A private equity firm with operational expertise
in the water & wastewater sectors
 
   

Tami Fratis
Senior Advisor

tfratis@meidlingerpartners.net

Ms. Fratis is an executive with 25 years of board experience and more than 30 years of business experience in portfolio management and all aspects of the direct investment process. Ms. Fratis has served as the CEO, CFO, CMO and COO for start-up to pre-IPO companies and made 60  investments made with an average 3.4x ROI and 38% IRR. Services have been provided at the request of family offices, private investors, creditors, and Mid-Atlantic based venture capital and private equity funds, including TL Ventures, Safeguard Scientifics, IL Management, LLR Equity Partners, Murex Investments, Meidlinger Partners, Innovation Ventures, Holding Capital, Liati Group and Broadway Direct Investments -Waypoint Residential.  Ms. Fratis has served on both private and public company boards ranging in market capitalization from $10 million to just under $1 billion. Ms. Fratis has also served as the Chairman of the Board, and compensation, audit and strategic planning committee member and fundraising chair for non-profit organizations such as Paradise Farm Camp, Wharton Alumni Association of Philadelphia, PACT, and NHS.

Ms. Fratis is the Chief Executive Officer for IPR International, a cloud computing and disaster recovery focused company that manages data centers in three states with an acquisition strategy planned to take the company national within three years.  For the past decade, Ms. Fratis has worked with IPR as a Director and audit, compensation, and strategy committee member.  Ms. Fratis is also a senior advisor to Meidlinger Partners, a sustainable PE firm focused on investing in middle-market water technology and services companies in the US and Western Europe. 

Prior to IPR International, Ms. Fratis represented Broadway Direct Investments as the Chief Marketing Officer for their multi-family focused investment strategy named Waypoint Residential.  Ms. Fratis built an investor platform through which international and domestic family offices and high net worth individuals could invest in multi-family real estate projects nationally with a focus on sun-belt properties.

Ms. Fratis’ community service includes serving for more than a decade as a Trustee of Northwestern Human Services (NHS), a $500+ million, multi-state, provider of mental health and human services. She is active with the West Point Society and serves as an Ambassador for Wharton Business School.

Ms. Fratis is a former director and chairman of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), which is an association of 66 venture funds and private equity investors that manage in excess of $15 billion, and a former executive committee member and director of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Fratis is the former president of the Wharton School of Business Alumni Association of Philadelphia, where she earned her Masters of Business Administration in finance, strategy, and entrepreneurial management.  Ms. Fratis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, with a minor in economics and physics concentration, from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

In her spare time, Ms. Fratis enjoys restoring architecturally significant homes, reading, NYT crossword puzzles, participating in VISTAGE-CEO peer group, equitation, running with her golden retriever and tutoring her two teenage children.

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Ms. Fratis brings C-level experience and governance skills to private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, company boards and CEOs in areas such as capital raising, business development, investment due diligence, marketing, sales and acquisition/divestiture analysis and implementation. For the past two decades, Ms. Fratis has focused on identifying risks, reducing and mitigating these risks and developing innovative ways to increase profits at the fund, company and client level.

 


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