The SFA Team


During the search phase, the SFA team is dedicated to giving on-demand support to SFA's searchers. We work alongside them every day to provide mentoring, coaching and advising on the search process, companies and industries, deal negotiations, financing and structuring as well as a host of other topics. We invest time and energy to support our CEOs with weekly phone calls, quarterly board meetings and help with everyday problem solving. Our high-touch approach was designed with one goal in mind: Helping searchers succeed. 


Timothy Bovard

As Founder and CEO, Timothy has a profound understanding of the search fund model. Given his years of experience acquiring and managing businesses and teaching entrepreneurship, Tim is a unique resource for SFA entrepreneurs and CEOs on the search process, deal issues, and small business management. Timothy's high-energy and no-frills approach keeps everyone focused on buying an outstanding business and taking it to new heights. 


Jeremy Silverman 

Jeremy, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, uses his years of experience as a consultant and private equity professional to give searchers unparalleled insights into companies and industries and their potential for value creation as they assess numerous opportunities. He teaches our entrepreneurs to think like investors. Jeremy sets the bar extremely high as he helps our searchers and CEOs grow and succeed. 


Christopher Fuller

Chris, Principal, capitalizes on his background in growth equity and M&A by working with SFA entrepreneurs on evaluating, diligencing, negotiating and closing transactions. He works extensively with CEOs as they transition to running and growing their companies, then supports them informally and as a board member. He is also intimately involved in SFA’s technology platforms and marketing and recruiting efforts at top business schools across the country. 


scott stiff 

As a Manager at SFA, Scott works tirelessly alongside SFA’s entrepreneurs and Analysts to develop and perfect new search techniques, best practices, IT tools and process improvements based on data-driven experimentation, testing and validation. He also assists our entrepreneurs with due diligence and works on special projects with SFA's CEOs.


nicole mcdermott 

Using her experience in human resources, Nicole, SFA's Operations Manager, supports our searchers by recruiting and training incoming Interns and Analysts. She also leads our ongoing Intern/Analyst professional development efforts to ensure they have a meaningful experience at SFA.