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Spire Capital Partners Welcomes Jeff Scott and Mariana Lamson as the new CEO & CFO of On Campus Marketing portfolio company

NEW YORK, December 12, 2016 – Spire Capital Partners (www.spirecapital.com) announced the continued growth of the executive team at On Campus Marketing, the fifth platform company investment of Spire Capital Partners III.  The addition of Jeff Scott, as CEO, and Mariana Lamson, as CFO, will allow OCM to continue to provide high-quality service to its customers and school and university partners.

Jeff Scott comes to OCM from his prior role as COO of GAIN Capital (NYSE: GCAP), a global online derivatives trading firm for retail investors under the flagship brand Forex.com.  At GAIN Capital, Mr. Scott oversaw all aspects of operations and grew revenue from less than $200 million to greater than $400 million under his leadership.  Prior to joining GAIN Capital in 2011, Mr. Scott served in a number of leadership roles including president of Accuity and chief technology officer and chief product officer at Thomson Financial, now ThomsonReuters.

Mariana Lamson has extensive leadership experience in financial roles with KPMG, Goldman Sachs (formerly Commodities Corporation), Harrison Tenney & Associates, and most recently as a divisional CFO for Heartland Payment Systems.  Heartland generates over $2.5 billion in revenue by providing payment processing services as a subsidiary of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN). 

Both Mr. Scott and Mrs. Lamson are excited to join the growing team at On Campus Marketing and continue OCM’s focus on building strong relationships with its university partners.

Sean White, a Partner at Spire Capital and Chairman of OCM, commented that, “the addition of Jeff and Mariana will help complement a long tenured executive team at On Campus Marketing.  OCM had a strong finish to the 2016 season and the future looks bright with strengthened relationships and service for our university and college partners, as well as new products and services to offer to both students and parents in the coming months.”  

On Campus Marketing

OCM is the original online superstore for college dorm supplies, care packages and other essentials for college life.  With more than 10,000 products, OCM carries college necessities such as twin XL dorm bedding, decor, storage trunks, carpet, care packages, diploma frames and more.  Additionally, OCM offers a range of unique and useful gifts for college students all combined under a one-stop-shop for convenience and value.  For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.ocm.com.

Spire Capital Partners

Founded in 2000, Spire Capital is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus on lead and control investments in companies within the business services, information services, media, education and communications sectors. Spire Capital leads buyout investments in its areas of expertise and believes its deep industry experience and network of relationships are invaluable in helping its portfolio companies to grow and create value. Spire Capital is investing out of its third fund and has managed over $900 million in private equity commitments since its founding. Since inception, Spire has invested in 26 platform companies and consummated over 90 add-on acquisitions.  For more information, please visit www.spirecapital.com.

Spire Capital Disclosure: Spire Capital is a New York based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Act of 1940. Market conditions can vary over time and past fund performance does not guarantee future fund results.