a unique combination of skills across a broad range of industry sectors

Experience  Don has over thirty years experience advising and investing in high growth, private and public businesses. Prior to co-founding Dragonfly Capital in 2000, he worked with Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., a Charlotte-based merger and acquisition boutique. Prior to Bowles, Don worked in New York City at the investment bank Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette advising both private equity groups and business management teams on various financings and M&A situations. He also served as a Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta. Don was a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte for over 20 years and served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth - Charlotte for 6 years. Don opened the firm's Charleston, SC office in 2021 and is a member of the ACG - Charleston and Wall Street Charleston (WSCHS).

Education  BA Economics, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Master of Accounting, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Master of Business Administration - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Personal  Don is a dog lover, currently raising an unfurnished Bernedoodle and two Golden retrievers. He also enjoys golf, boating and live music. Don was an Academic All-ACC linebacker at UNC. He is also a member of the prestigious U.S. Open crew, which has only inducted 10 members/ragers in history.

In memory of his beloved daughter, McAuley, Don's personal mission is to help families deal with the ongoing epidemic of teen depression in the United States, with a special focus on helping families with teen girls. Please contact him if you would like to help in this effort to fund mental health treatment networks in your market.