Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen co-founded TopSide Marinas in 2020. Prior to TopSide, Stephen served as Managing Director at a private family office. He was responsible for sourcing and managing private equity investments. Before his work at the family office, Stephen was a Principal and Head of Operations at Suntex Marina Investors. At Suntex Marina Investors, he led the integration of and operations for approximately $750 million of marina acquisitions; consisting of more than 44 locations, and 12 business segments. Previously, Stephen worked at Hilton Worldwide, in asset management at a publicly traded hotel REIT, and Cushman & Wakefield.
He earned his MBA and BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University and is a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Academy’s Executive Leadership Program.
Stephen has grown up around marinas his whole life, boating with his family on lakes in North Texas and along the Gulf Coast of Texas. He is also an Eagle Scout. He resides in The Woodlands with his wife and two children.
Jacob M. Boan, CFA
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Jacob co-founded TopSide Marinas in 2020. Prior to TopSide, Jacob served as Senior Portfolio Manager at Landmark Bank. He assembled customized investment portfolios for institutions & individuals. Before his work at Landmark, Jacob led the Finance and FP&A departments at Suntex Marina Investors. At Suntex, he directly oversaw more than $350 million of senior debt, preferred equity and common equity transactions. Prior to Suntex, Jacob was on the investment team at the Kansas University Endowment.
He earned his Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Pittsburg State University. He played four years of NCAA collegiate baseball during his time at Pittsburg State. Jacob is a CFA Charterholder. Jacob grew up boating with his family in Kansas and the Lake of the Ozarks. He resides near Dallas with his wife and two sons.