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Meet the Canopy Capital Partners Team

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When CCP was founded, we set out to build a firm based on credibility, knowledge and integrity. With an experienced background in private equity, we continually work to create lasting value for business owners and investors.

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Scott Long

Managing Partner

Scott founded Canopy Capital Partners in 2017 following a successful 11 year run as Senior Vice President with Palm Beach Capital (“PBC”), a lower middle-market private equity firm where he ran their Tampa, FL office location from 2006 – 2017.  While at PBC, Scott focused on deal origination as well as structuring and executing private equity transactions.

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Scott Long

Scott founded Canopy Capital Partners in 2017 following a successful 11 year run as Senior Vice President with Palm Beach Capital (“PBC”), a lower middle-market private equity firm where he ran their Tampa, FL office location from 2006 – 2017.  While at PBC, Scott focused on deal origination as well as structuring and executing private equity transactions.  Prior to joining PBC, he was a Vice President at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Orlando, FL from 2001 – 2006 where he focused on providing sell-side M&A advisory services for clients and prospects of SunTrust Banks.  Scott began his career at Prudential Securities in 1996 in New York City.

Scott serves on the Board of Directors of Turtle Southeast, LLC (Largo, FL), Cheyenne Associates, LLC (Brooksville, FL), and Alloy Cladding Company, LLC (Jupiter, FL). He is a former Board Member of Freight Force, Inc. (Anaheim, CA), Unitrans International Logistics, Inc. (Inglewood, CA), and Apollo Retail Specialists (Tampa, FL).  Scott received a BS in Psychology and Business Administration (minor) degree from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Florida in 2000.  Originally from Connecticut, Scott has resided in Central Florida since 2001 and lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and two children.

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Chris Thomley

Managing Partner

Chris joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2018. His responsibilities include deal evaluation, fundraising and investor relations and a primary focus on portfolio company on-boarding and continuous management.  He has worked with portfolio companies backed by private equity firms including GTCR, Sterling Partners, H.I.G Capital and Norwest Equity Partners.

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Chris Thomley

Managing Partner


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Chris joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2018.  His responsibilities include deal evaluation, fundraising and investor relations and a primary focus on portfolio company on-boarding and continuous management.  He has worked with portfolio companies backed by private equity firms including GTCR, Sterling Partners, H.I.G Capital and Norwest Equity Partners.

Chris began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP Tampa in 1998 primarily serving private equity backed clients assisting in many accounting arenas that impact portfolio companies.  Chris joined his largest client Keystone Group Holdings (“Keystone”) in 2000 as Controller.  During Chris’ time with Keystone the company grew from $40 million in revenue to approximately $150 million in revenue, acquired and integrated over 100 locations, and went public.  During his tenure at Keystone Chris was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and worked intimately with operational leaders.  Ultimately Keystone was acquired by Service Corporation International (NYE:SCI) in 2010.  As a spin-out of the Keystone exit, Chris was part of the executive management team of Keystone that procured private equity funding from Sterling Partners and established Foundation Partners Group.  Foundation acquired homes carved out from the Keystone-SCI transaction.  Chris served as Foundation’s CFO until his departure in 2011.

In 2012, Chris joined Pet Services Operating Corp (Paws Plus) as its CFO.  PawsPlus was a  veterinary services portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital that was sold to Petco in 2014.

Chris then joined Norwest Equity Partners backed Cyber Risk Management (Focal Point) as its CFO.  Focal Point is a data-risk management company, specializing in cyber risk.  Before departing in 2017, Chris helped Focal Point acquire and integrate three companies and grow revenues from $20 million to +$60 million.

Chris holds a BS and MS in Accounting from the University of Florida as well as his CPA license in Florida.  He lives in Tampa with his wife Carin and two children Dylan and Kaitlin.

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