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Barney D. Byrd
President and CEO

Mr. Byrd founded Gen Cap in 1988 and has been responsible for the firm's strategic planning and investment policy. Mr. Byrd received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.


Donald D. Napier, III
Executive Vice President

Mr. Napier joined Gen Cap in 1995, after having been an active financial advisor to GCA on all of its investments since 1988. Prior to GCA, Mr. Napier managed the Corporate Finance departments of several large regional banks with the emphasis on middle-market merger and acquisition activities and merchant banking transactions. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Houston.


Christopher T. Godwin
Managing Director

Mr. Godwin joined Gen Cap in 2005. Previously, Mr. Godwin was a Vice President with Draupnir LLC, a Chicago based private equity firm focused on middle-market buyout transactions. Prior to Draupnir, Mr. Godwin was a consultant for Arthur Andersen and was an equity research analyst for J.C. Bradford & Co. He holds a B.A. degree from Rhodes College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Godwin is also a CFA charterholder.


J. Matthew Lane
Managing Director

Mr. Lane joined Gen Cap in 2007. Prior to joining Gen Cap, Mr. Lane was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Banc of America Securities where he focused exclusively on the execution of leveraged finance transactions for private equity sponsors and corporate clients. Prior to Banc of America Securities, Mr. Lane was a consultant in Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Transaction Services Group and he was a CPA with Deloitte & Touche. He holds a B.B.A. degree from Georgia Southern University and an M.B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.


Mark E. Isaacs
Managing Director

Mr. Isaacs joined Gen Cap in 2008. Previously, Mr. Isaacs was with First Avenue Partners, L.P., a Nashville-based private-equity firm providing growth equity to expansion stage companies. Prior to First Avenue, Mr. Isaacs was with the Nashville-based venture capital firm Richland Ventures and was an auditor with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche. He holds a B.S. degree from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A from Northwestern University.


Andrew L. Ginsberg
Vice President

Mr. Ginsberg joined Gen Cap in 2013. Previously, Mr. Ginsberg was an Associate Director with ORIX Ventures where he focused on originating and executing venture debt and equity investments. Prior to ORIX, Mr. Ginsberg worked in the Leveraged Finance Group at Banc of America Securities, focusing on debt financings for middle-market and large corporate clients in the healthcare, technology, and media sectors. He holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Lamar W. Stanley
Vice President

Mr. Stanley joined Gen Cap in 2016. Previously, Mr. Stanley was with Diversified Trust Company, a Nashville-based wealth management firm where Mr. Stanley worked in their private-equity strategy group. Prior to Diversified Trust Company, Mr. Stanley served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy. He holds a B.A. degree from The University of the South, in Sewanee, TN and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago.


Philip J. Gamble
Associate

Mr. Gamble joined Gen Cap in 2013. Previously, Mr. Gamble was an Analyst in the Investment Banking department of Stephens Inc., where he helped execute M&A and corporate financing transactions. Prior to Stephens, Mr. Gamble was a Project Manager for Savage Consulting, which invested venture and growth capital in companies in the Great Lakes region. He holds a B.S. degree from Bowling Green State University.


Stephen E. Blackmon
Operations Advisor

Mr. Blackmon serves on the board of directors of Gen Cap portfolio companies and is an advisor on acquisitions and ongoing operations of the portfolio companies. Mr. Blackmon is President of Rogers Manufacturing Company. Previously, Mr. Blackmon was Vice President of National Operations for a management consulting firm. Mr. Blackmon graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina.


Maclin P. Davis, III
Controller

Mr. Davis joined Gen Cap in 1985. Prior to that time Mr. Davis worked for Peat Marwick and Baker & Davis, both public accounting firms. He is a certified public accountant and received his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Stacey J. Turner
Vice President of Finance

Mrs. Turner joined Gen Cap in 2016. Previously, Mrs. Turner was an audit manager at HTJ CPAs & Consultants and DGLF CPAs & Business Advisors, both public accounting firms, where she worked on merger and acquisition engagements and portfolio company audits. She is a certified public accountant and received as B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin.