Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Ollie Maggard, a co-founder and Managing Partner of Caymus Equity, has more than 32 years of private equity investing, sales and marketing, and financial experience focused on the lower middle market. Ollie has assisted numerous companies in achieving growth targets by attracting executive management, building infrastructure and guiding long-term strategic plans. Beginning in 2003, Ollie was a Managing Partner of Caymus Partners LLC, a merchant banking firm focused on financial advisory and principal investing exclusively in the lower middle market. In 2009, Ollie was the co-founder of Caymus Equity Partners LLC, which was formed to be the exclusive private equity investing vehicle for Caymus Partners. Prior to joining Caymus Partners, Ollie spent seven years as a Partner of Regent Capital Partners, a private equity firm that was focused primarily on lower middle market companies in the consumer and business services industries. Many of his 20 investments made with Regent Capital were consistent with the strategy followed by Caymus Equity Partners. Ollie served on the board of several of those companies and was instrumental in assisting those companies in achieving their goals. One of Ollie’s primary investments was Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and during his investment, Ollie was instrumental in assisting the management team grow the company from $34 million in revenues to over $126 million. Ollie has assisted the company in providing strategic planning, assistance in recruiting, and retaining key members of management, fostering growth and enhancing operating performance. In addition, Ollie assisted in guiding the strategic planning that led the company to open more than 150 restaurants in three years to reach 245 stores in 29 states. Ollie has more than 13 years of experience at major investment banking firms, including tenure with Kidder Peabody & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, and E. F. Hutton & Co. Ollie has executed over 80 transactions which collectively represent over $6 billion in transaction value. Ollie’s industry experience includes consumer products, media, business services, niche manufacturing, restaurants, and retailing. He previously served on the boards of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Buca, Inc. and Middlebury College.