At 1836, we are connected to Houston’s vibrant network of entrepreneurial support centers. We actively support several of these organizations and we can help you find the right partners to support your company’s vision and growth.
Military veterans are a unique class of citizens whose experience, tested leadership, varied skill sets, work ethic and character drive high performance in the companies for which they work and own. We help veterans see this reality and provide them with the capital resources to effectively achieve their goals and dreams.
Partner Organizations are groups that support entrepreneurship and with whom we collaborate.
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1836 PLANK OWNERS
Plank Owners are individuals who have made a financial commitment to support veteran entrepreneurship through 1836. Our Plank Owners represent a base of support willing to provide mentorship, guidance, and capital; both investment and philanthropic.
1836 Founder - Anthony DeToto
JR & Dyan Gibbens
Frank Muller Jr.
Jeff is the Managing Director of 1836. He has over fifteen years of experience investing in and building businesses in the lower middle market and has led a number of business transformation efforts. He finds satisfaction in partnering with military veteran entrepreneurs to help build value in dynamic and challenging business environments. He co-founded 1836 to do just that.
Jeff also founded Post Cove Partners, a consulting firm that works with management teams and investors in the lower middle market. Post Cove provides a range of services including company assessment, operational improvement, capital strategy development, turn around management, and interim C-level roles. Previously, Jeff was the Chief Strategy Officer for Evolution Markets, where he was responsible for building and executing a global turn around and growth strategy. Prior to Evolution, Jeff worked as a private equity investor at both MissionPoint Capital Partners and General Electric.
Jeff served for five years as an officer in the United States Army. He held various leadership roles in the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a part of a UN peacekeeping force. He earned a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
An avid duck hunter and fisherman, he lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, young daughter, and two labs.
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