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About Us

Brinley Partners is an alternative investment firm providing customized capital solutions to high-quality companies. We directly originate performing credit and preferred equity investments that we believe will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients. Our team is committed to building and maintaining enduring relationships with our investors, portfolio companies and private equity partners.

Business Principles


Our goal is to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to our investors.


Brinley seeks to maintain strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.


We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration.


We believe that open communication is critical to maintaining strong relationships.


Brinley’s greatest asset is our people. We are dedicated to seeking to hire the best person for every position.


We believe in giving back to the communities where we work and live.


Our investors and their best interests are our top priority.


Integrity and honesty are the foundation of Brinley.

Flat Structure

We seek to operate with a flat organizational structure. All members of the firm are invited to participate in investment discussions.
The entire team of Brinley Partners during an internal meeting

Responsible Investing and ESG

Brinley is committed to a responsible investing approach and incorporating material ESG considerations into our investment process. We believe evaluating ESG factors, in addition to more traditional financial analysis, provides a framework to mitigate potential risks and identify potential sources of value.

Brinley Gives Back

At Brinley, we are dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate and reside. We firmly believe in utilizing our time, skills, and resources for the betterment of society, and are committed to doing so.

We actively support our local communities and charitable organizations in various ways, including through firmwide sponsorships and volunteer initiatives that empower our employees to create meaningful change.

Brinley team members are encouraged to give back to their local communities and support causes they are passionate about, whether that be through serving on boards, making charitable contributions, or volunteering their time.

Brinley Gives Back

Our History

Brinley Partners was founded by Managing Partner Kerry Dolan in 2021 to focus on credit and preferred equity opportunities. Having direct experience as both an investor and an allocator, Kerry believed there was a market need for a new alternative investment firm focused on relationships, transparency and achieving great outcomes for key stakeholders. Former colleague and long-time friend, Kirsten Hagen, also believed there was an opportunity to do things differently and better, and joined as Partner and Co-Founder.  Kerry and Kirsten serve as Brinley’s Investment Committee and are responsible for the firm’s investment decisions.

Rounding out the firm’s senior investment team are Co-Founders and Managing Directors Alyssa Roland and Brian Myers who have worked with Kerry for approximately eight years including nearly five years as an allocator. Alyssa and Brian shared Kerry’s vision and joined the firm shortly after its founding.  Alyssa and Brian are Co-Heads of the firm’s Investment Screening Committee.

We believe the shared background and common experience among the senior members of the investment team, who have worked and/or invested alongside one another for many years, contributes to a firm culture that values open communication and a willingness to question assumptions, resulting in better investment decisions.

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