Our Team

Meet the Full Guard Capital team and learn about our experience and backgrounds. Continue Reading Our Team

Meet the Full Guard Capital team. We understand that successful investments start with building relationships and understanding what makes your business unique. As your partner, we develop creative solutions that align operating experience with the right skills and resources to achieve long-term, lasting growth.

Josh Welk

Founder & Managing Partner


Josh Welk founded Full Guard Capital and is responsible for developing investment theses, sourcing and evaluating opportunities, and managing the firm’s investment portfolio through strategic and executive support.

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Rich Barakat

Principal


Rich Barakat is a Principal on the Full Guard Capital team and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, developing investment theses, conducting due diligence, and leading transaction execution.

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Jackson Bennett

Associate


Jackson Bennett is a Associate on the Full Guard Capital team and is responsible for conducting due diligence, company and industry analysis, and assisting with transaction execution and portfolio company support.

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Julianna Clark

Associate


Julianna Clark is an Associate on the Full Guard Capital team and is responsible for conducting due diligence, company and industry analysis, and assisting with transaction execution and portfolio company support.

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Jesse Smit

Analyst


Jesse Smit is an Analyst on the Full Guard Capital team and is responsible for conducting due diligence, company and industry analysis, and assisting with transaction execution and portfolio company support.

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Kait Kurtz

Business Manager


Kait Kurtz is a Business Manager on the Full Guard Capital team and is responsible for assisting in internal operations, human resources, and business support. Learn more about Kait’s role with Full Guard.

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