We are a team of principals, investors, and advisors—all who bring a unique passion and refreshing common-sense approach to smaller middle market companies. Our growing team brings decades of operating, management, and investment experience to help guide our companies towards a path to continued success for all of our stakeholders in the long-run. There are no overnight successes in this business.
Our vision and focus is one of strategic long-term value creation and capital appreciation through growth of revenues and cash flow, not through financial engineering. Instead of looking for the proverbial "ten-bagger", or grand-slam, we seek to grind out consistent singles, doubles, and occasional triples over the long run and can hold our investments indefinitely to achieve our long-term vision.
This type of approach can be very rewarding for both buyers and sellers. It all boils down to buying companies, and subsequently growing and making them more sustainable in the long run.
Our goal is not only to make good companies great, we aim to keep them at that level. We know from decades of experience what it takes to maintain a high-level of operational efficiency, long-term sustainability, and growth.
We partner with our companies not just on the management level, but at any and every part of the business where we can add value and strategic direction to our companies' operations.
Our experiences have taught us that it is better to do the right deal wrong than the wrong deal right. For this reason, we remain highly disciplined and selective in our investments
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As an Administrative Associate, Amanda is responsible for the general oversight of the day-to-day administrative operations and portfolio company compliance. Before joining the Camwood team, Amanda spent five years in the gas compression industry where she managed the flow of contract information from sales representatives and executive level staff to a corporate database. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M, and loves scuba diving and being on the water when she has the opportunity. Orginally from Houston, she enjoys all things food, sports, and music and is most happy when all three are involved. She now lives in Austin with her husband where they are learning to embrace the laid-back and entrepreneurial vibe that Austin radiates.
Chris is a Brand Strategist at Camwood where he strategically builds the Camwood brands including Team BRM, Camwood Ventures, and Camwood Capital Group. Additionally, he vets and sources all opportunities, pursues endorsements, partnerships, licensing, and collaborations, evaluates future investments, and creates and builds brand awareness. Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Hayward where he was an All-Conference player for the Men’s Basketball team. The Los Angeles native also sits on the board of Sports Spectacular. His most important role is being a father to his three children and pursues his passions in his free time – coaching youth sports, traveling, and health and wellness.
Gina is a Business Operations Manager at Camwood and is responsible for management and oversight of all internal office procedures, financial communications and compliance, as well as managing all of the firm's day-to-day administrative processes and lender interface. She started off her career with a three-year stint in public accounting at one of the Big Eight, and spent the next thirty years doing consulting work for several privately held companies. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston and resides in Austin. She has two adult children and enjoys cooking, all things family and dog-related, and running.
As an Administrative Operations Supervisor at Camwood, Hanna supports the team in various office procedures and functions such as financial and portfolio company operations and reporting, communications, management, and strategic planning and oversight for the whole portfolio. Hanna currently attends the University of Texas where she is pursuing a degree in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems from McCombs School of Business. Hanna grew up in Austin and enjoys partaking in the many activities the city has to offer. In her spare time, she also enjoys music, sports, practicing yoga, and volunteering.
James is the Senior Managing Director and the founder of Camwood, with primary responsibility for the strategic direction and oversight of the firm. Mr. Mayfield spends much of his time working directly with our management teams to better position the businesses for their long-term growth and success. Prior to founding Camwood, he had nearly forty years of investing and operations experience with middle-market privately-held enterprises—involving hands-on management and executive roles across all financial and operational areas of the organizations. James has created and implemented multiple broad-based performance measurement systems in several middle-market companies and extensively performed in interim management capacities as CEO, COO, and CFO. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Houston and his board directorships span the entire portfolio. He has two sons and resides in Lake Travis with his wife of over 30 years and their dogs.
As an Operating Partner at Camwood, and Managing Director at our VC arm, Camwood Ventures, Jeff brings over 15 years of experience and leadership in executive roles spanning Fortune 500, Private Equity, Family-Office, Privately Held businesses, Startups and as CEO of a middle market company. Jeff grew up in a family business and intimately understands the dynamics and legacy associated with successful family transitions and exits. He earned a BA from Huntington University and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife where they often lose hard-fought negotiations with their two crazy kids. Together they enjoy all things outdoors and sports.
As the Digital Operations Manager at Camwood, John is responsible for all technical development, IT strategy and infrastructure, and day-to-day fire-fighting for Camwood and the entire portfolio. John joined the team in 2014. As a natural entrepreneur, and subsequent to a successful start to his career, John founded Clutch Technologies in 2011 which he has since grown and developed with his own team into one of the highest rated Managed IT Service Providers in Central Texas. John earned his degree in Computer Sciences from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He has a beautiful wife, and the couple welcomed their first child, Boston, in August 2017.
Matt is an Acquisitions Strategist at Camwood where he leads all acquisition strategies and sourcing, contract and deal negotiations, transaction due-diligence and structuring, valuation analysis, fundraising, as well as portfolio company reporting and operations oversight. He has been with Camwood since 2014 and sits on the Board of Directors for three of Camwood’s portfolio companies and is a Managing Director at Camwood Ventures. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Originally from Austin, he supports all things sports and public policy, is an avid reader and snow skier, and dedicated dog parent.
Monica is an Accounting Supervisor at Camwood and is responsible for financial operations and day-to-day administrative support such as processing, reporting, auditing, and compliance. Prior to Camwood, Monica was a Collateral Analyst with Marquette Business Credit for fifteen years where she was responsible for daily compliance, monitoring, and review of client accounts. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Monica resides in Austin with her husband and two beautiful children and likes to play games, go to movies or local Austin events, and make great memories with family in her spare time.