Authentic Partnership.Agile & Steadfast.

HamptonRock provides differentiated strategic and tactical advice as well as unparalleled execution to both private companies and investors. The leadership team has significant experience representing business leaders across a broad range of industry sectors. We deliver candid, thoughtful advice to ensure our clients achieve their desired outcomes.




Internal and external collaboration, transparency, competency, high ethical operating standards and responsiveness comprise the foundation of our culture. Our culture is evident in our service.

We trust our clients and value their trust in our team. We work with industry leaders on a select numbers of assignments each year. This low-volume, high-touch approach allows us to form true partnerships and relationships with the institutions, families and management teams we serve.

We perform our services with an entrepreneurial and flexible approach. We see how our industry is changing and we look at how our clients’ industries are changing. Best-in-class service now requires not only competency but also quick access to information, the ability to analyze granular data and top-tier technology.

We leverage deep industry knowledge and a personalized approach for all of the following Investment Banking services.


Interface with the market, communicate value proposition, create options and maximize value.


Source privately-held companies in support of an industry consolidation.

Debt & Equity Capital
Raising Advisory

Access private sources of debt and equity capital for private or closely held companies.


Provide a menu of strategic alternatives for our founder and owner-operator clients to achieve their economic and non-economic goals.

Our market-leading Transaction Advisory & CFO Services practice leverages extensive M&A experience to optimize value and mitigate risk.

Financial Due Diligence

Provide a wide range of M&A advisory services, including an assessment of quality of earnings, net working capital optimization, seller readiness / divestiture planning, and purchase agreement support.

Business Analytics

Leverage our advanced analytics capabilities to uncover value-creation opportunities and support informed decision making.

Financial Planning & Analysis Optimization

Support and assist finance organizations in improving performance visibility and facilitating planning initiatives to empower and expedite the process of value generation.

Accounting Advisory & Interim Support

Collaborate with CFOs on optimizing accounting and financial reporting processes, streamlining month-end closing, and driving operational excellence.

Our Leadership

Founder & Managing Director
Investment Banking

Stuart Brown

Mr. Brown is the Founding Partner of HamptonRock and has over 20 years of financial services and private equity experience. Prior to founding...

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Managing Director
Investment Banking

Stephen Hardin

Mr. Hardin is a Managing Director and Partner of HamptonRock. He maintains over 15 years of middle-market mergers and acquisitions and financial...

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Managing Director
Transaction Advisory & CFO Services

Daniel Villarreal

Mr. Villarreal is the practice leader and a founding officer of HamptonRock’s Transaction Advisory and CFO Services practice. He has significant leadership...

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Transaction Advisory & CFO Services

Philip Fritsche

Mr. Fritsche is a founding officer of HamptonRock's Transaction Advisory and CFO Services practice. He has spent the last decade specializing in...

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Senior Vice President
Investment Banking

Peter Mastorakos

Mr. Mastorakos is a Senior Vice President in HamptonRock's investment banking practice, having joined the firm shortly after its founding in 2019. He...

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Senior Vice President
Transaction Advisory & CFO Services

Ryan Bailey

Mr. Bailey is a founding officer of HamptonRock's Transaction Advisory and CFO Services practice. He has over eight years of transaction advisory...

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