Thomas G. Labrecque Jr. is the co-founder of NextSteps Research, a consulting practice that he started in 2004. The firm focuses on helping investment professionals and management teams understand and manage competitive trajectories. Clients have ranged from Fortune 100 to middle-market companies, startups, and hedge, private equity, and venture funds. He is also the managing partner of NextSteps Capital, a lower-middle-market private equity firm that invests non-control growth capital into companies with product and revenue.

Before founding the NextSteps businesses, Labrecque was a managing director at the private equity firm Perseus LLC, a partnership with six investment funds and approximately $1.3 billion of capital. Joining the firm as it was expanding to its second fund, he led investments in private companies ranging from bridge financing to leveraged buyouts and restructuring transactions. Before Perseus, Labrecque was at Alvarez and Marsal, a turnarounds and workouts consulting firm. There he assumed the roles of COO, CFO, and VP of business development for troubled companies in the telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.

Labrecque was a career medic in the mid 80’s and is currently an EMT and Sargent at the Glen Echo Fire Department which is part of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue system in Maryland. As Sargent, he has operational responsibility for five of the nine shifts that volunteers put a BLS ambulance is service. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University teaching in various program areas including the psychomotor portion of NREMT curriculum.

Labrecque holds an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S. in avionics engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.