Brookmont named "Manager of the Decade" by PSN Informa


Robert Bugg, CFA

Principal and Chief Investment Officer

rbugg@brookmont.com (214) 953-0433

Mr. Bugg’s responsibilities as Principal at Brookmont Capital include the Dividend Equity Strategy and Core Dividend Strategy. He serves on the Investment Policy Committee and directs the firm’s asset allocation models.Mr. Bugg is a seasoned industry veteran, having managed portfolios for individuals, corporations, and foundations for 28 years. Before he founded Brookmont Capital, he served as the Senior Investment Manager for Comerica Bank’s Asset Management Department in Texas. In 2000, he helped launch and managed their Dividend Income Strategy. Prior to Comerica, he was a Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst for AmSouth Bank and SunTrust Bank. Mr. Bugg graduated from Huntingdon College with a BA in Marketing and History and from the University of Alabama with an MBA. He is a CFA Charterholder.  

Neal Scott


nealscott@brookmont.com (214) 953-0196

 As Principal at Brookmont Capital, Mr. Scott manages the firm’s fixed income and actively managed cash portfolios. He provides credit analysis for holdings in the Dividend Equity Strategy, directs the firm’s new business efforts, and serves on the Investment Policy Committee. Mr. Scott brings a wealth of experience to the conference table with 26 years in fixed income instruments, including all taxable and tax-exempt securities, short-term investments, and preferred securities. Before joining Brookmont, Mr. Scott served for ten years at Morgan Keegan in their institutional fixed income group.Mr. Scott earned his finance degree from the University of Alabama. 

Susan Begando


sbegando@brookmont.com (214) 953-0190

 Ms. Begando assists the firm’s compliance efforts, equity and fixed income trading, and the execution of Brookmont Capital’s investment policies. She sits on the Investment Policy Committee as a compliance advisor. Ms. Begando has 29 years of experience in portfolio management trust administration and trust operations. She worked in the Asset Management Department at Comerica Bank from 1990 until 2007, when she joined our firm. She graduated with a BS degree from Amberton University and an MBA from the University of Dallas in Sports and Entertainment Management. 

Miles Harrell 

Director of Research 

mharrell@brookmont.com (214) 953-0439

 Mr. Harrell joined Brookmont Capital in 2013 and is responsible for equity research in the Energy and Technology sectors. Mr. Harrell sits on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and provides direct support for the firm's SMA portfolios.  He is a CFA Level III candidate and holds his Series 65.  Mr. Harrell was previously employed in the Capital Markets Division at Williams Financial Group. Mr. Harrell worked under a team that covered Technology, Oil Field Services, and Homebuilding companies.Mr. Harrell graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. in economics and concentration in financial applications. 

Andrew Hornung, CFA

Portfolio Manager

ahornung@brookmont.com (214) 736-0484


Mr. Hornung joined Brookmont Capital in 2016 as an analyst for the Healthcare, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors. He now manages all foreign equity exposure for Brookmont’s portfolios. Prior to joining Brookmont, Mr. Hornung was an analyst at Arbela Partners. Mr. Hornung graduated from SMU and majored in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. While at SMU, Mr. Hornung was a Founder’s Scholar, BBA Scholar and Mustang Scholar. He is a CFA Charterholder.