Devin Green is a man with a very particular set of skills. Skills he has acquired over a synergistic career path. Skills that made him perfect for a company like The Capital Corporation.
After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, Green began as an investment banker with Bank of America, learning how to finance M&A transactions. He later wanted to learn how to value and grow companies, ultimately transitioning to private equity. After learning how to finance, value, and grow businesses, he realized he wanted to develop an operating skill set, so he started his own wireless technology company.
“I knew I wanted to learn business coming out of school, so I identified a matrix of skills that I wanted to design into, including how to finance, value, grow, operate, sell, buy, and advise companies,” Green says. “Ultimately, my goal was to develop a combination of linear thinking, strategic thinking, and leadership skills, all of which I am still working at.”
Dan Adams, president, CEO and founder of The Capital Corporation, was one of the angel investors in Green’s tech firm. When Adams found himself in need of a new COO, Green’s diverse experience fit the profile to run the investment bank.
“I like to joke that I’m a master of nothing, but through my career path I’m able to look through several different lenses and see things from different perspectives,” Green says.
The Capital Corporation is an investment banking firm focusing on mergers and acquisitions of lower middle market companies – those with EBITDA between $3 and $12 million – across a broad range of industries. The firm has closed more than half a billion dollars in transactions over the last several years and is generating a 90%+ close rate, which Green says is top decile in the industry.
When Green needs to blow off steam, you might find him knocking out WODs in his local Crossfit gym, hitting the slopes with his wife, or navigating the wilderness with his 24-hour adventure racing comrades.
“I try to get out there and push the envelope a little bit,” he says.
Green has a wife and three children, ages 7, 5 and 2, whose exploits also help keep his heart rate at a respectable level.
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