Brian Gilmore co-founded CrowdOut Capital after more than 15 years of direct lending, hedge fund, and investment banking experience. Throughout his career, he has specialized in middle market transactions across a variety of industries including oil & gas, industrials, chemicals, and manufacturing. Brian has sourced and executed more than $1 billion of complex debt and equity transactions, having been a consistent originator for Westlake Securities. In addition, he co-founded the Institutional Sales & Trading Group for Westlake Capital Markets, sourcing numerous equity positions on both U.S. and foreign exchanges. Brian began his career at H.C. Wainwright in New York, focusing on PIPE transactions for emerging technology companies. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.