Judson Traphagen

Chief Executive Officer & Partner at Plough Penny Partners

Judson Traphagen

Judson Traphagen

Chief Executive Officer & Partner at Plough Penny Partners

Biography

Mr. Judson B. Traphagen is Chief Executive Officer & Partner at Plough Penny Partners.Mr. Traphagen has been running his family's private investment firm, Plough Penny Partners, since 1998. He worked at Japonica Partners, Paul Kazarian's investment vehicle, from 1989 until 1998.Mr. Traphagen received a B.A. in history from Denison University in 1989 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1994.

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Plough Penny Partners

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Chief Executive Officer & Partner at Plough Penny Partners
Education
MBA

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

BA History

Denison University is a private, coeducational, and residential liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio, United States, about 30 miles (50 km) east of Columbus, the state capital. Founded in 1831, it is Ohio's second-oldest liberal arts college. Denison is a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Partner
1998 - Current

Plough Penny Partners manages the assets of the Traphagen family. The firm has interests in numerous publicly-traded and privately-held companies, as well as various real estate holdings and partnership interests. They tend to invest in the technology sector. Their investments range from angel-stage investments to later-stage mezzanine financings.Plough Penny Partners also manages a small, long/short US equity special situations hedge fund. The Fund is focused primarily on identifying value with a catalyst. The Fund does not concentrate on a particular sector but does invest a fair amount in energy and metals/mining stocks.

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Plough Penny Partners LP, a subsidiary of Plough Penny Partners, is an American company involved in venture capital/private equity. It was founded in 1998.

Professional
1989 - 1998

Japonica Partners makes concentrated investments in the stocks of underperforming, global, large-cap companies. The firm invests in companies with global signature brands that offer transformational opportunities to create value in the diversified, consumer and transportation sectors.

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2013

Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, the Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, it provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler. The museum opened in 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death.

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2011

The Donaldson Adoption Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates to improve the lives of children and their families. It offers research, education, and advocacy. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2010

THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES CHARITY RATINGS SO THAT CHARITABLE GIVERS/ SOCIAL INVESTORS CAN MAKE INTELLIGENT GIVING DECISIONS, AND SO THAT THE NONPROFIT SECTOR CAN IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE.

Political Donations
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2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$250
2008

Former President of United States

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2008

Founder at Operation Free

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Plough Penny Partners LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Waybetter, Inc. offers an online social dieting game. It is a 4-week game to lose weight among friends. The company was founded by Jamie Rosenin in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Zeel Networks, Inc. operates as a mobile massage on demand company. It provides online information services for booking appointments with alternative healthcare practitioners. It allows users to book chair massage sessions via its iphone or android applications, website, and mobile site. The company was founded by Alison Harmelin and Samer Hamadeh in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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