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Mark Mealy founded Colville Capital after 25 years advising middle market companies and business owners on growth and value creation. Prior to founding Colville Capital, he was a senior partner and major shareholder of Bowles Hollowell Conner (“BHC”), which was acquired by First Union Corporation in 1998.
BHC was founded in 1975 and was the preeminent middle market investment banking firm in the United States. Mark joined BHC in 1989 from Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Following the sale of BHC to First Union, which later merged with Wachovia, Mark ran the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of First Union and Wachovia until the fall of 2004.
Throughout his career at Wachovia and BHC, Mark has advised on exclusive sale assignments, leveraged recapitalizations, and debt and equity financings for many private businesses and business owners seeking capital for growth and liquidity.
Mark earned a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a member of the board of Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc., Kurz Industrial Solutions, Inc. and American Reprographics (NYSE: ARP). He is an active member of YPO, WPO and CEO, and serves on the Southern Region boards of YPO and WPO.
Mark resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and their three children. Within the Charlotte community, he serves on the boards of the Mint Museum and the Community School of the Arts.