The Castle Capital team is comprised of successful entrepreneurs, business operators, and investors that are experienced in acquiring, operating, and growing lower middle market businesses.
Managing Partner & Entrepreneur
As an entrepreneur, Chandos has 15 years of executive leadership, sales, and operation management experience. Chandos established Castle Capital to apply his background and entrepreneurial drive to search, acquire, operate, and grow lower middle market businesses.
In 2001, Chandos established his first startup, Pro Depot, a liquidation business that serviced the off-road and professional media technology industries. Over the course of several years, Pro Depot grew into a successful e-commerce and mail order business. In 2005, Chandos joined the media technology industry, specializing in professional production and broadcast integrated solutions. He held various management roles in sales, operations, project execution, and consulting. In 2009, Chandos was recruited by Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) to establish and develop their Production and Broadcast practice. Today, this vertical is a critical component of IMT’s core business. IMT was recently ranked by Inc. Magazine as the 25th fastest growing private IT Services company in America.
In 2011, Chandos identified a potential area of growth in providing a live, 2-way interactive, high-definition, broadcast platform service for corporate distance learning. Chandos founded IMT’s interactive video learning division, IVL, and served as Vice President of IVL. Chandos was responsible for the P&L with a day-to-day focus on revenue, sales, growth, and profitability. By 2013, the division’s EBITDA grew to seven figures and accounted for the majority of IMT’s reoccurring service revenue.
Chandos earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University.
Aron joined Castle Capital as an investment associate at its inception in 2015. He is actively involved in all phases of the investment process. Prior to joining Castle Capital, Aron worked as an investment banking analyst at Clear Capital Advisors, a boutique middle-market investment bank based in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Aron held other roles in investment banking at both CB Capital Partners and Gemini Partners (now “Redwood Capital Group”).
Aron is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned a B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Accounting, and B.S. in Business Administration. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III candidate, and was formerly licensed with FINRA as a Limited Securities Representative (Series 79 and 63).