Mr. Powell is the CEO and Chairman of Acility, LLC. He is also the Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director of APC Holdings and AP Capital Partners (APCP). APCP’s supply chain focused portfolio companies grew to generate annual revenues in excess of US $2.0 billion and employ over 10,000 people around the globe. One company in particular grew from $70 million in revenue upon acquisition in 2004 to $1.4 billion in 2010 making it the fastest growing billion-dollar MBE built by minority owners and executives, in US history.
Prior to forming APCP in 2003, Mr. Powell worked in the Emerging Markets Group at Bear Stearns. Mr. Powell’s key strengths include raising capital, selling to large corporations, board-level management and e-business strategies. He has worked on a variety of transactions including: Leveraged Buyouts, sponsor-backed Management Buyouts, Debt Financings, Initial Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Equity & Credit Derivatives.
Mr. Powell currently serves on numerous boards of directors, is a founding board member of ACG Orlando, the Harvard Club of Central Florida, the Andover Alumni Association and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He was named one of the “40 under 40” leaders in mergers & acquisitions by the M&A Advisor, and was featured in various business media outlets including CNBC, Inc. magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2009) in recognition of his commitment to positive social change.
Mr. Powell graduated with an AB in Economics from Harvard University, as a Robert Winthrop Scholar. He has done research with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on Economic Development, completed coursework at MIT Sloan and management programs at Harvard Business School.