Kirby Attwell

Mr. Attwell joined Gulf Capital Partners, Inc. as a Principal in February 2000. He brings 40 years experience in a variety of industries with an emphasis on financial services and distribution. He has served as a Chief Executive Officer for 30 years for a variety of companies including public and private both small and large and in a variety of industries.
Mr. Attwell received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Texas where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to receive a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1960.

Mr. Attwell was a founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Travis International, Inc. from 1987-1999. Travis owns diversified specialty distribution operations with a substantial amount of value added services and was grown through industrial development and acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Attwell owned his own consulting company (1983-1987); was President of Supply Company International, a pipe, valve and fitting distributor (1979-1983); President of Lincoln Financial Inc., a large Houston based financial services company with interests in life insurance, savings and loans and money management. For 5 years, Mr. Attwell also worked for Business Funds, Inc., a larger Small Business Company.

Mr. Attwell's experiences not only encompassed senior management responsibilities for building growth companies but a variety of mergers and acquisitions, financing and joint ventures. He brings a wide array of experiences in solving problems and building companies.

In 1997 Kirby Attwell was the recipient of Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Attwell has also held numerous corporate and non-profit directorships including at present: Valve Systems and Controls, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni of Greater Houston, Advisory Director for the Distribution and Logistics Engineering Program at the University of Houston's College of Engineering and Texas Children's Hospital.




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