As Managing Partner and Chief Development Officer of WaveCapital Partners, LLC, Garrett is responsible for strong business development at WaveCapital. Nationally recognized for his work, Garrett has the unique ability and remarkable history of creating and maintaining key business relationships in high-profile, public and private environments. His approach, both purposeful and unconventional, to think outside the box when identifying the firm’s personnel, strategic sources and clients (with their applications) who benefit by the WaveCapital model, complements his perseverance to further strengthen those relationships throughout the firm’s funding process.
In 2010, Garrett graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. While enrolled at UNC, he also earned a Certificate from the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) through The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) at Georgetown University. His extensive media background, which includes working for notable organizations such as ESPN Inc. and NBCUniversal Inc., has afforded Garrett the opportunities to build quality relationships in news and sports media, proving especially beneficial for a number of WaveCapital's high-profile clients. Garrett passed FINRA's Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam and is in the process of studying for the Series 63 and Series 79 exams.
Additionally, Garrett has originated important strategic and entrepreneurial relationships leading to business development for WaveCapital in the following disciplines: economics, banking and finance, law, sports, hospitality and entertainment, alternative energy, electronic commerce / technology (including in the consumer and retail space), automotive, aerospace, architecture and design, real estate, and health and wellness.
As of 2022, Garrett has been featured in Advisors Magazine, Black News Channel, Bloomberg Radio, Bold TV’s Bold Business, CEOWORLD Magazine, Cheddar News, Forbes, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, KDKA AM (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), KTTV (FOX-owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California), Leverage.com, Montgomery Community Media, Newsy, Private Equity Profits Podcast, ReadWrite, SharkPreneur Podcast, St. John's University's Alumni Professional Development Series, TD Ameritrade Network, Thrive Global, Washington Examiner, WaveCapital’s Guest Speaker Series on Relationship Building in a Team Environment, WFLA (NBC-affiliated television station in Tampa, Florida), WKOW (ABC-affiliated television station in Madison, Wisconsin), WLS-TV (ABC-owned-and-operated television station in Chicago, Illinois), WWSB (ABC-affiliated television station in Sarasota, Florida), Yahoo Finance and Yahoo News.