Leadership and Board

Michael D. Brown

Why I support DCCCD:

“I was introduced to the DCCCD 17 years ago through my philanthropic efforts with the formation of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation. In 2005, I joined the Foundation Board and witnessed firsthand, the tremendous dedication, passion and commitment of the DCCCD staff, college administrators and the students themselves to provide a quality education and better job skills at an affordable cost. Today, I continue to be driven and inspired by the staff and the students we serve.”

Mr. Brown is a Co-Founder and Managing Director for Adjunct Partners, LLC a boutique financial advisory firm specializing in assisting emerging and middle market companies align their strategic and growth business plans with the appropriate capital structure. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of middle market leveraged finance and private equity investment experience and is highly skilled in sourcing, structuring, closing and successfully exiting debt and equity financings for later stage middle market growth, buyouts and recapitalizations within a broad range of industry sectors.

Prior to the formation of Adjunct Partners, Mr. Brown was the Managing Director and Head of Middle Market Investments for NGP Capital Resources Company (NASDAQ:  NGPC), a publicly-traded business development company (BDC) until its sale to an asset management firm in late 2014.  Prior to joining NGPC, Mr. Brown was Managing Director for another publicly-traded BDC focused on the middle market.  Formerly, Mr. Brown was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stratford Capital Partners and Stratford Equity Partners, a $150 million mezzanine and senior equity fund focused on the lower middle market and affiliated with the private equity firm, Hicks Muse Tate & Furst and other large institutional investors.

Mr. Brown currently serves several charitable organizations.  He is Founder and President of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation, a 501C3 foundation providing community college scholarships to students demonstrating courage and perseverance in the face of adversity; Board member and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Dallas County Community College District Foundation and was a Team Lead for a non-profit project for Executives in Action.

Mr. Brown received his undergraduate business degree in Finance from the University of Georgia and his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.