Prospect Promotes Two to Principal

Prospect Promotes Two to Principal

Prospect Partners has promoted Brett Holcomb and Brad O’Dell to Principal. Both Mr. Holcomb and Mr. O’Dell joined Prospect Partners as Vice Presidents in 2009.

“We are excited to recognize Brett and Brad, who have been exceptional assets to our team,” said Rick Tuttle, Founding Principal. “A guiding mission of our firm has always been to bring on board talented investment professionals who are also passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their companies into true market leaders. Brett and Brad have long been providing wise and enthusiastic counsel to our portfolio companies, and deserve this recognition.”

Messrs. Holcomb and Mr. O’Dell have been active at Prospect in analyzing and developing investment opportunities, structuring transactions, overseeing due diligence, closing transactions, and portfolio management.

Prior to Prospect Partners, Mr. Holcomb was an Associate in the Chicago office of American Capital. Before that, he was an Analyst with investment banking firm Bear Stearns. He has a BA in Economics and International Studies from Kenyon College and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Before joining Prospect, Mr. O’Dell was a Vice President at Silver Oak Services Partners. Earlier, he worked as an Associate at Willis Stein & Partners and as an Analyst at Harris Williams. Mr. O’Dell has a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Prospect Partners focuses exclusively on management-led leveraged recapitalizations and acquisitions of niche market leaders with revenues of less than $75 million.  Areas of interest include niche manufacturing, distribution, and specialty service markets. Since 1998, Prospect Partners has built 48 platforms by investing in more than 140 businesses. The firm has $470 million of capital under management and is based in Chicago (

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