We grew up working for our families' small businesses.

After meeting at Columbia Business School and gaining 15 years experience as entrepreneurs, investors, and managers in start-ups and world-class corporations, we are going back to our roots.

Backed by successful individuals and families, we are looking to acquire a single company we can grow for the next 15+ years.


The Team

Woody Baum

Prior to co-founding One Line, Woody worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs advising family owned businesses in mergers and acquisitions. While heavy in finance experience, Woody has years of experience in small businesses. He grew up working for his parents' accounting firm and their small business clients. Woody is also an avid cyclist and surfer. He graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in Political Science from Texas Tech and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is fluent in Spanish.

Alex Ginsberg

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Prior to co-founding One Line, Alex managed large teams as an operations manager at McMaster-Carr, one of the nation's leading industrial supply companies. He also worked as the first product manager for Petflow.com and was a founding partner of a seed-stage venture capital firm. Alex grew up working for his stepfather's pool pump business.  He graduated with High Honors from Swarthmore College, where he studied Philosophy and played Rugby. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School.


Our Investors

We are backed by a group of highly successful individuals and family offices with significant experience founding, buying, and growing privately held companies. Like us, our investors are committed to finding a business to grow for many years. Please contact us for individual biographical details.

Institutions and Family Offices

Anacapa Partners
   - Jeff Stevens
The Cambria Group
  - Lew Davies
  - Rene Lajous
Pacific Lake Partners
  - Coley Andrews
  - Jim Southern
Pangea's Edge
Trilogy Search Partners
  - Scott Alderman
  - Cregg Baumbaugh
  - Mitch Cohen  

Individual Investors

Rich Augustyn
Craig & Matt Burr
Bill Cohan
Matt Diamond
Bill & Mark Egan
Glenn Hubbard
Jim Johnson
Andy Love

 

Bob Oster
Gerald Risk
Andy Savin
Joe & Maura Topper
Jim Vesterman
Graham Weaver
Kenton Weaver


What We Do

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Why Us

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