Prior to the start of TKCI, Mr. Harrell served as the Managing Director of Finance and Investments for Beacon Partners (“Beacon”) and co-founded Beacon’s equity investment affiliate, Oaklane Capital. At Beacon, Mr. Harrell was responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the company’s finance, investment, risk management, tax, and accounting activities.
Prior to Beacon, he was a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Side Street Capital Real Estate, LLC (“Side Street”), a Charlotte-based real estate private equity company. Mr. Harrell managed all areas of Side Street’s operations and was responsible for the underwriting, due diligence and ongoing analysis of all real estate investments within the Side Street portfolio.
Before joining Side Street, Mr. Harrell had a 20-year career with Wachovia Bank. At Wachovia, Mr. Harrell served in various debt structuring, risk management, and capital markets position. In a capital markets capacity, he worked on various financings including credit-tenant-lease (CTL), synthetic lease, sale-leaseback and securitized mortgage structures. Mr. Harrell also worked in Wachovia’s National Corporate Banking Division in a direct lending capacity for private and public operating companies on the West Coast.
Mr. Harrell graduated with dual business degrees from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Mr. Harrell currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, NC.