Grant Stark, CFA®, joined CapWealth in 2020 as Director of Research. He brings more than 12 years of experience in finance, investing, operations, due diligence and management assessment, as well as transaction sourcing and execution across both private and public sectors.
In his capacity as Director of Research, Grant manages a team that is responsible for conducting research and analysis on existing portfolio positions as well as sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities. He additionally co-manages CapWealth’s investment strategies with Chief Investment Officer Tim Pagliara and helps develop the firm’s investment policies and procedures.
Prior to joining CapWealth, Grant served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of VMAC Holdings, a New York City based privately held urban mobility business which grew to the second largest owner of Mercedes Metris vans in the United States under his leadership.
“Nurturing a small business to scale provides tremendous insight on how to more effectively evaluate businesses as an investor,” Grant says. “These insights create a more effective process for evaluating CapWealth’s core portfolio holdings and in turn meets our goal of building client confidence while helping our clients understand their investments.”
Before joining VMAC, Grant served as Senior Investment Research Analyst at Fairholme Capital Management where, with the Chief Investment Officer, he executed Fairholme’s proprietary investment strategy across an average of $12 billion AUM focusing on value and special situation investments.
Mr. Stark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a Minor in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Miami. He was the recipient of several academic awards including Provost’s and Dean’s Honors. He is an alumnus of Culver Military Academy and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Enterprise Club.