About Us

Basswood looks to make medium to long term value oriented investments.

We have demonstrated the ability to buy, change, build, scale, manage and exit a business successfully while maximizing the stakeholder investment. We do this while being conscious of the need to drive an identifiable brand and a dynamic corporate culture.

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Partners

Jonathan Anders

As co-founder of Basswood Investment Group, LLC, Jonathan lends his 30 years of entrepreneurial and business experience to the entities Basswood serves. Anders harnessed his proficiency in accounting, business startup, acquisition and scaled growth in the small business, construction, hospitality and healthcare consulting industries.

In his venture as Chairman of WorkforceTactix, Inc., he developed a strong leadership team while simultaneously guiding legislative initiatives for the industry at large. Anders has been published in industry trade publications, served as Co-Chair on committees for the development of the Maryland Healthcare Exchange, as well as Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee for two state industry associations.

This experience solidified the importance of building a culture-driven company, taking calculated risk, providing strong professional management and facilitating employee collaboration – aspects that are paramount to growth and value maximization.

Originally from Baltimore, Jonathan and his wife, Kelli, live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with their son, William, and golden retriever.

Christopher Swam

As a founding member of Basswood Investment Group, LLC, Chris has over 26 years of experience with entrepreneurial company building, investing, executive leadership, M&A and successful exit strategies. He has held various executive and financial leadership positions in the insurance, healthcare and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining Basswood Investment Group, Chris served as Chief Executive Officer for WorkforceTactix, Inc. where he was responsible for WorkforceTactix’s growth, long term strategy and successful exit. Prior to becoming WorkforceTactix’s CEO, Chris served as Chief Financial Officer for two privately held, Maryland based organizations.

Chris is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland having earned his MBA from the Sellinger School of Business with a concentration in Finance along with a BA in Accounting. He has actively served on several boards for various local organizations over the past 15 years.

Chris and his wife, Liz, currently reside in Glen Arm, Maryland with their two children, Jack and Nicole.

Investments

Early Stage Capital

Seed investment to assist entrepreneurs with start-up, scale and transition from vision to reality.

Non-controlling capital

Equity Partners

Private funding utilizing Principals Equity for entities that have demonstrated revenue success and are looking to grow, restructure shareholder interests, evaluate M&A opportunities and maximize corporate value for a future exit or opportunity.

Non-controlling capital

Real Estate Investment

Mid Atlantic

Retail

Office

Residential

Contact

Basswood Investment Group, LLC
954 Ridgebrook Road, Suite 200
Sparks, Maryland 21152
443-841-2096

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