Mr. Carpenter is a Partner of RedBird Capital Partners, where he is responsible for RedBird’s Natural Resources and Industrial related investment activity out of its Dallas office. 

Mr. Carpenter led RedBird’s investments in Aethon United, an upstream oil and gas platform with assets in Louisiana, Texas and Wyoming; Four Corners Petroleum, a Colorado-based oil and gas company with crude oil and natural gas producing acreage in the Permian basin; and Majority Strategies, a political advertising and marketing business driving constituent influence via direct mail, mobile marketing and other forms of media.  Mr. Carpenter also sits on the board of Zenith Shipping.

Mr. Carpenter spent the majority of his career working for The Stephens Group, LLC, a private equity firm investing the capital of the Stephens family, one of America’s longest tenured private equity investors whose business activities began in 1933.  During his tenure, Mr. Carpenter helped launch The Stephens Group as a stand-alone private equity firm, continuing the family’s long history of direct principal investing.

Mr. Carpenter received both his B.A. and Masters in Accounting from The University of Mississippi, as well as a Juris Doctor from The University of Mississippi Law School.  Mr. Carpenter also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee for the University’s endowment.