BCEP’s founders possess established private equity track records from larger firms that combined, have raised over $5 billion in historical capital commitments. In addition, we bring meaningful operational expertise to our investments given our experience as line executives, advisors, investors, and board members for a large number of similar companies over a combined 30+ years.

We have deep roots in Texas and Oklahoma and maintain established networks in these business communities. We leverage these networks to support the owners and managers with whom BCEP partners.

Ronald J. DuncanRonald J Duncan, Founder & Managing Partner: Ron has assisted owners of middle market companies in the region to grow, prosper and achieve personal financial goals for over twenty years through his efforts as an investor, board member, advisor and consultant. In particular he has worked with portfolio companies and clients to raise over $1 billion in private and public equity over his career in order to realize shareholder liquidity and company growth objectives.

Prior to co-founding Barton Creek Equity Partners, Ron was a partner with Austin-based Texas Growth Fund which managed over $700 million in four private equity funds and invested in companies based in Texas and the Southwest US. Before joining TGF in 1999, Ron advised middle market companies on mergers and acquisitions and public and private capital raising for regionally focused, and Dallas-based, Dain Rauscher (now RBC Capital Markets). Ron began his career in Fort Worth with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) as a CPA working with small and middle market businesses.

Ron is currently the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Regents School of Austin.  Previously Ron has served as Chairman of the Board for Austin Christian Fellowship and as Chairman of the Texas Christian University Central Texas Regional Council.


Ron earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BBA from Texas Christian University.


Michael B. SayreMichael B Sayre, Founder & Partner: Michael has advised and directed senior executives for the last thirteen years as an executive, line operator, advisor, board member, and investor. In particular, Michael has worked closely with numerous business founders and management teams to strengthen their organizations, grow, and position for a subsequent exit event. He brings BCEP deep experience in business services, manufacturing, healthcare, and publishing. Most recently, Michael was CEO of a $35 million, private equity-owned, business services company.

Prior to his most recent CEO role, Michael helped build an internal advisory group for a leading Boston-based middle market private-equity firm. In the role, Michael led EBITDA-enhancing efforts for organizations in its portfolio of 35+ companies.

Michael continues to be involved with YoungLife in several capacities  as he has been over the last 10 years.

Michael earned his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and his BA from Middlebury College.