Stephen C. Brink, CIO, Portfolio Manager
Steve co-founded Bridge City Capital, LLC in 2008. As CIO and co-founder, Steve is responsible for the investment process at Bridge City Capital and is the portfolio manager for the small cap growth strategy. He is also a research analyst with primary responsibility for the industrials and energy sectors, as well as shared responsibility for the consumer and health care sectors. Steve has been in the investment industry and in the small cap growth asset class since 1978. Prior to co-founding Bridge City Capital, Steve spent 11 years at Mazama Capital Management, Inc., an institutional asset management firm, working as the director of research, portfolio manager and research analyst. Steve also spent 13 years managing portfolios, client relationships and staff at Capital Trust Company and was the chief investment officer of CTC of the Pacific Northwest.
Steve received a BS degree from Oregon State University and is a CFA member in good standing.
Steve has two sons and when he’s not busy coaching or attending their athletic events he enjoys the great outdoors, riding his bike, golfing and fishing.
Alex J. Woodward, President, Portfolio Manager
Alex co-founded Bridge City Capital, LLC in 2008. As president and co-founder, Alex is responsible for oversight of the firm including the firm’s finances, operations and long-term
planning. He is also a portfolio manager and research analyst focusing on technology, health care and consumer discretionary companies. Alex has been in the investment industry since 1998 and focused on the small cap asset class since 2001.
Prior to co-founding Bridge City Capital, Alex spent 7 years as a
research analyst at Mazama Capital Management, Inc., an institutional asset management firm, eventually managing the technology sector for multiple investment strategies. Alex
was also a research analyst at Black & Company/First Security Van
Kasper. Alex received a B.S. degree from Linfield College and a MBA degree from Portland State University.
Alex is married with two sons. He enjoys watching his boys participate in sports and playing softball on a family team with his wife.
James R. Bradshaw, Portfolio Manager
Jim joined Bridge City Capital, LLC in 2009. As portfolio manager and research analyst, he provides exclusive coverage for the financial services, consumer staples, and utilities sectors and shares coverage in the consumer discretionary, healthcare and producer durables space. Jim has been in the investment industry since 1991 and focused on the small cap asset class since 1995. Prior to joining Bridge City Capital, Jim enjoyed an over two-decade career as a senior bank examiner and sell-side analyst. He has also served on numerous Boards and briefly wrote a column for a financial services website.
Jim received his B.S. degree from the University of Oregon and received an MBA, with honors, from the University of Oregon in Finance and Accounting.
He has been married for 34 years and has two daughters. He enjoys traveling the world, the Oregon Coast and is a runner.
David W. Kiser, Vice President Marketing & Client Services
David joined Bridge City Capital, LLC in 2010. As a relationship manager, David leads marketing and business development efforts with institutional clients and intermediaries across the country. David has been focused on financial communications and marketing since 1995. Prior to joining Bridge City Capital, David was Director of Operations/Brand Management for Columbia Sportswear in Geneva, Switzerland, where he directed integrated “go-to-market” strategies for Columbia’s EMEA region. He began his career in public accounting. He enjoyed a 12 year career in financial marketing and communications as a consultant and the director of investor relations for Columbia Sportswear and several other small cap companies. David began his career in public accounting doing tax compliance and financial planning for individuals and corporations.
David received a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and is a CPA (inactive).
David and his wife, Kathy, have been married since 1986 and are the parents of 4 children. Outside of family and work, David enjoys hiking and fishing in the Great Northwest.
Shannon M. Makuakane, Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President of Operations
Shannon joined Bridge City Capital, LLC in 2015. As Chief Compliance Officer, VP Operations, Shannon is responsible for building and managing the firm’s compliance program. In addition to compliance, Shannon works closely with Alex Woodward to build and strengthen the firm’s infrastructure. Shannon is also responsible for trade operations and account reconciliation. Shannon has been in the investment industry since 2000 and focused on compliance since 2002. Prior to joining Bridge City Capital, Shannon spent 13 years at Mazama Capital Management, Inc., an institutional asset management firm, building and eventually, as chief compliance officer, managing the compliance program. She also worked as a compliance analyst for Morley Financial Services, focusing primarily on the annual compliance program review, marketing and advertising compliance, code of ethics oversight, third party vendor oversight and business continuity.
Shannon received a B.A. degree from Oregon State University. She is a certified compliance specialist, National Regulatory Services, and a current member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the Greater Portland Compliance Association.
Shannon is married with a son and daughter. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and spending time outdoors with her family biking, hiking or at the Oregon Coast.