Our Approach

We're in search of businesses to build.  We understand that business comes down to the people involved, and we're good at working with them.  We know how to cut a fair deal and get down to business, whether we're negotiating an acquisition of your whole company or a growth equity infusion.  Most importantly, we're interested in leading and operating the companies we acquire, so owners can move on if they desire.


We have direct access to $10 million of equity capital in the personal accounts of our partners.  We don't need to round up equity capital like most groups do, and thus we're able to make our own decisions and be efficient with your time.  Through a broader syndicate of relationships, we have access to up to $25 million of equity capital per transaction.

Meet the Team

Fourteener Capital is led by Joseph Daniel, Rich Rescigno, and Chris Carsten

Joseph Daniel


Mr. Daniel is a seasoned business executive with a background in acquiring and operating companies in industrial, consumer, and healthcare markets, including packaging, building products, logistics, energy, property services, metals, aerospace & defense, specialty finance, and healthcare.

Joseph spends 100% of his time focusing on Fourteener Capital and is looking for a company he can lead as CEO.  Previously, Joseph was the CFO and a shareholder of Omni Healthcare & Peak Funding Group, which is a group of businesses involved in the litigation and healthcare finance markets. As CFO, Joseph led the exit of Omni/Peak to a private equity-backed strategic buyer.

Prior to these roles, he worked with Linx Partners, a private equity group focused on completing majority buyouts of lower middle-market industrial companies throughout the US.  While at Linx, Joseph played a major role in the acquisition and management of multiple companies, including Carolina Precision Manufacturing (aerospace & implantable medical parts manufacturing), Gullett & Associates (oil & gas pipeline services), Reconstruction Experts (residential property services), along with several other logistics, manufacturing and distribution companies. Prior to his position at Linx Partners, Joseph worked in the investment banking division of Kurt Salmon, a multi-national consulting firm focused on the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Mr. Daniel graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in Finance.

Rich Rescigno


Mr. Rescigno is a seasoned operating executive, serial entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years of experience in start-ups, small business ownership, and private investment in businesses across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, building products, specialty finance, and healthcare, among others.

Rich is currently the CEO of Omni Healthcare & Peak Funding Group, a litigation finance business he founded in 2012.  He is also the founder of Cigno Holdings, a private equity entity that has made several middle market investments in the real estate and restaurant sectors.  Prior to founding Omni / Peak and Cigno Holdings, Rich founded and operated two distribution companies in the telecommunications (Resitech Industries) and residential construction (Southeast Door) product markets. He oversaw the positioning and profitable sale of both companies, one to the management team and the other to a private equity group.  Mr. Rescigno has also invested significantly in over 25 private businesses across multiple industries, including healthcare, technology, manufacturing and distribution, in each case playing a significant role in the strategy, positioning and management development of each company.

Mr. Rescigno graduated from the University of Georgia.

Chris Carsten


Chris is a multi-faceted business professional with experience across multiple industries, including healthcare, personal injury law, specialty finance, and commercial aerospace.  Aside from his role with Fourteener Capital, Chris is currently COO of Omni Healthcare & Peak Funding Group, which is a group of businesses involved in the litigation and healthcare finance markets.

Previously, Chris practiced personal injury law in a boutique firm specializing in complex plaintiff litigation. Subsequently, Chris worked as counsel with Delta Airlines in the department of international law focusing on regulatory and business expansion issues in Central America, South America, and Asia Pacific markets.

Chris graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in International Affairs and Modern Languages. He holds a JD / MBA from Georgia State University College of Law and Robinson College of Business.