Our Mentors

Brent Burgess


Brent Burgess was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. He graduated from the University of Regina in 1989 with a B.Ed. in History, and earned an M.A. from Regent College in 1993 with a dual concentration in Church History and New Testament. He then moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where he helped start and grow the Ukrainian equivalent of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. While in Kiev, Brent met his wife, Barbie, from Raleigh, NC, who was doing the same work with Ukrainian students. Brent moved to Raleigh in 1996 and was baptized by fire into the private equity industry. In 2002, he cofounded a private credit investment firm, Triangle Capital, which had its IPO in 2007. He served as Triangle’s Chief Investment Officer and on its board of directors until his departure in 2016, when he started Granville Advisers.  Granville provides financial and strategic advice to businesses ranging from large banks and insurance companies to early stage start-up companies.  Brent is also a partner with Sovereign’s Capital and serves on its investment committee.  In addition, he is actively involved with a number of organizations that focus on the integration of leadership, business, and faith, including Regent College in Vancouver, where he is Vice-Chairman of the Board. Brent and Barbie have a 17 year old son who is a budding musician and a 6 year old daughter who loves dance and gymnastics.  Brent is an avid cyclist and loves the outdoors.