Mr. Mannebach is a founding partner of Blackbird. Blackbird’s investor partners include twelve( (12) senior operating executives located in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Since formation, Blackbird has successfully completed six (6) acquisitions, subsequently selling one to a strategic buyer. Prior to joining Roper, Mr. Mannebach spent 15 years at Emerson Electric Co. in various senior general management and financial leadership roles. The positions held by Mr. Mannebach include, Emerson’s Corporate Vice President, President of Emerson’s Process Flow division ($500 million business), President of Micro Motion ($250 million business), Chief Financial Officer of Fisher-Rosemount ($3 billion business) and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xomox Corporation ($200 million business). While in these positions, Mr. Mannebach led extensive domestic and international acquisition expansion initiatives and was instrumental in the development and subsequent launch of numerous market leading product platforms. Mannebach holds a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St Louis, a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and is also a Certified Public Accountant.