The Chaparral Group Partners
Dirk B. Dudgeon
Founder and managing partner Dirk Dudgeon has managed hundreds of mergers and acquisitions transactions during the past 25 years. At Waste Management, Inc., Dudgeon was Vice President of the mergers and acquisitions group for the Western United States, completing more than 200 acquisitions in a two-year span. He was Vice President of Business Development for USA Waste Services, Inc., where he participated in acquisitions totaling $600 million. He was a founding member of Sanifill, Inc., and helped grow the company into a $500 million industry leader, which later sold for $2 billion. A civil engineer by training, Dudgeon began his career as Market Development Director for Browning-Ferris Industries. He has held positions on the Board of Directors of several privately owned companies. Dudgeon holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.
Daniel E. Jackson
Partner Dan Jackson brings a broad range of experience to Chaparral Group. He has been involved in over 100 acquisitions in the last 15 years in a number of different industries, including a number of restructurings, spin-offs and over 25 capital raising transactions. Jackson is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Cotelligent, Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in custom application development. At Cotelligent, Jackson also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and head of business development. A lawyer by training, he also has four years experience in the environmental services industry serving as General Counsel to Sanifill, Inc., a NYSE company. Jackson began his career as a corporate finance attorney for the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius. Jackson has held positions on the Board of Directors for both public and privately held companies. He holds a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.S. from Ohio State University.
The Chaparral Group also includes a team of experienced associates who bring a wealth of proven expertise to every business transaction.