Navigation Capital Partners - Our Team

Lawrence Mock

To save this headshot, right+click and select "Save Image As..."
Lawrence Mock

Larry Mock is Managing Partner of Navigation Capital Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that makes growth and buyout investments in middle market operating companies throughout the South. It invests through four complementary channels: direct, co-investment, secondaries, and primary funds.  Its portfolio includes investments in 41 operating companies and assets under management of approximately $375 million.

Larry is also Chairman of Pensare Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS), which raised $310 million in July, 2017 to invest in the acquisition of a mobile telecommunications infrastructure company.

Between 1995 and 2006, Larry was President and CEO of Mellon Ventures, which he founded in partnership with Mellon Financial Corporation. Under his leadership, the firm invested $1.4 billion in 140 operating companies and 70 private equity partnerships. In 1983, he co-founded and led River Capital, which invested approximately $200 million in debt and equity into successful operating companies throughout the Southeast. Its return on investment over its first ten years placed it near the top of the private equity industry.

Prior to River Capital, Larry was Chief Operating Officer of a $100 million aviation sales, service, and distribution company with more than 1,000 employees in 15 locations. The company was sold to a Raytheon subsidiary in 1983 for a record industry multiple. He also was a senior manager of Fuqua Industries, a diversified Fortune 500 company, and an Associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

Larry has served as an officer and director of many nonprofit business and community organizations, including the Society of International Business Fellows, the Young Presidents Organization, and the Atlanta Mission. He chaired the Board of the Atlanta International School (AIS) and the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and is currently Chair of the Atlanta Mission ( ).  He previously chaired the Endowment Committees of Sewickley Academy, AIS, and the Atlanta Mission.  

Larry also served as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations and as a White House Fellow. He is a combat-decorated Marine Corps veteran, having commanded a rifle platoon in Southeast Asia.  Larry received a BA degree from Harvard College and a MS degree from Florida State University, and completed his postgraduate education at the London School of Economics.  Born in Louisville, he has lived in Georgia since the mid-60s, now with his wife, Darden, two daughters and a step-son.

Contact: (404-583-0425)