Nicolas Lopez is a principal and joined HCAP Partners in 2013. Nicolas is responsible for originating, structuring, closing and monitoring portfolio investments. He has been instrumental in investments in eight companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the exits of Resolve Systems (acquired by Insight Venture Partners), Parallel 6 (acquired by PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH)) and Lucernex (acquired by Accruent). Nicolas is currently a board observer or actively involved with Native Foods Café, Protect Plus Air Holdings, Datashield, and Baked in the Sun.
Prior to joining HCAP Partners, Nicolas was with Best Buy, Inc. in their corporate development group. Nicolas joined Best Buy in 2010 where he helped identify, evaluate and support early stage investment opportunities. He was also very involved with strategic initiatives at Best Buy, working with various cross-functional business groups to drive shareholder value. Before joining Best Buy, Nicolas worked in investment banking and investment management.
Nicolas attended the University of Southern California, earning an M.B.A. and San Diego State University, earning a B.S. in Business Administration. He is also a CFA charterholder.