Our People

Experienced partners, personally invested and involved

Hadley Capital’s principals have worked together for more than a decade. We have dedicated our careers to working with small companies. We work collaboratively with the managers of our companies to create value over the long term. We also invest personally in each company. The owners who have sold us their companies and the executives who work with us to grow them are our best references.

Scott Dickes

General Partner

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Scott founded Hadley Capital in 1998 with the objective of bringing a professional investment strategy to the small company market. Scott has spent the better part of two decades financing and growing small companies. It’s in his blood … he grew up visiting small companies on family vacations with his dad who was also a small company investor.

Scott works with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Custom Label, Harris Seeds, ISS, Packaging Specialists, and W.C. Rouse, and was previously the chairman of the board of JRI Industries and Kelatron, both former Hadley Capital companies.

He enjoys traveling with his family, rock climbing, golf, paddle tennis, and water skiing. Scott recently took up beekeeping as a hobby following Hadley Capital’s acquisition of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm.

Scott is a Trustee of the Hadley School for the Blind (no affiliation). He holds a BA from Duke University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Scott and his wife have two teenage children.

Clay Brock

General Partner

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Clay made his first small company investment in the late 90’s and never looked back, joining forces with Scott in 2004 to raise Hadley Capital Fund I. Over the past twenty years he has worked closely with nearly a dozen small companies on growth and improvement initiatives.

Clay currently works with Bluff Manufacturing and Storflex, and previously served as chairman of the board of directors for SGA Production Services, a former Hadley Capital company.

Clay is the firm’s annual leader in vertical feet skied, a competitive cyclist and an instrument-rated pilot. He is also actively involved in a number of community and non-profit organizations.

Clay received a degree in English from Gettysburg College and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife Amy have three children, and a black lab named Dexter.

Paul Wormley

General Partner

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Paul joined Hadley Capital in 2005. He has spent his entire career working with small and emerging companies. Paul grew up in a family business environment and is an owner of his family’s community newspaper group. Paul works with Open Sky Media and Centare. He was the chairman of the board of directors for i-deal Optics, a previous Hadley Capital company.

Paul is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fishing, hunting, riding motorbikes, Crossfit and an occasional craft beer. He works closely with a number of non-profit organizations including One Acre Fund and Trout & Salmon Foundation, and serves as chairman of the Finance Committee at his church.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife, Rosemary, have three young children.

George Malone

Vice President

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George joined Hadley Capital as Vice President in 2014. He observes on the boards of multiple Hadley Capital portfolio companies, leads deal-sourcing efforts, and manages Hadley Capital Limited Partner communications.

George began his career in public accounting with Faulkner Mackie & Cochran, P.C. serving clients ranging from large publicly traded companies to small family owned businesses. He discovered his passion for investing in small and emerging companies after operating a small distribution company in the Southeast.

George graduated with Honors from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Birmingham Southern College. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their 100 pound St. Berdoodle, and is an avid hiker and traveler.

Tim Purdie

Operating Partner

Timothy joined Hadley in 2015 and is actively advising Storflex and Centare, two Hadley Capital portfolio companies, serving as interim CEO. He is working closely with each company’s leadership team creating and executing strategic growth initiatives.

Previously, Timothy was a senior executive spanning over three decades. Since 1986, he has developed successful business strategies leading to double digit growth for a variety of consumer and industrial products companies.

Timothy is an avid sports enthusiast who enjoys sport fishing, soccer and golf.

Timothy earned a degree in Business from the University of Baltimore and an MBA from the University of Phoenix and is a retired Registered Radiology Technologist. He and his fiancée Patty live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and together have five children.

Michael Mayberry

Operating Partner

Drawing on deep experience as a corporate executive and a successful small company owner, Mike works closely with portfolio company leadership teams on growth and improvement initiatives. He is currently actively serving in an advisory capacity and as a board member at W.C. Rouse & Son, a Hadley Capital portfolio company. Mike previously served as a board member at i-deal Optics and SGA, both former Hadley Capital portfolio companies.

Mike was previously a Senior Vice President at American Express Health Systems. He also built and sold an educational publishing company in partnership with his wife, Sherry.

Mike and Sherry live in Charlotte, NC and enjoy fitness activities, continuous learning, traveling and time with their three boys and their growing families.

Robert Wilkins

Operating Partner

Bob currently serves as a board member at ISS and Custom Label. He was previously CEO of Kelatron, a former Hadley Capital portfolio company.

Previously, Bob held senior positions with McKesson and Foxmeyer, two of the largest healthcare and distribution companies in the U.S. In addition, he spent 7 years in Southeast Asia providing distribution services to several U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

Bob and his wife currently live in Sausalito, California.