Stratford-Cambridge Group (SCG) is a boutique buy-out and private investment firm providing high net-worth individuals, family offices and investment entities access to the portfolio diversification and high returns of the private equity class of investment without the large dollar commitments and fees associated with traditional private equity funds.

October 1, 2018

Jay Freund to Join the Stratford-Cambridge Group as Managing Director

Plymouth, Michigan - October 1, 2018 – The Stratford-Cambridge Group is pleased to announce that it has expanded its team with the hiring of a new Managing Director, Jay Freund, who will be based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jay brings more than 25 years of experience to the Stratford-Cambridge Group team. In his most recent role as Partner at Canal Holdings, he was responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments across a wide array of industries with a specialization in manufacturing and business services. Jay has also been associated with firms including PNC Erieview Capital (fka National City Equity Partners), Banc One Capital Corporation, and The Ohio Company. Within these positions, Jay has gained valuable experience partnering with lower middle-market management teams in the manufacturing, industrial/business services, and value-added distribution sectors. Jay received a BSBA in economics from Ohio Northern University and his MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jay to the Stratford-Cambridge Group team. Jay brings with him a wealth of experience that will benefit our existing portfolio and investor base and further our continued growth. This addition also strengthens the firm’s presence in Northeast Ohio,” said Stratford-Cambridge Group Managing Director and founder Stephen Ellis.

About the Stratford-Cambridge Group

Founded in 2009, the Stratford-Cambridge Group (“SCG”) is a Michigan-based private investment firm that invests in niche lower middle market industrial growth businesses. The firm leverages its unique background of operational and financial expertise to provide above-market, diversified returns to high net-worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors


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