Meet the Team
James C. Garnett
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Garnett joined Brownlie & Braden Advisors in May 2019 to serve as Chief Investment Officer.
Mr. Garnett has over 33 years of private and public market investment experience, primarily with two preeminent family offices, pursuing highly opportunistic, unconstrained global investment mandates. Most recently from 2010 through 2018, Mr. Garnett served as the Chief Investment Officer for Stacy Schusterman at Schusterman Family Interests (SFI). Mr. Garnett led the investment sourcing, execution and management of the Schusterman Family’s investment entities and foundations. On behalf of SFI, Mr. Garnett structured investments in funds, co-investments and direct investments diversified across asset classes including private buyouts, venture capital, private growth equity, private credit, distressed credit, private real assets, hedge funds and public equity.
Mr. Garnett previously spent 19 years with the Bass Family from 1991 until 2010, including 15 years with Lee M. Bass Inc. pursuing opportunistic principal investing across a wide variety of asset classes. Mr. Garnett also spent 4 years in the Bass internal hedge fund and Airlie L.P. focused on stressed and distressed private and public investment opportunities in the debt and equity arenas.
Prior to Bass, Mr. Garnett worked in portfolio management from 1987 to 1991 at Columbia Savings, a lead high yield debt investor at that time in the Drexel/Milken network. Additionally, before graduate school, Mr. Garnett began his career with two years at Arthur Andersen as a CPA working in both Audit and Consulting.
Mr. Garnett has served in the past as a board member for numerous private investments in addition to service on several leading investment fund advisory boards. Mr. Garnett also previously served on the All Saints Episcopal School Board of Trustees, including as Chairman of the Endowment Investment committee and is now a member of the President’s Council. Mr. Garnett earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.