Team

It’s about people first and capital second

The dedicated team at River Associates is committed to the success of our investments and to the fostering of our business relationships. From our support staff to investment relations, accounting, marketing and investment professionals, our team highly values ethical, friendly business practices that continue our commitment to excellence.

Our investment team is managed by seasoned partners who have worked together for three decades. Since our founding in 1989, our partners have been actively involved in 49 platform investments and 66 add-on acquisitions. Our team makes significant, personal capital investments in the firm’s funds which we believe aligns our interests with both our investors and portfolio company management teams.

Jim Baker Senior Partner

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Jim Baker Senior Partner

Mike Brookshire Managing Partner

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Mike Brookshire Managing Partner

Mark Jones Partner

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Mark Jones Partner

Patten Pettway, Jr. Partner

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Patten Pettway, Jr. Partner

Craig Baker Partner

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Craig Baker Partner

Jonathan Kent Senior Vice President

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Jonathan Kent Senior Vice President

Blake Lewis Principal

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Blake Lewis Principal

Stuart Vyule Principal

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Stuart Vyule Principal

Conor Lange Vice President

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Conor Lange Vice President

Jacob Poe Vice President

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Jacob Poe Vice President

Laura Baggett Marketing & Development

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Laura Baggett Marketing & Development

Tate Fowler Associate

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Tate Fowler Associate

Courtney Cudd CCO & Treasurer

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Courtney Cudd CCO & Treasurer

Sherry Longley, CPA Controller

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Sherry Longley, CPA Controller

Jennifer Banker Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer Banker Administrative Assistant

Christina Steffey Administrative Assistant

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Christina Steffey Administrative Assistant

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