Our Team

Our team has a unique mix of experience working with companies large and small which we bring to bear in each of our investments.

David Brixey

CEO / Investment Committee Member

David is co-founder and CEO of BMC. Since 2008, David has been personally involved in investing in small business to lower middle market as well as venture capital. David took a hands-on approach in all of his investments, including specifically the areas of finance and operations. David has served on the Board of all of his holdings, including being Chairman of the Board of one holding that has eclipsed
$50 million in annual revenue.

David is also the co-founder and Shareholder of BMC’s sister firm, Brixey & Meyer, Inc. Brixey & Meyer is a regional CPA and business advisory firm with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. David co-founded the firm in 2002. Brixey & Meyer is recognized as a leading provider of accounting and business advisory services in the region.

Prior to co-founding Brixey & Meyer, David spent several years with
Ernst & Young, LLP leading audits, including employee benefit plan audits, reviews and other attest engagements for nonprofit entities, publicly and privately owned companies, hospital systems, and colleges and universities in Central and Southwest Ohio.

Claude Davis

Managing Director / Fund II Investment Committee Chair

Claude Davis is the Managing Director of BMC with responsibility for management of the Portfolio Companies and staff of the firm. He is also Chairman of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman from April 2018 to December 31, 2019 and CEO of the company from October 2004 until April 2018. With over 150 offices and 2,000 employees, First Financial is a $14 billion dollar bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with operations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Claude served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s board of directors from January of 2013 to December of 2018. He is also a member of the American Bankers Council, the Cincinnati Business Committee, the Commercial Club of Cincinnati, REDI Cincinnati Board of Directors and the World Presidents Organization, Indiana Chapter.

Claude is a 2015 recipient of the West Chester ● Liberty Chamber Alliance Everest Award for having a significant positive impact on business, the community and quality of life within the I-75 Growth Corridor. He was also selected Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, an award recognizing South Central Ohio and Kentucky’s best innovators and visionary thinkers in the financial services category.

Patrick Odell

Director of Strategy and M&A

Patrick is the Director of Strategy and M&A at BMC. At BMC, Patrick’s responsibilities include due diligence, deal structuring, and deal sourcing, as well as working with business partners and portfolio companies to foster growth and return for all stakeholders.

Prior to the launch of BMC, Patrick consulted on various transactions for many of Brixey & Meyer’s clients on the buy-side and sell-side.

Prior to joining Brixey & Meyer and BMC, Patrick spent seven years at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”). During the latter four years at EY, Patrick worked in EY’s transaction advisory practice consulting on buy-side and sell-side transactions for strategic and financial buyer on deals ranging from $10 million to over $2.8 billion. Industry experience in these transactions includes consumer products, manufacturing, distribution, government contracting, healthcare and food services.

Patrick spent his first three years in EY’s Assurance practice working on audit engagements for large publicly traded, private equity held and privately held clients in a variety of industries.

Steve Beatty

Director of Shared Services

Steve is the Director of Shared Services at BMC where he is responsible for providing financial leadership to and overseeing the back-office operations (accounting, human resources and IT) of the BMC portfolio companies.  In this role, Steve works with BMC portfolio presidents and the BMC Operating Partner to establish and implement operational and financial strategies to drive value for all stakeholders.

Most recently, Steve has served as the VP Finance for the Retail Business Unit of AdvancePierre Foods.  Prior to the Retail role, Steve was the VP Finance Planning and Analysis at the corporate level for AdvancePierre where he was responsible for the Accounting, Finance, Risk Management, Treasury and Shared Services functions.  He has extensive M&A and acquisition integration experience.

Prior to joining industry, Steve started his career at Arthur Andersen in the assurance practice where he worked on audit engagements for privately held and publicly traded clients in a variety of industries.  Later, Steve served as an assurance partner at a local accounting firm in the Cleveland area.