Stephen Lanier is a Founder and Managing Partner of Fremantle Capital.
Prior to co-founding Fremantle Capital, Stephen spent seven years working for Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and its largest affiliate Georgia Power, where he held leadership positions in operations, compliance, governmental affairs, and the office of the general counsel. Stephen developed corporate and regulatory strategies to support the company’s evolving generation portfolio, to include nuclear development and the expansion of renewable resources. He regularly interfaced with federal and state officials on a variety of energy policy and environmental issues and worked to enhance security and reliability for the company and its customers.
Before joining Southern Company, Stephen served in the Central Intelligence Agency during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. He produced intelligence assessments for senior U.S. policymakers and provided strategic planning and tactical support for military and intelligence operations abroad. From 2005-2007, he was detailed to the National Counterterrorism Center.
Stephen began his career as a securities analyst for Merrill Lynch (NYSE: ML) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has worked extensively in Latin America and the Middle East and previously served as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Stephen currently serves on the Board of Directors of Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM).
Stephen earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children.