Doug jointed Settoon Capital in 2015. Prior to Settoon Capital, Doug’s career includes 15 years of service to two other single-family offices: Cockrell Interests, Inc., originating in Houston, Texas, to manage public and private equity, venture capital, real estate, energy, and agriculture investments, and Leonard Enterprises Inc., originating in Fort Worth, Texas from the divestiture of multiple second-generation family branches and maintained to manage similar assets. His experience includes serving as trustee of family trusts with multiple generation beneficiaries and CFO of family-sponsored private equity funds, as well as Investment Committee member and private foundation treasurer.
During his twelve years of participation in the Family Office Exchange (“FOX”), Mr. Bryant served on the U.S. Family Office Council, the U.S. Investment Council and the Family Owning Business Council of FOX. He also served on the Private Investor Coalition Board, lobbying for the interests of single-family offices as exempt from financial regulatory reform, and has been a certified member of the Institute for Preparing Heirs. He served for two terms through 2017 as Finance Chairman for the RGK Foundation Board of Trustees (established in Austin, TX in 1966 by Ronya and George Kozmetsky). He has served in advisory capacities for other families and is an active participant in the Dallas and Fort Worth Family Office Forums, as well as the Louisiana Family Office Forum.
The first 19 years of Doug’s career was spent in public accounting, 15 of which was with Arthur Andersen, where his responsibilities included being a registered representative of Andersen Financial Advisors (Registered Investment Advisor) and a member of the Andersen Family Wealth Planning team and the firm-wide Life Insurance Products team. His education includes an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in accounting from Texas Christian University. As a financial planner, Doug has assisted in writing articles for and has been quoted in national publications such as Compensation & Benefits Review, Plan Sponsor, Fortune, Retire With Money and U.S. News.