Rich Augustyn

Founder and Managing Partner

Rich is an accomplished entrepreneur with a distinguished track record of building and leading successful companies that have made a real impact in the insurance and HR sectors. With decades of experience as a CEO, Rich is a visionary leader who is widely respected for his business acumen and expertise.

Rich also established nearly 15 years ago, Endurance Search Partners, a family office directly investing in search fund entrepreneurs. Over the years, Rich and his partners have helped over 100 CEOs in software, healthcare, and business services to achieve their full potential and become successful business leaders in their own right.

Rich is passionate about sharing his knowledge and insights with other business leaders. He firmly believes in the power of mentorship and openly shares his experiences and lessons learned to help others achieve their professional goals.

Rich serves on the Board of ABS Warranty, FIMC, Global CFO, SLG, and United Pet Care. He has previously served on the Boards of many other search fund companies. 

Larry Dunn

Larry is an accomplished financial professional who has generated substantial value in high-growth environments. He develops solutions for organizational strategy, capital management, process improvement, cost containment and financial reporting.

Like Rich and Tiffany, Larry enjoys working closely with searchers at every stage of their quest to acquire one great company. He applies his expertise to supporting their goals and helps provide the guidance they need to become highly successful, value-driven CEOs. He lends his expertise to — and collaborates with — all members of the search fund community.

Larry has more than 30 years of diverse experience in M&A, finance, operations and investing. Concurrent with his role at Endurance until 2022, Larry was the CFO of NIP Group where he partnered with Rich in its day-to-day operations since 2007. Prior to joining NIP Group, he was Managing Director at Ally Financial and a Director of M&A and Divisional CFO at AIG. He began his career in public accounting serving financial services clients at both Deloitte and KPMG.

Larry serves on the Board of HousingWire, Lorman Education Services, Cerbo, GLP and Objective Management Group. He previously served on the Boards of Botanical Designs, ASAP Site Services, ABS Warranty, and Briscoe Protective.

Tiffany Augustyn

Tiffany has spent her career as a middle market and growth equity private equity investor working alongside driven leaders and management teams to build great companies. Prior to joining Endurance, Tiffany was an investor with the global private equity firms TPG Capital and L Catterton where she helped lead a number of buyout and growth equity investments as well as served on the Board of several portfolio companies. She also co-founded TPG’s Alternative & Renewable Technologies Fund, raising $250mm+ from institutional investors and leading a number of sustainability-related investments.

She started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. where she served public and private sector clients throughout North America and the Middle East. Tiffany received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she graduated with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar. She received a B.A. from Yale University where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Tiffany currently serves on the Board of SafeLogic. She is a former board member of Anuvia, Hanna Andersson, ReGen Holdings, Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurants, and the World Resources Institute, and past term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Like the rest of the Endurance team, Tiffany has a passion for the excitement and challenges of acquiring, operating and growing businesses, particularly in working with early career, talented, excellence-oriented operators and their investors. 

Bryan Luce

Bryan is a former Fortune 500 executive who left his successful corporate career to become an entrepreneur. With extensive experience in business development, merger & acquisitions, and strategy, Bryan raised a search fund. Although the search concluded without a deal, his determination eventually led him to acquire a niche property management company in Palm Beach. Today, Bryan continues to successfully operate the business.

Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Bryan began his career as a structural engineer at National Oilwell Varco and later held management positions at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Bryan's passion for acquiring, operating, and growing businesses has also led him to become an advisor for Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition at Rice University, his alma mater. He holds an MBA from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Lynn Malone

Lynn is a highly skilled and accomplished accounting professional with a proven track record in entrepreneurial services and financial management. Lynn has established herself as a trusted expert in her field, beginning her career in public accounting and accumulating over 10 years of experience. She has worked with highly respected accounting firms, gaining a reputation for her attention to detail, analytical skills, and expertise in financial management. Specializing in entrepreneurial services, Lynn provided strategic financial advice, tax planning, and accounting services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Lynn has worked directly with business owners across many industries, including construction, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and real estate. Lynn’s passion for helping entrepreneurs understand their financial performance and develop efficiencies led her to Endurance. In her current role, Lynn supports search fund entrepreneurs reach their goals. Lynn is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Florida International University, and a Master of Accountancy from the University of West Florida. 

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