Cloud Equity Group has built a global network of highly trained team members, strategic partners, and management teams who are committed to the success of our portfolio companies and the best interests of our Limited Partners.
We have partnered with best in class investment bankers and intermediaries, allowing us to pursue the most attractive investments with unparalleled confidence and flexibility.
Cloud Equity Group’s experienced investment team brings over 50 years of combined sector experience and expertise.
Sean Frank, CFA
Sean Frank, CFA
Portfolio Management & Operations
Sean Frank founded Cloud Equity Group in 2013 to specialize in both disciplined and innovative hosting-based investment opportunities across a broad spectrum of ownership and lending opportunities. Most notably, Sean is the first manager of dividend focused investment vehicles in the web and cloud hosting sectors. He acts as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for all investment decisions across the firm.
Prior to founding Cloud Equity Group, Mr. Frank was the CEO of XE Technology Solutions, a well-established and reputable web hosting and cloud-based provider. Like many started the company from his living room and built it up to an international conglomerate providing web hosting, game server hosting, web design, and outsourced support services to subscribers worldwide. As a strategy operator, Mr. Frank gained extensive experience with inorganic growth opportunities through mergers and acquisitions. In his role as CEO, he successfully executed and integrated over a dozen transactions, both horizontal and vertical.
Mr. Frank has had public speaking engagements as an industry expert at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, the Alternative Asset Summit, the Alternative Investment Summit, and more. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, McKelvey Entrepreneurial Scholar, and holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to founding Cloud Equity Group, Mr. Wilson practiced as an investment specialist providing comprehensive investment solutions to a select group of high net worth individuals and institutions. He was directly responsible for the implementation and monitoring of multi-million dollar investor portfolios with a specialty in alternative investment vehicles. Mr. Wilson directed large scale investments in business development companies, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas development programs, alternative energy programs, and venture based technology funds. He is an active investor in the public and private sectors as well as an advocate for entrepreneurs who pursue their dreams and dare to create. Mr. Wilson prides himself on his ability to quickly and decisively evaluate an opportunity’s potential, risks, and probability of success while remaining disciplined and focused on the bottom line. He values relationships, helping others, hard work, and persistence - all of which have become his basis and pattern for success. Mr. Wilson is a member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the Association for Corporate Growth, and holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gary Li, CFA
Gary Li, CFA
Gary Li joined Cloud Equity Group in 2017. Gary is involved with all phases of investments from initial sourcing and pre-LOI preliminary due diligence to monitoring investment performance post-Close and working with senior management teams to ensure targets are hit.
Prior to joining Cloud Equity Group, Gary was the controller at Sio Capital Management, a medium sized hedge fund with over $500 million in assets undermanagement, overseeing all fund accounting. Before joining Sio Capital Management, Gary worked as an Associate at US Bancorp Fund Services doing financial reporting and fund accounting. Prior to joining USBFS, Gary was an equity analyst for the University of Maryland’s Endowment Fund.
Gary is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Gary also holds a B.S. in Marketing from Nankai University.
Vincent joined Cloud Equity Group in 2019. Vincent is responsible for sourcing and modeling investment opportunities as well as working with senior management teams at existing portfolio companies on various strategic initiatives.
Vincent received his B.B.A in Finance and Investments from Baruch College.