Operating Partners

Shore Operating Partners bridge the financial expertise of Shore investment professionals with the operating and strategic needs of our portfolio companies. Shore Operating Partners represent leaders of their respective fields and facilitate the implementation of value creation strategies through past experience and a deep network of industry relationships.

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Matt Davis

Operating Partner, The Stepping Stones Group

As an Operating Partner with Shore Capital Partners, Mr. Davis is engaged as Chief Administrative Officer for the Stepping Stones Group (SSG), a nationally-recognized leader in school-based therapy and behavioral health services.  SSG operates in more than 20 states across the U.S. through several brands including Cumberland Therapy Services, MyTherapyCompany, AlphaVista Services, and Staffing Options & Solutions.  Prior to joining SSG, Mr. Davis was the CFO for Fast Pace Urgent Care, a Shore Capital portfolio company dedicated to providing walk-in and urgent care services to rural communities across Tennessee and Kentucky.  Mr. Davis was actively involved with the growth of Fast Pace and successful sale to Revelstoke Capital Partners in August 2016.   Mr. Davis initially joined the Shore Capital team in 2012 through Shore’s investment in Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists (MRS), where Matt was serving as CFO prior to Shore’s investment.  MRS grew rapidly through multiple acquisitions and new clinic openings and was sold to ATI Physical Therapy in 2013.  Mr. Davis also has experience working with physician practice management organizations, real estate investment groups and property management service providers through a number of entities where he held senior leadership positions.  Mr. Davis obtained a B.S. in Aviation Management and General Business from Eastern Michigan University. He also received an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Michigan, Stephen Ross School of Business.

John Inwright

Board Member, Old World Spices

John has extensive executive leadership experience serving the restaurant, retail, distribution and amusement park industries. John served the Wendy’s system for over 11 years, leading the launch of Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Cooperative in January 2010, which manages over $4 billion in spend annually for Wendy’s restaurants. John’s range of executive experience - including supply chain, distribution, procurement, and operations - gives him powerful insight into every link of the foodservice industry and a keen understanding of the trends impacting the channel. Prior to joining Wendy’s QSCC, John served in the manufacturing and distribution sector as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Commercial Division of Nice-Pak/PDI, the global expert in preventing infection and cross-contamination from bacteria in foodservice and healthcare settings. John also served as Chief Procurement Officer of U.S. Foodservice as well as Senior Vice President of Purchasing, Distribution, and Logistics for Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC (the co-op for Yum! Brands), where he oversaw the procurement and distribution interests of franchise and corporate stores across A&W, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. John is a former member of the board of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. John previously chaired the Supply Chain Committee of the National Council of Chain Restaurants, and served on other various trade association Board and committees supporting the restaurant industry. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for GS1 US, and is a member of the global Board for GS1.

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