At Camwood, we look for teams and individuals that we can get behind who share our mindset. We know how special it is to meet a team that you believe in, and have learned many times over that companies flourish because of the teams driving them. We are investors, operators, builders, and entrepreneurs who know a thing or two about grinding it out and trusting the process. There are no shortcuts. Our long-term approach has been, and will always remain, a refreshingly common-sense crusade for simplicity.

who we are

The Camwood Group is an investment firm comprised of two overarching divisions: Camwood Capital Group (“CCG”) and Camwood Ventures (“CV”). CCG is an operationally focused buyout firm with decades of experience operating and scaling proven EBITDA businesses in the broader industrial sector, and specifically precision manufacturing and highly-engineered products. CV is our venture capital division, focused on opportunistic investing in early-stage growth companies where we—as a strategic partner and advisor—can add value, solutions, and bring significant awareness for each portfolio company.

Our Team

As a PM, Amanda is responsible for the general oversight of the day-to-day administrative operations and portfolio company compliance. Before joining the Camwood team, Amanda spent five years in the gas compression industry where she managed the flow of contract information from sales representatives and executive level staff to a corporate database. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M, and loves scuba diving and being on the water when she has the opportunity. Originally from Houston, she enjoys all things food, sports, and music and is most happy when all three are involved. She now lives in Austin with her husband and their dog, where they are learning to embrace the laid-back and entrepreneurial vibe that Austin radiates.

Amanda New

Portfolio Operations Manager

As Office Assistant, Avery supports The Camwood Group by assisting team members with various duties and responsibilities including administrative operations, social media planning, company events, and general team organization. Avery graduated from Coastal Carolina University with her Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. Originally from West Virginia, She loves to go to Zilker Park with her dog Finn and go thrifting.

Avery Towns

Administrative Assistant

As an Administrative Operations Supervisor, Cambry supports Camwood by assisting the team with various duties and responsibilities including administrative operations support, compliance support, and general organization for the firm. Cambry grew up in the suburbs of Dallas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications. While at UT, she was a member of the all-girl cheerleading team for four years and made some amazing life-long memories. In her free time, Cambry enjoys eating her way through Austin with her fiance, curating the perfect Instagram profile for her German Shorthaired Pointer - Tex, improving her wake-surfing skills, being an auntie to her two nephews, and exploring all adventures that Austin has to offer.

Cambry Bertrand

Administrative Operations Supervisor

Chris has worked in the metalworking and broader manufacturing industry for over forty years. He founded Lor-Van Manufacturing in 2005 building it to significant success before selling to Camwood in 2021 and subsequently coming on board as an Operating Partner. Chris currently resides in Caldwell, Idaho with his two beautiful daughters and beautiful wife of ten years. He loves to fish, barbeque, and enjoys exploring good restaurants with his wife and kids.

Chris Girardot

Operating Partner

Gina is the head of Treasury at Camwood, and is responsible for management and oversight of all internal office procedures, financial communications and compliance, as well as managing all of the firm's day-to-day administrative processes and lender interfaces. She started off her career with a three-year stint in public accounting at one of the Big Eight, and spent the next thirty years doing consulting work for several privately-held, middle-market companies. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston and resides in Austin. She has two [perfect] adult children and enjoys cooking, all things family and dog-related, and running.

Gina Dunn

Treasury Management

James is the Senior Managing Director and the Founder of Camwood, helping lead the strategic direction and oversight of the firm. Prior to founding Camwood, he had nearly forty years of investing and operations experience with middle-market, privately-held enterprises—involving hands-on management and executive roles across all financial and operational areas of the organizations. James has created and implemented multiple broad-based performance measurement systems in several middle-market companies and extensively performed in interim management capacities as CEO, COO, and CFO. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Houston and his board directorships span the entire portfolio. He has two sons and resides in Lake Travis with his wife of over 35 years and their dogs.

James Mayfield

Senior Managing Director

As an Operating Partner at Camwood, and Managing Director at our VC arm, Camwood Ventures, Jeff brings over 17 years of experience and leadership in executive roles spanning Fortune 500, Private Equity, Family-Office, Privately Held businesses, Startups and as CEO of a middle market company. Jeff grew up in a family business and intimately understands the dynamics and legacy associated with successful family transitions and exits. He earned a BA from Huntington University and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife where they often lose hard-fought negotiations to their 5 and 3-year old boys. Together they enjoy all things outdoors and sports.

Jeff Scott

Operating Partner

As the Digital Operations Manager at Camwood, John is responsible for all technical development, IT strategy and infrastructure, and day-to-day fire-fighting for Camwood and the entire portfolio. John joined the team in 2014. As a natural entrepreneur, and subsequent to a successful start to his career, John founded Clutch Technologies in 2011 which he has since grown and developed with his own team into one of the highest rated Managed IT Service Providers in Central Texas. John earned his degree in Computer Sciences from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He has a beautiful wife, and the couple welcomed their first child, Boston, in August 2017.

John Frank

Digital Operations Manager

Matt is the Controller at Camwood where he is responsible for all aspects of the corporate accounting function and financial reporting packages for The Camwood Group and its portfolio companies. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University and is a licensed CPA. Originally from Houston, Matt and his wife recently moved to Austin, along with their three dogs, and are expecting their first child. On the weekends, you will most likely find Matt at the Circuit of the Americas where he provides performance driving coaching through various regional organizations and chases the perfect lap.

Matt Davis


Matt is a Managing Director at Camwood where he leads all acquisition strategies and negotiations, deal sourcing, transaction due-diligence and structuring, fundraising, portfolio company reporting, and leads the strategic direction and operational oversight of The Camwood Group as a whole. He has been with Camwood since its founding in 2014, sits on the Board of Directors for four of Camwood’s portfolio companies. He also oversees all investments at our venture capital division, Camwood Ventures. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Originally from Austin, he supports all things sports and public policy, is an avid reader and snow skier, and he and his wife are dedicated dog parents to their perfect two fur children.

Matt Mayfield

Managing Director

As the Senior Accountant at Camwood, Matt is responsible for full-cycle GL accounting, collaborating with the finance team to support the firm’s financial operations, and consolidating financial reporting and analysis across the portfolio. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from the Kenan Flagler School of Business and will become a licensed CPA in September of 2023. Originally from Tulsa Oklahoma, Matt is the youngest of four siblings and the youngest of fifteen cousins. When he is not accounting, he loves to go on walks, play pick-up basketball, practice yoga, and play rocket league.

Matt Smith

Senior Accountant

Monica handles Portfolio Accounting at Camwood and is responsible for financial operations and day-to-day administrative support such as processing, reporting, auditing, and compliance. Additionally, she oversees ABL management from gathering, reconciling and completing applicable reporting, to communicating with lender associates, vendors and customers. Prior to Camwood, Monica was a Collateral Analyst with Marquette Business Credit for fifteen years where she was responsible for daily compliance, monitoring, and review of client accounts. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Monica resides in Austin with her husband and two beautiful children, and their sweet, funny and real life Snoopy pup, Lucy. Together they enjoy games, movie nights and overall making great memories.

Monica Castro

Portfolio Accounting


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