The Harbor Light Capital Partners team consists of Investment Managers and Advisory Board members with significant experience and knowledge in identifying attractive investment opportunities. Our team has extensive capabilities and relationships to help portfolio companies sharpen their strategies, scale their operations and increase their business development activities.
The Harbor Light team partners with business owners and entrepreneurs who share the belief that relationships and teamwork are the foundation for long term success. Our team of seasoned professionals collaborates with management teams and aligns our diverse skills behind the strategic vision for the operating company.
Prior to founding Harbor Light Capital Partners, Richard Upton was most recently the founder and President of Upton Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment bank serving middle market and emerging healthcare companies throughout the United States. Mr. Upton has been advising early stage and growth stage companies since 1992 both as a senior healthcare investment banker for Salomon Brothers and later as an independent adviser. Mr. Upton has completed engagements representing aggregate transaction values in excess of $5 billion.
Mr. Upton currently serves on the Boards of Alcyone Lifesciences, Anuncia, Carmell Therapeutics and Medicinal Genomics Corp, and previously served on the Boards of Home Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDIX – acquired by Nipro Corporation), Castlewood Surgical, and Courtagen Life Sciences. Mr. Upton served 10 years on Investment Committee of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and is the former Chairman of The Pine Hill Waldorf School. Mr. Upton is a founding member of Northeast Angels, an early stage angel investing group based in southern New Hampshire. He has also been a youth hockey coach since 2001. Mr. Upton received his MBA degree from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and a dual BA degree in Economics and English from Amherst College.