Capstone Partners founder Brower passes away

Frank 'Tripp' Brower, the founder of placement agency Capstone Partners, passed away on 29 September after a battle with cancer.

Frank “Tripp” Brower, who co-founded Dallas-based placement agency Capstone Partners, lost his fight with cancer on 29 September at the age of 53.

“Capstone mourns the loss of our founder, dear friend, leader, and colleague,” the firm said in a letter seen by Private Equity International. “Capstone reflects Tripp’s ideals of compassion, hard work, and selfless service to others,”

Brower co-founded Capstone Partners in 2001, prior to which he was an executive vice president of OffRoad Capital, co-head of the Private Fund Group at investment banking firm Stephens, founder of Stonebridge Partners and vice president at JPMorgan.

Brower’s philanthropic interests included his work as a founding member of the governing board of Executives in Action, a non-profit that provides service grants to improve the productivity, efficiency, and impact of charitable organisations. He was also a prominent member of Crosspoint Church of McKinney, Texas.

“Tripp cared deeply for every colleague and each considered him a dear friend,” the firm said in the letter. “He will be greatly missed.”