Mr. Brooks is the Managing Partner of Glen Echo Capital, a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market industrial and technology companies. 

Prior to founding Glen Echo Capital, Mr. Brooks led the turnaround and sale of Dyadic, a public industrial biotechnology company, to DuPont. While at Dyadic, Mr. Brooks furthered the development of a C1-based vaccine program with Sanofi Pasteur and other partners. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Brooks advised industrial, technology and healthcare clients as an investment banker in J.P. Morgan’s M&A Group, where he led mergers and acquisitions in excess of $40 billion.  He began his career working as an engineer on the manufacturing floor of Dell, Mars, and Ford. 

Mr. Brooks holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Master of Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife and twin boys.