Mr. Powell is Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director of AP Capital Partners (APCP) and APC Holdings (APCH). APCP’s portfolio companies grew to generate annual revenues in excess of $2.0 billion and employ over 10,000 people around the globe. One company in particular grew from $70 million in revenue upon acquisition in 2004 to $1.4 billion in 2010 making it the fastest growing billion-dollar MBE built by minority owners and executives, in US history.
Prior to forming APCP in 2003, Mr. Powell worked in the Emerging Markets Group at Bear Stearns where his key strengths were raising capital, selling to large corporations, board-level management and e-business strategies. Mr. Powell focused on a variety of transactions including Leveraged Buyouts, Sponsor-Backed Management Buyouts, Debt Financings, Initial Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Equity & Credit Derivatives.
Mr. Powell also serves as Chairman of The RMP Group and oversees the strategic vision of the firm’s diverse social and philanthropic interests. Additionally, he is a founding board member of ACG Orlando, the Harvard Club of Central Florida, the Andover Alumni Association and a member of the Young Presidents Organization to name a few of the many organization he participates. Additionally, Mr. Powell was named one of the “40 under 40” leaders in Mergers & Acquisitions by M&A Advisor, and was editorially featured in a number of business news and media outlets including CNBC, Inc. magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Powell graduated as a Robert Winthrop Scholar with an AB in Economics from Harvard University. He has conducted critical research on Economic Development with renowned Professor Jeffrey Sachs, completed coursework at MIT Sloan and management programs at Harvard Business School. Furthermore and of distinction, in 2009, he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in recognition of his commitment to positive social change.