Co-Founder and Chairman
Mr. Meyer is Co-Founder and Chairman of JLM Financial Partners. Mr. Meyer is and has been involved in all aspects of JLM’s investment strategy and decisions, as well as investment oversight and investor relations since it was founded in 2015. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of United PF Partners, Pacific Springboard and Brighter Beauty, and holds a board position with Sports Entertainment Asia Limited.
Mr. Meyer has over forty years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience. Most recently he is founder and co-managing partner of JLM Financial Investments founded in 1992, which is an asset based investment platform focused on acquisitions of secured loans, healthcare facilities and fee simple real estate. He has deep experience in real estate development, as well as owning and leading operating businesses. Mr. Meyer has served numerous management and leadership roles at Leadership Management International and served as Chairman and CEO of T-Shirts Plus, a national franchisor of retail stores.
Mr. Meyer has been married for thirty-five years to his wife Lynn. They have three children and two grand-children.
Mr. Meyer has held numerous roles in civic and community organizations including 25 years on the local board of the Boys & Girls Club.. He is currently on the club’s Foundation Board.
Co-Founder and Partner
Mr. Owen is the co-founder of JLM Financial Partners with Mr. Meyer. He is involved in investor relations, driving operational excellence in the firm’s investments as well as providing strategic oversight and direction to JLM’s portfolio companies. He currently serves as CEO and board member of United PF Partners, board member of Sports Entertainment Asia Limited (SEAL), Brighter Beauty and was the inaugural President of the Planet Fitness Independent Franchise Council (PFIFC).
Mr. Owen’s entrepreneurial career is built on a foundation of instilling culture, structure, transparency and accountability into a company’s operations. Prior to co-founding JLM, he was founder and CEO of PFTO-Management, a Planet Fitness franchisee group, that grew to 25 clubs across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas merging with United PF Partners in November 2016. Prior to Planet Fitness, he founded a multi-unit computer training business operating in secondary markets throughout Texas called TCTI.
Mr. Owen is married to Shannon Owen and they have two young daughters.
Mr. Owen is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point.
Managing Director and Partner
Mr. Ezell joined the team as a Partner and Managing Director in the Fall of 2015. He is actively involved in all of JLM’s investment decisions, capital raising activities, business development and asset management. He currently serves on the board of United PF Partners and The Recreational Group.
Mr. Ezell’s work experience is rooted by two primary facets; transactional and entrepreneurial. He founded Blue River Advisors in 2012, which is a real estate investment company focused on value add acquisitions. He has served in numerous leadership roles within JLM Financial Investments since he joined the company in 2009. Prior to joining JLM he held sales and marketing roles with a Fortune 500 company.
Mr. Ezell is married to his wife Brooke and they have two young boys.
Mr. Ezell has a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration of the University of Texas.
Analyst | Partner
Mr. Votaw joined JLM Financial Investments in 2010 and currently serves as a partner and financial analyst for JLM Financial Partners as well. He is responsible for evaluating new opportunities, financial analysis, market research, due diligence, coordinating with legal, interfacing with lenders and financial partners and overseeing multiple aspects of M&A activities.
Mr. Votaw serves as a board observer for United PF Partners, Brighter Beauty, Sports Entertainment Asia Limited (SEAL), The Recreational Group and ExoGrades.
His thirteen years of experience also includes commercial real estate underwriting, asset management, sales, assessing multi-unit transactions, coordinating closing procedures and overall financial analytics. In addition to Mr. Votaw’s daily involvement with the entire JLM portfolio, he plays a lead role within The Recreational Group portfolio company on behalf of JLM.
Mr. Votaw is married to his wife Jessica and they have two young daughters.
Mr. Votaw holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Concordia University.
Analyst | Partner
Mr. Meyer joined JLM Financial Partners in 2015 at its inception. He is responsible for assessing new opportunities as well as providing strategic guidance. His daily responsibilities include financial analysis, market research, due diligence, coordinating with lenders, financial partners and legal counsel.
He serves as a board observer for United PF Partners, Brighter Beauty, Sports Entertainment Asia Limited (SEAL), The Recreational Group and ExoGrades.
Mr. Meyer has experience in multi-unit transactions, commercial real estate, portfolio management and financial analytics. Prior to JLM Financial Partners, he joined JLM Financial Investments as an analyst in 2014.
Mr. Meyer’s education includes a B.A. from Baylor University and a M.B.A. from the Jack Welch Management Institute. He is an active Texas Real Estate Agent and holds his license with Ranches and Rivers Realty.
Mr. Tolany co-founded Good For You Ventures (GFY) in 2018 and serves as an Operating Partner within the JLM portfolio. In conjunction with individual company leadership, Mr. Tolany is responsible for the operations, growth, and success of multiple JLM properties.
Mr. Tolany’s prior work experience includes marketing leadership at Whole Foods Market, operational leadership at Amazon, and the CEO role of a venture-backed ecommerce company. He is a startup mentor at Techstars and a public speaker at events such as South By Southwest, Wisdom 2.0, and Rebuild21.
Mr. Tolany has a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas.
Tucson Dunn, CEO of ExoGrades worked with JLM to establish the company in August 2018. Prior to joining ExoGrades, Tucson worked as Managing Director of Fosun Healthcare Holdings in Shanghai, China, where he led international private equity investments and served as Director of Luz Saud Hospital Group in Portugal. Tucson spent the past 25 years managing and developing healthcare companies in USA, Asia, Europe and Middle East. He studied Management Science at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and Evidence-based Healthcare University of Oxford in Oxford UK.