Tom Newell founded Camano Capital in 2018 to focus on companies that are generally not a fit for traditional consumer private equity groups. Tom works with Camano’s portfolio companies and is involved in the originating, structuring and due diligence of new investment opportunities.
Tom has more than 20 years of business and transactional experience, including roles as an entrepreneur, investment banker and operating executive working with businesses in the consumer space. Prior to founding Camano Capital, Tom was a Partner at Greene Holcomb Fisher, a middle-market investment bank in Minneapolis focused on consumer M&A transactions. Tom was recognized as one of the top-40 investment bankers under the age of 40 by The M&A Advisor magazine and was included in The Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” list.
Tom is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and the University of Washington (JD).
Chris joined Camano in 2019 and established our office in Arizona. Chris works on new business development, investment due diligence and portfolio management. Chris is an experienced investment banker, risk manager and private equity investor. Chris got his basic training at Citibank where he served as a Managing Director in the Middle East & North Africa region, based in Switzerland. After Citi, Chris established Seabridge Capital, an alternative investment fund with interests in private equity, real estate, venture capital and mezzanine opportunities. Most recently, Chris was a partner at C3 Capital, an SBIC fund manager based in Kansas City with three funds totaling in excess of $400 million.
Chris holds both BBA and MBA degrees, both from The George Washington University.
Taylor works with our portfolio companies and is involved in the originating and due diligence of new investment opportunities. Prior to Camano Capital, Taylor worked in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz as an operations assistant. Taylor also has prior experience as an investment banker with BMO Capital Markets and Greene Holcomb Fisher, where he advised clients through numerous M&A transactions.
Taylor is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (BA).
Taylor joined Camano in 2019 and works on new investment due diligence, new business development and portfolio management. Prior to joining Camano Capital, Taylor worked for Tonka Bay Equity Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on investing in distribution, service and manufacturing companies. Taylor has prior experience as an investment banker with Greene Holcomb Fisher, where he worked with founder-owned businesses on various M&A activities. Taylor began his career with Deloitte’s audit practice in Minneapolis.
Taylor is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota (BA). He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).