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Jerry Pence recently founded Adlocis Partners, a private quity firm focused on special
situations, after leaving the Pivotal
Group, where he had been a
managing director responsible for
all key aspects of the investment
transaction process. Before joining
Pivotal Group in 2009, Pence was
a partner at Najafi Companies in
Phoenix, which he joined after stints
with Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch,
and The Boston Consulting Group.
Pence was born in Mexico City and
grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He
holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale
University and an MBA from Stanford
Graduate School of Business. He and
his family live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Q You’re starting your own firm. Are you working by yourself, or
do you have some people with you?
PENCE I’m in the process of
recruiting a team. I wanted to depart
my previous firm first to finalize the
vision and the strategy for my new