Portfolio – Divested Companies / Investments

Divested Companies/Investments


Jewell Electrical Instruments (1986 – 1999)

  • Anolag/Digital Meters, Accelerometers, Sensors
  • Sold to WPI Inc.


American Instrument Corporation (1990 – 1999)

  • Panel Meters
  • Merged with JEI


Aerospace Display Systems (1990 – 1996)

  • Dichroic Liquid Displays
  • Sold to Decrane Aircraft Corporation


Elmec (1993 – 1995)

  • Cable Harnesses
  • Sold to Dynaco


Waltham Technologies (1994 – 1999)

  • Displays/Various Gov’t Contracts
  • Merged with GSM, ADS and JEI


Astrotech (1995 – 1996)

  • Military Clocks
  • Merged with ADS


Nextwave Wireless (1998 – 2000)

  • Private Placement in Start Up Wireless Carrier


Modutech (1998 – 1999)

  • Panel Anaolg/Digital Meters
  • Merged with JEI


Lucas Aerospace Accelerometer Business (1999)

  • Accelerometers
  • Merged with JEI


Nexiq Technologies (1999 – 2002)

  • Telematics
  • Sold to Snap-On Tool Corporation


Summit Partners LLC (1996 – 2005)

  • Property & Casualty insurance Book
  • Sold to USI


Choicelinx Incorporated (2001 – 2005)

  • Healthcare Consumer Choice Technology
  • Merged with Cigna


Allard’s of Marco (1990 – 2005)

  • Sold to Private Operator


SPM Corporation (1983 – 2007)

  • Controlled Liquidation in 2007
  • NH Extended Stay Hotel


About Us – Intro

About Us

The Allard Ventures Group is a venture capital, private asset and investment management company located in Manchester, NH. For over 20 years AVG has successfully managed various manufacturing, hospitality, retail, real estate and trusts on behalf of their partners. We are a strategy-driven private investing firm specializing in real estate development and the revitalization of under-performing companies to realize their full potential.

About Us – Team

Meet the Team

John Allard

John Allard

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

John Allard serves as the Chairman and CEO of the Allard Venture Group as well as the Allard Nazarian Group. He has over 20 years of experience leading the turnaround, strategy development and acquisition activity for portfolio and client companies.

Mr. Allard is currently a member of the C&M and Tenere, Boards of Advisors for the Watermill Group.

Michael Allard

Michael Allard

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Michael Allard is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Allard Ventures Group

Max Allard

Max Allard

Director of Business Development

Max Allard is the Director of Business Development for the Allard Ventures Group. He is responsible for managing relationships with investors, overseeing current real estate holdings and procuring future investment opportunities.

Prior to joining the Allard Ventures Group, Max worked for SBE, an LA-Based hospitality company focused on the development and operations of high-end Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants and nightclubs across the country. He attended The George Washington University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He is currently attending Boston University for graduate school pursuing degrees in Real Estate Finance and Commercial Real Estate.

Eileen McCarthy

Eileen McCarthy

Director of Administration

As Director of Administration, Eileen McCarthy wears many hats for Allard Ventures Group. She is the Executive Assistant to John Allard, Chairman & CEO, liaising between top management, employees and stakeholders for several holding companies, while at the same time managing the AVG office to guarantee an efficient, well-maintained and professional corporate environment.

Before coming on board with Allard Ventures Group, Eileen had successful careers in marketing, as well as providing top notch customer service in the industrial, printing & healthcare fields.

Portfolio – Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies


  • 850 Perimeter Road LLC (Commercial/Hotel Property)
  • JKLM Trust (Commercial/Residential Property Investments)
  • You’re Fired LLC (Regional Retail Chain)
  • Allard’s Family Charitable Foundation (501C Corporation)