Partner, CEO & Director
Mr. Diehl joined Capital Southwest in 2014 and leads the firm's investment activities. He brings almost 20 years of experience in sourcing, structuring, and managing investments in a variety of industries. Mr. Diehl came to Capital Southwest from American Capital, Ltd., which he joined in 2001 and was a Managing Director since 2007. He has closed investments in 15 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions, representing over $1.1 billion of invested capital. Mr. Diehl’s investments have been in a variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, business services, and consumer finance. Mr. Diehl earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with majors in Environmental/Geotechnical Engineering and Economics, from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.