Managing Director & General Counsel
Brent has over 20 years of legal, finance and operations leadership experience. He started his law career at the Silicon Valley practice of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison where he worked with venture capital firms and over 30 startups. He then joined Denver-based Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, and thereafter was Associate General Counsel for Quiznos corporate during its aggressive growth phase, as it expanded from 1,800 locations to 5,500 worldwide. He was most recently EVP, CFO & General Counsel for Atrium Capital Management Group. With Atrium colleague Chris Franz, now First Capital EVP & Managing Director, Brent managed and deployed over $100 million in fund assets and over $75 million in lending facilities. Brent has executed in excess of $2.5 billion in corporate and financing transactions.
Brent is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served on active duty for five years, rising to the rank of Captain in the role of Deputy Director of Operations & Systems Integration at Peterson AFB (CO). Brent is also an experienced entrepreneur, co-owning and helping lead a boutique guitar company. He holds a JD from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Nebraska.