Jones Lake Management Appoints Thomas Barry as New CEO

Jones Lake Management Appoints Thomas Barry as New CEO

Fort Point Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm, announced today that its portfolio company, Jones Fish Hatcheries & Distributors, LLC ("Jones Lake Management" or the "Company"), an industry leading provider of professional pond and lake management services with scaled operations across 14 markets, has appointed Thomas Barry as the Company's Chief Executive Officer.

Tom brings a wealth of industry expertise and a strong pedigree to Jones Lake Management, having most recently served as the President, Landscape Management Division of Ruppert Landscape, one of the largest commercial landscape service providers in the U.S. with over 30 branch locations and 2,300 employees. In his role at Ruppert, Tom oversaw the company’s maintenance service division and was responsible for driving branch operations and efficiencies, new business growth and IT initiatives. Prior to joining Ruppert, Tom spent over a decade in the finance, real estate and property management industries.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Lipson, Board Member at Jones, expressed excitement about the future under Tom's leadership. Lipson stated, "We are thrilled to add a proven executive of Tom’s caliber to the deep and talented team at Jones Lake Management. His extensive experience driving growth and strategic execution within Ruppert will be greatly beneficial to Jones which has more than doubled in size during the last twelve months. We have full confidence in Tom’s ability to lead Jones through this next phase of growth and expansion."

"I am honored to join Jones Lake Management, a Company with such deep passion for serving customers and their water with science-based solutions," commented Tom. "I look forward to partnering with the Jones leadership team and employee base to continue driving this business to new heights."

About Jones Lake Management

Jones Lake Management, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an industry leading provider of professional pond and lake management services. With scaled operations across 14 markets, the Company offers a range of services including annual, recurring pond and lake treatment services, fish stocking, aeration systems and services, algae and aquatic weed management, and other related services. To learn more, please visit

About Fort Point Capital

Fort Point Capital brings a management-led, growth-oriented approach to private equity investing, targeting fragmented sectors of the business services industry. Founded in Boston in 2011, Fort Point partners with founders and management teams to accelerate growth by providing resources to expand teams and infrastructure, improve service offerings, access new markets, and support follow-on acquisitions. Fort Point fulfills its commitment to management, employees and shareholders by employing a repeatable process to drive durable value, showcased in over 40 acquisitions since its inception. Fort Point is currently investing from FPC Small Cap Fund III. To learn more, please visit