Our Team

 
Michael K. (Mick) McMahan is the founder and Managing Partner of Gaston Capital, LLC, a private equity firm in Belmont, North Carolina. He has more than thirty-five years experience managing investment portfolios and working with small businesses. He has been listed as a top-ranked Charlotte-area financial advisor by the Charlotte Business Journal and in Barron's as one of the top 100 independent financial advisers in the country. He has successfully managed hundreds of millions of dollars in client assets since 1984. Mick has successfully launched three previous private capital funds, which collectively have made investments in healthcare services, healthcare IT, medical devices (cardio-assist, hip, knee, shoulder and total disc replacement devices), advanced materials, and financial services among others.
 
Contact
(P) 704.461.8883
Education
B.A. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
M.P.A. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Boards
Enviro-Master, Inc.
Capital First, Inc.
UltraForce Staffing Services, LLC
 
SMRxT, Inc.
Cross Country Transportation Group
Medical Facets NC, LLC
 

David K. Robb serves as its President and Chief Operating Officer. His career began in financial services, first as an economist and asset allocation specialist for First Chicago Investment Advisors, a large pension fund management firm, before becoming an interest rate futures broker and trader for The Chicago Corporation. From Chicago, he returned to his hometown of Charlotte to begin a series of entrepreneurial ventures, first building a nationally recognized specialty printing company followed by a series of internet technology companies in New York, Charlotte and Seattle. He served as a director of the Application Developers Alliance and sits on numerous corporate boards in the Gaston Capital Portfolio. David has extensive experience in real estate development, manufacturing and medical technology.
 
Contact
(P) 704.906.0134
Education
B.A. North Carolina State University
M.A. Duke University
Boards
Enviro-Master, Inc.
Intezyne Technologies, Inc.
Southeast Highway Holdings, LLC
OrthoMedFlex, LLC
 
UltraForce Staffing Services, LLC
Medical Facets NC, LLC
ShopOff, Inc.
 

Glenn Walthall serves as the Firm’s Chief Investment Officer. His career spans twenty-five years as a financial industry consultant (Broadway and Seymour), retail bank executive (First Union Securities and Bank of America), and investment banker. Prior to joining Gaston Capital, Glenn co-founded Ware River Advisors, LLC (formerly Navigera), an investment banking firm where he was responsible for arranging growth equity and debt capital and providing M&A advisory services to lower middle market companies across the United States. His industry transaction experience covers areas including financial services, business services, light industrial and manufacturing, information technology and healthcare.
 
Contact
(P) 704.953.4472
Education
B.S. Virginia Tech
M.B.A. Virginia Tech
Boards
Intezyne Technologies, Inc.
Southeast Highway Holdings, LLC
SMRxT, Inc.
 
Don McCaughey joined Gaston Capital as its Director of Business Development after 17 years at Eaton Vance Corporation, where he served as Vice President, External Wholesaler. At Eaton Vance, Don provided solutions for investment advisors who serve the Ultra High Net Worth marketplace. He guided top advisory practices through the changing wealth management landscape and consulted on issues surrounding the financial markets, branding, organizational change, practice management, and practice acquisition. Additionally, McCaughey currently serves as Board Chair at Rocky Hill School, a private country day school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
 
Contact
(P) 401.595.0930
Education
B.S. in Business Administration form Chapman College 1991
M.B.A. Pepperdine University 1993