Ambassador Enterprises (AE), a performance-driven private equity company, builds companies and leaders that impact communities. We invest as active partners who learn and collaborate with a focus on the long-term health of our companies and partners. While we value financial success, we are also driven by personal and professional growth and community transformation.
Ambassador Enterprises was founded by Daryle Doden in 2006 after he successfully sold Ambassador Steel, the largest independent rebar distributor in the United States. Daryle established AE not only as a philanthropic private equity company, but also as a learning lab where innovation is intentionally researched, incubated, developed, and commercialized.
We build relationships and strategies with long-term goals in mind.
Meet Our Leadership
Daryle actively leads the organization alongside the leadership team to ensure AE’s 100-year vision continues to grow. As legacy buyers and owners, we build relationships and strategies with long-term goals in mind for both areas of our organization—Ambassador Capital Group and Ambassador Impact Investing. Our approach positions us to capitalize on the continual growth and optimization of our affiliate companies and their leaders.
Years in Business
Employees in our affiliate companies*
*Includes associated non-affiliates
Ambassador Enterprises has learned and accomplished a lot in our short history. We’re honored to employ over 2,000 people in our affiliate companies with revenues exceeding $650MM. While our primary investment focus is in our community of Northeast Indiana, we have also invested in strategic opportunities throughout the United States and overseas.
Our Affiliate Companies
AE’s dedicated investment team, Ambassador Capital Group (ACG), works hard to identify, invest, and build long-lasting relationships with great companies. ACG serves as the corporate development department for AE’s portfolio, assisting in the creation and execution of our affiliate companies’ growth strategies.
Partner With Us
Ambassador Enterprises actively seeks to buy companies, greenfield opportunities, and to partner with other like-minded leaders. If you have a desire to sell your organization, solve an unmet need in the marketplace, or want to partner with us in another way, please let us know. We want to hear from you!