S3 Capital is a Los Angeles-based Global Private Equity Firm
S3 Capital is a Los Angeles-based global private equity firm specializing in acquiring and partnering with growing businesses. The firm has consistently created value in a wide variety of situations, particularly with entrepreneurial activities.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Sam Solakyan is the Chairman & CEO of S3 Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on helping business owners overcome barriers on their path to success. Sam is a serial entrepreneur and has built businesses in biotechnology, revenue cycle management, diagnostic imaging, medical services for law enforcement, large data mining, and business intel technology.
Sam Solakyan is the Chairman and CEO of S3 Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on helping business owners overcome barriers on their path to success. Since its founding, Mr. Solakyan has built S3 Capital’s current portfolio to include businesses in biotechnology, revenue cycle management, diagnostic imaging, specialized medical services for law enforcement, large data mining, and business intelligence technology.
Inspired by the hard work of his parents, Mr. Solakyan began his entrepreneurial career at age 14, selling pagers and repairing computers. Quick to develop new goals and build from his experiences, he continued to pursue additional opportunities all while maintaining a firm dedication to his education. A position at a radiology company would spark his passion for healthcare, thus inspiring him to eventually start his own firm, Modern Radiology.
From there, Mr. Solakyan would develop several thriving businesses, including Access Integrated Healthcare, Vital Medical Services, Beyond VIP, Global Pharmaceuticals, Paramount Management Services, and Vital Imaging. In 2015, he formed S3 Capital, allowing him to oversee each endeavor and nurture their growth within the same umbrella.
Aside from his commitment to developing thriving businesses, Mr. Solakyan is driven by an unparalleled dedication to his community. He serves on the Board of Directors for a range of organizations, including Drug Enforcement Agency Foundation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, and Covenant House California. His penchant for philanthropy has provided significant support to these and other children’s charities and causes.
Mr. Solakyan has been honored by the recognition this work has earned him. Such accolades have included the Mother Gamelin Award for Humanity, plus a special commendation from the City of Burbank for his contribution to Emergency Medical Care in the community.
Mr. Solakyan received his Masters of Business Administration from the George Washington University School of Business in Washington D.C.
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Advisory Board Member
Steve Cooley is on the Advisory Board of S3 Capital and serves as the General Counsel of AIH and CEO of Vital Medical Services. Steve provides a key perspective on organizational improvement and community relations from years within the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Steve Cooley is on the Advisory Board of S3 Capital and serves as the General Counsel of AIH and CEO of Vital Medical Services, portfolio companies of S3 Capital. He provides a key perspective on organizational improvement and community relations from years within the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Prior to joining Vital Medical Services, Mr. Cooley was a prosecutor for 27 years. In that time, he was elected to Los Angeles County’s 36th District Attorney from 2000 to 2012. Amidst successful reelections, he created a Forensic Science Section to solve so-called “cold cases” by using scientific advances in DNA research and other new techniques.
Steve Cooley attended the University of Southern California Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1973. That same year he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Cooley also served over seven years as a reserve police officer with the LAPD.
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Advisory Board Member
James Dal Pozzo is on the Advisory Board of S3 Capital and serves as the President of The Jacmar Companies. As a director of multiple publicly traded corporations, James Dal Pozzo helps provide S3 Capital with guidance for portfolio companies poised for rapid growth.
James Dal Pozzo is on the Advisory Board of S3 Capital and serves as the President of The Jacmar Companies. As a director of multiple publicly traded corporations, he helps provide S3 with guidance for portfolio companies poised for rapid growth.
Mr. Dal Pozzo is a board member of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., a NASDAQ listed restaurant company. He previously served as the President of Pacific Ventures, Ltd., a restaurant company with operations in Guam, prior to its sale in 2006 to Brentwood Associates. He is chairman of the board of directors of Monrovia Nursery and the Governor of Shawnigan Lake School in British Columbia, Canada.
Mr. Dal Pozzo is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and Harvard Business School.
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What We Do
Because we invest our own capital, we are not influenced by external limited partners that tend to influence deals. Decision making happens quickly and effectively with minimal capital restrictions.
We are devoted to developing our partners’ potential through building relationships. We are committed to listening and analyzing issues at hand before acting.
Support & Domain Expertise
As a trusted resource, we attract an extensive range of business, equity and regulatory expertise. These talents allow us to provide support to our partners with detailed insights and perspectives into target industry sectors.
S3 Capital has Built its Reputation
Investment by Investment.
Long-term investor targeting businesses with sustainable advantages
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