Brian Kerr is a Managing Director of ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity. Mr. Kerr has spent 19 years working with lower middle market corporations and entrepreneurs on financial and strategic projects, including balance sheet recapitalizations, debt and equity alternatives, leveraged buyouts, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Kerr was the founder of Clairemont Capital Group, a lower middle market private investment firm. Before forming Clairemont Capital Group, Mr. Kerr was a Managing Director at Cornerstone Capital Holdings and Penn Mezzanine. At both Cornerstone and Penn Mezzanine, Mr. Kerr was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and underwriting investment opportunities, as well as portfolio company management. Mr. Kerr started his career as an investment banker advising private and public companies on M&A, private placement and equity and equity-linked transactions.
Mr. Kerr received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lehigh University and MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.