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Brian Golson

Co-CEO & Managing Partner

Brian Golson is a Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Parthenon Capital and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Brian serves on the Board of Directors of Allworth Financial, BillingTree, BlueSnap, Coastal Credit, eSeclending, ICD, loanDepot, Mid Atlantic Capital Group, Payscape, Periscope Holdings, and Seaside National Bank & Trust.


Brian led Parthenon’s investments in AmWINS Group, Arrow Financial, and Rackable Systems and served on the boards of Cayan, H.D. Vest, Millennium Trust, Performant, Relation, and Wildlands. Brian is actively engaged in the development and scholarship efforts for the University of North Carolina, where he is Vice-Chair of the Honors Carolina board. Prior to joining Parthenon in 2002, he was the CFO and Vice President of Operations for Everdream, a software company sold to Dell providing outsourced IT infrastructure management.

Before Everdream, Brian spent several years at Prometheus Partners, a middle-market private equity fund focused on recurring revenue service businesses and started his career at GE Capital focused on acquisitions and divestitures of financial services and insurance businesses. Brian earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of North Carolina, and his M.B.A. with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School. Brian is located in Austin, TX, and enjoys spending time with his three daughters.