Cougar Capital Leadership Team

Gary Williams
Gary WilliamsFounder, Advisor
Mark Broadbent
Mark BroadbentFund Managing Director
Chace Jones
Chace JonesManaging Director - Internal
Amy Hancock
Amy HancockManaging Director - Deals
Eric Levesque
Eric LevesqueManaging Director - External

Cougar Capital Management Team

Alex Herd
Alex HerdDirector of Competitions and Conferences
Kris Willenbrecht
Kris WillenbrechtDirector of Finance and Fundraising
Holly Preslar
Holly PreslarDirector of Legal Affairs
Jacob Brock
Jacob BrockDirector of Research and Analysis
Jordan Roper
Jordan RoperDirector of VC Partner Relations
Dane Nielson
Dane NielsonDirector of PE Partner Relations
Kevin Couch
Kevin CouchDirector of Deal Sourcing
Matt Malstrom
Matt MalstromDirector of Alumni Relations
Dave Dawson
Dave DawsonDirector of Technology

Industry Advisors

Blake Modersitzki
Blake ModersitzkiManaging Director at Pelion Venture Partners
Fraser Bullock
Fraser BullockCo-founder, Managing Director of Sorenson Capital
Mathew Wells
Mathew WellsPartner at Holland & Hart
Peter Bodine
Peter BodineManaging Director at Allegis Capital
Jason Gull
Jason GullGlobal Head of Secondary Investments at Adams Street Partners
Jared Stone
Jared StoneManaging Director of Northgate Capital

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Who Manages Cougar Capital

The Cougar Capital fund is run by 14 BYU MBA students in their second year of study and is advised by Gary Williams, the founder and faculty sponsor. Three or four students are selected each year for Managing Director responsibilities and all Cougar Capital members contribute to specific functions in the fund ranging from deal flow to communications.

How Students Are Selected

Students participating in Cougar Capital are selected through a thorough screening processes, which includes exemplary performance in an introductory private equity / venture capital course (taken during their second semester), relevant industry experience prior to the MBA, and recommendation to the program by BYU MBA professors and peers.