• Building Strength

    WITH LONG TERM IMPACT

  • CONNECTING STRATEGY TO EXECUTION

    Ironwood venture is a management consulting company specializing in accelerating growth for emerging and middle-market businesses. We work with clients that range in industry but have a common need; bridging the gap between strategy and execution. We are passionate about seeing our clients succeed by working side by side with them to understand their business, their customers and their challenges in order to develop customized solutions that make the difference.

     

    Our deep expertise and experience in operations management and product development coupled with building and leading high-performing teams provides clients with unmatched hands on guidance and support to realize their goal.

    People and Enterprise

     

    We embed financially astute principles in the core of each business and work side by side to achieve strategic performance goals

     

    Systems and Process

     

    Purposeful development of systems to help the company run more efficiently and grow

     

    Profitability

     

    Revenue Growth:

    Customer acquisition, sales channel development and customer loyalty

     

    Profit Margin Increase:

    Accounting systems, expense management, inventory and cash flow

    Sustainable Growth

     

    Establish an optimized growth plan to provide predictable business performance

     

  • STRATEGIC PARTNERS

    We work directly with organizations committed to similar values and outcomes.

     

    MBA Program

     

    Center for Entrepreneurship

     

    Employer Council

     

    Micro-enterprise
    Loan Committee

     

    M1 X

     

    Investing with Impact

     

    Education, mentorship and funding for Veteran entrepreneurs

     

  • WHO WE ARE

    Patrick Holcomb

    Strategy and Operations

    Patrick adds the strategic and operational expertise to Ironwood Venture. As a Fortune 25 Executive responsible for a $450MM P&L and 2,000 associates, Patrick has a track record of creating and developing high performing teams that thrive within changing environments. Known for tremendous problem solving capability from his days as a structural engineer working for America's largest builder, he loves nothing more than helping people succeed in business and more importantly, in life.

     

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    Jeremy Veatch

    Business Sourcing and Finance

    Jeremy discovers, sources and vets new businesses to include in the Ironwood portfolio. His accounting background allows him to provide CFO-level insights across all business units. In addition, he has developed digital tools and built core processes for Fortune 100 companies. He has implemented new products across a business footprint of up to 5,000 retail locations and 60,000 associates. His fastest time to solve a Rubik's cube is a shade under 2 minutes.

     

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  • PORTFOLIO

    Our portfolio of existing holdings is focused on businesses that impact everyday life.

    Card & Cloth

    Product Design

    Design, Retail, Online

     

    A product design company and a web-shop, which makes and sells nice things that encourage quiet, tactile engagement within everyday existence.

     

    Cargo

    Coffee.  Cold-pressed Juice. Tea.

    Retail, Commercial Real Estate

     

    CARGO is a coffee, fresh pressed juice and pastry provider that offers gourmet-quality products from compact walk-up and drive-thru shops. Each shop is developed on pre-fab construction and its 400 Sq Ft footprint sits on under 10,000 sq ft.

     

    Cartel Coffee Lab

    Specialty Coffee + Tea

    Retail, Wholesale

     

    Cartel direct sources, roasts and prepares high quality specialty coffee across the southwest. It has been voted top coffee shop in America by Food & Wine Magazine as well as the BBC.

     

    green bean baby

    Organic baby bedding and clothes

    Retail, Wholesale, Online

     

    Green Bean Baby is an organic textiles company that has a patent pending design for an all-in-one crib sheet as well as wholesale sales that includes retailers including Whole Foods

     

    JackRabbit Athletic

    Athletic Equipment

    Manufacturing, Retail, Wholesale, Online

     

    JackRabbit is an athletic company that designs and distributes equipment that positively impacts everyday life of both children and adults.  We tackle head-on the challenges of child obesity, work/life balance and family economics to create a healthy living alternative.

     

    Modern Craftsman

    Cabinetry, millwork and custom furniture

    Manufacturing, Service

     

    Modern Craftsman designs, builds and installs woodwork that accents homes, developing each room into custom living spaces that enhances clients'  lives