Mr. Broos founded Brighton Partners in 2003. He developed his operations expertise at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, working with a diverse group of manufacturing, distribution and financial services companies. He began to focus on small, micro-cap companies in 1988 when he initiated the leveraged buyout of Altama Delta Corporation, the leading manufacturer of military footwear.
Mr. Broos joined Galbreath & Company in 1995 and led it’s turnaround effort as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In 1997 he negotiated the company’s merger with LaSalle Partners and has continued to represent the Galbreath family in numerous real estate and private equity acquisition and divestiture transactions.
Mr. Broos is a graduate of the University of Georgia and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Horner joined Brighton Partners in 2004. Prior to business school, Mr. Horner worked for Arthur Andersen, where he was part of a team that provided a wide range of tax and accounting related consulting services to corporate clients. At Brighton, he has played an active role in the origination and management of all investments, working closely with portfolio company personnel on systems, reporting, procurement, business improvement, and financing initiatives.
Mr. Horner earned BS and MS degrees from Wake Forest University and a MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Mr. Longo joined Brighton Partners in 2014. He previously worked for Sharecare, an Atlanta-based digital healthcare company. At Sharecare, Mr. Longo evaluated M&A transactions, investments and strategic partnerships. He also managed the company’s Healthcare Provider business, where he was responsible for bringing various SaaS and marketing products to market. Prior to Sharecare, Mr. Longo worked for an equipment financing company, where he acquired distressed equipment loans and leases from banks and the FDIC.
Mr. Longo is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Mr. Banks joined Brighton Partners in 2017. Previously, he was with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Leveraged Finance Group, where he worked on the structuring and execution of financing in support of leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions and divestitures for middle market clients across a wide range of industries. At Brighton, Mr. Banks is involved in all facets of the firm, with a focus on the evaluation of new investments.
Mr. Banks earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
Before joining Brighton Partners, Ms. Soto-Perez was the Office & Advertising Manager at the Monroe Street Journal, the newspaper for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, she was an Account Executive for Citigroup in Mexico City.
Ms. Soto-Perez holds a B.A. in Accounting from Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).