Brookmont named "Manager of the Decade" by PSN Informa


Neal Scott

Principal (214) 953-0196


As Founder and head of the investment committee at Brookmont Capital, Neal Scott manages all facets of the firm’s investment and business processes. Mr. Scott brings 28 years of experience in the investment industry across various roles increasing levels of responsibility. He served as an executive in sales and trading as well as fixed income portfolio management at Morgan Keegan and Compass Bank.  Mr. Scott earned his B.S. in Business with a concentration in finance from the University of Alabama. 


Ethan Powell, CFA

Principal & CIO (214) 736-0486


Mr. Powell, has spent over two decades in financial services, primarily in Hedge Fund and Private Equity. As Principal and CIO of Brookmont, Ethan is responsible for overseeing Brookmont’s team of investment and operational professionals which includes responsibilities over managing and monitoring investment activity, working with external analysts and investor relations.  Ethan founded nonprofit affiliate asset manager Impact Shares. Impact Shares is a collaboration of leading financial service and non-profit organizations providing single social issue ESG solutions. Impact Shares has issued exchanged traded funds in collaboration with The NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF (Ticker: NACP), the YWCA Women’s Empowerment (Ticker: WOMN) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Ticker: SDGA). Additionally, Ethan serves as the Chairman of the board for a $4 billion mutual fund complex and is a finalist for 2016 mutual fund director of the year. Previously, Mr. Powell held several roles at Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. including head of product and strategy, portfolio manager and interested board chair. Mr. Powell received an MS in Management Information Systems and a BS in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Mr. Powell is a CFA Charterholder and was a licensed Certified Public Accountant.


Susan Begando

Trading and Compliance (214) 953-0190


 Ms. Begando assists the firm’s compliance efforts, equity and fixed income trading.  She serves on  the firm's Investment Policy Committee.  Ms. Begando has 29 years of experience in portfolio management trust administration and trust operations. She worked in the Asset Management Department at Comerica Bank from 1990 until 2007, when she joined our firm. She graduated with a BS degree from Amberton University and an MBA from the University of Dallas in Sports and Entertainment Management. 


Miles Harrell

Director of Research (214) 953-0439


 Mr. Harrell joined Brookmont Capital in 2013 and is responsible for equity research in the Energy and Technology sectors. Mr. Harrell serves on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and provides direct support for the firm's SMA portfolios.  He is a CFA Level III candidate and holds his Series 65.  Mr. Harrell was previously employed in the Capital Markets division at Williams Financial Group. Mr. Harrell worked under a team that covered Technology, Oil Field Services, and Home building companies.Mr. Harrell graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. in economics and concentration in financial applications. 


Andrew Hornung, CFA

Portfolio Manager 


Mr. Hornung joined Brookmont Capital in 2016 as an analyst for the Healthcare, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors. He now manages all foreign equity exposure for Brookmont’s portfolios. Prior to joining Brookmont, Mr. Hornung was an analyst at Arbela Partners. Mr. Hornung graduated from SMU and majored in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. While at SMU, Mr. Hornung was a Founder’s Scholar, BBA Scholar and Mustang Scholar. He is a CFA Charterholder.


Thurman Kelley

Investor Relations (214) 736-0486

Mr. Kelley Joined Brookmont Capital in 2019 as Director of Investor Relations. He leads the capital raising and investor relations efforts. Prior to joining Brookmont, Mr. Kelley was a Treasury Management Officer at J.P. Morgan & Chase and also helped found a payment processing technology firm called Payment Approved. Mr. Kelley graduated from SMU with a B.S. in economics and a concentration in financial applications. 


Bryan Gell


(214) 736-0484

Mr. Gell joined Brookmont Capital in 2020 as an analyst. His coverage includes the Health Care, Industrials, and Materials sectors. Prior to joining Brookmont, he was private equity analyst at Ancor Capital Partners. Mr. Gell graduated from SMU and majored in Finance.