About Us

At Camellia Group

We identify, engage, and develop relationships with companies at all stages of their life cycle.  We bring additional financial and operational expertise to already existing resources to help businesses grow both organically and through acquisition.  

Our Team

Richie Gray - CFA Principal

Mr. Gray began his career on Wall Street and has worked on both the buy and sell-side of the financial industry.  He has provided CFO services to companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start-ups to mature companies preparing for an exit.  He brings 15 years and $350 million of mergers and acquisitions experience to the team.  

He holds a BSEng in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University and an MBA and MGM from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  He is a past president of the CFA Society of Louisiana and sits on several non-profit boards.

Tucker Perret - Principal

Mr. Perret has 15 years experience in corporate management, beginning as an equities trader at a boutique energy firm in New Orleans.  He’s held positions as VP for a large wall street bank, a portfolio manager for a multi-billion dollar wealth management firm in Memphis, TN, partner and portfolio manager for a hedge fund, and currently works as a partner with a private equity group focused on Gulf South businesses.  

He holds an M.B.A and J.D. from Louisiana State University and an undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania.  He is a founder of multiple startup businesses and currently sits on the board of three portfolio-held companies.

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Camellia Group

1301 Camellia Boulevard Suite #400, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508, United States