Founder and President
Robert Palmer is a Founding Partner and President of The Gabriel Management Group. Mr. Palmer is responsible for firm management, oversight of portfolio companies operations, professional recruitment, deal sourcing, fundraising and investor management. Mr. Palmer directs the firm’s investment policies, overall operations and strategic planning.
He has extensive business-valuation and experience in medical, technology, service, and financial sectors with over twenty years of operational experience in owning and managing privately held finance, service, and consulting firms.
Mr. Palmer holds an MBA with a focus on finance from Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School, and a BS in Business Administration with focus on finance from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He is an adjunct advisor and coach with the Hatchery Program, Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Olin Business School and a frequent lecturer on business valuation, planning and financial modeling. Robert is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Association for Corporate Growth and the William Greenleaf Eliot Society.
Founder and Managing Director
David Theodoro is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Gabriel Management Group. His responsibilities are firm management, oversight of portfolio companies operations, professional recruitment, deal sourcing, fundraising and investor management. Dr. Theodoro directs the firm’s investment policies, overall operations and strategic planning.
Dr. Theodoro is a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon. He has extensive experience in program development, team integration and contract negotiations.
Dr. Theodoro has thirty years of experience in family-owned and operated businesses and has founded several successful new business ventures. His areas of expertise are operational optimization and employee management.Dr. Theodoro completed Cardiothoracic Surgery training at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He finished General Surgery training at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He earned a Medical Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
director and general counsel
Michael Demos is Director and General Counsel of The Gabriel Management Group. Mr. Demos is responsible for firm management, investment analysis and valuations, strategic initiatives, professional recruitment, and business development. Mr. Demos is also involved in the oversight, operation, and corporate strategy of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Demos worked as a patent attorney at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, and has experience in intellectual property, contracts, due diligence, and risk management. In addition, he has gained experience in deal structure, financial modeling, valuation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Demos holds an international M.B.A. with specialization in finance and China Business (with honors) from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong, China. He also holds a J.D., (with honors) from Washington University, as well as a B.S. (highest honors) in chemical engineering from Washington University, where he graduated class valedictorian. He speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association.