Mr. Ashbaugh joined Capital Southwest in 2001 and serves as a managing director on the firm's investment team. Previously, he served as managing director in the corporate finance departments of Hoak Breedlove Wesneski & Co., Principal Financial Securities, Inc., Southwest Securities and as first vice president, Corporate Finance, with Rauscher Pierce Refsnes (now RBC Dain Rauscher). He began his career in the energy lending group at Republic Bank. Mr. Ashbaugh’s experience includes investing in debt and equity transactions, serving on the board of directors of portfolio companies, direction of public offerings, private placements and merger and acquisition transactions. He earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BS from Texas A&M University. He and his wife have four adult children and are active members of Watermark Community Church.