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Our Team

Michael E. Healy

Managing Partner

Mike is responsible for Gardner Standard’s investment activities, including in targeted areas of manufacturing, aerospace & defense and industrial services. Prior to founding Gardner Standard LLC in 2009, Mike worked as an investment professional at Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc. and as a corporate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Mike holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Philip C. Johnson

Vice President

Phil is responsible for investment sourcing activities, portfolio management and due diligence on prospective investments. Phil serves on the boards for the following investments: Line Finders, LLC, McNally Industries, LLC, Pacific Aero Tech, LLC and Sun Country Industries, LLC. Phil joined Gardner Standard in 2013 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2015. Prior to joining Gardner Standard, Phil worked as an investment professional at SVB Financial and Churchill Capital, and started his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Phil holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kathy Sturgeon

Operations Manager

Kathy is responsible for operations and administrative functions for Gardner Standard’s Minneapolis and New York offices and also participates in investment sourcing activities. Prior to joining Gardner Standard, Kathy worked for an investment banking firm as their Operations Manager for over ten years.

Kathy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana – Missoula College.

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