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Kevin Lindsey

Founder and Managing Partner

Kevin is Founder and Managing Partner of Rerum Novarum Capital. He is also Founder and Managing Partner of SISPE Capital Management, and The DVS Group, a national, independent intermediary firm that specializes in assisting executives, companies & investors acquire private companies in corporate transitions and expansion. Kevin’s expertise is in guiding complicated transactions for The DVS Group. He leads former C-suite level executive buyers through their acquisition processes, as well as dealing with transactions involving private equity.

Kevin is an expert in Entrepreneurship and Business Acquisition subject matter. He has guided well over 100 transactions to a successful close in the 10+ years since founding The DVS Group. Kevin is an active member and presenter in Vistage, a world-wide organization of successful CEOs, executives and business owners participating in private peer advisory groups. He has taught multiple classes for professional associations such as the International Business Brokers Association, Business Enterprise Institute and the Kansas CPA Society. Kevin also conducts Exit Planning Workshops throughout the country for business owners through regional banks and wealth advisor groups.

Kevin is a classic serial entrepreneur who invented and holds the patent on the Firefly Safety Lighter – a device that safely ignites fireworks without using flames or fuel. As an inventor, Kevin has experience in development, overseas manufacturing, raising private capital, licensing and marketing.

A University of Missouri graduate with a degree in Food Science, Kevin has worked at RJ Reynolds, M&M Mars as a food scientist and as a private wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch, AXA Advisors, BMA and Berthel Fisher.

Kevin and his wife Jennifer are members of Holy Cross parish in Overland Park and the proud parents of two sons and one daughter.


Andre Trudell

Managing Partner

Andre brings over 25 years of experience in the financial industry most recently as President and Chairman of the UMB Capital Corporation, a small business investment company (SBIC). He provided debt and equity capital to growing businesses while serving on the board of 25 portfolio companies.

Andre also was the Director of Private Investments for UMB Family Wealth launching their client structured Special Purpose Vehicles along with the management and investments of UMB Merchant Bank. In another role at UMB, he was director of sales for the institutional asset management division and was responsible for leadership and sales management in the correspondent banking, institutional fixed income and investment banking groups.

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Sam Taets


Sam came to SISPE Capital Management after working in private equity at UMB Capital Corporation. He was excited to work with a small company and forge more personal relationships with his clients. He studied finance at Iowa State University, where he met his wife, Katie. He cheers for the Cyclones and the Vikings and picked up biking during the pandemic. He and Katie recently welcomed their first child and have two dogs, Piper and Scout. They also volunteer at Chain of Hope, a nonprofit that cares for neglected animals in Kansas City.