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Willow Oak Partners

Our Team

David Head
Co-founder & Managing Partner

David is a co-founder of Willow Oak Partners. He previously spent six years at Global Endowment Management prior to attending Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to earn a Master of Business Administration. After receiving his Master of Business Administration, David subsequently served as the Head of U.S. Acquisitions and Global Head of Capital Markets at City Storage Systems. 

David received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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Ryan Henderson
Co-founder & Managing Partner

Ryan is a co-founder of Willow Oak Partners. He previously served as a Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and Head of Real Assets at Global Endowment Management, a $10+ billion investment manager based in Charlotte, NC. During his 15-year tenure, Ryan built a $2+ billion real estate and real asset track record. Prior to joining Global Endowment Management, Ryan was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall private equity real estate funds platform.

Ryan received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University where he graduated with Cum Laude honors and a Master of Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Sophie Teague
Associate

Sophie joined Willow Oak Partners after receiving her Masters of Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in May 2023. While at Duke, Sophie interned in Leveraged Finance at Bank of America and at Global Endowment Management under Ryan Henderson. Prior to Willow Oak, Sophie spent four years in Business Development at Christie’s Auction House where she pitched for nearly $2 billion of art and collectibles.

Sophie received a dual bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Art History from Washington & Lee University.

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Tyler Mooney
Director of Car Wash Operations

Tyler joined Willow Oak Partners in January 2024. He previously served as the Vice President of Operations and Field Support at Caliber Car Wash. During Tyler's tenure at Caliber, he was instrumental in growing the express car wash chain from one to 30 locations.

Before Caliber, Tyler worked for AUTOBELL where he was a Store Manager in North Carolina and Georgia. 

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