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OUR TEAM

We are a dedicated team made up of seasoned entrepreneurs with a track record of success and extremely passionate about helping organizations grow. Our efforts are focused on identifying investment opportunities and working alongside talented management teams to build and accelerate further growth.

MICHAEL DIEP

Managing Partner

Mike Diep, a co-founder and Managing Partner of Capficiency, has over 10 years of private equity investing, senior executive, and financial management experience focused on the lower-middle market. Mike sets the firm's strategic direction and is involved in investment decision making and operational management of its portfolio companies. Mike currently serves as a Director of Appficiency Inc., a portfolio company who's IT consulting practice has emerged as a market leader focused on the Oracle-NetSuite cloud-based ERP platform. Mike also currently serves as acting CEO of KWizCom Corp. a portfolio company focused on developing Microsoft SharePoint products.

Prior to founding Capficiency in 2018, Mike was a Vice President at Maxim Partners, a private equity firm in the greater Chicago area, for nearly 5 years. During his tenure at Maxim, Mike focused on investment activities in the education and energy industry. 

Prior to Maxim, Mike was an Associate at Birch Hill Equity Partners. Mike started his finance career as a financial analyst at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

EDUCATION:

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A

University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School, H.B.A

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JOHNNY THAN

Partner

Johnny Than, a co-founder and Managing Partner of Capficiency brings over 14 years in business management, consulting, and sales experience. Johnny is active in all aspects of the firm's activities, with a focus on leading value creation by applying his business development and operational expertise to our portfolio companies. 

Johnny founded appficiency inc. in 2014, an international IT consulting firm with offices in North America and Asia. Through his deep expertise in the IT industry, Johnny has built a business with an award-winning reputation and defensible market position.


Prior to founding appficiency inc. Johnny was an ERP consultant at Oracle Netsuite where he was an integral part of the innovation and expansion of the professional services division. 

EDUCATION:

McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, M.B.A

University of Western Ontario. B.A.

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DIANA ALARCON

Senior Operating Associate

Diana Alarcon, an Associate of Capficiency, has over 7 years of global operations and management experience focused on supply chain and product delivery. Diana joined the firm in 2022 and manages the portfolio company’s business development while assisting in the execution of strategies to operationalize growth. At Appficeincy Diana serves as Associate Principal and and at KWizCom she serves as the General Manager.

 

Prior to joining Capficiency, Diana delivered new product launches for several iPhone generations at Apple as an Operations Program Manager. She started her career with Procter & Gamble’s Gillette where she led multiple teams in the operations and business planning functions to achieve benchmark results in the U.S and Latin America.

EDUCATION:

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A

University of Florida, College of Engineering, B.S.E

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ALEXA FRANKCOM

Associate

Alexa Frankcom, an Associate of Capficiency, joined the firm in 2020 and is focused on supporting Capficiency's principals with the evaluation and selection of new investment opportunities, financial modeling, and transaction due diligence. Alexa works extensively with portfolio company management teams to assist with strategic and operational initiatives.

EDUCATION:
University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School. H.B,A

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MATTHEW BORG

Analyst

Matthew Borg, an Analyst at Capficiency, joined the firm in 2022 and is focused on analysis of prospective targets and portfolio companies. Matthew additionally assists associates and partners with ad hoc requirements involving due diligence and model creation.

Prior to joining Capficiency, Matthew worked for FirePower Capital, where he focused on evaluating and executing private capital opportunities in the lower mid-market.

EDUCATION:
University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School. H.B,A