Parris Boyd


Parris Boyd is a Principal of The Firmament Group and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Boyd is responsible for leading the firm’s origination efforts, executing transactions, and advising management teams of the firm’s portfolio companies.  Mr. Boyd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vision Integrated Partners and Destination Pet.


Mr. Boyd has been an investor and advisor in a wide range of industries since 2002.  Prior to his role at The Firmament Group, Mr. Boyd advised a variety of small businesses on operational restructuring and fundraising and served as an investment professional at GarMark Partners, where he worked with Mr. Smith. As a member of the investment team at GarMark, Mr. Boyd sourced, led and successfully exited several private debt and equity investments in the business services, education and consumer products industries. Previously, Mr. Boyd worked at American Capital, Ltd. in the Leveraged Buyout Group. During his time at American Capital, Mr. Boyd executed and oversaw a portfolio of control equity investments in a wide variety of lower-middle market businesses and industries. Mr. Boyd began his career in Investment Banking at Jackson Securities and Wachovia Securities, where he focused on equity research and advising small businesses on mergers & acquisitions and private placements.


Mr. Boyd received his B.A. from Clark Atlanta University, where he completed a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

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