Len LaPorta brings to Headwaters 25+ years of diverse experience within investment banking, manufacturing and operations.
Len has developed significant relationships with global manufacturing firms and financial sponsors focused in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Prior to becoming a banker, he focused on deal generation for several financial sponsors seeking platform acquisitions involving highly-engineered products. Len has carved out a niche within the sector by focusing on USA, Switzerland and German based firms.
Earlier in his career Len founded Crystal R&D, an FDA registered precision contract manufacturer focused on aerospace and medical device sectors. Through acquisitions, he transformed the firm's operations and quality systems and was named a global supplier to C.R. Bard in 2006. Len's firm utilized the latest CNC machines to manufacture exacting tolerance components for the Bard Salute Laparoscopic Disposable Fixation Device. Len personally revamped the entire supply chain over several years to provide scalability in becoming a world-class manufacturer.
Len received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987 and served with distinction as a Surface Warfare Officer for 6 years. He received his MBA from Boston College.