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As Co-founder and investing specialist, Ian brings a depth of experience in private equity investing and end-to-end deal execution. Involved in all aspects of 1219, Ian spends the majority of his time on deal sourcing and execution, portfolio company strategic implementation, and execution of the firm's investment thesis.

  • Evaluated 300+ investment opportunities, completing 12 investments representing $85+ million in invested capital and exited eight portfolio companies representing $130+ million in returns

  • Experience across the deal process, including sourcing, execution, optimization and exit

  • Developed deal origination strategy to identify 125+ potential targets fitting firm mandate


  • Masters in Finance, University of Maryland R. H. Smith School of Business

  • BA in Accounting, University of Maryland


About Me: I enjoy stepping outside of my comfort zone for the sake of self-improvement; whether it is learning a new skill or co-founding a firm, I am always excited for the opportunity to rise to a challenge.


Favorite Quote: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” - Charles Darwin

Ian Nabb, Managing Partner

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