Mr. Calton is a Founding Partner of Summit Park. He has
over 30 years of principal investing and investment banking experience and has
spent the majority of his professional career advising and investing in lower
middle market companies.
Prior to founding Summit Park in 2006, Mr. Calton was a
Partner at Wachovia Capital Partners (and its predecessor First Union Capital
Partners) where he focused on investments in the business services and
manufacturing sectors. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Shareholder
at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., which, prior to its sale to First Union
Corporation in 1998, was the leading independent merger and acquisition advisory
firm focused on the middle market. Prior to attending graduate business school,
he was an Analyst in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley &
Co. in New York and in the venture capital business as an Associate at Morgan
Stanley Research Ventures in San Francisco.
Mr. Calton currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aspirent, Curion, Elliott Aviation, Exacta, Freedom Electronics, Parkline, Tennessee Industrial Electronics, and United Air Temp. He previously served as a Board Member at Arkive, Charter Brokerage Holdings, C.A.R.S. Protection Plus, Control Company, Fast Growing Trees, NSi Holdings, Sentry Security Systems, smarTours, and U.S. Salt Holdings.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. Calton received his
undergraduate business degree from Southern Methodist University and received
his MBA from the Harvard Business School.