Mr. Connell joined Trivest in 2013. At Trivest, he is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, identifying strategic acquisition targets and monitoring existing portfolio companies. Brian serves on the Board of several Trivest portfolio companies including Columbus Recycling, Pelican Water Systems, NovaTech and IDMWORKS. Prior to joining Trivest, he was an executive at Pensam Capital and The Federated Companies where he completed numerous private equity transactions. He also previously worked at Lehman Brothers in investment banking and at General Electric as a member of the Corporate Staff on strategic initiatives across its financial services, plastics, medical systems, energy and aerospace business units. Brian received his B.S. in Computer Science and Finance from Boston College and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.