Who We Are



J. Kemp Sawers
(214) 628-9508

Kemp is Uptown Capital's President and a Managing Partner. Prior to Uptown Capital, Kemp spent 20 years as a business

litigator with the international law firm, Baker Botts, where he served as a partner. Kemp represented many Fortune 500

companies in a variety of business matters, including securities and shareholder litigation, bankruptcy disputes and internal

corporate investigations. Kemp earned an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College and a JD from Southern Methodist

University School of Law.

Chris J. Carrie
(214) 628-9515

Chris is Uptown Capital's CFO and a Managing Partner.  Prior to Uptown, he managed public and privately held investments

for his Family Office for 15 years. He was also General Counsel for a wholly owned subsidiary of SKOPBank, Helsinki, 


After SKOPBank's assets were acquired by Resolution GGF Oy, Chris worked closely with Government of Finland Officials

in resolving a large amount of legal issues related to Skopbank's financial subsidiaries in the United Sates. Chris holds a JD from

St. Mary's University and a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.


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