LFM Capital

LFM Capital is a private equity firm focused on creating value for smaller industrial services businesses through operational excellence. The firm is led by LGO graduates, both in their corporate office and in the leadership teams of their eight portfolio companies. LFM Capital is looking to offer engineering-intensive internships in their portfolio, in such roles as helping an industrial fastener company assess their manufacturing capability to expand their product lines. With 11 LGO graduates already at the firm, LFM Capital is looking to hire more LGOs as they add to their portfolio.

Dan Burseth (LGO ’15)

General Manager, Autocraft, Inc.
At LGO: MBA and SM, Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Northwestern University, Industrial Engineering

Dan has served in a variety of leadership roles at LFM Capital portfolio companies since graduating from LGO. He was Vice President at Eckhart, an ergonomic tooling manufacturer, before becoming General Manager at Autocraft Tool & Die after its acquisition by Eckhart.

Michael Ross (LGO ’20)

Director of Process Improvement, Vektek LLC
At LGO: MBA and SM, Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: United States Naval Academy, Ocean Engineering

Michael served as an infantry officer in the U. S. Marine Corps for eight years before attending LGO. Post LGO, he merged his leadership experience with operational education into a senior management role at Vektek, an LFM Capital portfolio company. At Vektek, he leads projects across the entire company, ranging from accounting to manufacturing, to improve efficiencies, to teach employees about operations, and to create a better work environment for all.

Caitlin Braun (LGO ’21)

Director of Strategy and Continuous Improvement, J&E Precision Machining
At LGO: MBA and SM, Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: Washington University in St. Louis, Mechanical Engineering, and Kalamazoo College, Physics

An Ironman athlete, Caitlin developed medical devices at Stryker before coming to MIT. Caitlin’s LGO internship at J&E Precision Machining, an LFM Capital portfolio company, drove the company’s on-time delivery from 55% to 95%. Hiring on as Director of Strategy and Continuous Improvement after graduation, Caitlin now works to build community at the company and become a standard in the aerospace parts industry.