Patrick Mansfield



Patrick is a co-founder and partner of Gulf Search Capital. In addition to investing in private companies, he is also a real estate developer with Gulf South Development. He started his career working with the management consulting firm, Hammerman and Gainer International (HGI Global).

Patrick has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where he was Student Body President. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Loyola University of New Orleans and also a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute. He serves as a member of the steering committee for men’s ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and chairman of the Franciscan University New Orleans Alumni Chapter.

He resides in Louisiana with his wife and son.

David Cusimano



David is a co-founder and partner of Gulf Search Capital. He has been working with small businesses for 10+ years. After beginning his career as an aeronautical engineer for Lockheed Martin, he made a transition to business by founding an aviation company.   Since that time he has worked as a partner or consultant with numerous small businesses throughout the area.  Previously he worked as a financial analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Chaffe & Associates, Inc. and with numerous clients through his management consulting firm, Emerge Dynamics.

Today, in addition to working with Gulf Search Capital, David also facilitates the financial modules of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and teaches Economics courses at both Tulane University and Delgado Community College.

David holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, an M.A. in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington, an M.B.A with finance and international business concentrations from Tulane University, and the Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) and Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designations.

He resides in New Orleans with his wife and four children.

Larry Oney

Larry is a co-founder and venture partner of Gulf Search Capital. He is the Chairman and CEO of HGI Global. HGI Global is a privately held program and risk management firm headquartered in New Orleans, LA with 12 offices located in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey and Washington D.C.

In 1995,  Larry founded Integra Management Group, Inc., a Risk Management Consulting and Cost Containment services firm. In 1999, he acquired Hammerman & Gainer, Inc., a Texas based Property & Casualty Third Party Administration organization. In 2002, he acquired Mor-Tem Risk Management Services, Inc., a Louisiana based Casualty and Property TPA firm.

Prior to founding Integra Management Group, Inc., he was the Associate Executive Director for the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association. He also served as Regional Manager for Home Insurance Company, Seattle, Washington and Claims Manager for Hartford Insurance Group.

He and his wife and their children reside in Louisiana.