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The Jones leadership team comes from diverse backgrounds, but shares hands-on experience working with businesses from the ground up. This collective knowledge gives us the perspective to look at challenges and opportunities from every angle. With our sophisticated capabilities and deep resources, your business can gain every possible advantage.

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Jonathan Jones
CEO

Jonathan Jones

CEO

Jonathan is the CEO and Founder of Jones Capital. His guidance, philosophies, and values drive the firm’s culture and strategy. He joined Jones Capital in 2003 after earning a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. He worked his way from Assistant Controller to CEO, as he helped establish a broader vision for the firm’s future. Under Jonathan’s leadership, Jones Capital has grown to become more acquisitive and now includes a wide range of middle-market operating companies and direct real estate investments.

Jonathan was also instrumental in the development and successful recapitalization of Yak Access, North America’s largest provider of temporary access roads. Yak’s roadways are typically rented to utility companies that need a safe means to traverse ecologically sensitive wetlands while causing minimal environmental impact.

Jonathan is in constant pursuit of personal and professional growth through mentorship, affiliation with industry associations, and continual learning. Jonathan is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year National finalist, is an active member of YPO Houston, and was a member of the executive team for the Mississippi Governor’s Commission for Economic Recovery.

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Tom Caughlin
President & CIO

Tom Caughlin

President & CIO

As President and Chief Investment Officer of Jones Capital, Tom facilitates the strategic direction and growth of the existing Jones portfolio companies and directs new investment opportunities. He received his BBA in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi and his MBA from Rice University, where he was a Jones Scholar.

Tom began his career at Amegy Bank and developed a strong passion for working with middle-market entrepreneurs. He later joined the CapStreet Group, a private equity firm focused on industrial and business services companies, where he became a Principal and a member of the firm’s investment committee. In addition to serving on the boards of the current Jones portfolio companies, he has served on the boards of Gulf Stream Marine, Ontellus, Thorpe Plant Maintenance & Engineering, Incentive Solutions, and APG.

Outside of work, Tom and his wife spend the majority of their time chasing three young children around, but occasionally finds some time for reading, cooking, waterfowl hunting, and golf. 

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Joe Fleece
CFO

Joe Fleece

CFO

Joe joined Jones Capital in 2018 and is involved in all aspects of the firm including the origination of investment opportunities, completing acquisitions, portfolio oversight and firm management. In addition, Joe helps oversee various firm-wide programs including Jones Leadership Academy and Jones Corporate Services. 

Prior to joining Jones Capital, Joe served as a Vice President in Regions Capital Markets’ Corporate & Leveraged Finance group. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida and is a CFA charter holder. Outside of work, Joe maintains a passion for surfing, kiteboarding, aviation, and his family.

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Ramsey Evans
Operating Partner

Ramsey Evans

Operating Partner

As part of the Jones leadership team, Ramsey is a proven entrepreneur and business leader with special expertise building and utilizing technology to scale and grow businesses. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Finance at Southern Methodist University and went on to become a graduate of the Executive Master of Business Administration program at the University of Houston.

Over his 20-year career, Ramsey has developed highly successful businesses including Ontellus, which became the largest tech-enabled information services platform serving the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Prognosis Health Information Systems, a start-up that rapidly grew to serve 50 community hospitals across the country. Ramsey lives in Houston with his wife and children and is an outdoorsman with a passion for improving the natural habitat for wildlife.

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Adam Barrilleaux
Chief Technology Officer

Adam Barrilleaux

Chief Technology Officer

Adam joined Jones Capital in 2020 and is responsible for developing the company’s technology strategy and the implementation of leading technologies to support the business growth objectives. Adam has 38+ years of industry experience and most recently spent 18 years as Chief Information Officer for a major oil & gas manufacturing corporation. Adam is married with two daughters and spends his spare time enjoying photography and cooking

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Preston Furry
Associate

Preston Furry

Associate

Preston joined Jones Capital in 2019 as an Associate, participating in the firm’s investment activities, including deal sourcing, transaction structuring and execution, and working with the portfolio companies to develop strategy and execute business plans.

Originally from Norcross, GA, Preston received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from Furman University, where he was a member of the football team. Prior to joining Jones Capital, Preston was an Analyst in Regions Capital Markets’ Corporate & Leveraged Finance group. While at Regions, Preston worked with middle-market companies across the United States on syndicated credit facilities and M&A transactions.

Outside the office, Preston enjoys watching football with friends and family, playing golf, strength training, and grilling. 

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Cher Harvey
Corporate Controller

Cher Harvey

Corporate Controller

In her position at Jones, Cher’s focus is tax strategy, financial reporting and treasury management. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Accounting and is fiercely proud to be the first in her family to receive a college degree.

Prior to joining our team, Cher worked in the tax group at Warren Averett where her focus was on the taxation of pass-through entities. She helped with entity structure, federal and state planning for entities and owners and multi-state tax planning. These experiences gave her a deep appreciation for the high level of financial rigor expected of any successful, privately-held company. And as a practitioner of mixed martial arts, Cher continues to demonstrate the strength of character it takes to win.

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Josh Mars
General Counsel

Josh Mars

General Counsel

Josh serves as General Counsel to Jones Capital and its portfolio companies, covering legal needs including general corporate, contract, acquisition, regulatory, employment and related legal matters. His qualifications include graduate degrees from George Washington University School of Law, University of Florida School of Law, and Mississippi College School of Law, as well as a BA from Belhaven University.

Prior to joining Jones, Josh worked at one of Mississippi’s most prominent law firms representing a host of mid-to-large companies in various corporate, transaction, tax, regulatory and contract matters. That personal experience provides him with the knowledge to handle nearly any corporate legal issue we might face today. Josh is the proud father of 8 children and in the very little spare time he has left, he enjoys travel, hiking, hunting and politics.

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Kimberly Opiela
Director of Benefits & Administration

Kimberly Opiela

Director of Benefits & Administration

At Jones, Kimberly specializes in benefits procurement and administration, management and compliance. After graduating from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and receiving an MBA from Mississippi State, she went on to earn a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification.

In her career, Kimberly has gained invaluable experience working as general accounting manager, controller and operations manager in a variety of industries such as lumber and rubber/plastics manufacturing. Every day, Kimberly’s passion for excellence makes us all better, just as her interest in sports and travel demonstrate her passion for life.

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Amanda Stanford
Executive Assistant

Amanda Stanford

Executive Assistant

If you peek behind the curtain, Amanda is the wizard who makes Jones run like a well-oiled machine. She graduated from Southern Miss with a BS in Business Administration and before joining Jones, spent 7 years as the chief administrator and in-house broker for a family office specializing in multi-housing developments and hotel management.

Amanda’s strengths include project management, calendar and scheduling optimization, and event planning. Outside of work, she is an accomplished writer and the self-published author and illustrator of a delightful children’s book series, The Critter Crawler Collection.

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