Endurance Search Partners

Richard Augustyn

Rich is an entrepreneur in the truest sense - he sees opportunities, builds businesses that fill needs, and creates lasting growth. In 1987, he founded NIP Group, a national leader in insurance brokering and risk management. He quickly saw a need to improve the HR model for small businesses, and founded Extensis Group. Since being in business for two decades, Extensis Group has become a national leader in HR solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. He is CEO of both companies.


True to his life-long entrepreneurial spirit, he now enjoys partnering with and mentoring search fund entrepreneurs.  As an active search fund investor, he works closely with searchers at every stage to find, buy and build successful companies. He is well known for his availability, engagement level and is sought after for his practical business advice.


Rich serves on the board of Housing Wire, KGHP, PEC Safety, Sage Data Security, FIMC and World Wide Security.

Larry Dunn

Larry is an accomplished financial professional with over 30 years’ of diverse experience. He has generated substantial value in high growth environments by delivering solutions in a wide array of areas, including organizational strategy, corporate development, financial reporting, cost reduction, cash flow and working capital management, and process improvement. In addition to his role at Endurance, he is the CFO of NIP Group. Prior to joining NIP Group, he was Managing Director at Ally Financial and a Director of M&A and divisional CFO at AIG. He began his career at KPMG. Larry graduated from Pace University eanring a BBA in Accounting with highest honors. Larry is also a Certified Public Accountant.


Larry, similar to Rich, enjoys working closely with searchers at every stage supporting their goals to build a great company while becoming a highly successful CEO. He is committed to lend his expertise to, and generously collaborates with, all members of the search fund community.


Larry serves on the board of Housing Wire and World Wide Security.