Founder and Managing Partner – Clay Dunnagan

Clay founded Anchor Capital in 2008, and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. His experiences as an entrepreneur, corporate executive and investment professional uniquely qualify him to identify top-performing companies in the American economy for Anchor Capital.

Prior to forming Anchor, Clay held roles at Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), Trident Financial Corporation, Fletcher Spaght, Inc., VitalSource Technologies, Inc. and Ingram Industries. He has managed over 100 venture capital, private equity and public equity-related investment and strategic situations involving in excess of $1 billion. These situations have included roles in investment banking (initial public offerings, buy and sell-side assignments, management buyouts and corporate divestitures), strategic consulting, and operations, ranging from startup CEO to business development, accounting and finance. His experience spans diverse industries including publishing, transportation and logistics, emerging technology, financial services, distribution, manufacturing and healthcare.

Clay is a graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (MBA), North Carolina State University (BS), Brevard College (AA) and Coastal Academy. He is a past President of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Board and Campaign Steering Committee, and is a frequent speaker at family office investment workshops around the country. Clay can be reached at

Administrator – Jane Pearce

Jane joined the Anchor Capital team upon its founding in 2008. She serves as our office administrator. Jane can be reached at

Business Advisory Council

Anchor Capital’s Business Advisory Council is a select group of business leaders uniquely positioned to augment the firm’s investment strategy. They provide the firm with direct access to a wealth of industry-specific and investment knowledge, talent and resources. The members of the Council are all significant investors in Anchor Capital; as such, their interests are ideally aligned with the Firm’s goals and objectives.

The Building Blocks of our Success

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Anchor Capital’s significant experience serving clients in diverse industries including investment banking, operations, strategy consulting, and asset management gives us unrivaled insight into the companies we evaluate for the portfolio.

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Our extensive personal networks of investors, analysts, PE firms, CEOs, directors, bankers and consultants enable us to efficiently assess situations and develop constructive relationships.

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We continually build relationships with management and directors, competitors, consultants, bankers and thought leaders to garner industry insights. By providing constructive strategic advice and tactical assistance, we bring value to both our portfolio companies and their shareholders.

Anchor Capital Milestones

2008 Identified the opportunity
Made our first investment
2009 Established our first diversified fund
Made six investments and harvested three
2010 Launched our second diversified fund
Made five investments and harvested eight
2011 Launched our third diversified fund
Made five investments and harvested one
2012 Established an open-ended NAV-based fund (successor to prior diversified funds)
Made eight investments and harvested four
2013 Made four investments and harvested eight
2014 Expanded professional staff
Made five investments and harvested three
2015 Expanded support staff
Made seven investments and harvested seven
2016 Surpassed $25 million in assets
Expanded professional staff
Harvested one investment as of June 30