August Brown Capital

Our Team

Our Team is our Differentiator

August Brown Capital is led by four partners who bring 40+ years of combined private equity transactional experience, corporate development, and middle-market merger & acquisition experience to the firm. The team also brings 40+ years of operational, entrepreneurial, technical and commercial experience in a wide variety of markets and industries.

John Byrnes - BS, JD

Investment Committee Chair

o Founder, Chairman – Mason Wells Funds ($2.4B)
o President and Director, M&I Capital Markets Grp
o Lead 75+ deal transactions
o Significant start-up company experience
o Currently Chairman of 3 companies
o Founded 5 Lakes Institute to encourage new business development and expansion

Gordon Nameni - BS, MS, PhD

Investment Committee

o 12+ yrs, management consulting
o Developed $75M waste-to-product business
o Chief Operating Officer at Platypus Technologies
o 2 Entrepreneurial Awards & Start Up >$1M
o Business Development Manager-PPG Industries
o Semiconductor Process Engineer-Texas Instruments
o Fulbright Fellow

Daniel Berg - BS, MBA

Investment Committee

o Global Director, $45M Adv. Materials. Business
o 30+ Yrs of Materials Sciences Experience
o 10+ Yrs of Construction Business Experience
o B2B and B2C Sales Org Building and Marketing
o Operational Management Experience
o Author of 7 Novel Materials Composition Patents.
o 9 Start Ups in Multiple Industries

Lori Hoch - BS, BA, JD

Investment Committee

o Led Cortina Asset Management to $72M exit
o 25+ yrs COO, General Counsel & CFO experience in investment industry
o 5+ Consulting services to new PE start-ups
o Investment Management & Legal Consultant
o 25+ years of deal experience
o 20+ years Fund Administration experience

Transactional and Industry Experience

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