Rusty Kruciak

Principal @ 2nd Generation Capital, LLC

Rusty Kruciak is a principal with 2nd Generation Capital, LLC (2ndG), an investment banking and transaction advisory firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. 2ndG is an affiliate of the Nashville accounting firm, KraftCPAs PLLC. In his role at 2ndG, Rusty advises clients in matters associated with M&A, valuation, turnaround & restructuring management, and succession planning. His clients include both public and private operating companies, private equity groups, law firms, family and other trusts, and commercial banks.

He joined 2ndG in 2015 following three years as investment manager with Relevance Capital, LP, where he was responsible for fund formation, internal control development, debt and equity placements, and strategic consulting to portfolio investment companies operating in the advanced manufacturing, software as a service (SaaS), and healthcare industries.

Rusty began his career as senior management consultant with consulting firm DeWolff, Boberg & Associates. As such, he was responsible for developing strategies for growth, sell-off and/or turnaround consideration for public and private clients operating globally in the aerospace, nuclear energy, retail, banking, and automotive supply chain industries.

Prior to his professional career, Rusty completed eight years of uniformed service in the United States Marine Corps as a division chief and staff non-commissioned officer in the aviation field. In 1994, he was named Company Honor Man, a distinction that recognizes the top graduate from each basic training class.