Don’s passion for growth companies and helping them succeed is the driving force behind ABS Capital’s existence and success.
Don is the chairman emeritus and a founding partner of ABS Capital Partners. Since the start, he has set the tone for the firm’s approach to investing and collaborating with smart growth companies. With deep experience across multiple sectors, Don continues to serve as an important adviser to the firm.
Prior to founding ABS Capital, Don spent over 20 years with Alex. Brown & Sons, Incorporated, rising to president and CEO. He was the principal architect of Alex. Brown’s innovative industry-specific investment banking units, launching the firm’s health care, technology, and media and communications investing groups. The firm focused on financing growth companies, several of which are leaders in their industries today — Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Stryker, to name a few. Don also served for many years on the board of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.