JVA Partners was founded on the belief that any person can accomplish his or her goals by being the best at what they do. This belief led our founder, John Veleris, through his own personal journey towards the American dream and his passion for engineering and manufacturing products that enhance people’s lives. Our success as a group of mid-market manufacturing companies stems from our essential beliefs about how we operate our business and about how we conduct ourselves. These values define our business culture and guide our everyday behavior. As a group, we aspire to accomplish great things and to create a new future in which we are recognized as market leaders. We seek to attract and retain top talent who share our culture. In doing so, we will continue to achieve exceptional results.
Long-term growth with opportunities for all stakeholders – customers, employees, and strategic partners
Customer-focused strategic relationships –working with customers and suppliers to create significant synergies
Operational excellence – being the best at how we think, plan, and execute
Innovation and best practices – from new products services to new business models
Development of human resources as a strategic asset – people and teams make the ultimate competitive difference
Recognition of employee performance – incentives and rewards consistent with results
Our team members are our most valuable assets and we are a team, and we depend on one another
Team members need to think through constantly changing environments to determine the best solution to problems and customer needs
We expect our team members to display integrity by doing what is right, both legally and morally
All team members are encouraged to be open and to express themselves through a free flow exchange of ideas and are invited to give feedback
Team members will hold themselves and each other responsible, accountable and deliver excellence
Treat others with the utmost respect, no matter their race, age, religion, ethnicity, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, or gender to create an environment where all people are valued
We believe that jobs are no longer skill-driven only; they are also talent-driven. Therefore, fitting an individual to the right job becomes more important than ever before. Individuals with certain intrinsic talents and passions will be more capable, competent, engaged, results-focused and productive in the right job. When a person is matched to the right job, the individual enjoys coming to work, loves doing what they do, and the organization serves its customers better.
Founded in 1998, Metro Chicago-based JVA Partners is an operationally-focused private investment firm. We create value by investing in human talent, technology, innovation, and operational excellence in middle-market manufacturing and technology companies.