Ethan Powell, CFA
Principal & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Powell has spent over two decades in financial services, primarily in Hedge Funds 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. Additionally, Ethan serves as the Chairman of the board for three mutual fund complexes totalling over $4 billion in assets. 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 was a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Director of Equity Research
Mr. Gell is the Director of Equity Research at Brookmont. He is responsible for overseeing Brookmont’s research department and directing the firm’s analysis of investment opportunities. Mr. Gell joined Brookmont in December 2019 as an analyst with his initial coverage consisting of the Health Care, Industrials, and Materials sectors. He was promoted to his current position in October 2021. Prior to joining Brookmont, he interned in private equity at Ancor Capital Partners and with the trade desk at Rocktop Partners. Mr. Gell graduated from the Cox School of Business at SMU with a degree in Finance.
Sarthak Jain, CFA
Mr. Jain joined Brookmont Capital as an Equity Research Analyst. Prior to Brookmont, he worked as a Senior Financial Editor at Seeking Alpha, where he specialized in reviewing short selling articles and was engaged in curating financial reports on U.S.-listed equities or macroeconomic outlooks. Before joining Seeking Alpha, he worked as a Research Analyst and Consultant for Indago Research Pvt. Ltd., where he performed financial and qualitative research on publicly listed companies for U.S.-based Hedge funds and Investment management firms in an advisory capacity. Sarthak has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is an Indian national and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Mithibai College, Mumbai.
Director of Investor Relations and Client Portfolio Manager
Mr. Kelley joined Brookmont Capital in 2019 as Director of Investor Relations. He leads the capital raising and investor relations efforts. Mr. Kelley is also part of Brookmont’s investment committee. Prior to joining Brookmont, Mr. Kelley was a Treasury Management Officer at J.P. Morgan & Chase and also found a successful FinTech startup called Payment Approved. Mr. Kelley graduated from SMU with a B.S. in economics and a concentration in financial applications.
Trading & Compliance
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. Before Brookmont Ms. Begando worked in the Asset Management Department at Comerica Bank from 1990 until 2007. She graduated with a BS degree from Amberton University and earned an MBA from the University of Dallas.