Brain Anderson joined Advantage Capital in 2020 as a principal. As a member of the firm’s investment group, he is responsible for sourcing, due diligence and valuation analysis of current and prospective investments.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Mr. Anderson co-owned and served as lead operator of a south Texas-based trucking company. Before purchasing that company, Mr. Anderson was a managing director at GF Capital Management & Advisors, a NYC-based private equity fund. He has also held roles with NBC Universal, RBC Capital Markets and Credit Suisse earlier in his career.
Mr. Anderson received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University.
Lee Cohen joined the Advantage Capital investment team as an analyst in 2020. Mr. Cohen’s responsibilities include helping underwrite new investments, quarterly reporting, and aiding in growth initiatives at Advantage Capital’s portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen held an investment banking internship at Macquarie Capital and a private equity internship at Donovan Ventures.
Mr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
J.P. Lynch joined Advantage Capital in 2015. As an associate on the firm's investment team, he provides due diligence support and monitors portfolio companies across the Midwest.
Prior to joining Advantage, Mr. Lynch worked as an analyst at Stone Carlie, supporting its business valuation and investment banking departments.
Mr. Lynch received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and general management from Boston College.
Damon L. Rawie is a seasoned investor who joined Advantage Capital in 1999. Based in Austin, Mr. Rawie heads the firm’s overall equity investment operations. In this role, his responsibilities include managing members of the firm’s investment group and coordinating Advantage Capital’s equity investment strategies. In addition, Mr. Rawie is an active multi-stage investor for the firm. He evaluates potential investments, performs due diligence and structures transactions. His investment experience covers a variety of industries including new media, business services, software and energy technology.
Mr. Rawie provides administrative, financial and strategic planning support to Advantage Capital portfolio companies, and he serves as a member of the board of directors for a number of the firm’s portfolio companies. He is also a board member of the Texas Coalition for Capital, a non-profit statewide organization that supports various economic development initiatives including job creation and access to capital for emerging businesses.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Mr. Rawie worked in investment banking and operational consulting. Mr. Rawie was a manager at China International Capital Corporation (CICC), a Morgan Stanley/China Construction Bank joint venture investment bank in Beijing. Before working with CICC, Mr. Rawie was a management consultant at Price Waterhouse and an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities.
Mr. Rawie holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.