Brent is a Managing Partner of Concentric Partners. He is responsible for fundraising, investor relations, deal sourcing and overall strategy.
Prior to co-founding Concentric, Brent founded and served as the President of Granville Advisers, a boutique advisory and investment firm. Granville advises insurance companies and banks on their private credit investment strategy, advises early stage funds and companies on capital formation strategies and also invests in early stage companies and funds. Prior to Granville, Brent co-founded Triangle Capital Corporation. From 2002-2016, Brent was engaged in starting, taking public and building this investment company which focused on direct lending to lower-middle market companies. As the Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee, Brent led $2.3 billion of investments in 165 private companies. Prior to Triangle, Brent worked at Oberlin Capital and Cherokee Investment Partners.
Since 2011, Mr. Burgess has served as an advisor and investment committee member of Sovereign’s Capital, an early stage venture fund with offices in Palo Alto, CA and Jakarta, Indonesia. Mr. Burgess is also an advisory board member of CoFounders Fund, an early stage venture fund based in Raleigh, NC, FMI Investment Partners, a private equity fund based in Raleigh, NC, and Cypress Hills Partners, a boutique merchant banking firm based in Vancouver, BC. Brent also serves as an advisor or board member of numerous small businesses. In addition to his for-profit ventures, Brent also serves on a number of non-profit boards, including Freedom United, the largest anti-slavery and human trafficking advocacy organization in the world.
Mr. Burgess earned a B.Ed. in History and Social Studies from the University of Regina, Canada in 1989, where he graduated with Great Distinction. He earned an MCS/MA from Regent College/University of British Columbia in Church History in 1993, where he was awarded the Board of Governor’s Prize and the History Prize.
Brent has been married for 25 years and is the proud father of two awesome kids. He likes to read, is an avid cyclist, ever hopeful Carolina Hurricanes fan and will generally do whatever his daughter Anna asks him to do.