301 E. Pine St. Ste. 850, Orlando FL 32801

Our Team

Who We Are

We are a family of professionals all eagerly chasing the same dream – of being the gold standard in the new era of private equity and advisory firms. Great businesses start with great people, and that’s exactly what we have here. At Legion Capital we create greatness by encouraging it, and we pledge:

  • To serve our investors, clients, and customers to the very best of our ability each and every day.
  • To put our shareholders and investors first at all times.
  • To conduct ourselves with class and integrity at all times.
  • To be good citizens, both in the workplace and in our community.
  • To treat our clients, customers, investors, and co-workers with dignity, courtesy, and respect at all times.
  • To uphold the highest standards of trust, loyalty, honesty and fair play in all of our business dealings.

A Team Dedicated to Your Business

Legion Capital Corporation has assembled a top notch management team that brings with it over 75 years of combined expertise in building companies, corporate finance, marketing, venture capital, and public markets. Our management team has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, and has also worked with start ups and emerging growth companies in all aspects of business. The bios of our Corporate Officers are below:

James Byrd

Jim Byrd

Brad Hilton

Shane Hackett

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Paul F. Carrazzone

Paul F. Carrazzone

Jim Byrd - Chairman and CEO

Jim Byrd is a veteran corporate attorney and venture capital executive who brings a unique blend of both legal and entrepreneurial skills to his role as CEO. Jim has served as lead investor, attorney, strategic adviser, venture capital partner and corporate executive to numerous private and public companies in his distinguished 30 year career. Jim began his career as an attorney at Baker & Hostetler prior to founding his own law firm in 1987, which he grew into a highly successful full service commercial firm. As a trial lawyer, Jim has extensive experience trying cases in both State and Federal Courts, and has argued cases in front of the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals.

A lifelong business builder, Jim has owned and managed a successful private equity and venture capital firm, working with growing companies in the technology, media, manufacturing, distribution, automotive, oil and gas, real estate, and health and wellness industries. He has served, at times, as Chairman, CEO and Director of numerous private and public companies, including Vice Chairman of Success Magazine, N.Y. (1998-2000).


J. Bradley Hilton - President

J. Bradley Hilton, President, is a proven business builder and venture capital executive. Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, U.S. Hotel icon Conrad Hilton, Brad has a keen eye for new opportunity. As IT Director at Hilton Hotels Corporation, Brad spearheaded an initiative that led to increased revenues through corporate solicitations from $700 million to over $1.2 billion dollars in less than a year. When Hilton was sold to Blackstone Group in 2007 for $26 Billion, Brad launched a successful venture capital career, founding a number of growing enterprises. Brad now brings his considerable skills to Legion Capital as President and Director, and will lead the firms business development and technology divisions. Brad remains active with the Hilton Foundation through it's Generations in Giving (GIG) program, which was established by Conrad Hilton and he remains dedicated to ending hunger and homelessness globally. (www.hiltonfoundation.org)

Shane Hackett - Chief Marketing Officer

A renowned direct marketing expert, Shane Hackett is a 25 year media and marketing veteran, having built multiple broadcast, technology, marketing and training companies. Shane is Chairman of the Board at MarketLeverage, an Inc. 100 Advertising Firm and Fortune 5000 fastest growing company.Shane served as President and General Manager of the radio stations KGU-AM in Honolulu, Hawaii, KTSS-FM in Honolulu, Hawaii and WTIX-AM in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served as Director of Continuity and Executive Producer for Gannett with KCMO AM/FM. Mr. Hackett began his career in radio, having been responsible for the creation and production of several nationally syndicated radio shows, including "Baseball Sunday with Joe Garagiola", "Football Sunday" and "NBA Basketball Sunday".

Paul F. Carrazzone - Chief Operating Officer

Paul Carrazzone has over two decades of commercial banking, underwriting, deal making and business development experience. Paul has been an investor, advisor or consultant to a myriad of private and public transactions, ranging from business start-ups to billion-dollar transactions. Paul brings to Legion proven experience in business management and development, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, transaction analysis, contract negotiation and deal structuring. Paul oversees all new transaction underwriting and management of Legion's portfolio holdings.