Shawn Kelly [Oct. 3, 1972 – Apr. 16, 2018] founded Teakwood Capital in 2005 on the premise of bringing equity capital, strategic advice and marketing expertise to micro-cap, undercapitalized companies, thus launching them to higher growth and profitability.
Shawn’s career centered on financing and building growth stage companies. Prior to Teakwood, Shawn was with Austin Ventures, where he co-opened the firm’s Dallas offices. During his tenure, the firm grew from $450 million to $3 billion of capital under management. Shawn invested in and was active with the Boards of 12 growth-stage businesses. He was previously an investment banker with J.C. Bradford in Nashville where he focused on private equity and M&A transactions.
Shawn earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Master in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration with High Honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Shawn was an active member of the Lone Star Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.