About Shamrock Capital Partners
Consistent, Above Average Returns through Diversification
Founded in Greensboro, NC, in 2003 by Ray E. Lopez, Shamrock Capital invests in opportunities which complement its core diversification strategy, are strong add-ons to its current holdings, and demonstrate above-average returns. We are a diversified private equity company with investments in real estate, retail products, and early-stage venture companies.
Shamrock Capital identifies, analyzes, and performs due diligence on unique investment opportunities. Over the years, we’ve made numerous investments and maintain a solid history of managing and building highly profitable companies.
Today, our focus lies in three principal areas
How We Got Started
“If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.”
A Few of Our Clients
The Shamrock Team
Ray E. Lopez
Founder, Managing Partner
In addition to merger and acquisition experience, Mr. Lopez is a serial entrepreneur with significant startup experience. In 1996, he founded Innovative Learning Products, Inc., a company sold in 1999 to Shamrock Corporation. From 1989 through 1996, he worked for Texas Commerce Bank, Columbine Venture Funds, and Southwest Harvard Group, gaining significant banking, venture capital, and private equity experience.
Mr. Lopez is an active angel investor as a member of the Irish Angels Network and a board member of Vitalize Venture Capital. He 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 investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating transactions, performing due diligence, arranging financing, and working with all Shamrock Capital companies on various strategic planning, sales strategies, marketing initiatives, and operations.
Mr. Gardner has serviced and supplied European retailers for 25+ years. His primary responsibilities include managing international retailers, evaluating new products, interviewing and identifying international manufacturers, and assisting with global supply chain operations. Jim graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA in Engineering Science and from Oxford University with a PhD in Biaxial Reinforcement of Cohesion Soils.
Mrs. Rothfuss’s primary responsibilities include managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and deduction recovery. In addition to managing general accounting functions, Emma oversees the company’s payroll, cash flow, and financial assets as well as order processing and inventory management. Mrs. Rothfuss began her career at Shamrock Capital in 2020 and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Ste. 180
Greensboro, NC 27405
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