Mr. Askew, a Partner of Riata, serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and primarily focuses on the firm’s investment activities in the business services sector. Prior to Riata, he was a senior investment professional at Brazos Private Equity Partners and served as a Managing Director and lead the business development activities of the firm. During his tenure at Brazos, Mr. Askew was instrumental in organizing and executing investments in the consumer, healthcare, business services, and industrial sectors. Prior to Brazos, Mr. Askew was a Vice President with Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he completed numerous advisory and financing transactions in multiple industries, including consumer, business services, retail, and general industrial. Previously, Mr. Askew worked in the energy and power industry, providing investment capital to energy producers.
He currently serves on the board of directors of Smile Source and Acuity Eyecare Group. He is also an Advisory Board member of The University of Texas Center for Private Equity Finance.
Mr. Askew received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with high honors from The University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.