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Larry Mock

Managing Partner | SPAC Operations Group

Navigation Capital Partners

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Larry Mock’s Biography

Larry Mock is a Managing Partner of the SPAC Operations Group at Navigation Capital Partners. Larry has spent decades in the private equity and investments space, developing an in-depth industry knowledge and expertise that has made him an esteemed thought leader.

The SPAC Operations Group makes equity investments in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). The Group employs an innovative 'SPAC-in-a-Box' approach, which reverses the SPAC process by seeking out CEOs and business opportunities independent of the IPO process. Also, with its 'SPAC-on-the-Shelf' approach, investments are created and ready for implementation when a management team is identified to pursue a transaction. This simplifies the process and allows the team to move forward immediately after acquisition.

Before joining Navigation Capital, Larry was CEO and President of Mellon Ventures, a private equity firm whose portfolio was later acquired by Navigation Capital and Goldman Sachs. Under his leadership, Mellon grew significantly with a portfolio containing investments totaling $1.4 billion in 136 operating companies and 70 private equity partnerships.

As a successful business leader, Larry continues to offer guidance on several directorial boards, including AVCtechnologies, a leading cloud communications provider, and Brightwell Payments, an Atlanta-based financial services company. Larry gives back to the Atlanta community and encourages young business professionals by Chairing organizations, such as Atlanta Mission, the city's largest homeless shelter, and the prestigious Atlanta International School, among others.

Larry served as a US Delegate to the United Nations and as a White House Fellow. He is a combat-decorated Marine Corps veteran, having commanded a rifle platoon in Southeast Asia. Larry received a BA from Harvard College and an MS from Florida State University. He completed his postgraduate education at the London School of Economics.

Larry’s Newsfeed

AVCtechnologies
AVCtechnologies Announces Strategic Realignment in Senior Management and Planned Debt Reduction

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. recently announced changes to its Board of Directors and senior management team, effective immediately. Among other appointments, Larry Mock, Managing Partner with Navigation Capital Partners, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board. 

Business Wire
Navigation Capital Partners SPAC Operations Significantly Expands SPAC Portfolio

Navigation Capital Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the significant expansion of its SPAC Operations portfolio by funding three special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). 

 

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Larry’s Background

Navigation Capital Partners
Managing Partner | SPAC Operations Group
Atlanta, GA, USA
The SPAC Operations Group at Navigation Capital focuses on generating outsized risk-adjusted returns by making equity investments in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies ("SPACs").
Navigation Capital Partners
Managing Partner
2007 - Present
Atlanta, GA, USA
Navigation Capital Partners (NCP) makes investments in middle-market operating companies with high growth across the southern United States. Since its founding, NCP formed the SPAC Operations Group.
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Current Board Positions

AVCtechnologies
Chairman
Sep 2017 - Present
Houston, TX, USA
AVCtechnologies is a leader in developing comprehensive and innovative cloud-based UCaaS, Cybersecurity and IT solutions.
Exeter Finance
Board of Directors
Irving, TX, USA
Exeter is a premier auto finance company and lender that works with thousands of franchised and independent dealers nationwide with the goal of making vehicle ownership possible for everyone.
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Previous Board Positions

Sewickley Academy
Chair | Endowment Committee
Sewickley, PA, USA
Sewickley Academy educates children in grades 6-12 as a a private, independent, coeducation, college-preparatory academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, only a few miles away from Pittsburgh.
Atlanta Mission
Chair
Jun 2017 - Jun 2019
Atlanta, GA, USA
Atlanta Mission is the largest homeless shelter for men, women and children in the Atlanta area. In order to help solve the homeless crisis, Atlanta Mission offers thousands of meals, provides safe beds to sleep in, alongside counseling and life skills opportunities for those in need of help.
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Media

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Feature
Jan 2021
Atlanta, GA, USA
Larry Mock, along with fellow Navigation Capital colleagues Jack Sawyer, Darrell Mays, David Panton and Robert Willis, were featured by Atlanta Magazine in its Atlanta 500 issue for their work in the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) space. The featured article also discussed the creation of the SPAC Operations Group at Navigation Capital Partners and its early investments.

Memberships

Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
Fmr. Member
Sep 1988 - Sep 2017
Young Presidents Organization (YPO) is a global leadership community of executives that strive to become better people and better leaders in order to enact positive change on the greater global community. All members are chief executives who come from varied and diversified backgrounds and who strive to continue to grow and achieve.

Public Service

United Nations
Fmr. U.S. Delegate
New York, NY, USA
The United Nations is a global organization that strives to maintain peace and security around the world, encourage strong relations among nations and ensure international cooperation.
US Marine Corps
Captain
1968 - 2021
The US Marine Corps is a maritime land force service branch of the military specializing in expeditionary and amphibious operations. Along with the US Navy, the Marines is a part of the US Department of the Navy.

Press Releases

Navigation Capital Partners’ Portfolio Company Computex Sold to American Virtual Cloud Technologies
Apr 2020
New York, NY, USA
“Adversity sometimes creates opportunity,” said Managing Partner of Navigation Capital, Larry Mock. “This venture creates a stronger, more economically-viable company that is addressing the societal reality of having a dispersed workforce that is becoming more apparent by the day. In a strange way, the current coronavirus threat became the impetus needed to make this combination happen.”

Fellowships

White House Fellowship Program
Fellow
Sep 1974 - Sep 1975
Washington, DC, USA
The White House Fellowship Program is one of the most prestigious fellowships in America for future leaders by providing the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working within the highest level of the Federal government. Fellows participate in an education program and work as Fellows to White House Staff members and government officials.

Larry’s Education

London School of Economics
Economic Theory
1973 - 1974
Florida State University
MS | Systems Planning
1971 - 1973
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