Lane founded Copeley and manages the firm's investment activities. Prior to founding Copeley in 2003, Lane was a Vice President at Blue Point Capital. He currently serves on the boards of EMSMC, Leonard, OnSight and Enveniam; and is a former board director of SnapAV, Roll-Rite, Champion ONE and Badger Land Holdings. Lane also serves on the boards of the following not-for-profit organizations: Read Charlotte and Skeebo Foundation. Lane received a M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Rollins College. He enjoys reading and spending time with his family in the South Carolina low country.
John serves as the firm's operating partner, with primary responsibility for providing strategic and operational assistance to Copeley's companies. Prior to joining Copeley, John was CEO of Wastequip, Inc., North America's leading manufacturer of waste handling equipment. John joined Wastequip in conjunction with its 2007 acquisition of Toter, Inc., which he led as CEO from 2005 to 2008. John currently serves on the board of Leonard, EMSMC and OnSight; and is a former director of Champion ONE. He received a M.B.A. from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest and holds a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College. John enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.
Lindsay is actively involved in the origination, execution and ongoing support of Copeley's investments. His career has included operating, investing in and advising middle-market businesses, most recently as the CEO of a healthcare services company; and prior to that, as an investment professional at Excellere Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Lindsay currently serves on the board of Leonard, EMSMC and OnSight; and is a former board director of Champion ONE and ACG Charlotte. He holds a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and enjoys playing the guitar and clawhammer banjo, woodworking and spending time with his wife and four kids.
Brock is actively involved in the execution of Copeley's investments, including ongoing support of its portfolio companies. Prior to joining Copeley, he was a senior associate in the transaction advisory services group at Grant Thornton LLP and an audit senior at Deloitte & Touché LLP. Brock received a Master of Accounting from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. from Clemson University. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, swimming, running, and watching football.
Jamie joined Copeley in 2011 and is responsible for coordinating the accounting and tax functions of the firm. Prior to joining Copeley, Jamie worked at Deloitte as a tax manager and held positions with several other accounting firms. Jamie’s background includes tax consulting services for real estate and equity partnerships, corporations, and high net worth individuals. Jamie received a B.A. in English from Duke University and a Masters in Accounting with a concentration in tax from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Sandra joined Copeley in 2004 and is responsible for coordinating and executing the office’s administrative duties. Prior to joining Copeley, Sandra worked as an office assistant for four years with JP Morgan Partners, a private equity division of JP Morgan, and for four years with Booz Allen Hamilton, a global consulting firm. During her time with Booz Allen, she worked for two years in the president’s office.
Mr. Harris co-founded Harris Williams & Co. in 1991 as a national investment banking firm focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Harris has over 25 years of transactional experience and directed in excess of 100 M&A transactions. Prior to Harris Williams, Mr. Harris was with Bowles Hollowell Conner and Co. in Charlotte, NC. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, cum laude, and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
In 2005, Mr. Branch assisted Charlesbank Capital Partners in the purchase of Grain Systems, Inc., the world’s largest producer of grain storage and conditioning systems, and served as CEO and Chairman of the board. Prior to Grain Systems, Mr. Branch was former chairman and CEO of Masland Industries (Bain Capital portfolio company), a $600 million designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry. Mr. Brach is a graduate of University of Maryland and veteran of the USAF.
Mr. Walker founded Bank of America Capital Investors (“BACI”) in 1993 and served as managing partner until 2002. Over a ten year span, BACI invested approximately $1.4 billion in more than 100 equity and mezzanine transactions. Mr. Walker founded and managed the Private Placements, Syndications and Project Finance Groups within predecessors of Bank of America. Mr. Walker is a graduate of Emory University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.