Shamrock Capital Partners was founded by Ray E. Lopez and the Worth Family of Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Lopez is a former venture capitalist, private equity manager and serial entrepreneur. The Worth Family owns a portfolio consisting of affiliated companies located throughout the United States. The partners of Shamrock Capital have made numerous investments and acquisitions over the years, and have a strong record of managing and building profitable companies.
Shamrock Capital's mission is to provide patient capital to small and medium sized companies and to partner with management to generate outstanding returns. In addition, Shamrock Capital may provide additional funds to support the continued business growth of our partner companies, including add-on acquisitions and industry consolidations.


Shamrock Capital understands the interests and needs of shareholders, owners, operating managers, employees and the surrounding community. Each investment is customized to address and satisfy the needs of all parties involved. 

Equity Position for Management and Sellers
Shamrock Capital is focused on partnering with management and provides management with substantial equity to ensure the team is rewarded for the value created as a leadership group. Through structured recapitalizations, owners can sell a portion of their equity position to secure personal liquidity while retaining an ownership interest as they continue to operate the business.

Future Growth
Shamrock Capital is most interested in designing and implementing growth strategies with partner management groups. Shamrock Capital specializes in originating, structuring and financing add-on acquisitions and consolidation strategies.

Discussions and shared information between Shamrock Capital and management are held in strict confidence. Shamrock Capital will sign Confidentiality Agreements and Non Disclosure Agreements whenever necessary. In addition, Shamrock Capital is a private company and is not required to report or share information with any public or private regulatory entity. 

Transaction Closings
As a privately held firm, Shamrock Capital has the ability to close transactions expeditiously. A typical Shamrock Capital transaction will close 60-90 days from introduction.


Ray E. Lopez

Managing Partner

Prior to starting Shamrock Capital Partners, Mr. Lopez was Vice President of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions for Shamrock Corporation. As Vice President, Mr. Lopez designed the planning, investment, business development and acquisition strategies for Shamrock Corporation and its portfolio companies.

In addition to merger and acquisition experience, Mr. Lopez has significant startup experience. In 1996, he founded Innovative Learning Products, Inc., a company sold in 1999 to Shamrock Corporation. From 1990 through 1996, Mr. Lopez worked for Texas Commerce Bank, ColumbineVenture Funds and Southwest Harvard Group, gaining significant banking, venture capital and private equity experience. Mr. Lopez is currently an active angel investor and a member of the Piedmont Angel Network. Mr. Lopez holds a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

Mr. Lopez's primary responsibilities at Shamrock Capital include originating deal flow, qualifying acquisition opportunities, structuring and negotiating transactions, performing due diligence, arranging financing and working with all Shamrock Capital companies on various strategic planning, sales and marketing initiatives, and operations.

Jon Krecicki

Mr. Krecicki’s primary responsibilities include qualifying acquisition opportunities, performing due diligence, and working with Shamrock Capital companies on various strategic planning, sales and marketing initiatives, and operations.  Mr. Krecicki began his career with Shamrock Capital in 2014.  Mr. Krecicki holds a B.B.A from Greensboro College.


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