Mr. Hawks is a managing director and the president of Brookside Equity Partners. He focuses on overseeing the investment activities of Brookside Equity Partners. Prior to co-founding Brookside Equity Partners, Mr. Hawks commenced his professional relationship with a predecessor company of The Brookside Group where he focused on private equity and mezzanine investments. Prior to his involvement with The Brookside Group, he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Group, where he worked with the consulting division, Monitor Company, and the private equity division, Monitor-Clipper Partners (MCP). He advised clients on various corporate strategy issues including international expansion, mergers and acquisitions, development of marketing strategies, and outsourcing. He focused on improving the performance of portfolio companies for MCP. Mr. Hawks also co-founded a company in the defined contribution medical benefits space.
Mr. Hawks is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his MBA from The Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He is a director of multiple private companies and is involved in several non-profit initiatives. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Family Fund.