Experience and commitment

Our team has diverse experience in business, finance and operations, centered on creating long-term value in our portfolio and partner companies.

Don O’Grady, Chief Financial Officer

Don has broad experience and a successful track record managing growth companies with an emphasis on internal control, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Don has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for a number of companies, including Irving Oil and Hinckley Yachts. Don oversees Casco Passage’s portfolio companies, leading financial forecasting, control and reporting for each business. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he holds a B.S. in Accounting.

Justin Schair, Managing Partner

Justin is a co-founder of the Casco Passage companies, consulting and private investment businesses focused on franchises, real estate and energy. He oversees portfolio company asset management and focuses on new investment projects. He is a Director of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine, an energy storage business centered on improving grid efficiency and use of renewables. His experience spans business, journalism, public relations and politics, serving in roles with the New York Daily News, as Finance Director for U.S. Senator Angus King and as a leader of political reform campaigns. He is a graduate of Hofstra University where he majored in journalism, and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Lori-Ann Touchette, Administrative Manager

Lori-Ann oversees administration of Casco Passage, its portfolio companies and investments. Lori-Ann’s experience centers on administration, human resources as well as real estate management. Lori-Ann is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

Bill Zolper, Partner and Manager, Franchise Holdings

Bill is the chief operator of Casco Passage’s Good Foods America’s b.good restaurant holdings. He has extensive experience in the food services and franchise business, launching the first b.good franchise outside of the company’s original territory. Bill is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and the Cass Business School at City University in London.