Chuck Byrge is the CEO and President of Harpeth Capital. Mr. Byrge directs Harpeth Capital’s investment banking, venture capital and fund placement business. He has more than 28 years of experience with capital raising and M&A transactions for middle market companies.

Prior to joining Harpeth Capital, he was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at FTN Financial Securities, the investment banking arm of First Tennessee Bank (NYSE:FHN), where he was involved in opening and directing the New York and Nashville offices. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at SunTrust Equitable Securities (now SunTrust Robinson Humphrey), where he was responsible for directing a wide variety of assignments for both public and private companies. Previously, Chuck was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Morgan Keegan & Co and a Vice President at NationsBanc Capital Markets in Dallas, Texas where he co-directed the M&A practice for the Southwestern U.S.

Chuck received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Chuck is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a former Certified Public Accountant with Peat Marwick and Ernst & Young.

Chuck currently serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Council of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Nashville Healthcare Council’s Fellows Alumni Board. Previously he has served on the Board of the Nashville Healthcare Council and as a Director of NextGxDx. He recently served on the Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Board of Directors and is a former Board member of the Boy Scouts of America Middle Tennessee Council and the Nashville Sports Council.