About Goshawk


Austin Global Investments

Our Focus

Goshawk manages private investment funds and separately managed accounts exclusively for qualified investors. We utilize a concentrated, long-only strategy with the primary objective of delivering superior returns through a market cycle. 

We have a fundamental, opportunistic-value discipline and invest in high-quality businesses that exhibit superior fundamentals. We are independent and objective in our approach with a long-term focus. Our strategy has been utilized for over 14 years by the investment team and we define our success by our long-term investment results.


Our Name

Pronunciation: goss-hawk (goss rhymes with moss)

Our firm’s name, Goshawk, is taken from the extraordinary bird which exhibits traits similar to our philosophy of investing:

  • Unique: Explores out-of-the-way areas
  • Opportunistic: Efficient & effective hunter
  • Disciplined: #1 bird used in falconry

Our Team

Ryan Nixon and Paul Moomaw have worked together as an investment team for more than a decade.  The firm is 100% employee owned, and employee/family capital accounts for 40% of the firm’s total assets under management. 

Ryan Nixon – Managing Partner

Ryan is the Managing Partner, a member of the Investment Team and is the firm’s chief compliance officer.  As managing partner, he directs the firm’s operations as well as investor relations.  As a member of the investment team, he assists with idea generation, investment research, and portfolio construction. He also manages the firm’s investment-analyst intern program.

Ryan founded the firm after earning his MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to graduate school, he spent three years as an equity analyst for Hester Capital Management, where he worked closely with Paul.  Ryan earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.  Ryan has served on the MSF Advisory Council for the University of Texas and currently serves as a member of the KLRU Endowment Committee.  He and his wife have lived in Austin for 15 years and have four children.

Paul Moomaw, CFA – Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Paul leads the firm’s Investment Team, portfolio construction, research process and risk-management controls. He has over 14 years’ professional experience managing equity portfolios.   Prior to Goshawk, Paul spent nine years as a manager of equity portfolios for Hester Capital Management, where he managed more than $500 million in equity portfolios and was the firm’s Director of Research. His business career also included nearly a decade of work as a business writer and editor in Washington, D.C., affording him the chance to interview and work with over 2,000 business owners and entrepreneurs. Paul is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, where his studies were focused on business valuation and corporate strategy. Paul is a graduate of Rice University, where he earned a BA in Economics, graduated cum laude and was an infielder on the Rice baseball team.  Away from work, Paul writes and records music. He also enjoys hiking and travel with his family, including recent trips to Korea, Italy, and Canada.  

Mitchell Lolley – Investment Analyst

Mitchell is an investment analyst and a member of the Investment Team.  As investment analyst, he is involved in researching spin-off companies and other opportunistic investments.  He graduated with distinction from the University of Texas at Austin’s Business Honors Program and earned a double major in Economics. He was a member of the Senate of College Councils and was cofounder of a student service organization that mentored elementary-school children and carried out programs for keeping residents of a local senior center active. Mitchell spent a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he studied Mandarin and business. He enjoys outdoor sports, travel and fine coffee in large quantities.