Clayton S. Cole is a Managing Director of AMCO. Mr. Cole has over 15 years of industry experience and thirteen years of investing in lower middle-market private businesses. Mr. Cole has partnered with founders and management teams to collaborate on numerous lower middle-market transactions across a variety of structures, including family / founder capital solutions, growth equity investments, buy and builds, and leveraged recapitalizations. His primary areas of industry focus include business and tech-enabled services and information technology services.
Prior to joining AMCO in 2017, Mr. Cole was a Principal that focused on control and minority investments in growth oriented businesses at General Catalyst Partners. While at General Catalyst, Mr. Cole served as a Director of CLEAResult Consulting, an energy efficiency services organization, and observer for Envoy Global, a global workforce management platform that provides immigration solutions. Before joining General Catalyst, Mr. Cole spent three years as an Associate at H.I.G. Capital. He began his career at Stephens Inc. as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group.
Mr. Cole was formerly a director of Champion ONE and Crash Champions. He is a director of Heartland Business Systems and Classic Brands.
Mr. Cole received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a minor in General Business from the University of Arkansas.