Brinley Partners’ name was inspired by Brinley Hall, the site of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention held in October 1850. Women’s rights movement pioneer Lucy Stone led over 1,000 delegates from 11 states in what is widely considered the beginning of the modern women’s rights movement. Attendees like Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass promoted women’s right to vote, own property and attend college.

With access to $3 billion of capital and the ability to lend across the capital structure, Brinley Partners invests in secured credit, unsecured credit and preferred equity across various industries. Brinley focuses on market-leading businesses with defensible positions and resilient free cash flow.

Brinley’s experienced investment team leverages its relationships with top-tier private equity and direct lending partners to source attractive investment opportunities. The firm’s long-term hold profile, nimble approach and ability to scale exposure alongside our portfolio companies create a strong value proposition for the companies in which we invest and their private equity partners.

Brinley Partners was founded by Kerry Dolan, who has over 20 years of investment and leveraged finance experience.  Prior to founding the firm, Kerry was a Managing Director on the Credit Investments team at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSP Investments”). That team established the credit business at PSP Investments. Kerry held various leadership positions and focused on risk, underwriting, originations and portfolio management. Before joining PSP, Kerry worked in Leveraged Finance and Coverage at Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, and Bank of America, managing all phases of financings from origination to execution, documentation and closing.

As a woman-founded and run firm, Brinley is committed to building an inclusive workplace that welcomes people of all backgrounds. Brinley Partners values diversity and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.