Meet Our Partners

Experts Who Aren’t Afraid to Dive In

Our Partners are successful leaders in their own right. Each of their paths to Lakeside is different, but they are united by a driving force to make things happen. Our partners frequently assist portfolio companies through leadership, advisory, and management roles.

John J. Hemmingson

John J. Hemmingson

Founder & General Partner

John is an entrepreneur, leader, and philanthropist whose extensive business career includes leading successful mergers… Read More

Tom Vertin

Partner

In 1974, Tom Vertin founded a business management firm that today serves the interests of a diverse range of businesses, including …Read More

Melissa Wells

Partner

With over a decade of real estate experience, Melissa’s key areas of expertise are in land acquisition, land development…Read More

Jerry Reed

Partner

Jerry Reed provides financial oversight for the Lakeside Capital Group team and our operating companies. He is responsible for…Read More

Jason Bandy

Partner

Over his career, Jason has delivered consistent financial returns through organic growth, as well as mergers and acquisitions across various…Read More

Jason Kindred

Partner

Jason brings extensive operational leadership gained from a twenty-seven-year career in the United States Marine Corps…Read More

Lakeside Team.

Talented Team Members Adding Value

Beyond our partners and associate partners, Lakeside relies on a talented team to make the daily realities behind our ambitious goals work. Below is our trusted team of Lakeside staff that play critical roles in building our success.

Leif Drathman

Accounting Manager | Lakeside

Leif is an accounting manager at Lakeside Companies, overseeing accounting activities for Lakeside and portfolio companies. He is a certified CPA with 4 years experience. More

Josh Hemmingson

Senior Accountant | Lakeside

Josh A Hemmingson is a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst on the Lakeside Capital management team.  His primary focus is the day-to-day accounting operations…More

Claudia Hersey

Executive Assistant | Lakeside

Claudia Hersey is Lakeside Companies Executive Administrator. Claudia has over 40 years of administrative experience supporting executives… Read More

Katie Kory

Human Resources | Lakeside

Leif is an accounting manager at Lakeside Companies, overseeing accounting activities for Lakeside and portfolio companies. He is a certified CPA with 4 years experience. More

Carson Reed

Accountant | Lakeside

Josh A Hemmingson is a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst on the Lakeside Capital management team.  His primary focus is the day-to-day accounting operations…More

Nicholas Roach

Marketing Director | Lakeside

Claudia Hersey is Lakeside Companies Executive Administrator. Claudia has over 40 years of administrative experience supporting executives… Read More