Roland H. Kratzer III brings nearly 20 years of operating and transactional experience to Meritage Partners. Mr. Kratzer’s assets include advising private company shareholders on sale & merger options and identifying strategic investment targets for private equity groups.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kratzer was shareholder and President of Louvercraft a leading manufacturer and installer of home improvement products based in Southern California, which he sold to a strategic investor. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of Cofix, a venture capital backed business enabling computer product resellers to sell the IT services of a nationwide network. Mr. Kratzer has years of experience in the dental supply industry. He was Vice President of Operations at eDentalstore where he led daily operations of the venture capital-funded Internet dental supply distributor that was named “Best 200 B2Bs” by Forbes. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kratzer was Executive Vice President of H.L. Hayden Company a leading distributor of dental laboratory supplies. His leadership facilitated the acquisition of the company by a publicly traded investor.
He received his B.A in Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, Mr. Kratzer was named Senior Consultant at the Wharton Small Business Development Center.