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Team

 

Auxo’s Managing Partners, Robert Cherun and Erik Mikkelsen, bring a diverse and complementary experience. Their backgrounds include management consulting, corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, and entrepreneurship.

 

Auxo’s Managing Partners are supported by their investors / advisors: a diverse experienced group of executives, entrepreneurs and investors who have successfully acquired and operated leading companies in a variety of industries. Our team of over 20 investors / advisors brings extensive experience in acquiring, actively managing, and successfully growing profitable businesses.

 

Please see the team biographies listed below for more details:

 

Managing Partners
Robert Cherun
Erik Mikkelsen

 

 

 

 


 

Managing Partners

 

 

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Robert Cherun
Prior to co-founding Auxo, Mr. Cherun worked in strategy and business management at Morgan Stanley in New York. At Morgan Stanley, he managed a team of professionals to aid management in a successful turnaround effort in the Global Wealth Management Division, with a specific focus on market planning, compensation, client experience, talent management, cost-cutting, and real-estate. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, where he served Canadian and international clients in financial services, retail, payments, and technology. While at McKinsey, Mr. Cherun published global knowledge papers on subjects including relationship intelligence and the North American food retail industry.

 

Mr. Cherun has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also received an Honours Business Administration (HBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he was an Ivey Scholar. He is an active member of Young President’s Organization and was the recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 award for 2019.

 

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Erik Mikkelsen
Erik is currently the President & CRO of Stealth Monitoring, a 500+ person high-tech video surveillance company, and Managing Partner of Auxo Management LP, a private investment firm he co-founded in 2010. Auxo purchased UCIT Online Security, a Toronto-based video surveillance company in April 2011, and Stealth Monitoring, a Dallas-based video surveillance company in October 2016; the companies have since merged under the Stealth name.

 

Under his leadership, Stealth has grown from 55 employees and 2 offices to 500+ employees across 15 offices. Stealth has become the industry leader in remote video surveillance and has been listed on the Profit Magazine list of Canada’s fastest growing companies for the past 10 years.

 

Prior to Stealth/UCIT, Erik gained professional business experience in private equity, investment banking, and start-ups. Throughout his career he has worked on over $30 billion of executed transactions, ranging in size from under a million dollars to several billion. Erik was previously in the acquisitions group at Regent Properties, a real estate private equity firm in Los Angeles. Prior to Regent, he was an investment banker in the Leveraged Finance Group at Barclays Capital in New York. Before moving to New York, Erik co-led the Business Development department of Ink Media, a new media development company he co-founded. At Ink Media, Erik was responsible for attaining over 50 advertising clients and growing the online membership base by leveraging a team of over 100 volunteers he recruited and managed.

 

Erik graduated with Distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he received his Honours Business Administration (HBA). In 2014 Erik was the co-recipient of the Ivey Emerging Leaders Award for Entrepreneurship and in 2018 was the recipient of the Class of 2006 Ivey Entrepreneurship Ambassador Award. He also sits on the Entrepreneurship Council for the Ivey School of Business.

 

Erik has advised for and invested in several start-ups and is an active community volunteer. In 2013 he co-founded CAMH Engage, a group of professionals focused on strategy and fundraising initiatives in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation. He is also a member of YPO (Young President’s Organization) and has lectured at business schools in Canada and the United States. Erik was born in London, England and grew up in Western Canada where he was an ice hockey and lacrosse player.

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