Investing in industrial improvement


Brad Corrodi

Brad Corrodi

Brad was involved with Logispring since its inception in 2001, serving initially as a member of the fund’s Advisory Board. As of March 2007, Brad joined as a Partner specialising in evaluating the strategy and technology capabilities of new investment opportunities, and leading Logispring’s domain knowledge competence center.

Prior to joining Logispring, Brad was a Managing Partner at Rosetta Marketing, an integrated interactive agency and marketing strategy firm based in Princeton, NJ, where he led the company’s work in the Travel & Leisure industries. Brad’s experience as a strategy consultant includes twelve years at Booz Allen Hamilton, based in New York and London, serving clients on a wide range of product strategy, restructuring, organization and technology issues.

Brad received his MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from the Wharton School, where he received the Dean’s Award of Excellence. Prior to attending business school, Brad was Director of Management Information Systems at Trans World Airlines. Brad received his bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University. He currently resides in Princeton, NJ, with his wife and two daughters.

Robert Mullins

Robert Mullins

Robert joined Logispring in 2005. He holds a MSc. with distinction in Operational Research from the London School of Economics where he focused on System Dynamics. He used this methodology to advise the Venezuelan government of the effects of oil price volatility on its economy. He also graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where he obtained a B.A. in Engineering Sciences and a minor in Mathematics.

In 2000, Robert joined Schroder Salomon Smith Barney's investment banking division in London, UK. He was part of the Telecom team where he participated in the execution of M&A, debt and equity financing transactions in the pan-European telecommunication space. In 2002, Robert transferred to Madrid, Spain to join the Iberian Investment Banking team, where he executed the highly publicised sale of Auna's RTV-Audiovisual and explored consolidation opportunities in the Spanish energy sector.

Robert returned to Geneva in 2004 and founded Enersid Association with the objective of promoting renewable energy micro-solutions for isolated rural communities in developing countries.

In addition to his interest in development policy and international affairs Robert enjoys mountaineering and adventure travel. Robert speaks fluent English, Spanish and French, good Portuguese and reasonable German. He lives, with wife, childeen and dog, in Geneva.



Frans van Schaik

Frans van Schaik

A graduate from the University of Amsterdam Law School, with a diploma in International Relations from the University of Vienna, he served the University of Amsterdam five years in various academic and support roles. In 1986, after a year with OCE as a project manager and member of the M&A team, he started his own Corporate Finance Advisory Firm (Intermatch, later amalgamated with Corporate Development International), followed by interalia, a high-tech/large ticket lease brokerage (Reloc & Duter), a Middle East Technical Contracting Company (IME) and a Software Support business (Florijn). The latter failed in 1991, and triggered the sale of the other – successful – businesses. From 1991, Frans concentrated on corporate finance and advising a venture capital investment he made in Singapore.

In 1993, he joined Gilde Investment Funds as a partner. During his 4 years at Gilde, he was involved in numerous new investments and portfolio companies, both in venture capital and buy-outs. He also assumed the position of temporary Managing Director for an existing portfolio company, Haag Food Services, in high care food processing, and successfully guided it through a turn-round. Having joined the other partners and shareholders in selling all Gilde Funds, the management company and the carried interest vehicles to Rabobank, he left Gilde in 1997.

Operating from his own investment and management development company, Nielaster, he then restructured, as their CEO, all the European pet food companies of Rafino Holdings (seven sites in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy). In 1998, he restructured in the role of Group Managing Director, the Industrial Division of the BCE Group (operating companies in Germany, Austria and Italy). In 1999 he initiated, in a joint venture with Goldman Sachs International, the “buy-and-build” of a Global Supply Chain Company in the Consumer Products Industry. In November 2000, TPG and Booz Allen Hamilton contacted Frans to discuss their ideas for establishing Logispring.

Frans speaks fluent English and Dutch, almost fluent French and reasonable German. He plays cello, tries to find time to read, is an occcasional mountaineer and offshore regatta sailor, and holds a Commercial Pilot’s Licence with Multi Engine and Instrument Ratings. Frans lives, with wife and children, near New York.

Marcel Timmer

Marcel Timmer

Marcel Timmer graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master's degree in Business Economics, with a major in marketing.

Marcel joined United Parcel Service (UPS) in 1993, where he held several marketing and sales positions in the Benelux region, Germany and the United Kingdom, leaving the company as Marketing Supervisor for the Benelux region. He joined KPN in 1996 and successfully launched a new commercial pan-European parcel service for PTT Post Parcel Service and PTT Post International. He was named Manager International Parcels for PTT Post International, where he was responsible for the marketing and new business development department, and managed PTT Post's complete international parcel products portfolio. Following the acquisition of TNT, he was involved in an early stage of the integration of the parcel, express and logistics business units of PTT Post and TNT Benelux. He co-authored the integrated marketing plan and led the team that trained major accounts and field sales staff on the integrated product portfolio. Just prior to the de-merger of TPG from KPN in 1998, Marcel joined TPG's Corporate Strategy Department as a project manager, where he worked on strategy development and played a key role in several large acquisitions and joint ventures in Europe and Asia. He was project leader and one co-authors of TNT's Logistics Strategy and TPG's new corporate strategy. Marcel identified venture capital as an investment and strategic opportunity for TPG, and initiated and supported the establishment of Logispring. He joined Logispring as a senior investment analyst in February 2001, became a managing director in 2006 and left the firm in 2009.

Marcel is fluent in Dutch and English. He is an all-round sportsman, mostly enjoying tennis, running, playing soccer and skiing. Marcel is a Dutch citizen and lives in Haarlem, The Netherlands.



Other Partners: Advisors and  (Advisory) Board Members

The firm worked closely with a large group of leading executives, industry specialists, academic experts,  in all aspects of its business, and in its portfolio companies.

Key members included: Prof Hau Lee (Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business), Keith Oliver (retired senior partner at Booz Allen Hamilton), David Anderson (retired head of the North American Supply Chain practice of Accenture), Geoff Eisenberg (CEO of Westmarine), and Joost van Heijningen Nanninga (senior partner of Egon Zehnder International).