J.A. Lacy serves as Chief Executive Officer of LDI, Ltd. an Indianapolis-based family office. LDI’s current portfolio includes OIA Global, a third-party logistics provider, and Polygon, a manufacturer of composite components used in construction, medical device and municipal utility end markets.
J.A. is a director at Citizens Energy Group, a broad-based utility providing natural gas, water and wastewater services to central Indiana residents, Auxo Marine Holdings, a barge transportation and logistics provider, and Telamon Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of telecom equipment and wire harness products. He also currently serves on the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Teach for America, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and Christ Church Cathedral Foundation boards and has served on boards at the central Indiana United Way, YMCA, Downtown Indy, and Women’s Fund.
J.A. graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Brad Kelsheimer serves as Chief Financial Officer of LDI providing oversight of the finance, accounting, financial reporting, treasury, taxes and risk management functions. He also works with the finance teams of LDI operating companies to evaluate operational investments to improve and accelerate performance.
Brad joined LDI with more than 25 years of financial, operational and investment experience. Most recently, Brad served the Lumina Foundation as Chief Financial Officer where he oversaw the foundation’s investment portfolio and all other financial operations. He started his career in public accounting at PwC and later served in various finance and operations roles at an NYSE-listed manufacturer and distributor of consumer products.
Brad earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a master’s in strategic management from Indiana University and holds Certified Public Accountant and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt designations.
John Martin leads LDI’s acquisition and development activities as Chief Investment Officer. He joined LDI in 2013 and is responsible for initiating platform investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating transactions, supervising due diligence and supporting the strategic acquisition efforts of LDI operating companies. John has over fifteen years of M&A experience.
John previously worked at Mason Wells, where he supported the firm’s investment activities and worked with portfolio company management teams to achieve value creation objectives. He began his career in the investment banking group of Robert W. Baird & Co. focusing on buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory assignments. John earned his MBA from Indiana University and a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois. He serves on the Board of KIPP Indy Public Schools and on the Board of ACG Indiana.
Amelia Patel serves as Chief of Staff at LDI and works with the company’s executive team to manage internal operations, corporate governance, investor relations, and human resource responsibilities while also providing oversight for office administrative functions.
Amelia previously worked at Teach For America, a national education non-profit, where she supported the organization’s summer training, finance and strategy activities. She began her career as a Teach For America corps member, teaching elementary and middle school on Chicago’s west side.
Amelia graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a B.A. in political science and minors in international relations and Spanish, and holds an M.A.T. from Dominican University. She serves on the Board of Directors of St. Nicholas Early Learning, a local early childhood education center with a mission to serve a racially and socio-economically diverse student population. Amelia lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two young children.
Tyler Brazill serves as Corporate Controller of LDI and is responsible for directing LDI’s accounting, financial reporting, treasury, and risk management activities.
Tyler joined LDI with multiple years of experience as VP of Finance and Controller, overseeing accounting departments and overhauling internal processes of manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. Tyler also brings five years of experience as an auditor at BKD (now FORVIS) with their commercial team on engagements in the manufacturing, distribution, and private equity sectors.
Tyler is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business with a B.S. in Accounting. He serves as a Board member for Camptown and the Bishop Chatard Alumni board. In his free time, Tyler enjoys traveling and playing intramural sports. Tyler resides in Indianapolis with his fiancé and Cavapoo.
With over 10 years of finance experience, Andrew is primarily responsible for building new investment deal flow and evaluating potential acquisitions and strategic investments to support LDI’s investment goals.
Prior to joining LDI, Andrew served as Finance Director at Intel Corp, where he supported the P&L and investment portfolio of Intel’s networking & edge computing group. Andrew held a leadership position on Intel’s Pipeline & Performance Team in Arizona, where he focused on fostering robust and rewarding career development for the Intel financial analyst community. He has also held a variety of finance roles across different sectors including manufacturing, government & healthcare.
Andrew graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a B.A. and holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University. He currently resides in Westfield, IN with his wife and golden retriever. In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading, working out, rooting for IU basketball, and playing very mediocre golf.
Ben Fouch leads global strategy development and value creation initiatives in LDI’s portfolio companies as a Vice President of Strategy and Operations. In his role he works as a partner and advisor to operating company managers, helping to shape strategy, improve key processes, and execute on critical projects. Ben currently serves within LDI’s portfolio company OIA Global as Chief Innovation Officer, where he oversees all global strategy, continuous improvement, IT, and procurement activities.
Ben previously worked within Booz Allen Hamilton’s Corporate Development team, executing the firm’s M&A strategy and performing financial analysis for C-suite decision-makers. He began his career by founding, growing, and eventually exiting Dark Horse Sports Recruiting, a Chicago-based college admissions consultancy.
Ben graduated summa cum laude from University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance, and holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a board member for the Hendricks County Community Foundation and previously served on the board of the Robinson Community Learning Center.
Kyle Krieger is a business analyst who works on a variety of projects ranging from LDI’s financial reporting and corporate development to assisting operating companies on data & analytics initiatives.
Prior to LDI, Kyle worked in the Data & Analytics Practice for a local technology consulting firm, CSpring. There, he led engagements that focused on moving clients to modern data stacks while transforming their reporting. Kyle is an alum of Orr Fellowship, where he served as a nonprofit consulting coordinator and finance lead for their Launchpad entrepreneurship curriculum geared toward middle schoolers.
Kyle graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Finance. He likes to stay active by running, skiing out west, and walking his goldendoodle.
Jane Wilson serves as the Senior Tax Manager. She joined LDI in 1998 and is responsible for all income tax filings and reporting as well as providing support to all LDI entities in a variety of tax matters.
Jane graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a CPA and a member of Tax Executives Institute, the Indiana CPA Society and the AICPA.
Katie Krisch is our Senior Tax Accountant for LDI. As the senior tax accountant, she is responsible for the assisting the senior tax manager with all income tax compliance and reporting standards as well as providing creative income tax solutions.
Katie joined LDI with more than 6 years of public accounting experience. During her time in public accounting, she specialized in corporate income tax compliance and consulting.
Katie graduated from Saint Joseph’s College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a CPA, a member of the Indiana CPA Society, and the AICPA.
Kim serves as the Human Resource Associate and Office Manager for LDI, assisting with daily operations and human resources administrative responsibilities. She’s been with LDI since 2003.
Kim is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and served active duty from 1988-1992. An avid equestrian, Kim is passionate about horses and helping veterans with disabilities through equestrian activities.
Kimberly serves as the Executive Administrator for LDI. She is responsible for managing projects and activities for the Executive Leadership team.
Kimberly joins LDI with 13 years of supporting executives, specializing in organizational systems and efficiency planning. Her administrative experience includes marketing, academic and media content writing, and brand management.
Kimberly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a B.A. in English and Literature Studies. She is new to Indianapolis and spends her free time exploring her new city.
Michael L. Smith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Anthem, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield from April 1999 until his retirement in January 2005. He joined Anthem in 1996 as Chief Operating Officer of a subsidiary, American Health Network.
Prior to joining Anthem, Mike was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayflower Group, Inc from 1989 to 1995. Mayflower operated a worldwide relocation service and provided school and public passenger transportation in 30 states. He held various other management positions at Mayflower from 1974 to 1989. He started his business career in the Indianapolis office of Arthur Andersen & Co. following his graduation from DePauw University in 1970.
Mike has served on the boards of several public companies including Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc., Vectren Corporation, Kite Realty Group, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, LP, First Indiana Corporation and GoHealth, Inc. He is currently the Chairman of LDI, Ltd, LLC and a director of several private and public health services companies including Agilon Health, Drive Medical and Carestream Health, Inc. he is also a member of the board of Penske Entertainment.
Mike has also served as a director of several charitable and civic organizations. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees of DePauw University, Riley Children’s Foundation, and the Christian Theological Seminary.
Mike is a founding member and advisor to Cardinal Equity Fund, a mid-market private equity investment fund headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Aman Brar has an extensive background in leading technology companies through periods of high growth, M&A, and integration. In 2017, Mr. Brar founded Canvas, the world’s first text-based interviewing software. The startup was acquired by Jobvite sixteen months after launch. Subsequently, Mr. Brar led Jobvite as CEO and Board Member while integrating a variety of related recruiting technology companies. As former President of Apparatus, Mr. Brar led the company through a strategic acquisition by publicly traded Virtusa, where he then led the global infrastructure business unit.
Mr. Brar currently advises start-up and growth technology companies and serves as General Partner at Ground Game, the venture capital firm he co-founded. Additionally, Mr. Brar currently serves as Trustee at Wabash College. He is the Board Chair for Teach for America Indianapolis and is the TechPoint Executive Committee. Mr. Brar also serves on the boards of CICP and the Orr Fellowship.
Robert V. Baumgartner joined Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc (CDI) in 2001 and, as chief executive officer, led the organization through a period of growth resulting in the addition of more than 35 new partnerships. He is a past director and past chairman of the Association for Quality Imaging (AQI), a national, industry advocacy group.
Prior to joining CDI, Mr. Baumgartner held the positions of chief executive officer and board member of American Coating International, president and chief executive officer of First Solar, president of Apogee Auto Glass Group and other executive positions. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Bio-Techne Inc. and serves as Chairman of the Board of United Theranostics, LLC. Mr. Baumgartner holds a B.B.A. from Notre Dame and is a CPA.
David P. Lewis recently joined PwC as a Managing Director in the WNTS Tax Policy Services group in Washington, D.C. Earlier in 2018, Mr. Lewis retired from the role of Vice President-Global Taxes and Assistant Treasurer at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this position, Mr. Lewis had global responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s tax and tax-related matters. Mr. Lewis joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1988 and retired in March 2018 and held several roles within the global tax organization in his 30 years of service at Lilly, including as the company’s chief tax executive for nearly 19 years.
Prior to 1988, Mr. Lewis engaged in the private practice of law, focusing primarily in the areas of taxation, securities, banking and corporate law. Mr. Lewis graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1977, Wabash College in 1981 with a major in Economics and the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington in 1984. He is admitted to practice law before the Indiana State Bar and the Bars of the Federal District Courts, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Wabash College.
Michael Crafton is the President and CEO of Nelbud Services Group, a life safety services company he founded in 2005 with $800 and built into a global leader with more than 20 locations and over 30,000 recurring customers. Michael has successfully steered Nelbud through (2) private equity buyouts, multiple buy-side acquisitions, and engineered numerous change management style company transformations over the past 15 years.
Michael has a B.S. in Business from Indiana University, is very active in numerous community organizations, and an avid traveler.
Jeffery Barrie has a reputation for transformational leadership within the logistics industry. He has refined his leadership through thirty years of experience in collaboration, empowerment, and performance with diverse, global teams. As OIA Global’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Barrie provides inspired leadership and strategic direction with a focus on operational excellence, digitization, and high customer satisfaction.
Originally from the U.K., Mr. Barrie graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He began his career at Air Express International and BAX Global and ultimately held several leadership positions at DB Schenker. Previously, Mr. Barrie was DB Schenker’s Chief Executive Officer, USA.