports. He also spends time mentoring and tutoring undergraduate and graduate students from around the country in finance and accounting.