Elyton Capital

About

Our goal is to responsibly grow the value of our companies.


Elyton Capital is a private capital company located in Birmingham, Alabama. Our team is passionate about working with owners and management teams in the lower middle market. As investors and operators, we apply the best practices learned from experience within a broad mix of industries, company sizes, and market conditions. As current and former managers, we have an appreciation for the difference between providing value-adding advice and resource-draining oversight and reporting. Our companies interact directly with the decision makers in every aspect to speed execution and drive results.

An Accelerated Time Frame. A Repeatable Process.

Whether the challenge is an ERP implementation, diversifying a customer base, reinvigorating new product development, or developing and executing a growth plan; we have experience tackling those obstacles. Success the first time might be luck. But the ability to repeatedly succeed is skill.

Customized Investment Structures for Long-Term Results.

Elyton Capital is a private capital group and not a private equity fund. Each investment is structured and held independently based on the specifics of each situation. There is no predetermined exit time frame or fund time horizons. Our goal is to responsibly grow the value of our companies.


We believe long-term, responsible growth is the aligning factor that brings together companies, management teams, employees and investors.

 
 
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Michael Humber
MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Michael has been operating and investing in middle market companies for over fifteen years. As COO/CFO, Michael brings a deep knowledge of the challenges facing management teams growing their businesses. Whether managing CRM implementations, re-organizing inefficient operating processes, or recruiting senior management members, Michael has been on the front lines of multiple operating businesses in multiple industries. As an investor, he has invested across the spectrum with entrepreneurs as early as Series A rounds through to 100% control buyouts for middle market businesses for a multi-billion dollar family owned holding company.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant who started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Birmingham, AL and New York, NY. He is a graduate of Tulane University with dual bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems and a master’s in business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Business. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children. When not working, Michael enjoys a slow version of men’s league soccer and indoor climbing.

 
 
 

Robert C. Belcher
Operating Partner

With over 13 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing businesses, and 14 years as a military leader, Robert brings a deep knowledge of how to grow profitable businesses through leadership development, effective brand and go to market strategy execution, efficient process implementation, continuous improvement (Lean and Six Sigma), and cultural excellence. Robert has led as the President of four manufacturing companies for products from structural steel to LED technologies. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer at a building materials and supply distributor, taking them through recession and a subsequent period of rapid growth.

Robert has held leadership roles at blue chip companies such as Stryker, Lockheed Martin, and General Electric. Prior to those roles in the private sector, Robert served as an Officer in the United States Navy, where he leveraged his Naval Academy education and developed an expertise for leading teams in the submarine and nuclear engineering community.

A lifelong learner, Robert holds a master’s of business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School, a master’s degree in Strategy from the Naval War College, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics (minor in Japanese) from the US Naval Academy.  Robert lives in Birmingham with his wife and three children. In his spare time, Robert enjoys golfing, outdoor recreation, martial arts, and tinkering with technology.

 
 
 

JONATHAN SIDES
OPERATING PARTNER

Jonathan has nearly 20 years of experience in the software and tech world ranging from finance to operations to banking. He is currently the CFO for Fleetio, a fleet management software company serving over 1,500 customers in 50+ countries. He is also actively involved in encouraging the startup and scaleup ecosystem within the Birmingham area. Angel investing in software companies, especially B2B SaaS companies, now consumes a sizeable part of Jonathan’s time outside his work with Fleetio. Prior to his role at Fleetio, he and his wife took a gap year to live in 12 countries after exiting Daxko, the software company where he had served as CFO for 14 years. Prior to Daxko, Jonathan worked in New York in technology M&A at a bulge bracket investment bank.

Jonathan has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He spends his free time with his family in Birmingham, traveling, learning, trail running, and picking up random new hobbies.

 
 
 

VISHAL GANDHI
OPERATING PARTNER

Vishal is the founding Managing Director of Keval Health, a boutique healthcare-focused mergers and acquisition advisory firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. Vishal has been a healthcare investment banker for over a decade, having worked at firms such as Banc of America Securities, Jefferies Inc., and MTS Health Partners. Vishal’s work spans multinational corporations to lower middle-market companies, providing trusted and independent advice.

Vishal is passionate about the evolving healthcare landscape and acts as an advisor to several early-stage healthcare information technology companies as well as Mount Sinai Innovation Partners which is part of New York City’s Mount Sinai Health System.

Vishal received a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University. Vishal is located in Los Angeles and when not working enjoys playing basketball, travelling and rooting for the Knicks, Giants, and Yankees.