Molly B. Brister

Senior Vice President

Molly Brister is a Senior Vice President in the Private Equity Group for 50 South Capital. She focuses on sourcing, evaluating and executing primary fund investments and direct co-investments in all areas, with a focus on buyouts. She also participates in fundraising and portfolio management activities. Additionally, Molly is a member of the 50 South Capital Giving Council.

Prior to 50 South Capital, Molly was a Manager at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), where she was responsible for EMPEA’s private equity research and data, authoring private equity reports and speaking on panels around the world. Most recently, she was a Summer Associate at The Abraaj Group, where she worked on private equity deals in Latin America. Molly began her career in Washington, DC with the Center for International Private Enterprise, where she supported entrepreneurship programs in emerging economies.

Education & Associations

Molly received her MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was awarded the John H. Freemen Fellowship and was selected as an Entrepreneurial Finance Fellow. She was also a Principal with the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund, a +$2M student-managed ESG investment fund. She graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in international studies.


Outside of the office, Molly enjoys exploring national parks, pottery, and running with her dog.