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Not your typical business model

At Victory Social Capital, we tackle social issues using a proprietary investment model to finance public sector performance-based service partnerships. It’s investing in what works and we get to do our part to bring about social good. Returns are based on the betterment of people’s lives.

About Us

Why Shouldn’t Everyone Profit From Doing Good?


Victory Social Capital is a revolution in action. We’re shaking things up. For good.

As a Veteran-owned investment firm, we decided to add a twist to the outdated American model of investing. WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT VEHICLES WHERE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IS TIED TO POSITIVE SOCIAL OUTCOMES with our proprietary performance-based service partnership investment model. Imagine that. And it can be done. We’re doing it.

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The Key to Social Impact Investing:


We partner with non-profit, self-sustaining rehabilitative organizations that not only have a great success rate in “reforming” behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse, but that also have an entrepreneurial arm. So they have a sustainable model, reform people for less money AND give those rehabbed people the education and help needed to be successful once back in society. Which Means:
  • People are reformed and working, so they’re less likely to slip back into prior behaviors.
  • Community is healthier and not paying for rehabilitation or worse, prison.
  • Non-profit is self-sustaining and “free” for anyone who needs help.
  • Public sector partner/taxpayers pay less and only once success has been achieved.
  • Investors in the non-profit make an above-market return while helping do their social “part.”
 

Our Team

Our team was handpicked for this opportunity that promises to change the way the US invests and empowers communities. As a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), we find it is in our DNA to commit to enacting change that serves the greater good. And having all found an interest in investing, we choose to take those two and combine them to do what we can to keep this country strong. And to us that means fusing together for-profit and social impact investing principles, similar to Pay-for-Success financing (PFS) and the work done with Social Impact Bonds (SIBs).

NICK BLACK

MANAGING PARTNER
Nick was part of the team that started Victory Social Capital. As Managing Partner, he is responsible for the company’s strategic vision and ensuring all efforts are synced and on course. Growing up in developing nations in Africa gave Nick an understanding of social issues and the need to reinforce and scale solutions to social problems.
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MIKE BALSAMO

ANALYST
Mike joined Victory Social Capital in June 2013.  Having successfully come through his own substance abuse struggles at TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers), he is the perfect complement, and brings a unique perspective, to our social-good team. After his successful graduation from his substance-abuse program, Mike became an invaluable asset to the organization and was asked to serve as the assistant to TROSA’s President, Founder and CEO.
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BRIAN BULAND

PARTNER
Brian is one of the founders of Victory Social Capital.  As an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, he conducted humanitarian missions outside of Burma and spent 10 months in Afghanistan embedded with and training the Afghan National Army along the border of Pakistan.
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SCOTT LIPINSKI

PARTNER
Scott is one of the founding members of Victory Social Capital.  Scott leads VSC’s financial and social impact assessment.  Some of his prime objectives include demonstrating Pay-for-Performance impact value, developing Pay-for-Performance financing modeling, and creating Pay-for-Performance business plan frameworks.
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Advisory Board

JIM EMSHOFF

BOARD CHAIR
Jim is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of IndeCap Enterprises, Inc., a firm providing consulting services on corporate restructuring issues and venture participation in the outsourcing of management service functions.  Prior Jim served as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Wellesley Medical Management Inc., an owner and operator of primary healthcare centers.  From January 1985 to February 1991, he served as President and Chief Executive Office of CitiCorp Diners Club.  Prior Jim was Group Executive of Campbell Soup Co.’s U.S. Soup Division. While on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he founded the Wharton Applied Research Center.

JOE BASTIAN

BOARD MEMBER
Joe was the Founder/President/Owner of Breadwinners at the Triangle, a franchisee of Panera Bread.  During his tenure, Joe owned and operated 16 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in central and eastern North Carolina. In 2012, Joe retired and sold his business. Prior Joe retired from Allied Signal, Inc. (now Honeywell) in 1997 after 18 years of service.  He retired as the Chief Financial Officer for Allied Signal International.  Joe worked for Chrysler Corporation for 10 years in a variety of financial management positions before joining Allied Signal, Inc.

C. PERRY COLWELL

BOARD MEMBER
Perry serves on the board of the Triangle Community Foundation and is a member of the Executive, Community Engagement, Governance, and Audit Committees.  He also serves on the finance committees of Planned Parenthood of Central NC and the Center for Child & Family Health. Perry received the 2009 Excellence in Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service in 2012. Perry has also been active in the Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle for a number of years.  Serving as board chair among other positions, Perry has worked with more than 40 nonprofits during his years with ESC. Perry retired from AT&T as Senior Vice President – Financial Management at corporate headquarters after a career in operations and finance.

DOUG FREY

BOARD MEMBER
Doug joined Reichhold in August 1985 as VP, Manufacturing for the Emulsion Polymer Division (EPD) after serving with both Diamond Shamrock Chemicals and the BF Goodrich Company.  In December 1986 Doug became VP, Sales & Marketing for EPD and held this position until being appointed Division President for EPD in early 1993.  From January 1996 until mid-1998, Doug served on the Executive Leadership Team and then transferred to Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil as President of Resana until retiring in June 2001.  Doug return to Reichhold in April 2004 as first Chief Operating Officer and later became Executive Vice President, Global Composites until retiring in later 2008.

PETER MEEHAN

BOARD MEMBER
Peter Meehan is the former chair of The Greenwood Group, which owned the largest Manpower franchise operation. The company was sold in 2007. He is past chair of Peace College and of the Triangle Community Foundation, where he continues to serve on the board as Chair of its Foundation Leadership Council. He has also served as a board member and as a past president of the Old Chatham Golf Club. Peter and Prue Meehan are from Connecticut, and have lived in Chapel Hill since 1984.

LANTY SMITH

BOARD MEMBER
Lanty is the Founder/President/Chief Executive Officer of Tippet Capital LLC.  He also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of MediWave Star Technology Inc., a cardiovascular research and diagnostic company he co-founded in 1999, and of Scion NeuroStim LLC, a medical device development company he co-founded in 2007.  Lanty has served or currently serves as an advisor to more than 30 corporations and organizations to include the Triangle Community Foundation.  From 2000 to 2008, Lanty was Wachovia‘s Lead Independent Director.  He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Wachovia Corporation from June 2008 to July 2008.  He was President of Burlington Industries from 1986 to 1988.  Prior to joining Burlington, he was a Partner in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

SCOTT MERRELL

BOARD MEMBER, GENERAL COUNCIL
Scott Merrell serves as Counsel to Hutchison Law Group in Raleigh, NC, representing corporate clients as a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. In this role, he also serves as counsel to the CEO and Board of Governors of RTI International. Prior to joining Hutchison Law Group, he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer at RTI International. Prior to his career at RTI, Mr. Merrell was engaged in the private practice of law and focused on general corporate matters. Mr. Merrell received his juris doctor from Wake Forest University and his A.B,magna cum laude, from Duke University. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court (E.D.N.C.), the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court.

Social Investment Solutions

TROSO
Victory Social Capital is developing a performance-based service partnership for TROSA,  an innovative, multi-year residential rehabilitation program. This program enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education and continuing care. As a near self-sustaining model, TROSA can provide care free of charge because of the entrepreneurial off-shoot businesses that pump money back into the program to cover costs. This is a model that works, and as a new type of investment class, it WILL NOT infringe on TROSA's 501(c)(3) status. Victory Social Capital will ONLY partner with organizations that work towards self-sustainability.

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Located in beautiful Durham, North Carolina, we’re ready to talk with you about our revolutionary performance-based service partnership investment model. If you’re an investor who wants to make above-market returns and do “good,” or a public-sector entity that’s ready to save money and only pay for measurable success, contact us at the phone number below.

201 West Main Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701
P: 919.667.1111