Manel Sweetmore is a lead executive in analyzing prospective investment opportunities, supporting equity transactions, overseeing the management teams of current investments, and driving value in the Skyview portfolio companies through strategy, operational performance improvements, and follow-on acquisitions.
Sweetmore has over 25 years of diversified operational experience leading private equity and venture backed companies within multiple industries including healthcare, technology, alternative energy and manufacturing. As a company leader, he focused on developing value-creating business strategies, high-performance management teams, and establishing corporate cultures of execution and accountability. Sweetmore’s operational track record is exemplified by consistently delivering exceptional results. As a member of the leadership team at Verengo Solar, he was instrumental in growing the company 10x in three years to an annual revenue level in excess of $100M and operations with 800+ employees. Verengo was named the third largest installer in the U.S. residential solar market in 2013 by GTM Research. At California Cryobank, Inc.in the roles ofCFO/COO and later Board Member, Sweetmorespearheaded EBITDA growth of 160% in three years, leading the company to its most profitable year in its history. Additionally, he recruited the management team that led a private equity majority recapitalization in 2014 at a valuation of 3x from when he joined the organization. Beyond operational roles, Sweetmore was previously a management consultant with Deloitte Strategy Consulting Group(Braxton Associates) and an investment banker with Citigroup’s M&A group. He has been recognized with the following accolades: 2011 CFO of the Year Finalist (OC Business Journal); 2013 CFO of the Year Finalist (LA Business Journal); and 2015 CFO of the Year Finalist (LA Business Journal).
Sweetmore holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, a Masters in Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.