Fouad Bashour, Partner
Fouad Bashour
Partner
Fouad Bashour is a founding partner of CIC, its current Managing Partner and has been with the Firm and its predecessor since 1999. Prior to joining CIC, Fouad worked at The Boston Consulting Group. He currently serves as chairman of TM Restaurant Holdings (dba Taco Mac) and Granite City Food & Brewery and as a director of Willie's Grill & Icehouse and Schuepbach Energy. More...

Marshall Payne, Partner
Marshall Payne
Partner
Marshall Payne is a founding partner of CIC and its current Chairman of the Board. Previously, Marshall was a partner of the private equity group of Cardinal Investment Company, the predecessor of CIC, with various roles since 1983. He serves as a director of CraftMark Bakery and Schuepbach Energy. He is a former director of SPG, L&L Foods, OmniSYS, Dale Gas Partners, Ace Cash Express (Nasdaq: AACE) and Restoration Hardware (Nasdaq: RSTO). More...

Michael Rawlings, Partner
Michael Rawlings is a founding partner of CIC, its current Vice-Chairman, and has been with the Firm since 2004. From 1997 to 2003, Mike was President of Pizza Hut. Prior to joining Pizza Hut, he was CEO of DDB Needham Dallas Group (formerly Tracy-Locke), the largest marketing communications agency in the Southwest, whose clients have included Frito-Lay, Pepsi, GTE and American Airlines. Mike currently serves as a director of Willie's Grill & Icehouse, TM Restaurant Holdings (dba Taco Mac) and Granite City Food & Brewery. More...

Amir Yoffe
Amir Yoffe
Partner
Amir Yoffe is a Partner of CIC and has been with the Firm since 2002. Prior to joining CIC, Amir worked in JP Morgan's Mergers and Acquisitions group in New York, where he completed transactions in the healthcare, telecom and energy industries. He serves as a director of CraftMark Bakery and is the former Chairman of L&L Foods and director of OmniSYS and Combs Produce. More...

Alan Buehler
Alan Buehler
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Alan Buehler joined CIC Partners in 2016 as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining CIC, Alan served for over ten years as the CFO of Dallas-based Sevin Rosen Funds. More...

Bayard Friedman, Vice President
Bayard Friedman
Principal
Bayard Friedman is a principal with CIC Partners and has been with the Firm since 2010. Prior to joining CIC, he worked for Bain & Company in Atlanta. Bayard serves as a director of Willie's Grill & Icehouse, Stronghold Energy Partners, Magnolia Petroleum Company, and TM Restaurant Holdings (dba Taco Mac). Bayard is a graduate of Duke University. More...

Chris Cowan, Operating Partner
Chris Cowan
Sector Partner
Chris Cowan is a Sector Partner with CIC, having joined the firm in 2016. Prior to joining CIC, Chris worked at Texas Capital Bank for 16 years, where he built the Energy Banking team and had management responsibility for Syndications, Capital Markets, and Financial Institutions. He currently serves as a director of Stronghold Energy Partners. Chris is a graduate of Texas A&M University. More...

Scott Donaldson
Scott Donaldson
Sector Partner
Scott Donaldson joined CIC Partners in 2017 as a Sector Partner focused on investments in industrial products and services companies. Prior to joining CIC, Scott was a Partner of Austin Ventures and its successor entities where he co-led the middle market investment practice for nearly a decade. More...

Charlie Robinson, Associate
Charlie Robinson
Vice President
Charlie Robinson is a vice president with CIC and has been with the firm since 2012. Prior to joining CIC, Charlie worked for McColl Partners in Dallas. Charlie is a CFA Charterholder and graduate of the University of Virginia. More...

Tanner Montgomery, Associate
Tanner Montgomery
Associate
Tanner Montgomery joined CIC Partners as an associate in September 2016. Prior to CIC, Tanner worked at Harris Williams & Co. in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group in San Francisco. More...

Pete Smith, Associate
Pete Smith
Associate
Pete Smith joined CIC Partners as an associate in January 2017. Prior to CIC, Pete worked at Credit Suisse within the Global Energy Group based in New York. Pete is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. More...

Diane Gross, VP Finance, Controller
Diane Gross
Vice President of Finance and Controller
Diane Gross is the Vice President of Finance and Controller of CIC and has been with the Firm since 2006. Diane manages CIC's compliance, accounting, treasury, audit and tax, and investor relations functions. Prior to joining CIC, Diane worked in similar positions at a variety of venture capital firms and start-up companies. She began her career as an auditor for Ernst & Young and is a retired CPA in Texas. More...