Goodloe draws on his experience on Wall Street, navigating financial crises both in the US and abroad, to lead the firm’s growth. He is active in all areas of the firm, from managing investments, to advising clients on raising money, to ensuring the firm’s platform enables all professionals to deliver quality service to its clients.
Goodloe started his investment banking career in New York for Credit Suisse’s project and lease finance group (then CS First Boston), where he worked on financings for single-purpose, single-asset companies in the electric utility, oil and gas, steel and chemical industries. These companies tapped capital sources in the commercial bank, private placement and multi-lateral financial markets, as well as the public debt and equity markets. Goodloe was a member of the team that advised private developers on the first gas-to-electricity project in Tanzania and structured the credit enhancements, commercial offtake and supply contracts, and sources of capital for the project.
Goodloe transferred to Hong Kong two years later. In Asia, he advised clients on equity investments in large project developments and on raising debt in the U.S. capital markets. Notable transactions included financings of an LNG tanker and a submarine fiber optic telecommunications company.
Promoted to Associate, he was transferred to the firm’s London office to focus on financings in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He acted as commercial lender to a power project in Hungary and financial advisor for a number of public and private sector projects in Estonia, Tatarstan and other European countries.
Following business school, Goodloe became chief financial officer of a small software company. As CFO, his responsibilities included day-to-day management of the company’s finance and accounting, including the implementation of a stock option plan, a 401(k) plan, the company’s first GAAP audit and an overhaul of the company’s accounting system and financial controls.
Goodloe is active in all areas of the firm’s business. Combining his industry background in energy, transportation, information technology and software with investment banking deal execution skills, he seeks to help clients understand the factors that drive the value of their business and then how to best communicate the company’s story to investors or acquirers. In the area of investments, Goodloe applies the latest academic research to current client situations. Particular focus is given to helping clients understand the investment risk they are taking and getting a better handle on their overall financial picture.
- Advising Southern Research Institute on preparing a debt policy, raising $20 million in recovery zone bonds, and the managing their institutional funds.
- Advising a private company on the development of a bio-mass to energy project in the Northwest.
- Valuing the assets of a family office.
- Serving as an expert witness in a valuation dispute between shareholders.
- Managing the investments and strategy for a private school endowment.
- Advising a private shareholder on minimizing his exposure to an investment in a distressed entity.
Key Practice Areas
- Princeton University, BSE, Civil Engineering and Operations Research, summa cum laude, 1994
- Duke University Fuqua School of Business, MBA, Fuqua Scholar, 2000
- Chartered Financial Analyst, 2001
- CFA Society of Alabama
- RailRoad Park, Board Member (2012-2019)
- Boy Scouts of America, Cubmaster Pack 88 (2017-2020), Asst. Scoutmaster (since 2020)
- Rotary Club of Birmingham, Member (since 2004), VP of Community Service (2016-2017)
- Opera Birmingham, Director (2010-2018), Treasurer (2012-2017)
- Highlands United Methodist Church, Choir Member (since 2007)
- Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 (2011)