Our Team

Carty Davis

A leader in the Restaurant Finance and Transaction industry for 28 years, Carty Davis has initiated and managed hundreds of innovative transactions involving thousands of restaurant locations. Ranging from large refranchising programs to small equity raises for emerging concepts, Mr. Davis has initiated new trends in industry financing and capitalization, with a focus on maximizing value for his clients.

Dan Connelly

An experienced and goal driven deal maker, Dan brings a wealth of experience to the C Squared team. With Dan’s prior experience in accounting and finance and various roles as a member of the Dunkin Donuts team, Dan most recently excelled in M & A activity as the Dunkin Brand evolved into new markets and territories.

Pat McCauley

An experienced franchise development executive, Pat was responsible for the acquisition and disposition of 1,200 U.S. and Canadian restaurants for The Wendy’s Company. As Director of Franchise Development at Wendy’s, Mr. McCauley excelled at balancing the interests of the franchisor with the demands and challenges of hundreds of franchisees. His understanding of franchisees’ goals, objectives and trigger points for new investment, resulted in well-established, long-term relationships with several franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Brent Elsass

An accomplished financial professional, Brent has a wide-range of experience and expertise providing sell-side and buy-side advisory services, succession planning, and corporate finance solutions to closely-held businesses and middle-market corporate clients. His background as both an advisor and as an industry professional has allowed him to better understand his client’s businesses from all angles – not only as an advisor, but also as an owner/operator, investor, lender, and franchisor.