Our People

We are business builders who believe
a growth mindset is key to success.

We have built a cross-functional team with diverse skillsets and experience across principal investing, investment banking, operations, and relationship development.

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Founder and Managing Partner
Vice President
Senior Associate
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Operating Partner
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Principal

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Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

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Robert Covington

Founder and Managing Partner

Robert Covington is the Founder and Managing Partner of Braemont Capital. Robert is responsible for finding and executing new deals, monitoring and growing the portfolio as an active board member, and helping to manage the firm. He has invested in growth equity for over two decades, most recently at RedBird Capital Partners where he was Co-Managing Partner for three years and Partner for four years. He was previously with The Stephens Group and SSM Partners. Additionally, he founded and was CEO of Firstdoor Software, an early software as a service (“SaaS”) company. Robert earned his BS degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Washington and Lee University and his MPH at Yale University.

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Robert Covington

Robert Covington

Founder and Managing Partner

Robert Covington is the Founder and Managing Partner of Braemont Capital. Robert is responsible for finding and executing new deals, monitoring and growing the portfolio as an active board member, and helping to manage the firm. He has invested in growth equity for over two decades, most recently at RedBird Capital Partners where he was Co-Managing Partner for three years and Partner for four years. He was previously with The Stephens Group and SSM Partners. Additionally, he founded and was CEO of Firstdoor Software, an early software as a service (“SaaS”) company. Robert earned his BS degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Washington and Lee University and his MPH at Yale University.

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Jeff Volling

Partner

Jeff Volling is a Partner with Braemont Capital. Jeff is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio as an active board member. Previously, he was with Bessemer Investors, AEA Investors, Madison Dearborn, and Credit Suisse. Jeff earned his BS degree, graduating summa cum laude, in Finance at Georgetown University and his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Jeff Volling

Partner

Jeff Volling is a Partner with Braemont Capital. Jeff is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio as an active board member. Previously, he was with Bessemer Investors, AEA Investors, Madison Dearborn, and Credit Suisse. Jeff earned his BS degree, graduating summa cum laude, in Finance at Georgetown University and his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Eliza Calihan

Vice President

Eliza Calihan is a Vice President with Braemont Capital. Eliza is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, she was with Reverence Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs. Eliza earned her BA in Economics at Harvard College and her MBA, graduating with High Distinction, Baker Scholar, at Harvard Business School.

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Eliza Calihan

Vice President

Eliza Calihan is a Vice President with Braemont Capital. Eliza is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, she was with Reverence Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs. Eliza earned her BA in Economics at Harvard College and her MBA, graduating with High Distinction, Baker Scholar, at Harvard Business School.

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Max Green

Senior Associate

Max Green is a Senior Associate with Braemont Capital. Max is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, he was with UpEquity, RedBird Capital Partners, and Cain Brothers & Company. Max earned his BA in Finance at The University of Texas.

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Max Green

Senior Associate

Max Green is a Senior Associate with Braemont Capital. Max is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, he was with UpEquity, RedBird Capital Partners, and Cain Brothers & Company. Max earned his BA in Finance at The University of Texas.

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Ben Eckholm

Associate

Ben Eckholm is an Associate with Braemont Capital. Ben is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, he was with White Deer Energy, Piper Sandler, and Wells Fargo Securities. Ben earned his BBA degree in Accounting, graduating summa cum laude at Texas A&M University, and his Master’s in Financial Management at Texas A&M University.

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Ben Eckholm

Ben Eckholm

Associate

Ben Eckholm is an Associate with Braemont Capital. Ben is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, he was with White Deer Energy, Piper Sandler, and Wells Fargo Securities. Ben earned his BBA degree in Accounting, graduating summa cum laude at Texas A&M University, and his Master’s in Financial Management at Texas A&M University.

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Akaash Parimeru

Associate

Akaash Parimeru is a Associate with Braemont Capital. Akaash is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, Akaash was a Investment Banking Analyst at Lazard. Akaash earned his BBA in Finance at The University of Texas.

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Akaash Parimeru

Associate

Akaash Parimeru is a Associate with Braemont Capital. Akaash is responsible for finding and executing new deals and monitoring and growing the portfolio. Previously, Akaash was a Investment Banking Analyst at Lazard. Akaash earned his BBA in Finance at The University of Texas.

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Tom McMillin

Operating Partner

Tom McMillin is an Operating Partner with Braemont Capital. Tom brings over 30 years of operating and board member experience in the technology, media, and communications industries. He is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Nevis Advisors. Previously, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Cequel III and its portfolio company TierPoint. Prior to TierPoint, Tom served as an executive for a diverse group of communications companies, including Suddenlink (EVP, COO), First Broadcasting (CFO), Clearwire Technologies, Inc. (CFO), AMFM, Inc. (CFO), Marcus Cable (CFO), and Novo Networks, Inc (COO).

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of WOW! Communications (Symbol: WOW) as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee, Service Express, Inc., Keeley Companies (Board of Advisors), Cultivation Capital Tech Fund III (Investment Committee Advisory Board), and is a member of the Board of Governors and Finance Committee for the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Tom earned his BS in Accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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Tom McMillin

Tom McMillin

Operating Partner

Tom McMillin is an Operating Partner with Braemont Capital. Tom brings over 30 years of operating and board member experience in the technology, media, and communications industries. He is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Nevis Advisors. Previously, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Cequel III and its portfolio company TierPoint. Prior to TierPoint, Tom served as an executive for a diverse group of communications companies, including Suddenlink (EVP, COO), First Broadcasting (CFO), Clearwire Technologies, Inc. (CFO), AMFM, Inc. (CFO), Marcus Cable (CFO), and Novo Networks, Inc (COO).

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of WOW! Communications (Symbol: WOW) as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee, Service Express, Inc., Keeley Companies (Board of Advisors), Cultivation Capital Tech Fund III (Investment Committee Advisory Board), and is a member of the Board of Governors and Finance Committee for the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Tom earned his BS in Accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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Clyde Tuggle

Operating Partner

Clyde Tuggle is an Operating Partner with Braemont Capital. Clyde brings over 30 years of operating and management experience from The Coca-Cola Company, where he was a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee. He is currently a Co-Founder and Partner at Pine Island Capital Partners. Previously, Clyde held several senior management roles at The Coca-Cola Company and was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer. In this role, he managed Coca-Cola’s global public affairs and reported directly to the Chairman and CEO. He was also President of the Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus Division, Deputy Division President of Central Europe, and Chief of Staff to former CEO Roberto C. Goizueta.

He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Georgia Power Company and Oxford Industries, Inc. Clyde received his B.A. from Hamilton College and M.Div. from Yale University. He also studied at the Ludwig-Maximillian Universität in Munich, Germany and the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.

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Clyde Tuggle

Operating Partner

Clyde Tuggle is an Operating Partner with Braemont Capital. Clyde brings over 30 years of operating and management experience from The Coca-Cola Company, where he was a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee. He is currently a Co-Founder and Partner at Pine Island Capital Partners. Previously, Clyde held several senior management roles at The Coca-Cola Company and was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer. In this role, he managed Coca-Cola’s global public affairs and reported directly to the Chairman and CEO. He was also President of the Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus Division, Deputy Division President of Central Europe, and Chief of Staff to former CEO Roberto C. Goizueta.

He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Georgia Power Company and Oxford Industries, Inc. Clyde received his B.A. from Hamilton College and M.Div. from Yale University. He also studied at the Ludwig-Maximillian Universität in Munich, Germany and the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.

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Herb May

Partner

Herb May is a Partner with Braemont Capital. Herb is responsible for developing and maintaining Braemont’s EFO Network through idea generation and coinvest opportunities as well as sourcing new investment opportunities. Previously, he was with DH Capital, Signal Hill Capital, Wachovia Securities, Deutsche Bank, and Alex. Brown & Sons. Herb earned his BA degree in History at the University of Virginia.

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Herb May

Herb May

Partner

Herb May is a Partner with Braemont Capital. Herb is responsible for developing and maintaining Braemont’s EFO Network through idea generation and coinvest opportunities as well as sourcing new investment opportunities. Previously, he was with DH Capital, Signal Hill Capital, Wachovia Securities, Deutsche Bank, and Alex. Brown & Sons. Herb earned his BA degree in History at the University of Virginia.

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Beau Allen

Principal

Beau Allen is a Principal with Braemont Capital. Beau is responsible for transaction sourcing as well as developing and maintaining Braemont’s EFO Network through idea generation and coinvest opportunities. Previously, he was with JAM Capital Partners, RSE Ventures, and Rizvi Traverse Management. Additionally, Beau is an investor in, advisor to, and Board member of a number of private companies. Beau was an Owings Fellow and earned his BA degree at Washington and Lee University and his MBA at Columbia Business School.

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Beau Allen

Beau Allen

Principal

Beau Allen is a Principal with Braemont Capital. Beau is responsible for transaction sourcing as well as developing and maintaining Braemont’s EFO Network through idea generation and coinvest opportunities. Previously, he was with JAM Capital Partners, RSE Ventures, and Rizvi Traverse Management. Additionally, Beau is an investor in, advisor to, and Board member of a number of private companies. Beau was an Owings Fellow and earned his BA degree at Washington and Lee University and his MBA at Columbia Business School.

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Caroline Stevens

Associate

Caroline Stevens is an Associate with Braemont Capital. Caroline is responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing Braemont’s EFO Network. Previously, Caroline was a Private Bank Analyst at J.P. Morgan. Caroline earned her BS in Commerce and French at The University of Virginia.

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Caroline Stevens

Caroline Stevens

Associate

Caroline Stevens is an Associate with Braemont Capital. Caroline is responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing Braemont’s EFO Network. Previously, Caroline was a Private Bank Analyst at J.P. Morgan. Caroline earned her BS in Commerce and French at The University of Virginia.

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Steve Sims, CFA

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Steve Sims is the COO and CCO of Braemont Capital. Steve is responsible for all financial, human resources, and compliance activities. Previously, he was with New Republic Partners, J.P. Morgan, The Stephens Group, and Harris Williams & Co. Steve earned his BA degree in Economics at Princeton University and his MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Steve Sims, CFA

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Steve Sims is the COO and CCO of Braemont Capital. Steve is responsible for all financial, human resources, and compliance activities. Previously, he was with New Republic Partners, J.P. Morgan, The Stephens Group, and Harris Williams & Co. Steve earned his BA degree in Economics at Princeton University and his MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Carolyne Baber, CPA

Controller

Carolyne serves as the Controller of Braemont Capital and is responsible for all financial accounting and tax reporting functions. Previously, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Tax Manager in the Private Company Services practice. Carolyne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master in Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Carolyne Baber

Carolyne Baber, CPA

Controller

Carolyne serves as the Controller of Braemont Capital and is responsible for all financial accounting and tax reporting functions. Previously, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Tax Manager in the Private Company Services practice. Carolyne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master in Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Courtney Calloway

Executive Assistant

Courtney Calloway is an Executive Assistant with Braemont Capital. Courtney is responsible for organizing and prioritizing information and communication. She previously worked with a family office and a real estate brokerage firm. Courtney earned her BSBA in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
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Courtney Calloway

Executive Assistant
Courtney Calloway is an Executive Assistant with Braemont Capital. Courtney is responsible for organizing and prioritizing information and communication. She previously worked with a family office and a real estate brokerage firm. Courtney earned her BSBA in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
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