Private Equity Firms Growing Across North Carolina


RALEIGH, NC – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Capital Investment Companies, one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage firms in the Southeastern United States, has expanded its presence in the state of North Carolina with the addition of Sheree Crumbley Lancaster and Jameshia Goss with Star of the Pines Wealth Management and Matthew D. Vaughan.

Star of the Pines Wealth Management is comprised of independent advisers Sheree C. Lancaster and Jameshia Goss. Star of the Pines is a boutique wealth management company located in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Dedicated to meeting the comprehensive financial needs of their clients, Lancaster and Goss are uniquely positioned in the financial services industry to offer a wide range of solutions covering all facets of wealth management. With over 23 years of combined planning and investment experience, Star of the Pines provides its clients with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere with open communications and full transparency.

“We are delighted to have added Sheree Lancaster and Jameshia Goss to the Capital team. Their company, Star of the Pines Wealth Management, will exemplify our mantra “Integrity, Independence and Innovation”. Sheree, Jameshia and the company will be a welcome addition to the flourishing Southern Pines market, ”said Ben Brooks, president of Capital Investment Companies.

Matt Vaughan began his career in the private equity operations department. His experience with the operations and insurance departments sharpened his customer service skills to make him the client focused advisor he is today. Vaughan, with over 15 years of industry experience, serves the eastern part of the state including Goldsboro and Rocky Mount.

Vaughan said: “Coming back to the capital after five years has been a breath of fresh air and nothing less than the best career decision I have made to date. The whole team are great and attentive and made the process of re-entering the company as an independent investment advisor as smooth as possible. I intend to end my career at Capital, where it all started for me.

About private equity firms Capital Investment Companies is made up of Capital Investment Brokerage, Inc. and Capital Investment Group, Inc., registered brokers / dealers (FINRA / SIPC members), Capital Investment Counsel, Inc. and Capital Investment Advisory Services, LLC (two registered investment advisers with the SEC companies) and their subsidiaries. Capital Investment Companies ( is one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage organizations in the Southeastern United States. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company offers a wide variety of financial services including: traditional investment brokerage, fund management, mutual fund management, insurance services, estate planning, pension plans, trust services, mortgage services and a community foundation. They offer their services to individuals, businesses and the CPA and banking community.


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