Leadership / Compelling Team Composition
EGI Capital was formed through the intellectual capital of the leaders of largest specialty international companies - which was successfully applied to the biggest firms in the world - now offered to the private middle market. Applying Major League players and plays to minor league opportunities. - Tim Danis
Our founders and team have a compelling link to our market and the problems we solve. This genius cluster has the hacking, scaling, analytical and communications skills making up a world class company. We execute and know our market and have perfect founder/market fit.
The specialized makeup of owners, managers and partners represents a deep bench of international experience
"These are "wicked smart" people" - a Boston colleague
Timothy J Danis, Representative Principal
Mr. Danis was the Founder and Senior Managing Principal of RCP Advisors, LLC, an Institutional Private Equity Fund of Funds with $8.5B under management; and was responsible for general management and strategic direction. He served as Chairman of the firm. In addition, Mr. Danis led the institutional relationships of many buyout funds throughout the United States and was on the advisory boards of several buyout funds in which RCP invested. He has been involved in the private equity industry for over 25 years.
Mr. Danis was Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer with Aon Corporation and was a Vice Chairman of Aon Risk Services of the Americas. He was responsible for the United States operating businesses and served on the boards of both Aon Risk Services of the Americas and Aon Risk Services Worldwide .
He is founder chairman and CEO of Risk Consulting Partners a risk management advisory insurance brokerage firm with offices in Chicago, Dallas and Saint Louis. The firm represents corporate enterprises, private equity firms and private clients as it relates to property asset protection, corporate, professional and personal liability, health care benefits, life insurance and other specialty needs.
In addition, he is currently a Senior Advisor to investment firm Brown Legacy Group. He is also a current board member of Chicago Pacific Partners and SSM Glennon Children's Medical Center; past member Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. and has served on many other corporate and civic boards including being the past Chairman of the Loyola University School of Business, American Industrial Partners and Chief Executive Organization.
For more than 10 years, Mr. Danis served as a senior operating officer of Corroon and Black now Willis.
He is also a member of Young Presidents’ Organization.
Mr. Danis received a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Louis University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.
W. Stephen Maritz, Representative Principal
Steve Maritz is the chairman and CEO of Maritz Holdings, the $1.3B specialty firm working with Fortune 500 and select private mid-market clients to design and execute market research, creative communications, incentive programs, rewards and recognition solutions, customer loyalty programs, and event and meetings solutions to gain client profitability and company value.
Maritz serves on the boards of the John M. Olin School of Business, the Variety Club, The Laclede Group, and Wetland’s American Trust. He also is a member of the John Burroughs School Board of Trustees, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Board of Trustees, the St. Louis Convention & Visitor’s Commission, past Chairman of the Civic Progress Community Life Committee, and past General Chairman of Fair Saint Louis. Maritz served as the Greater St. Louis United Way campaign chairman in 2006 and Co-Chairman of the 2009 American Heart Association Heart Walk. Maritz graduated from Princeton University. Steve is an owner of the 2019 Stanley Cup Winner St. Louis Blues Hockey team.
Christopher D. Desloge+, Chairman, Representative Principal. Madaket Growth as Managing Member
Founder of EGI Capital, long-time corporate leader in performance improvement, disaster services and nonprofit excellence. Descendant of the Desloge lead mining family in Missouri, Mr. Desloge developed the model of merging the Fortune 500 profit and market share systems with investment banking to create equity lift not yet within reach of company ownership. Chris is chair of EGI Capital and chair of Madaket Growth (the Managing Member of EGI), a holding company of high-margin service-based businesses in sectors of consulting, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, web-based services and other blue ocean opportunities. Chris was also an arbitration judge with the National Council of Consumer Arbitrators for service with Better Business Bureaus. Mr. Desloge also is founder and inventor of the technology (fintech, SaaS and Crypto) backbone of EGI Capital outcomes and impacts of private company EBITDA and valuation lift, Qwiti (qwiti.io).
Chris's career includes profit growth consulting for billion-dollar service and manufacturing firms such as Pepsi, MasterCard, Coca-Cola and Enterprise Rent a Car with Maritz Motivation Company; and extensive large-transaction commercial real estate experience, owning and operating organizations & partnerships.
As a lay chaplain Franciscan (Society of St. Francis) Chris actively serves the community in forming and operating a spiritual retreat St Georges House - Hermitage in Bridgeport, Connecticut; and started the first Community of Hope International chapter in New England (offering spiritual discernment for identifying ministry, and formation; and match theological insights and spiritual practices with experiences of ministering to others and giving spiritual guidance). Chris also is the corporate chaplain for EGI.
Mr. Desloge's non-profit and faith-based leadership includes three decades of dedication to social needs in several areas. He served as the National Disaster Relief Coordinator for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to over 10 cities in the Gulf Coast with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; has been on the board of directors (or staff) of numerous social service organizations including the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louis Council Society of St. Paul, the American Red Cross - St. Louis Bi-State Chapter, the Center for Head Injury Services, the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, International Hildreth Meiere Association, The Laura X - Laura Rand Orthwein, Jr. - World Institute for the Legacy and Learning of Social Justice Movements, Desloge Foundation, and Foundation for Commercial Philanthropy. Mr. Desloge has been a frequent volunteer with Habitat For Humanity, homeless shelters New Life Evangelistic Center & Gateway 180 (in St. Louis); including mission trip to northern Haiti (Milot), where he toured the Order of Malta's Hopital Sacre Coeur, Missionaries of the Poor orphanage (Cap-Haitien), and several children’s schools where he familiarized himself with deep poverty, need and NGO activities. He has received multiple awards and plaques and continues to dedicate his, and his company's time and resources to philanthropy. Mr. Desloge is founder Caring Way, Inc. a lay chaplain ministry and non-profit which owns businesses which profits then serve those in deep poverty including feeding, housing and pastoral care. Mr. Desloge was a national senior advisor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the professional development of chaplaincy in disaster first response.
Jack Hodge, Chief Performance Officer, Principal
Jack’s Performance Improvement and Customer Loyalty experience includes executive sales leadership, marketing responsibilities, and operational and general management positions with Maritz, Frequency Marketing and Meridian Enterprises. Jack has over three decades of experience working directly with the top management of some of the world’s most successful companies including, Anheuser Busch, Monsanto, Purina, John Deere, Allstate Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Cooper Tires, Charter Communications, AT&T and Verizon. Working with a wide variety of industries and developing a full gamut of performance improvement strategies has helped clients identify their best revenue/profit growth or cost-saving opportunities; develop strategies that energize the people who can actualize the opportunities; and capture the discretionary efforts of program participants that consistently achieve the desired results while maximizing the company’s ROI.
Michele Sarkisian, Senior Master Performance Improvement, Principal
Three decades with Maritz in the capacities of Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions Group: Led team of Senior Client Advisors focused on growing select, targeted Fortune 500 accounts where insights indicated Maritz would align with clients, allowing for highly valued, strategic, sustained business. Grew business to dominate major brand hospitality consumer loyalty. Led incubation and launch of new, timely franchisee employee engagement product. Expanded CPG B2B Loyalty business with key client earning Incentive Program of the Year. Senior Vice President, Hospitality, Retail, CPG and Business Services: Led team responsible for Sales of $60 Million within Fortune 500 accounts in assigned sectors including hospitality loyalty clients such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham, Southwest Airlines and more. Team designed and implemented People initiatives addressing client's Consumer, Channel and/or Employee goals. 27% Growth year over year. Group Vice President, Major Accounts, Financial Services: Led Inc.-wide (multi-BU) account teams responsible for Top 5 Major Accounts in Financial Services generating over $100 Million in annual sales. Team designed and implemented People initiatives including Consumer Loyalty, Employee Engagement and Branch Excellence programs that were key to client Sales and Marketing strategies. Regional Vice President-Southeast Region: Led sales team of 14 Account Managers calling on diverse Fortune 500 companies including financial, telecommunications, consumer products, retail, utility, business services, pharmaceutical, technology and hospitality clients. Designed and implemented People initiatives to drive client business objectives. Grew business 16-20% annually. Michele also managed the Spirit Program of the Bank of America which was instituted with target-acquisition regional banks. She knows large account management and satisfaction and is a zealot for innovation.
Michele is member of the board of directors of Healthy Dining and Brandmovers, and HINRI, Healthcare Institute for National Renewal and Innovation, and advisory board of the Hotel Communication Network. Michele is also a Partner with Avenger Capital.
Michele also serves on the Advisory Boards of Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research.
Chris Galloway, Chief Equity Lift Officer, Representative Principal
Chris Galloway has over 24 years in the incentives and loyalty industry with Maritz driving strategic programs conveying authenticity and values alignment and building significant relationships with all client stakeholders. Chris also serves as VP, General Manager with Maritz Global Events; and for eleven years was Account Director and Senior Director with Maritz Motivation Solutions. Chris has deep US and international experience with major firms Toyota, Lexus, Hewlett Packard, Symantec, Cisco, Teradata, Valvoline, Sprint, AB-InBev, Motion Industries, Saalfeld/Xpdex, Johnstone Supply, Border States Electric, Signet Jewelers, GeoBlue, and Gerflor. Chris has been recognized as a leader in the industry, speaking at various industry events, and most recently has published a substantial research paper to the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.
Jerry Klein, Lead Designer, Program Specialist
Jerry Klein has 30+ years of experience designing and implementing performance improvement, employee engagement and incentive travel solutions with Maritrience designing and implementing performance improvement, employee engagement and incentive travel solutions with Maritz as Project Managz as Project Manager, Senior Design Specialist designing and launching sales and employee performance programs. Jerry's experience includes Automotive: GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Kia; Health Care: J &J, Abbott Labs, United Health, Genentech; Tech/Telco: Cisco, HP, EMC, Symantec, Computer Associates, AT&T, Sprint, Comcast, Canon, Konica Minolta, Schneider Electric; Financial: Bank of America, Citibank, Bank One, American Family Insurance, Farmer's Insurance; Services: UPS, Monster.com; Retail: Kohl's, Shell, Texaco, Manufacturing: Graybar, Chevron. He is a Certified Recognition Professional and a Certified Master Designer and has been published in both industry publications and in the New York Times.
Mike Lockwood, Program Specialist
Mike is the past two-decade-plus senior product manager at Maritz as an innovative problem solver. Mike has considerable experience in the area of designing, developing and implementing various types of performance improvement systems. His clients over the years have included: AT&T, American Airlines, Georgia Pacific, Xerox, NYNEX (Verizon), Boeing and many others. His areas of emphasis include: Quality improvement, productivity enhancement, safety, retention & attendance issues, innovation, sales productivity and various other objectives that clients have wished to improve. Mike’s credentials include completing the certified ISO 9000 Lead Auditor course and he was a senior examiner for the Missouri Quality Award, a Senior Examiner for the All Employee Associations National Award, and IBM-Canada’s Thomas J. Watson AwardHis client work has focused on coordinating both design and implementation of processes to ensure clients meet their strategic business objectives. Doing this requires him to have a well-grounded understanding of communications, education, feedback systems as well as reward and recognition processes. Of more importance is his understanding of how these elements need to be coordinated and integrated in order to accomplish the desired results. He has lead many multi-disciplinary project design and implementation teams that have achieved clients objectives.He has had articles published concerning the measurement of performance and has spoken at various organizations concerning both measurement of performance and the necessity of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity of design and execution of performance improvement systems. His published articles have appeared in the American Compensation Association’s The Compensation Handbook, The Performance Model, Manage Magazine and Today’s Manager, Performance-Based Reward Systems, Executive Excellence. Mike is a past member of the Incentive Marketing Association’s Performance Improvement Council and has worked with Northwestern University to develop research and curriculum in the area of people performance management and ROI.