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Brandt Hamby is a co-founder and managing director with Six Pillars Partners. He is a board member of Wood Networks, Infinitude Creative Group, and the University of North Texas Alumni Association. Brandt began his career in sales and sales management in the telecommunications industry. From 1995 to 2007, he was a principal and executive with StraightSource, a pioneer in the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) industry. Within StraightSource, Brandt served in multiple roles including EVP of Global Marketing, EVP of Business Development, and COO. Brandt's marketing and customer initiatives helped StraightSource's enterprise value grow from $4M to $20M, and its earnings increased by 800% in four years. StraightSource was chosen as "RPO Provider of the Year" in 2006 by the HR Outsourcing Association and was sold to Kenexa (KNXA) in 2007. Kenexa was sold to IBM in 2012 for $1.2B.
After selling StraightSource, Brandt led or was involved in several investment partnerships in commercial real estate, residential real estate, distressed credit, and financial institutions.
Brandt and his wife, MaryAnn, have been married for 18 years. They have three children, are active members of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, and are deeply involved with several local and international mission organizations. The Hambys' oldest son was adopted from St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Hambys continue to be highly engaged in the international adoption community. Brandt's hobbies include golf, running, traveling, and reading. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1993 with a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.