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. Brent moved to Raleigh, NC in 1996 and began working for Cherokee Investment Partners. In 2002, he co-founded 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, which provides financial and strategic advice to businesses ranging from large banks and insurance companies to early stage startups. Brent is now raising a $300M impact credit fund. Brent is also a partner with Sovereign’s Capital and serves on its investment committee. Brent is actively involved with a number of organizations that focus on the integration of leadership, business, and faith, including Regent College, where he is Vice-Chairman of the Board. Brent and Barbara have an 18-year old son who is an athlete and budding musician and a 7-year old daughter who loves dance and gymnastics. Brent is an avid cyclist and loves the outdoors.